New Palm Species!

New Palm Species!

New Palm Species! The Montgomery Team describe Coccothrinax viridescens, featured on the cover of the latest Phytotaxa. The new palm is only known from gardens — no wild plants have been found yet! The paper is open access and free to read on the Phytotaxa...
Palm Conservation Study

Palm Conservation Study

Our international project is now a cover story! Students and staff from Montgomery Botanical Center, Carmabi Foundation, BonBèrdè, Echo, FIU School of Environment, Arts and Society, and Aeres Hogeschool Wageningen found every native palm on Bonaire and Curacao.Thank...
New Cycad Species

New Cycad Species

New Cycad Species NEW CYCAD SPECIES FROM BRAZIL: Zamia brasiliensis is only found in Mato Grosso and Rondônia. Rosane Segalla and Michael Calonje’s new discovery is featured on the cover of Phytotaxa vol. 404, and is freely available...
Spring/Summer 2019 Newsletter

Spring/Summer 2019 Newsletter

Spring/Summer 2019 Newsletter Spring/Summer 2019 – Volume 27, Number 1 Read the latest issue of our newsletter here. Michael Calonje and his colleagues found a new cycad in a remote part of Colombia and on pages 6 and 7, he shares their story.  Joanna...
Worldwide Accreditation

Worldwide Accreditation

Worldwide Accreditation WORLDWIDE RECOGNITION: Today, Botanic Gardens Conservation International U.S. awarded its first Advanced Conservation Practitioner accreditations. Montgomery is among 12 gardens recognized — an honor shared with Royal Botanic Garden...
Zamia Phylogeny!

Zamia Phylogeny!

Zamia Phylogeny! A paper outlining the evolutionary history of the neotropical cycad genus Zamia has recently been published in the International Journal of Plant Sciences. The paper was led by MBC’s cycad biologist Michael Calonje as part of his Ph.D....
The Very First Zamia!

The Very First Zamia!

The Very First Zamia!  Zamia nelliae — named after our founder, Nell Montgomery — is the first confirmed Zamia fossil. Illustration by Michelle Barros, based on the study by Erdei et al., linked...