Title: The evolution of Curcuma (Zingiberaceae)
Speaker: Thomas Wood (Zingiberaceae Research Institute, Florida, USA)
Time: 3:30 pm, Monday, December 1, 2008
Venue: The 3rd floor meeting room in Xishuangbanna
The 1st floor meeting room in Kunming division (video conference)
Sponsor: Dept. of Program Management & Foreign Affairs
Tom Wood is a world renowned expert on the gingers who has collected and lectured in a dozen countries. He has been breeding these plants for fifteen years and has received awards for many of his hybrids which have become standards in nurseries and gardens. As a result many catalog companies like Wayside Gardens, Stokes Tropicals, and The Plumeria People have featured his hybrids.