• BTA's Director Travels to South Africa

      Siegwarth, Mark; Boyce Thompson Arboretum (University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2010-12)
    • A Debt to the Past: Long-term and Current Plant Research at Tumamoc Hill in Tucson, Arizona

      Webb, Robert H.; Turner, Raymond M.; U.S. Geological Survey (University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2010-12)
    • DELEP Seeds Will Go to the Arctic

      Norem, Margaret; Desert Legume Program, University of Arizona (University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2010-12)
    • The Desert Legume Program - A Brief History

      Johnson, Matthew B.; Desert Legume Program (University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2010-12)
    • Desert Plants, Volume 26, Number 2 (December 2010)

      University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2010-12
    • Floral Survey of Central and Northern Namibia

      Butler, Gregory J.; Liang, Irene; Sussman, Spencer; Wilson, Tom; The University of Arizona, School of Natural Resource and the Environment; The University of Arizona, Department of Soil, Water, and Environmental Sciences (University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2010-12)
      The Boyce Thompson Arboretum, an Arizona State Park located in Superior, Arizona, selected a three member team of researchers to study unique plants found in central and northern Namibia. The results of this study will be used to select plants for cultivation in a new southern African flora exhibit at Boyce Thompson Arboretum representing the floral diversity of the Kalahari, Karoo and Namib deserts. This botanic survey was conducted during a University of Arizona study abroad class which took place May 24-July 4, 2010. As part of the survey, the related soil, ecologic, climatic, geographical, and ethnobotanic characteristics were recorded. Size, distribution, and location for each species were noted and land formations were documented. The land formations and soils of Namibia were superficially similar to those of southeastern Arizona. To contribute to Boyce Thompson Arboretum's educational public outreach objectives, we recorded the varied uses of plants based on personal observations, data found in published materials, and interviews conducted with the Himba people. Based on our results, we recommended 21 species suitable for cultivation and interpretation in the new exhibit.