From Plant Press, Vol. 17, No. 4, October 2014.
At an October 2014 seminar, H. Peter Linder from the University of Zurich was presented with the 2014 José Cuatrecasas Medal for Excellence in Tropical Botany. The Cuatrecasas Medal is typically given during the Smithsonian Botanical Symposium, but Linder was unable to attend the Symposium in April 2014. At his October seminar he spoke about “The Evolution of African Plant Diversity.” In receiving the award, Linder was recognized for his valuable contributions to identifying biogeographical patterns in the Southern Hemisphere and especially in Africa.