Saturday, June 10, 2017

The Amazonian Travels of Richard Evans Schultes

Ethnobotanist, taxonomist, writer and photographer Richard Evans Schultes entered the Amazon rainforest in December 1941 to study how indigenous peoples used plants for medicinal, ritual and practical purposes. He spent over a decade immersed in near-continuous fieldwork. In total, Schultes would collect more than 24,000 species of plants including some 300 species new to science.

The Amazon Conservation Team has built an Interactive Map that teaches about Schultes, the father of modern ethnobotany.

Click here for interactive map

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