Class Title: Botanical Expeditions to the Dominican Republic
Instructor: Dr. Chad Husby
Class Description: Chad will give an illustrated presentation about recent plant exploration in the Dominican Republic, highlighting the localities visited and the plants collected, including Clavija domingensis, Plumeria magna, Pachira emarginata, Zombia antillarum and Coccothrinax boschiana. The expedition team visited many localities throughout the country, from mountains to deserts and brought nearly 200 new species into cultivation for South Florida. In addition, Chad will describe the process of plant collecting in the 21 century, including how plants and seeds are collected, packed, imported and propagated. These expeditions were the result of collaboration among three botanical gardens: Montgomery Botanical Center (MBC), Jardín Botánico Nacional Dr. Rafael Ma. Moscoso of the Dominican Republic (JBSD) and Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden (FTBG). Funding was generously provided by Dr. Lin Lougheed.
Date: Friday, March 7, 2014
Location: Kapnick Center; Buehler Auditorium
Cost: $5 Garden Members/ $10 Non-members
Registration Deadline: Friday, February 28, 5:00pm