Guillermo's presentation will cover the habitats of several provinces from central and Northwestern Argentina, from salt flats to high elevation Puna habitats. Gymnocalycium, Echinopsis, Parodia among many others will be well represented, as well as some bromeliads and some wildlife. This presentation is more than a simple travel log as it addresses the importance of habitat knowledge in order to determine the validity of plant names and the issue “too many names for the same plant”. Diversity and variability of plants in habitat within populations and between populations will be addressed. The importance of habitat knowledge will be discussed and its significance in plant taxonomy.
Guillermo Rivera was born in Argentina. Owner of Plant Expeditions (former South America Nature Tours), a company dedicated to the organization of tours for the last 15 years, throughout South America (Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Bolivia, Ecuador), Mexico and South Africa, Madagascar, and Namibia with emphasis on plants (bromeliads, cacti, and orchids), and birding. Former researcher at the University of Cordoba, Argentina. BS degree in Biology, University of Cordoba and MS Marine Biology. Northeastern University. PhD in Botany University of Cordoba
Next year we are planning another trip to Namibia, Ecuador, Bolivia, and a combined Chile-Patagonia venture. All these trips will focus on the cactus and bromeliad flora of these places. If you wish more information about planned trips, please visit www.plantexpeditions.com.To contact Guillermo directly, firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Be sure to attend the February program and enjoy the company of friends and visitors. Excellent refreshments, raffle plants to win and the club gives you a free plant when you depart at the end of the meeting.