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Extreme Botany - Discovering New Palm Species in Remote Locations of Colombia

  • 17 Jan 2020
  • 7:00 PM
  • UH Hilo, Room TBD

Saúl Ernesto is a young researcher from Colombia who is part of the team that discovered the new palm genus Sabinaria hidden in the infamous Darien Gap.  His passion for conservation has taken him to some of the wildest places in his native Colombia, in an attempt to document the rich diversity of plants, specifically palms, so that governments can make informed decisions about designating areas for development. Saúl has been visiting famous US herbariums and studying with his advisor in Athens, Ohio. He is finishing his grand tour here in Hawaii.  He has given talks along the way while visiting our nations best botanical resources - Missouri Botanical Garden, the Field Museum, the Smithsonian Institute, and New York Botanical Garden.  Join us for an evening of adventure and discovery.

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