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 agrostologist.


She studied at the University of Buenos Aires, with Lorenzo Parodi.[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]

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.[3][4]

Selected works[edit]


  1. ^ "Calderón, Cleofé E. - Social Networks and Archival Context". Retrieved 2022-01-20.
  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. ^ Calderón, Cleofé (2008). "Cleofé E. Calderón (1929-2007)" (PDF). Bamboo Science and Culture. 21 (1): 1–8. Retrieved 21 June 2013.
  4. ^ "Cleofé Calderón | Latino Natural History". Retrieved 2022-01-20.
  5. ^ International Plant Names Index.  C.E.Calderón.

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