Plant Systematics Seminar




Dr. Gregory J. Anderson
The Origin and Evolution of Pepino - One of the Forgotten Domesticates of the Incas


This seminar deals with the origin and differentiation of the Pepino (Solanum muricatum - Solanaceae, Solanales, Asteridae), an interesting crop plant that is quite common in the highlands of South America. The talk will be at noon this coming Tuesday (4 April 1995), in room 25 of Biological Sciences Building West (BSBW).
Dr. Anderson, a past present of the Society for Economic Botany and the Botanical Society of America, is Professor and Head of the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Connecticut. He is currently spending a semester with the University of Texas Department of Botany as this year's Jean Andrews Centennial Visiting Professor in Tropical and Economic Botany.

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