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Evolution of Australia’s orchid diversity

Friends of Botanic Gardens Cairns

Started: 12 May 2021 18:00
Finished: 12 May 2021 19:00

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$10

Australia’s Orchid Diversity, Threats and Conservation is the title of the talk Dr Katharina Nargar will give to the Friends of the Botanic Gardens on Wednesday May 12.

Australia’s Orchid Diversity, Threats and Conversation is the title of the talk Dr Katharina Nargar will give to the Friends of the Botanic Gardens on Wednesday May 12. 

In her talk Katharina, research scientist at the Australian Tropical Herbarium, will look at the evolutionary time scale over which these orchids diversified and how they evolved specialised traits such as sexual deception. 

She will also discuss major treats they face and the challenge or orchid conservation. 

The event, to be held in the Gardens visitor centre, starts at 6pm with a light supper. 

$5 for FOBG members. $10 for visitors. 

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