Orchids and Fungi: A Love Connection

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Orchids and mycorrhizal fungi have a complex symbiotic association where each of the orchid’s life stages is dependent at some level on specific fungi for nutrient supply such as during germination and development stages. In this lecture, you will also learn about the specialized habitats and pollinators that play an important role in an orchid’s life cycle.

Instructor: Denis R Benjamin grew up in South Africa, emigrating to the Pacific Northwest in 1970. He practiced pediatric pathology at children’s hospitals in Seattle, Washington and Fort Worth, Texas. He became an amateur mycologist soon after his arrival in the USA. He is a Research Associate at the Botanic Research Institute of Texas in Fort Worth. He was a consultant to the regional poison control center, a former member of the Board of Trustees of the Puget Sound Mycological Society and a past Chairman of the Toxicology Committee of the North American Mycological Association. He is a frequent speaker at mushrooms clubs and societies. In addition to nearly 100 professional publications, he has contributed to lay literature and mushroom magazines. He was a community Op/Ed writer for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. He is the author of the landmark book on the health effects of mushrooms (Mushrooms: Poisons and Panaceas) and published a collection of mushroom foraging essays (Musings of a Mushroom Hunter: A Natural History of Foraging). He is also a watercolorist focusing on fungi and botanical art.

Saturday, February 18 (10:00 am – 1:00 pm)

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, February 15

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Feb 18 2023

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Orchids and Fungi: A Love Connection

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Feb 18 2023

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10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Click here to register for free now!

Orchids and mycorrhizal fungi have a complex symbiotic association where each of the orchid’s life stages is dependent at some level on specific fungi for nutrient supply such as during germination and development stages. In this lecture, you will also learn about the specialized habitats and pollinators that play an important role in an orchid’s life cycle.

Instructor: Denis R Benjamin grew up in South Africa, emigrating to the Pacific Northwest in 1970. He practiced pediatric pathology at children’s hospitals in Seattle, Washington and Fort Worth, Texas. He became an amateur mycologist soon after his arrival in the USA. He is a Research Associate at the Botanic Research Institute of Texas in Fort Worth. He was a consultant to the regional poison control center, a former member of the Board of Trustees of the Puget Sound Mycological Society and a past Chairman of the Toxicology Committee of the North American Mycological Association. He is a frequent speaker at mushrooms clubs and societies. In addition to nearly 100 professional publications, he has contributed to lay literature and mushroom magazines. He was a community Op/Ed writer for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. He is the author of the landmark book on the health effects of mushrooms (Mushrooms: Poisons and Panaceas) and published a collection of mushroom foraging essays (Musings of a Mushroom Hunter: A Natural History of Foraging). He is also a watercolorist focusing on fungi and botanical art.

Saturday, February 18 (10:00 am – 1:00 pm)

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, February 15

Free Registration!

An email with program details, including the location on site, will be sent to all registrants the day after the registration deadline. To help avoid this important communication being mislabeled as junk mail, please whitelist the fwbg.org domain with your email provider.