The Arnold Arboretum’s Cuban Connection

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
August 2, 2016

The Arnold Arboretum’s Cuban Connection

John Jack in Cuba, April 1927

Harvard University began its involvement with topical botany in Cuba in 1899 when Edwin Atkins (1850–1926), owner of the Soledad Plantation in Cuba, met with Harvard Professors Oakes Ames and George Goodale and established The Harvard Botanic Station for Tropical Research and Sugar Cane Investigation. In 1920, the ties between the garden and Harvard became […]

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Magnolia virginiana in eastern North America and Cuba

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
May 24, 2011

Magnolia virginiana in eastern North America and Cuba

Magnolia virginiana

After a long winter, one of the first joyful signs of spring is the blooming of the Arboretum’s magnolia collection. New research published in a recent issue of Castanea by Senior Research Scientist Peter Del Tredici and colleagues puts the spotlight on this genus, specifically the genetic differences between populations of Magnolia virginiana across its […]

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