Dr. Javier Francisco-Ortega Conducts Research at Missouri Botanical Garden

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

• Supported by Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, on July 11 Dr. Javier Francisco-Ortega visited the library and herbarium of the Missouri Botanical Garden to consult pre-Linnean works for the Canary Island flora and to obtain herbarium fragments of Acidoton (Euphorbiaceae) and Pilea (Urticaceae). This herbarium material will be used for anatomical and molecular studies relevant for our research on systematics of Caribbean Island endemics. This research is part of team studies being conducted by Dr. Jorge Gutierrez,  Dr. Brett Jestrow, Mr. Francisco Jimenez, and Dr. James Valdes.