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From Proteas to Aloes: Exploring the Remarkable South African Flora

March 1, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join UCLA Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden Director Phil Rundel for a presentation on South African Flora!

Botanists and plant collectors going back more than a century have given almost reverent recognition to the unique and spectacular flora of the Cape Region of South Africa. Not only is this the most diverse flora in the world for its size, but it is remarkable for such botanical wonders as the beautiful proteas and their relatives, succulents from towering aloes to tiny mesembs, hundreds of species of ericas, rare cycads, awesome wildflower shows, and the largest assemblage of bulb plants to be found anywhere on earth. This remarkable plant life is difficult to describe in words but come see an introduction based on four decades of research in South Africa. This event is free, but space is limited. Please RSVP at uclabotanical.eventbrite.com