Dr. Wilder will present a copiously illustrated introduction to fundamental aspects of leaves. Aspects will include our definition of leaves, leaf origin and development, leaf evolution, phyllotaxy (the arrangement of leaves on stems), leaf form (including symmetry), leaf anatomy and physiology, and certain specialized functions of leaves.
- Tuesday, March 14
- 10 – 11 am, FGCU Kapnick Center Buehler Auditorium at Naples Botanical Garden
- $15 Members / $ 20 Non-Members
Dr. George Wilder is a retired Professor of Biology who taught at Cleveland State University. He obtained his Ph.D. degree at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and he undertook postdoctoral studies at Harvard University. He has published numerous papers pertaining to the anatomy, morphology, and taxonomy of vascular plants and he has assembled an herbarium (collection of preserved plant specimens) that currently numbers ca. 37,000 collections. Currently, he serves as the Botanist and Herbarium Curator at Naples Botanical Garden, and undertakes floristic research within south Florida. He is compiling an inventory of all species of vascular plants of Collier Seminole State Park.
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- Register in person at the Chabraja Visitors Center
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