"Did the people remember Dr. [Augustine] Henry? Did they know the K'ung-tung (local name of Davidia)? To these and similar questions they pleasantly answered in the affirmative. Would someone guide me to the tree? Certainly!" Recalling E. H. Wilson's search for the dove tree in China in 1899.
Pilgrim southeast of Jin ka si on Highway 317 from Leiwuqi [Racaka]
Photograph by David E. Boufford, (1941- )
Jin ka si, Dêngqên Xian, Tibet, China
August 8, 2000
David Boufford is a Senior Research Scientist at Harvard University Herbaria, a visiting scientist at the Arnold Arboretum, and a specialist on vascular plants of Asia. Since 1997, he has worked on determining the western and southern boundaries of the Hengduan Mountain hotspot while continuing to collect specimens of vascular plants, bryophytes, and fungi. Dr. Boufford has also done fieldwork in Bhutan, Japan, South Korea, Nepal, and Taiwan.
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