Tembusu Fellow Dr John van Wyhe’s online keynote lecture ‘Charles Darwin: Then and Now’

January 29, 2021

Tembusu Fellow, Dr. John van Wyhe, will be giving the keynote lecture ‘Charles Darwin: Then and Now’ at the University of Delaware’s Darwin Day event on 18 February (9am Singapore time). Hosted on Zoom, everyone is welcome to attend. There will be questions and discussion after the lecture. For more details: https://www.isll.udel.edu/events/international-darwin-day/

The Tembusu (Fagraea fragrans) is a large evergreen tree in the family Gentianaceae. It is native to Southeast Asia. Its trunk is dark brown, with deeply fissured bark, looking somewhat like a bittergourd. It grows in an irregular shape from 10 to 25m high. Its leaves are light green and oval in shape. Its yellowish flowers have a distinct fragrance and the fruits of the tree are bitter tasting red berries, which are eaten by birds and fruit bats.