Kew Mutual Improvement Society Lecture: The plants that stole from fungi: a talk by Arnau Ribera Tort

Date: Monday 5 February 2024

On Monday 5th February 2024, from 18.00 to 19.00 GMT There is the chance to join this lecture as an in-person event at Kew or to attend the talk online. Live Location: Lady Lisa Sainsbury Lecture Theatre, Jodrell Gate, Kew Gardens, Richmond TW9 3DS. The relationship between orchids and fungi is crucial for the orchids’ survival, leading to fascinating adaptations often overlooked. This talk will explore our understanding of orchid mycorrhiza, orchid nutrition, and their significance in conservation and horticulture. Arnau has dedicated several years to Kew’s Orchid Collection as a Botanical Horticulturist and maintains a longstanding passion for orchids and conservation. During his MSc, he actively worked with the native lady slipper orchid (Cypripedium calceolus) and orchid mycorrhiza, deepening his understanding of the intricate relationship between orchids and fungi. For all the details and to book your place, please click here.

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