Hong Xin’s Excellent Gesneriad Adventures in the United States!
July 18th, 2014 by psusi
Hong Xin is a Ph.D. student at Anhui Normal University in China and also works at the Gesneriad Conservation Center of China (GCCC), which is supported by The Gesneriad Society. He recently attended the Gesneriad Society Convention in Nashville on a Gesneriad Society Student Grant and presented a talk on his research into the pollination and conservation of gesneriads. Hong Xin’s passion for gesneriads has led him to personally discover several new species, and his goal is to find and save as many species of gesneriads as he possibly can.
Hong Xin has now undertaken a trip around the United States which includes scheduled visits to the the Smithsonian Institution, the Clark Lab at the University of Alabama, the Atlanta Botanical Garden, the the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University in Philadelphia, the Arnold Arboretum at Harvard University, the 2014 Botany Conference in Boise, Idaho, the California Academy of Science, and the New York Botanical Garden.