SFPS General Meeting – June 7, 2021
Dr. Larry Noblick (Montgomery Botanical Center)
“An Ice Age Relic Palm in Arizona”
In the Kofa National Wildlife Refuge of Arizona, there is a relic population of Washingtonia growing in a remote narrow desert canyon surrounded by Sonoran Desert vegetation. Some scientists have dared to recognize it as a new species and others have dismissed the idea. In a recent study it was found to be an outlier from all others in the genus based on morphology. Is it a new species?
JUNE 7th, 2021, Check-in @ 7:00 PM
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
South Gate, Garden House
Temperature will taken at door. Waiver needs to be signed. Masks mandatory.
General meetings are held on the first Monday of February, April, June, August, and October, with guest speakers at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden’s Garden House, starting at 7:00 pm. Use the South Entrance and walk through the stone & iron gate.
SFPS meets on the first Monday of every even-numbered month.
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The SFPS generally plans garden tours in the spring & fall. These events range from nurseries specializing in palms, to private residences, and other locations of interest to palm enthusiasts.
SFPS’s (5) bimonthly meetings are open to non-members. The SFPS holiday in December is free to members, and guests may attend for $10. The party has traditionally featured a pot luck dinner, live auction, and silent auction.