Bernard Verdcourt

Flora, Snails, and Slugs Today is the 8th anniversary of the death of the botanist Bernard Verdcourt or who died on this day in 2011. For over 60 years, Bernard Verdcourt was known as “BV” to his colleagues at Kew. Verdcourt specialized in East African flora, and he had an unrivaled knowledge of around 4,000…

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Today we celebrate the Frenchman who designed the very first secateurs or pruners and the Italian orphan who grew up to discover the corpse flower. We’ll learn about the Dutch botanist who was trying to figure out what was going on with his tobacco plants and made a significant discovery for science. We’ll hear the…

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