Aug. 30, 2014
Saturday, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
Ethiopian succulents will be highlighted in this one-day symposium. Featured speakers include Sebsebe Demissew and Nigist Asfaw, both from the College of Natural Sciences at Addis Ababa University. $75, including lunch. (Optional dinner $25.) Registration: 626-405-3504. Ahmanson Room, Brody Botanical Center
Ivón Mercedes Ramirez Morillo, Centro de Investigación Científica de Yucatán, A. C., Mérida, Yucatán, México, An overview of Hechtia (Bromeliaceae)
Nigist Asfaw, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Medicinal and aromatic plants of the dry lands of Ethiopia
Nathan LeClear, University of Texas, Austin, Texas, Jatropha on my mind
Jeffery Morawetz, Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, Claremont, California, Euphorbia hunting in the Old World: From the Arabian Desert to the deserts and savannas of Africa
Germán Carnevali Fernandez-Concha, Centro de Investigación Científica de Yucatán, A. C., Mérida, Yucatán, México, Succulents and xerophytic communities in the Yucatán Peninsula
Sebsebe Demissew, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Adaptation of Succulents and Geophytes from semi-desert to afroalpine habitats in the Horn of Africa (presentation follows dinner)
Registration and continental breakfast, 8:30 a.m. Program, in the Ahmanson Classroom, from 9 a.m.–5 p.m., also includes silent auction, Desert Garden and Desert Conservatory special hours, and lunch. Dinner (optional) begins at 6 p.m. Registrants who have not signed up for dinner are welcome to return for the final presentation.
Deadline for registration is August 26th. We cannot guarantee meals for late registrants. Send registration form and a check (payable to The Huntington) or credit card information to:
Succulent Plants Symposium
Huntington Botanical Gardens
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, CA 91108
(626) 405-3501 FAX