Abstract

Legado imperecedero de un botánico costarricense singular

– Jorge Gómez Laurito (1947-2014) in memoriam

 

Carlos O. Morales (carlos.moralessanchez@ucr.ac.cr) y Rodolfo Ortiz Vargas (rortiz23v@hotmail.com), Escuela de Biología, Universidad de Costa Rica

11501-2060 San José, Costa Rica

 

Abstract

The life and professional work of the Costa Rican botanist Jorge Gómez Laurito (1947-2014) are here depicted. His 90 scientific publications and 50 new plant taxa (including a family, a genus, and 48 species) represent a long-lasting legacy. The description and publication of Ticodendraceae was his most notable professional achievement.