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Scott Zona

Palm Biologist

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

HQ Phone:  (305) 667-1651

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Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

10901 Old Cutler Road

Miami, Florida,33156

United States

Company Description

Established in 1938 and comprising 85 acres in Miami, Fla., Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to exploring, explaining and conserving the world of tropical plants. The world-renowned plant collections feature pa...more

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Officers and Directors Biographical Details

www.palms.org [cached]

Scott Zona, Ph.D.
Editor Scott Zona is Florida International University's Conservatory & Greenhouse Curator, a position he has held since February, 2008. Previously, he was Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden's Palm Biologist, a position he held for 14 years. He holds a B.S. in horticulture and an M.S. in botany from the University of Florida. His Ph.D. in botany is from Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden and Claremont Graduate University, California. Scott grew up among pines and palms of Boynton Beach, Florida. He has explored for plants in Florida, California, Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, Bermuda, the Pacific islands, Indonesia, Malaysia and Madagascar. His interests are in horticulture and plant diversity of tropical plants, especially palms, orchids, salvias and bromeliads. He has over 100 publications, both scientific and popular, on palms and other tropical plants. Scott is co-editor of the IPS quarterly journal, PALMS. He gardens in South Miami, where, ironically, his favorite palm, Jubaea chilensis, does not grow.


2006 MBC News

www.montgomerybotanical.org [cached]

Patrick moderated and spoke at this symposium, which also included lectures by Dr. Scott Zona of Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, and Michael Dosmann of Cornell University.


www.seedhunt.com

9:15 - 9:45 a.m. Botany of Salvias - Scott Zona ( Florida )
Scott Zona is the Greenhouse Coordinator with the Department of Biological Sciences at Florida International University in Miami. He was the palm biologist for Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden for nearly 15 years and has been collecting and growing ornamental Salvias for many years.


Past Meetings - Dade Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society

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"Flora Cubana" - Dr. Scott Zona, FairchildTropicalBotanic Garden.
Dr. Zona will share fascinating images of Cuba's native flora from his many expeditions to Cuba. He will highlight some of the remarkable aspects of Cuban plant life. Scott has been Fairchild's Palm Biologist since 1993. Although he grew up in Boynton Beach, his field work has taken him to the Caribbean, Central America, Indonesia and a host of points in between. He is interested in all aspects of plant diversity, especially the identification, classification and distribution of palms. He has more than 85 publications, both scientific and popular, on tropical plants.


SPS Our Members

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Scott Zona • Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden • Miami


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