Mitchell, David Searle

Tom Mueller, pressing the type specimens of a salvina that Dave later described as a new species, Salvinia molesta.">Image 1

Photo: Peter Woodall
The photograph was taken in June 1972 at the UCR (now UZ) Sinamwenda Research Station on Lake Kariba during a field trip for 3rd Year Botany Students. It shows Dr Dave Mitchell, assisted by a "mature student", Tom Mueller, pressing the type specimens of a salvina that Dave later described as a new species, Salvinia molesta.

List: records (181) | collections (180) | images (0) | determinations (0) | confirmations (0) made by David Mitchell

The above links show records made of species which occur in Zimbabwe. The actual records may have been made anywhere.

Map: records by QDS

General Information

Date of birth: 1935

Biography

The following brief details were kindly supplied by Peter Woodall in January 2009.

Dr Dave Mitchell was a friendly and inspiring lecturer in the Botany Department at the University [of Rhodesia, now Zimbabwe]. He taught the ferns and other "lower plants" to undergraduates but his particular interest was in aquatic plants and their ecology and he taught this section of the M.Sc. (Tropical Resource Ecology) program at UR/UZ.

He later moved to Australia and became Chief of the CSIRO Division of Irrigation Research and is now retired.


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Person details: Mitchell, DS.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/person-display.php?person_id=41, retrieved 26 July 2017

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