Horticultural Exploration in Indonesia and the Philippines

with Bian Tan, Strybing Collections Manager

Monday, March 20, 2000

Despite massive pressure from growing human populations, there are still natural areas of fabulous beauty and remarkable bio-diversity on the islands of Flores, Bali, and Luzon. Through slides and narration, travel with Strybing Collections Manager Bian Tan to gorgeous cloud forests and remote villages as he works his way through a collecting expedition for Strybing’s Old World Cloud Forest. See exciting new possibilities for Bay Area introductions-an azalea-type rhododendron endemic to the Philippines; and small, beautiful evergreen trees – Acer launnum, Saurauia elegans, and Medinilla.