Our SDNHM Curator of Botany, Dr. Jon Rebman, is giving a general talk tomorrow for the Cactus & Succulent Society of America entitled "Baja California: botanical research and succulent diversity" that is open to the public. Feel free to join if you have the time and interest in this topic!
CSSA Webinar Saturday, March 20th at 10:00 am PDT
Jon Rebman: The Flora of Baja California.
Everyone is welcome:
The Baja California peninsula and its adjacent islands support a wealth of species diversity in many different plant families. There are approximately 4400 different plants, of which 26% are from (endemic to) the region.
Dr. Rebman has been involved in various expeditions to remote parts of the Baja California region and its adjacent islands. During these trips, some significant botanical discoveries have been made that impact our knowledge of the plants in these regions and provide us with new ideas on plant biogeography in desert areas of our region.