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Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Café Botanique - WEDNESDAY, June 4 - Morrison Center

Celastraceae and Friends from Madagascar

By Mark P. Simmons, Ph.D., Colorado State University, Fort Collins

Mark Simmons will give a general-interest presentation on his two-month plant collecting trip to Madagascar in December 2006 - January 2007. The talk will include: geological history of Madagascar, human history of Madagascar, Madagascar today, overview of flora and fauna, capital - Antananarivo, collecting overview and vegetation in regions visited. Mark will also give a quick tour of just what it means to be stuck in the mud in Madagascar during the rainy season.

Dr. Mark Simmons is currently Associate Professor and Curator of the herbarium at CSU’s Biology Department, Fort Collins.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Denver Botanic Gardens – Morrison Center
6:30 – 8 p.m.

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