Thursday, September 19, 2013 -
6:30pm to 7:30pm
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Arnold Arboretum, Hunnewell Building, 125 Arborway, Boston

Teeming with Trees: An Armchair Tour of an African Hotspot

Elsa Pooley, Botanist, Landscaper, and Botanical Artist

The Maputaland-Pondoland-Albany Hotspot in southern Africa’s eastern region holds the highest tree diversity of any of the world’s temperate forests, with nearly 600 tree species represented. In total, about 8,100 species of plants from 243 families occur within this hotspot, and nearly a quarter of these are found nowhere else [Conservation International]. Botanist, artist, author, and guide Elsa Pooley has spent years identifying, studying, painting, and cataloging the flora of this second richest floristic region in Africa and an important center of plant endemism. She will speak about some of the Hotspot’s most interesting habitats and the plants found there, with a primary focus on its trees.
Fee $10 general; Students: call 617-384-5277 to register for free

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Pamela Thompson

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Harvard University
Center for the Environment

Address: 26 Oxford Street, 4th Floor, Cambridge
Phone: (617) 495-0368

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