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Editorial Committee Janelle Hatherly Managing Editor Dale Arvidsson Curator, Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mark Fountain Deputy Director Major Projects and Science, Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens Alan Matchett Team Leader/Curator, Dunedin Botanic Garden Eamonn Flanagan Executive Officer BGANZ Siobhan Duffy Graphic Designer

Contents 2 President’s view John Sandham, BGANZ President

3 Editorial insights Janelle Hatherly, Managing Editor

Feature Interview 4 Outstanding in the field: Corrie Pitzer, CEO of SAFEmap International, a global safety consultancy

What’s New 12 Botanic news: from home and abroad

Disclaimer: Please note the views expressed in articles are not necessarily the views of BGANZ Council. We aim to encourage a broad range of articles.

Pollinating Great Ideas

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17 The Power of Flowers

Cover: Spear Lily Doryanthes palmeri George Pentland Botanic Gardens, Frankston.

The Hort. Section

Photo credit: Paula Murphy

Unlike the more familiar Gymea Lily Doryanthes excelsa, the Doryanthes palmeri stalk droops rather than stands upright due to the weight of the flowers.

Mary Lou Pavlovic, Artist


Compiled by Brad Creme, Curator, Bendigo Botanic Gardens and featuring Karwarra Australian Native Botanic Garden by Lindy Harris, Curator

The Science Section 28

Compiled by Brett Summerell, Director, Science and Conservation, Botanic Gardens & Centennial Parklands

the botanic gardener | ISS 47 March 2017

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