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Oscar M. Ball Collection

Oscar Ball was a paleobotanist at Texas A&M between 1905-1937. He was head of the Biology Department from 1916-1937

The Oscar Ball paleobotanical collection was moved from Texas A&M to Houston Museum of Science and thence to the Texas Memorial Museum in 1979.  Further specimens were brought from TAMU in 2003.

It is an important collection largely composed of Eocene plant material.  O.M. Ball worked on these specimens during the 1930's.

The collection contains a detailed card index providing taxonomic and provenance data. The collection comprises over 800 specimens.

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OMB1686 Zizyphus cinnamonoides


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