Dr. Javier Francisco-Ortega Delivers Talk at The Kampong of the National Tropical Botanical Garden

Monday, February 13, 2012

On Thursday February 16th, 2012,  Dr. Javier Francisco-Ortega (FIU/Fairchild) delivered a talk at the The Kampong of the National Tropical Botanical Garden. This was the former home of Dr. David Fairchild. The talk was entitled: "Following the Steps of David Fairchild in the Canary Islands". This talk is the result of a joint research project involving Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden (Nancy Korber, Janet Mosely, and Marianne Swan) and the Jardin Botanico de la Orotava (Dr. Arnoldo Santos-Guerra) in the island of Tenerife, Canary Islands. Image below, participants of the second expedition of the Utowana to the Canary Islands (Santa Cruz de Tenerife, December 25, 1927). From left to right: D. Fairchild, J. Whitehouse. J.M. Dalziel, A.V. Armour, H.H. McKinney, F.W. Schultz, and F.M. Whitehouse. Courtesy of the Fairchild Tropical Garden archives.