By Kelly Griffin
Tuesday, November 19, 7:00 pm
Location: Auditorium in the San Francisco County Fair Building, 9th Ave and Lincoln Way, San Francisco MAP
Kelly Griffin has given many presentations for SFSCS over the years, and this time he has once again traveled to Madagascar, home to so many fantastic succulents. After discovering a large population of the very rare Aloe suzannae with Brian Kemble and Jeremy Spath in 2012, Kelly returned in 2013 to study it in more depth.
On this trip he visited the country during winter, at a time of year he had not been there previously. He was rewarded by seeing many species in flower he had not caught on earlier trips, including large Pachypodiums growing amongst the otherwordly limestone formations of Tsingy as well as seeing the stunning yellow-flowered form of Aloe vaombe. A trip to Madagascar would not be complete without visiting the breathtaking baobobs it is famous for. Join us for a presentation to see Kelly's spectacular photography of this far-off, exotic land.
Kelly has studied plants his whole life and has had the great opportunity to travel the world to see many of its plants in many places. Even so, there is so much left to see and discover.
Kelly is currently Plant Development Manager for a wonderful and well known company, Altman Plants (altmanplants.com), based in Vista, California.
Kelly will bring some of his plants to sell.
What to bring:
The plants of the month are Astrophytums and Euphorbias, and anything else that looks good to share with the other members.
Please bring baked goodies, fruit, snack food or a beverage if your last name begins with the letters G to K, and any other members who can contribute this month.