04A FlowersBy javiersalmones.com
04A FLOWERS of Tenerife (Canary Islands) - It is reported the existence of some botanical species originating in the Canary archipelago from classical antiquity [without references], and is also mentioned in several books on natural history [without references] but it is not until the eighteenth century when conducting a description Modern them: Carlos Swedish botanist Linnaeus, the father of modern botany, had already heard of species such as Drago (dracaena draco) or bicácaro (canarina canariensis) and the first botanical exploration of the islands was conducted by Francis Masson , sent by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (UK). Masson made several trips to the Canary Islands in the years 1770 to send some samples of plants and seeds to Linnaeus. These specimens were called by the son of the eminent botanist, Linnaeus Carlos Youth, although most were sent to Kew botanical garden, where William Aiton, gardener largest, called. Also noteworthy are the visit to the islands in German botanist and explorer Alexander von Humboldt, in the late seventeenth century, the first to describe the most important areas of vegetation and the activities of the French botanist Broussonet, Consul of France in Tenerife.