New Oncidiinae Research Program at Selby Gardens
The Oncidiinae Research Program, administrated by Marie Selby Botanical Gardens and directed by the Orchid Identification Center with Stig Dalstrom, is dedicated to taxonomic research in the subtribe Oncidiinae. Its mission is to provide general information and scientific systematic treatments for this large and horticulturally important group of plants. The staff works closely with other leading orchid authorities representing Marie Selby Botanical Gardens and Missouri Botanical Garden (Calaway Dodson, Robert L. Dressler), the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Mark Chase), and the University of Florida (Norris Williams and Mark Whitten). Forthcoming publications include an illustrated guide to Oncidium and allied genera in Colombia as well as checklists and taxonomic treatments of genera of Oncidiinae, particularly the Odontoglossum and Cyrtochilum alliances. Funds are needed for travel to foreign sites, production of illustrations, research time by unsalaried personnel, and travel to critical herbaria. For further information about donations (which are tax-deductible in the USA and some other countries) and the benefits to donors, contact Dr. John T. Atwood, Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, 811 S. Palm Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34236-7726 USA).
Volume 1 of Genera Orchidacearum Published
20 January 2000.
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