John Kunkel Small, Botanist (1869–1938) Botanist John Kunkel Small studied and wrote about the native plants of the southeastern U.S. and Florida. Florida ferns, cacti and palms interested him in particular. His publications on his botanical explorations and on the region’s botany are still read today. His 1929 book, From Eden to Sahara, called attention to the environmental destruction of natural places in South Florida, years before others recognized the problem. FLOR500, Garden 462
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John Kunkel Small, Botanist

 

John Kunkel Small, Botanist

(18691938)

Botanist John Kunkel Small studied and wrote about the native plants of the southeastern U.S. and Florida. Florida ferns, cacti and palms interested him in particular. His publications on his botanical explorations and on the region’s botany are still read today. His 1929 book, From Eden to Sahara, called attention to the environmental destruction of natural places in South Florida, years before others recognized the problem.

 


 



 

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