2007 – Madagascar – Plants and More

In his November 2007 HSCSS meeting program, Dr. George Waring showed how Madgascar is “a very unique place” of varied people, animals and, of course, plants. During his photo presentation on a recent journey to the country, the professor emeritus of zoology at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale said there are about 12,000 species of plants – many of them unique to the island country – in Madagascar. The list includes seven of the world’s eight baobob species and four cactus genera. His photos included shots from a diverse arboretum as well as the “Spiny Forest” in the southern part of Madagascar.

Pictures by Dr. George Waring