"Stalking the Wild Welwitschia" Thursday, May 3, 2018, 7 – 8pm
Location of Event:UC Davis Campus
Contact Phone #:530-752-1091
Event Type:Free Events, Lectures and Seminars
Presented by:Judy Jernstedt
Sponsored by:Davis Botanical Society

Judy Jernstedt, professor, Department of Plant Sciences, UC Davis, will introduce her audience to what may be the most bizarre plant species on the planet: Welwitschia mirabilis, an ancient plant with just two strapped-shaped leaves that grow to extreme lengths over its lifespan, native to a narrow region of southern Angola and the Namib Desert of southwest Africa. Considered an oddity, it is fairly widely cultivated in greenhouses and conservatories.

Her talk will be part of the spring meeting of the Davis Botanical Society, a support organization for the Center for Plant Diversity and the Botanical Conservatory at UC Davis. The society will hold its annual elections and membership meeting from 6:45 to 7 p.m., and Jernstedt's talk will be from 7 to 8.

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