This issue highlights a new Plant Exploration Fund (page 3). Lin Lougheed, the Fund’s Founder, will give a matching gift of $100,000 to encourage others who
believe in the irreplaceable value of plants to contribute to the Fund. If you are inclined to support plant exploration, this is a good year to donate to the fund, since your donation will be matched.
For updates on reseach being conducting on Brazilian palms see pages 4-5, more research updates on other projects being conducted at Montgomery Botanical Center can be found on page 6, and to read more about our 10 new staff members see page 7!
Montgomery Botanical Center publishes two newsletters a year to keep our supporters and collaborators up to date and informed. To read more about how Montgomery Botanical Center meets our mission of “Advancing Research, Conservation, and Education through Scientific Plant Collections” please see our newsletters online.