Obituary

In memoriam of Jean Huard (1938-1973)

Kvaček, Zlatko;Teodoridis, Vasilis;Roiron, Paul

Abstract

Jean Huard was born in Paris, on June 4th, 1938. In 1959, following his studies in natural sciences, he began his work as a researcher at the National Museumof Natural History, Paris, in the laboratory of “Comparative anatomy of living and fossil plants” directed by Prof. Edouard Boureau (1913–1999). To start with, he worked on wood anatomy of Rhopalocarpaceae, a small endemic family from Madagascar, the subject of his Diplomaof Higher Studies (DES), and he later published it in Adansonia (Huard 1965a).