THE RUBIACEOUS ANTPLANTS OF SOUTHEAST ASIA, LUXURY CONDOMINIUMS FOR ANTS

Monday, September 19 – THE RUBIACEOUS ANTPLANTS OF SOUTHEAST ASIA, LUXURY CONDOMINIUMS FOR ANTS presented by Frank Omilian. Tens of thousands of plants have symbiotic relationships with ants but few can match the elaborate nature of this one! The swollen bases of these plants make a number of different kinds of chambers for the ants (some to live in and others for wastes) as well as ant entry holes in the base and tunnels connecting it all. A power-point presentation will provide the details, and many plants from Matthaei’s world-class ant-plant collection will be on display in the auditorium.