The Kampong hosted the 5th International Tropical Flowering Tree Color Conference this past weekend, which included a number of distinguighed speakers. The keynote speaker, Dr. Harry Lorenzi of Brazil, is a longtime collaborator in the Palm biogeographic work of Dr. Larry Noblick. As part of the conference, MBC hosted a delegation of speakers and partcipants from Singapore, Australia, Brazil, and South Florida for a survey of collections on June 5th.

MBC was very happy to participate in this very successful and exciting conference, and we offer our congratulations to The Kampong and the Tropical Flowering Tree Society for organizing this wonderful event.