Dr. Patrick Griffith, Montgomery Botanical Center (MBC) executive director, and Dr. Larry Noblick, MBC palm biologist, have returned from their three-week expedition to Trinidad and Tobago.

Drs. Griffith and Noblick collected a total of 4,884 seed. Of the 22 species of native palm in Trinidad and Tobago, population collections of 14 taxa were collected, including 69 separate seed collections from the 14 species. For details of this palm conservation expedition please click on this link: MBC Trinidad & Tobago 2007.

During this expedition, MBC collaborated closely with the National Herbarium of Trinidad and Tobago at the University of The West Indies in St. Augustine, and the Trinidad and Tobago Forestry Department.

The 2007 Montgomery Botanical Center Trinidad and Tobago Expedition was funded by a generous grant from the South Florida Palm Society. Montgomery Botanical and The South Florida Palm Society share a deep commitment to palm conservation.