The Botany Libraries host a robust exhibit program. Online exhibits are designed to enhance Harvard courses as well as illuminate aspects of our department's history.
The Botany Libraries staff also work in conjunction with our faculty and HUH staff members to create a series of in-house exhibits that highlight a wide range of botanically inspired topics. Past exhibits have showcased everything from current research to botanical motifs in early 20th century glassware.
Current Exhibit: The Incredible Diversity of Neotropical Bellflowers (Campanulaceae- Lobelioideae)
The 550 species in the three genera Centropogon C. Presl, Burmeistera Triana, and Siphocampylus Pohl have a center of diversity in the cloud forests of the Andean cordilleras of South America. As is typical of many Andean plant groups, these three genera have incredible morphological diversity.
The breadth of this diversity is explored here in the context of two particularly charismatic traits: growth form and pollination syndrome.
The exhibit, on display through October 1st, discusses the growth form and pollinators of these amazingly beautiful plants.
Contact the library with any questions about our in-house or online exhibit programs.