Dr Heide Zimmer ‘Orchids of Norfolk Island and their place within the Australasian Orchidaceae’

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Thursday, 16 March 2023 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Heidi Zimmer photographing Orchids Norfolk Island
Heidi Zimmer photographing Orchids Norfolk Island

Heidi, of the Australian National Herbarium, will talk about her recent fieldwork on Norfolk Island (alongside Mark Clements), from retracing the steps of Bauer to find the critically endangered Adelopetalum apetalum to literally falling over orchids on well-worn walking tracks!

Abstract
Norfolk Island has high orchid species richness and endemism, relative to other oceanic islands. Despite being about half the size of Belconnen, Norfolk Island has 12 orchid species, at least nine of which are likely to be endemic. Heidi will talk about her recent fieldwork on Norfolk Island (alongside Mark Clements), from retracing the steps of Bauer to find the critically endangered Adelopetalum apetalum to literally falling over orchids on well-worn walking tracks!

Biography
Dr Heidi Zimmer is an ecologist, botanist and lately an orchid taxonomist working at the Centre for Australian National Biodiversity Research at the Australian National Herbarium.

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