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Department of Plant Sciences



Christopher joined the lab in 2016, after completing his undergraduate degrees in Genetics and German at Arizona State University. He previously worked at the Natural History Museum in London, and at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix, Arizona.


Christopher is interested in floral morphology and development, evolutionary genetics, hybridisation, polyploidy and speciation in flowering plants.

His project investigates conservation genetics of the pink-flowered Potentilla porphyrantha (Rosaceae), an endangered species in Armenia.


Key publications: 

Felger, R.S., S. Rutman, C.J.S. Davis, and R. Lindley. 2015. Ajo Peak to Tinajas Altas: A flora of southwestern Arizona. Part 16. Eudicots: Malpighiaceae to Moraceae. Phytoneuron, 2015-60: 1–54.

Davis, C.J.S. 2010. Malva aethiopica, a new name for Lavatera abyssinica (Malvaceae): an endemic species of the Ethiopian Highlands. Phytotaxa13(1), 56-58.


Postgraduate Student
Mr Christopher J Davis

Contact Details

Email address: 
Department of Plant Sciences,
University of Cambridge,
Downing Street,
01223 333934