Maya L. Shamsid-Deen #BlackBotanistsWeek Profile picture
PhD candidate at the University of New Mexico | @NASEMFordFellow | MSc @NAU | BSc @UofAlabama #RollTide 🏈 | #IAmABotanist 🍃
Jul 6, 2020 • 5 tweets • 3 min read
Today is the first day of #BlackBotanistsWeek and we're highlighting our #BlackRoots through our #BlackBotanicalLegacy. An unsung #Botany101 hero is Antione, a botanical genius who successfully produced a new variety of thin shelled pecan. 1/5 Cultivated paper shell pecans Antoine was a remarkable gardner and cultivated the extensive gardens and orchards of Oak Valley Plantation in the mid 1800s. Because of his renown talents, he was tasked with producing this new variety after multiple failed experiments by an amateur botanists in Louisiana 2/5 Oak Valley Plantation (Louisiana USA) Informational Poster &