Niagara Region Chapter
Rhododendron Society of Eastern Canada
District 12 American Rhododendron Society

Niagara Chapter Speaker Program (Virtual)

Steve Hootman

Expedition to Northern Vietnam 2017

Sunday, December 6, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
Via ZOOM—Members only

Steve will show images and discuss the amazing plants and sights seen on a two-week expedition to the mountains of North Vietnam. Included will be a few species of Rhododendron completely new to science!

Steve Hootman is the Executive Director & Curator of the Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden in Federal Way, Washington. He has participated in or led around twenty expeditions into the remote regions of the world looking for rare and new taxa of rhododendrons and other plants and is considered one of the world authorities on the genus Rhododendron. He is also an active collector, authority and promoter of related Ericaceae including genera such as Vaccinium, Agapetes and Gaultheria. Steve received the ARS Gold Medal in 2007.

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