Mauricio Diazgranados Is a Botanist in a Hurry

Frailejones are oversized members of the sunflower family with thick stems and crowns of pointed, hairy leaves. Shrouded in the mists of cold, wet, nearly treeless tropical highlands called p├íramos, they evoke the Spanish monks for which they are named. Mauricio Diazgranados, the new chief science officer of the New York Botanical Garden, had his … Continue reading Mauricio Diazgranados Is a Botanist in a Hurry