SFPS General Meetings
SFPS Member General Meeting
JUNE 7th, 2021
Temperature will taken at door. Waiver needs to be signed. Masks mandatory.
Dr. Larry Noblick “An Ice Age Relic Palm in Arizona” (Montgomery Botanical Center)
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
South Entrance, Garden House
10901 Old Cutler Road
Coral Gables, Florida 33156
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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?
General membership meetings
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.