Gold Medal Award: Dr. David F. Chamberlain
|Dr. David F. Chamberlain|
Since 1979 you have worked on the taxonomy of the genus Rhododendron at the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, Scotland. Your first publication was "A Revision of Rhododendron 2, Subgenus Hymenanthes" in Notes from the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, Volume 39, No. 2, in 1982. You were joint author of "A Revision of Rhododendron, Subgenus Tsutsusi, Edinburgh", Journal of Botany Volume 47, No. 2, in 1990. You are now working on a new edition of The Rhododendron Handbook, Species, The Royal Horticultural Society.
You have made numerous trips to China, partly to study the genus in Chinese herbaria, partly to study populations in the wild. You have given talks on the taxonomy of the genus in different parts of the world. In your long association with our Scottish Chapter you have frequently judged at shows and organized demonstrations and working sessions in the Royal Botanic Garden. For your outstanding contributions to the plant world the American Rhododendron Society gratefully presents the Gold Medal to Dr. David F. Chamberlain. May 8, 1996 Oban, Scotland