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Photography of Homer L. Shantz

Habitat

Contributor: 
The University of Arizona Herbarium
Creator: 
Homer Leroy Shantz
Description: 
Protea (probably P. lepidocarpodendron) with large flowers with black tips & heath and Director F. W. Fitzsimons of the museum. [Shantz travel journal, Sep. 2, 1919]Went to the museum where Director F. W. Fitzsimons and Rev. John R. L. Kingon - St. Andrews Manse, Victoria Park Drive - took us through. It is a very valuable collection - and no small amount of the interest attaches to the live snakes in the garden. Venom is collected and studied and Mr. Fitzsimons has produced serum to cure the bites of the different snakes. Puff adders and cobras are the most poisonous. The yellow cape cobra is a striking tropic snake - he extracted venom by the cloth covered wine glass method. [Shantz travel journal, Sep. 1, 1919]
Format: 
image/jpeg
Language: 
English
Title: 
azu_shantz_19190902_36165_m
Created: 
1919-09-02
City: 
Port Elizabeth
City Then: 
Port Elizabeth
Continent: 
Africa
Country: 
South Africa
Country Then: 
South Africa
Province: 
Eastern Cape
Is this item in the public domain?: 
No