We are pleased to announce the arrival of two interns to Selby Gardens during the month of September, Iván Tamayo and Claudia Ramírez. They are both graduate students of our colleagues, Germán Carnevali and Ivón Ramírez,.at the Yucatán Center for Scientific Study in Mexico (CICY). Both will be using our extensive collections of living, preserved, and bibliographic materials to help further their studies. This month, both will be giving a presentation about their recent work.
Iván Tamayo is working on a study of the Neotropical orchid subtribe Catasetinae, particularly the genus Clowesia, and will be coordinating his work with Dr. Toscano de Brito to utilize our dna lab to help move his project forward.
Claudia Ramírez is the next Harry Luther-Bromeliad Society International Scholar, and will be focusing on the important bromeliad subfamily “Bromeliodeae” (which includes popular horticultural groups such as Aechmea, Billbergia, and Neoregelia) to help learn more about morphological characters of value for use in taxonomic and systematic studies.