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The Flora of Sichuan

29 May @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

$10 – $20

The Flora of Sichuan 

In the footsteps of the great planthunter Ernest Wilson
with Geoff Crowhurst
DATE: Wednesday 29 May 2019
TIME: 7 for 7.30pm

Geoff Crowhurst writes: “China has one of the richest floras of any country, and in the mountains of Sichuan province many incredibly beautiful plants can still be found. Coming from so much flat and dry land here it is exhilarating to be out on steep mountain sides, and in the valleys to hear the gurgle and swish of fast running streams. I was fortunate to be with a Naturetrek (UK) small group, have a wonderful local guide, and go to places few foreign visitors get to see. We also followed for more than half the time routes taken over 100 years ago by the plant hunter Ernest Wilson, whose best known introduction is Lilium regale, which he found growing by the thousand in the Min River Valley. It still grows there in huge numbers on steep mountain-sides. We also had the good fortune to see five different Meconopsis species (the fabled Himalayan Poppy.)”


29 May
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
$10 – $20
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