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Elsie Elizabeth Esterhuysen

Elsie Elizabeth Esterhuysen Courtesy of the Bolus Herbarium

The Modest Model Botanist #OTD Today we celebrate the birthday of a South African who had many botanical triumphs; Botanist Elsie Elizabeth Esterhuysen born April 11, 1912. She’s been described as “the most outstanding collector ever of South African Flora”, collecting 36,000 herbarium species.    A botanist at the Bolus Herbarium in Cape Town, Elsie was beyond humble. She…

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