American Begonia Society Calendar of Events
Many local societies are having "virtual" meetings.
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Dates and times are subject to change without notice.
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Dr. Tebbitt will discuss conservation of biodiversity, using begonia
species to illustrate
He will include information on what can be done to slow the loss of
in areas of the world where begonias grow wild.
This discussion will include existing projects aimed at conserving
begonias and suggest new
projects that we,
as ABS members, may consider supporting to preserve biodiversity of
Dr. Tebbitt's interest in Begonia began when he was researching
Asian begonias for his Ph.D.
thesis at Glasgow University in Scotland.
Since then, he has extended his scientific research to include South
species as well, saying,
"The more I have learned about begonias the more I have become
fascinated by them."
Dr. Tebbitt joined the American Begonia Society in 1994, when he
first started work on
and currently serves as Nomenclature Editor of The Begonian.
He has published two books on begonias:
Research for the latter spanned 15 years and included eight
expeditions to South America,
all supported by ABS. Publication of the book was
through the ABS Millie Thompson Publication Fund and available for
purchase through the ABS Bookstore at
Begonias: A Monograph of
Begonia section Australes
Note: This is an American Begonia Society members-only event.
If you are a member and
have not yet
received your emailed invitation please check your spam folder or
If you have not yet joined ABS and are interested in attending this
Click here to join the ABS.
All members who join prior to December 19 will receive an invitation
to the program.
- Begonias: Cultivation, Identification, and Natural History (2005), now considered a classic reference in the Begonia field
- Tuberous Begonias: A Monograph of Begonia section Australes