MBC was represented at the 7th International Conference on Cycad Biology (CYCAD 2005) in Xalapa, Mexico. This conference occurs every three years and is an extraordinary opportunity for cycad scientists and enthusiasts to share information and their enjoyment of cycads.

MBC staff presented two papers, titled “Redescription of Dioon mejiae: Toward a Taxonomic Description Standard,” and “Managing Cycad Aulacaspis Scale, Aulacaspis yasumatsui, at Montgomery Botanical Center.” MBC also co-chaired a workshop on promoting cycad conservation in Honduras. Two posters were presented, entitled “The Tree Dioons” and “Key to the Species of Dioon” (co-authored by Tim Gregory and Jeff Chemnick).

Click here for a complete summary of MBC’s participation in CYCAD 2005.