Will you be attending the Botany 2018 conference in Minnesota later this month? If so be sure to attend the Plenary Lecture by our own IAPT member Walter Judd: “Flora of J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-Earth” based on their recently published book of the same title. Sunday 22 July, 7:30 PM. We all know about Walt’s work on melastomes and ericads, but who knew about his work on the flora of Middle Earth? And why did he not invite any of us along for the field work?
Photograph of Walt in Jamaica holding a specimen of Miconia angustiflora (Benth.) Naudin by Gretchen Ionta. And the cover of their new book.