This lecture will be a historical journey of scientific literature and botanical art of medicinal parasitic plants found around the world. The understanding of these plants coincides with the scientific study of parasites in the human body. This overlap of interconnecting exchange comes into perspective with the invention of the microscope and cellular research in the mid-19th century. This research expands our knowledge of fungi, but also parasite and hemi-parasitic medicinal plants with implications in how we understand their role in the ecology as well as their chemical and medicinal uniqueness.
This event is free and open to the public.