Cleofé Calderón

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Cleofé Elsa Calderón
Cleofe Calderon and Thomas R. Soderstrom Examining Bamboo Samples, National Museum of Natural History.tif
Cleofé E. Calderón and Thomas R. Soderstrom examining bamboo samples in 1977.
Born(1929-10-26)26 October 1929
DiedMarch 19, 2007(2007-03-19) (aged 77)
Scientific career
InstitutionsNational Museum of Natural History (US National Herbarium)
Author abbrev. (botany)C.E.Calderón

Cleofé Elsa Calderón (October 26, 1929 – March 19, 2007) was an Argentine botanist.

In 1976, Calderón rediscovered Anomochloa in Bahia, Brazil, with the help of assistant Talmon Soares dos Santos. By identifying this tropical forest grass, Calderón provided specimens for detailed morphological and anatomical study that confirmed it as a grass.[1]

In October 1971, Calderón performed field operations and collected living materials of a new genus of grasses; the genus was named after her: Calderonella.[2]

Selected works[edit]


  1. ^ Calderón, Cleofé (2008). "Cleofé E. Calderón (1929-2007)" (PDF). Bamboo Science and Culture. 21 (1): 1–8. Retrieved 21 June 2013.
  2. ^ Soderstrom, Thomas R.; Henry F. Decker (1973). "Calderonella, A New Genus of Grasses, and its Relationships to the Centostecoid Genera". Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden. 60 (2): 427–441. doi:10.2307/2395091. JSTOR 2395091.
  3. ^ IPNI.  C.E.Calderón.