Calvin R. Sperling

Calvin R. Sperling

The Father of Ethnobotany 1993  On this day, newspapers reported on the first recipient of the Richard Evans Schultes Award: Calvin R. Sperling. Sperling was a preeminent botanist and plant explorer with the USDA. As for Schultes, he was a Harvard University professor and widely recognized as the father of ethnobotany. Schultes once offered my…

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