Chapter Meeting, April 17, 7:00 pm

Seminole Heights Branch Library 4711 Central Ave. Tampa, Florida 33603-3905
Program:  Importance of Macrofungi and Common Species in Our Area by Arian Farid

Fungi are an incredibly diverse group of organisms, but little is known about them. There are an estimated 2 million species of fungi, yet only eight percent described. In this talk, I will discuss a broad overview of fungi (particularly the macrofungi), and their ecological importance. The latter portion of this talk will be selected species that are common to our area, and the traits that help to identify them.

Arian Farid is a PhD student in the Department of Cell Biology, Microbiology and Molecular Biology at the University of South Florida. Arian received his B.S. in Environmental Science in 2013, and his M.S. in 2018. His current research is a continuation of his previous work on the systematics and taxonomy of the boletes of Florida. In addition to his research, Arian is currently the curator at the USF Herbarium. 

Because of the library location, no refreshments will be served at the meeting.

There will be a "plant exchange" as usual. Donations of plants are always welcome.


Speaker -- Arian Farid

Header Photo -- Little Manatee River ELAPP site, March 10, 2019, by Shirley Denton .