Alcantarea geniculata in bloom recently, photo by Juliana Raposo
The primary speaker, Juliana Raposo, showed us summer 2022 in and near Rio.
It is usually fairly dry there in June and July but this year exceptional rainfall occurred in eastern and northern Brazil. While conditions were not generally encouraging for photography the flowering of Alcantareas was exceptionally good. Juliana’s knowledge of the hilly and mountainous areas outside the city area provided us with especially interesting images.
Dave Kennedy provided us with a tour of the plant table plus those Tillandsias he has brought in. More mini-seminars on brom's could be done in the future.