Canopy Family Panama

Jerry & Linda Harrison

Canopy Family Biologists / Botanists

Jerry & Linda Harrison Panama


Jerry has a BSc. in Biology & Linda an ASc. in Park Technology. Together they have studied botany, birds and all aspects of natural history for 35 years, having traveled to Africa, Australia and the Neotropics in their pursuit of knowledge. While in Florida, they published 'Vascular Flora of Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve', a coastal northeastern Florida park where Linda worked.

In 2011, Jerry and Linda settled permanently in Cerro Azul, in the foothills east of Panama City. While in Panama since 2011, Jerry & Linda have discovered/published 9 vascular plant species from the Cerro Jefe region of Panama. Of these 9 plant species, 5 have been published and co-authored by them. This has led to their working on a Rapid Color Guide, 'Seedplants of Cerro Jefe & Environs' to be published by The Field Museum in Chicago. This guide will contain over 1,000 species, many never before photographed.

List of Species discovered / co-authored / to be published (ined.)

1- Dendrophthora primaria (co-author)

2- Dendrophthora fortis (co-author)

3- Dendrophthora perlicarpa (co-author)

4- Epidendrum adsettii (co-author)

5- Eschweilera roseo-calyx (ined.) discov.

6- Sloanea harrisoniorum (ined.) discov.

7- Oryctanthus callicarpus (co-author)

8- Syngonium adsettiorum (ined.) discov.

9- Philodendron cerro-jefense (ined.) discov.

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