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Master Class at Floribunda Palms

  • Saturday, May 21, 2022
  • 2 sessions
  • Saturday, May 21, 2022, 7:45 AM 12:00 PM (HST)
  • Saturday, May 21, 2022, 12:45 PM 5:00 PM (HST)
  • Floribunda Palms, Hawaiian Acres
  • 7


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In a first for HIPS, we are offering an educational event in an outdoor botanical classroom. 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 conservation and taxonomic research.  Several new species of palm have been named in 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. 

Shuttles will be provided from/to the Hawaiian Acres Community Association.  Session times allow for sign in and shuttle rides from the community center.  Lecture starts at 8:30 AM for morning session and 1:30 PM for afternoon session.    Shuttles hold 12 people and attendees must agree to wear a mask in the shuttle.  Masks are optional in the garden.  No parking will be available at Floribunda.   No sales will be made.  This event is limited to 30 registered members per session.  Your HIPS membership allows you to register 2 seats. 

No place is like Floribunda Palms, where you can take a photo like the one on the left showing a Dypsis leucomalla in the foreground with the maroon crown shaft of a tall Lemurophoenix halleuxii and a trunking Masoala madagascariensis in the background.

And no one wants to miss seeing this beautiful garden favorite in the photo on the right!  And check out the red leaf on that Geonoma conduruensis (pauciflorus) too.

So grab your notebook and register now!

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550 Akolea Rd

Hilo, Hi   96720

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