Remembering Schultes-Award-Winning Ethnobotanist Calvin R. Sperling

Calvin R. Sperling

“Sperling traipsed over mountain slopes [in the Soviet Union] in search of wild apricot trees. He had expected to find about twenty forgotten varieties. Instead, he brought back nearly fifty different specimens.” July 3, 1993  On this day, newspapers reported on the first recipient of the Richard Evans Schultes Award: Calvin R. Sperling. Calvin was…

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