Leitura: 4 min

Palm Trees: Lectures

Palm Trees: Lectures

With one of the largest palm tree collections in the world, this coming Saturday, May 17, Inhotim will host a series of lectures focused on the botanical family.  The use of these plants in landscaping, main pointers on how to care for them, their reproduction and uses are among the themes discussed. Check out the detailed program:

Series of Lectures – The Botanical Universe of the Arecaceae Family

Location:  Espaço Igrejinha (near Galeria Lygia Pape) – Instituto Inhotim

Free admission for visitors

1st round – 10 am to 1 pm

New and rare Brazilian Palm Trees

Speaker: Harri Lorenzi. Agronomist and researcher, he is the founder and current director of Instituto Plantarum, in Nova Odessa/SP.  He was a visiting researcher at the University of Harvard in the United States, and has published dozens of scientific papers and books on botany.

The use of palm trees in landscaping

Speaker: Pedro Nehring. Landscaper at Inhotim. Ever since the place was still private property, he has been part of the history of the gardens that now form the institute.  He has carried out projects in several cities in Brazil, such as Brasília and Rio de Janeiro.

Why study palm trees?

Speaker: Patrícia Oliveira. Majored in Biological Sciences at Instituto Izabela Hendrix, with master’s and doctorate degrees in vegetal biology at the Federal University of Minas Gerais.  She has been working at the Institute for two years and is currently part of the research, development and innovation team focused on the botanical garden and the environment.

2nd round – 2:30 am to 5 pm

Anatomical Studies on Arecaceae reproductive structures

Speaker: Sarah Barbosa Reis. Majored in biological sciences at the State University of Montes Claros. M.Sc. in vegetal anatomy at the botany department of the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG).  Currently pursuing a Ph.D. in the same line of research, also at UFMG.  

The health of palm trees

Speaker: Lívia Dias Lana. Agronomist majored at the Federal University of Viçosa. Specialized in landscaping at Instituto de Arte e Projeto, in Belo Horizonte.  She is responsible for the plant health area at Inhotim, as well as for the maintenance and revitalization of the park.

The diversified use of palm trees in everyday life  

Speaker: Luiz Eduardo Silva. Majored in forest engineering at the Federal University of Lavras. He is part of the plant mapping and inventory team at the Institute and is in charge of botanical identification.

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