Attila Kapitany – Rock and Tree Dwelling Succulents of Australia

Time: Tuesday 1 November 2022 at 7.30pm (GMT)

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Attila Kapitany is a leading expert on Australian succulents. He has written and co-authored 17 books on cacti and succulents including large tomes on Copiapoa and Echeveria. Nearly 40 years ago, with his brother Jeno, he developed and established several nurseries that are now Australia’s largest centres for succulent research, development and marketing. For several decades, Attila’s professional and private lives have been consumed by the appreciation and promotion of these plants to the collector, the gardener and the general public. 

In the last 15 years he has become best known for his work with Australian native succulents and xerophytes including bottle trees and baobabs. This talk looks at the exciting plants that can be found on the east coast and closer to major cities of Australia. You will see and learn about some of the weirdest succulent plants in the world, including caudiciform ‘ant plants’ and succulent orchids.  The rather unique epiphytic and lithophytic succulents in this presentation will be of great interest to succulent enthusiasts.

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