This talk will initially and briefly consider the classification, fossil record, and geographical distribution of palms. Dr. Wilder will review in greater detail aspects of palm morphology and anatomy with emphasis on patters of vegetative branching; morphology of flowers, frutis, and inflorescences; and seed germination. Considered, too, will be features of palm-stem development – particularly, the primary and secondary thickening of palm stems.
- Date: Thursday, February 11
- Time/Place: 10 – 11 am, FGCU Kapnick Center room 124 at Naples Botanical Garden
- Cost: $5 Members / $10 Non-Members
Dr. George Wilder is a retired Professor of Biology who taught at Cleveland State University (Cleveland, OH). He obtained his Ph.D. 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 a herbarium (collection of preserved plant specimens) that currently numbers ca. 37,000 collections. Currently, he serves as the Botanist and Herbarium Curator at the 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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