Note: Date tentative. This is a rare chance to geek out with local legend Jeff Marcus as he guides us through his extensive palm collection to demonstrate interesting palm morphology and taxonomic mysteries. The Marcus garden is a wonderful example of how private gardens can play a role in taxonomic research. Several new species of palm have been named from his garden, and herbarium vouchers made from palms in his garden have been sent to world renown botanical gardens including The Royal Botanical Garden at Kew in the United Kingdom.
We are working on ways to accommodate as many members who would like to attend, while insuring people can hear and see specimens up close. We will email members with more information and when online registration opens.
550 Akolea Rd
Hilo, Hi 96720