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Agnes Chase's Scientific Illustration

A deep devotion to science and civic engagement

Agnes Chase (1869–1963), a diminutive but determined botanist, worked as a scientific illustrator and then as a renowned curator of grasses at the United States National Museum. Denied access to funded expeditions because she was a woman, Chase fearlessly set off on self-financed solo field trips across South America in the early 20th century. Chase was also among the radical women's suffrage demonstrators arrested for picketing the Wilson White House in 1918–1919, and she participated in the jailed suffragists’ hunger strike.

Arthrostylidium sarmentosum Pilg. in Urb.

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Other Numbers
Botanical Art Plate Link : 0356
Notes
Publication unknown
Hitchcock, A.S.
Arthrostylidium sarmentosum (Poaceae). Collection: Chase 6730, leafy branch with inflorescence, culm. - 1930.
Record Last Modified
6 May 2020
Specimen Count
1
Collector
[Mary] Agnes Chase
Published Name
Arthrostylidium sarmentosum Pilg. in Urb.
Preparation
pen and ink
Data Source
NMNH - Botany Dept.
Common name
forest climbing bamboo
Taxonomy
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Poaceae Bambusoideae
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/36ed51e3d-9b53-4197-9073-48906b84551e
Record ID
nmnhbotany_10969937

Arthrostylidium sarmentosum Pilg. in Urb.

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