From left to right: George Boole Hinton, James Hinton, and George Sebastian Hinton.

From left to right: George Boole Hinton, James Hinton, and George Sebastian Hinton.

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p> Background : The Hinton family comprises three generations of plant collectors that have made an important contribution to the knowledge of the flora of Mexico. They have collected in 13 Mexican states and have provided material for the description of 8 genera and about 555 species new to science. Question : What is the contribution of the coll...

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... also collected in alpine regions of Tamaulipas and later in Oaxaca. James continued the numbering of his father and his last collecting In 1972, Jaime Hinton and Jerzy Rzedowski published the biography of George Boole Hinton (1882-1943, Figure 1), a botanical collector born in London, England (a spanish version of this contribution was published in 1975). These authors point out that in 1911 he arrived in Mexico and after working for many years as a metallurgist, at the age of 54 he retired from mining to devote himself to collecting botanical specimens. ...
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... for collecting botanical specimens was also acquired by George's son James , Figure 1), who in July 1937 joined his father for fieldwork in the state of Guerrero. He soon became one of the main collectors of Mexican plants; after his father's death he continued collecting specimens in other parts of the country, especially Coahuila, Nuevo León, Oaxaca, and Tamaulipas. ...
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... 1 indicates the number of collections carried out in these states based on the collections of George and James Hinton. Later, when James was living in the state of Nuevo León, his son George Sebastian ( Figure 1) began accompanying James on his botanical explorations. Since then, George S. has continued this tradition, building up one of the largest personal scientific collection documenting the flora of northeastern Mexico, with the discovery of many new taxa. ...

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