Armand David

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Multilingual plate at his birthplace from the World Wildlife Fund.
The Dove Tree (Davidia involucrata) was discovered by and named after Armand David
Father Armand David

Father Armand David (Espelette September 27, 1826 near BayonneNovember 10, 1900 in Paris) was a Lazarist missionary Catholic priest as well as a zoologist and a botanist. He discovered many new species in China. The best-known of the animals he discovered are the Giant Panda and the Père David's Deer and the Dove tree, Davidia involucrata