Wildflowers in the Western Mediterranean

Date:
Venue:
The Linnean Society of London, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BF, United Kingdom
Organiser: events@linnean.org
+44 (0)20 7434 4479 EXT 11

NATURE READER

18:00–19:00 Thursday 27 October 2016

161027 Chris Thorogood
Image © Chris Thorogood

The Western Mediterranean floristic region boasts one of the richest floras in the world. This talk will explore the dazzling myriad of species which grow in the region in a ‘virtual tour’, from Portugal in the west to Italy in the east, the central Mediterranean islands, and North Africa. From rock roses and pines to the rare and bizarre such as wasp-duping orchids, fly-trapping arums and insect-eating Drosophyllum, we will examine one of the world’s most diverse floras with an ecological slant on some fascinating plants, along with the stunning habitats in which they can be found.

Chris Thorogood FLS studied parasitic plant biology for his PhD at the University of Bristol where he then worked as a postdoctoral researcher. He currently studies the flora of the western Mediterranean basin and has a particular interest in parasitic plant speciation.

This meeting is free and open to all; registration is not necessary. Tea will be served in the Library from 17:30 and the event will be followed by a wine reception. 

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