with Nathan Gazineu, Landscape Designer and Compulsive Collector
Monday, January 18, 2021
Beginning to collect orchids at the age of five, by age seven Nathan was on TV explaining how to take care of them! At seventeen, he received a collection created in 1979, 700 bromeliads from an important botanist of Rio de Janeiro, Ivo de Azevedo Penna, who had collected many for science for the first time. Now Nathan is all of 26, with a botanical collection of 1700 plants with data, mostly Bromeliads but also Orchids, Aroids, Cacti, Gesneriads, Amaryllids, and the genera Peperomia and Neomarica. Several of these plants in the collection are no longer found in nature, so it is important to maintain it as a way to enable study of the genetics of these plants and therefore their conservation.
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