I was a lecturer from 1969 to 1979 and a researcher at the Scientific Institute of Rabat (Morocco), an institution which aims to further knowledge of the country's biodiversity. As a botanist and biologist, I was led to make an inventory of the plant communities of the Souss basin where the argan tree, a member of the tropical family Sapotacaea, is widely distributed.
This website gives the opportunity of expression my gratitude to all those - too many to be named - who enabled me to achieve my task by facilitating my research in south Western Morocco. I would like them to know that I feel a sincere and long-term commitment to Morocco and that I will never forget that it was there I took my first steps at the University of Rabat.
I would especially like to acknowledge the good research, based on available information, done by my Moroccan Colleagues at the Scientific Institute of Rabat - Mohamed Fennane, Mohamed Ibn Tattou, Aïcha Ouyahya, El Jajal Oualidi. They have just completed the drafting of the Flora of Morocco. Thirty two years of work to provide a work high-quality. I also want to compliment the Moroccan researchers on the quality and significance of their work.
The following publications are worthy of praise:
All these noteworthy contributions were eagerly awaited: my incere thanks to those colleagues who work relentlessly to help us get to know the biodiversity of Morocco.
The name of the site is Teline, firstly because ut evokes an endemic leguminous plant of the Western Anti-Atlas and secondly and above all to pay homage to our late colleague and friend C. Raynaud who proposed the new combination: Teline segonnei (Maire) C. Raynaud (= Adenocarpus segonnei Maire).
Webmaster: Mathieu Peltier.
Thanks to Nicolas for his help and to Magali for her patience...
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