Our September meeting will be a slideshow from none other than our newsletter editor, Juliana Raposo. Check for details in yourBulletin.
Juliana's program will be an insider look into 2 outstanding, and yet very different, bromeliad collections that I visited in Brazil. Both are located in the mountains of Petropolis-Teresopolis in my home state of Rio de Janeiro. Elton Leme’s renowned collection is the Noah’s ark of bromeliads. The Brazilian taxonomist has described more bromeliad species than any other person – in his spare time! Thousands of bromeliad species featuring the wealth of the Brazilian flora, including many undescribed species. Orlando Graeff’s phytogeographic garden. The agronomist and geographer was the president of the late Brazilian Bromeliad Society. The garden focuses on reproducing the habitats of the bromeliads as a whole. At play are the interactions between broms and the other plant species that live with them.