Bi-monthly Meeting - The Connection Between Orchids and Fungi

One of the largest and most diverse families of plants is the Orchid Family.  Plants in this family are known for close symbiotic connections with mycorrhizal fungi and pollinators.  Once these connections between the plant, pollinator, and fungi have been broken, populations cannot persist.  Many orchids native to Missouri are now listed on the Species of Conservation Concern Checklist.  Restoration of these rare species require much more than simply planting seeds.  They require the conservation of specific fungi.  Join us in learning more about these rare orchids and the fungal associations that they are so heavily dependent upon. //Malissa Briggler has been working for MDC since 2007 and is currently State Botanist. Her primary responsibilities include guidance and oversight of botanical components of the Missouri Natural Heritage Program, coordination of the Missouri Ginseng Program, serving as a plant expert for the Department, and coordinating plant collection permits on lands owned or leased by the Department.  She has been involved in the Missouri Mycological Society (MOMS) for about 10 years serving as President of the Mid-MO Chapter for nine years and currently serves as Executive Secretary.

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Event Date 03-10-2020 6:00 pm
Registered 0
Fee per person No charge
Speaker Malissa Briggler
Location (clickable) Powder Valley Nature Center
Sponsoring Chapter St Louis

Venue Information - Powder Valley Nature Center

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