The lecture will provide an overview of the palm family, one of the most iconic and diverse plant families of the tropics. The lecture covers global distribution, habitats, growth habit, leaf diversity, flower and fruit morphology, as well as some ecological interactions. Scott will conclude by recommending 10 excellent, but under-used, palms for south Florida gardens.
- Date: Saturday, November 21
- Time/Place: 11 am – 1 pm, Naples Botanical Garden FGCU Kapnick Center Buehler Auditorium
- Cost: $15 Members / $20 Non-Members
Scott Zona of Miami, Florida, is a botanist and horticulturist specializing in tropical plants from around the world. Scott’s early interest in the natural world, plants in particular, led quite naturally to a B.S. degree in Plant Science (Horticulture) from the University of Florida, an M.S. in Botany from the University of Florida, and a Ph.D. in Botany from Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden and the Claremont Graduate University. He has studied under some of the biggest names in botany and has explored for plants in the western Pacific, Indonesia, Malaysia, Madagascar, the Caribbean, Mexico, Central American, and the USA. Scott has published over 100 scientific articles and scores of popular articles in national and international magazines and journals. He is co-author of the 2nd edition of “The Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms” published in 2012 by Timber Press. He currently is the co-editor of PALMS, the quarterly journal of the International Palm Society.
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