MNS Flora Group Sat Afternoon 2-Session Get Together

Jean WeberOPEN TO PUBLIC
Session 1: By Dr Jean Weber
EVOLUTIONARY HISTORY OF PLANTS : THE CONTRACT BETWEEN FLOWERS AND INSECTS
The relationship between pollinator and flower characteristics is one of the great examples of plant coevolution.
After a brief presentation of the innovative structures of flowers as reproductive organs, examples of coevolution with mutualistic pollinator will be described using examples from basal angiosperms families such as the Nymphaeaceae (water lilies) to the most diversified family of Orchidaceae including morphological and physiological specialization in the flowers of the Ranunculaceae and inflorescences of Araceae and Moraceae (fig trees).
This mutualistic relationship between flowers and their pollinators will be further discussed for its ecological implications as well as for its supposed role in species diversification.
Session 2: SEEDLINGS PLANTING
This is an outdoor activity to be conducted at the MNS Nursery at the end of Session 1.
Join us as we plant seedlings that have been collected coupled with other tasks such as watering, weeding, etc. or just to network with your fellow “Greenies”. This is part of our conservation effort to plant and distribute trees to places that require new plants. Join us in our greening efforts!
Do bring along your drinking water, insect repellant, hat, gardening tools and gloves.

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