Organizing Committee: Dr Thomas Bollinger, Dr Urs Eggli, Dr Reto Nyffeler
Venue: Great Lecture Hall, Botanical Garden, Zollikerstrasse 107

Organized by the Institute für Systematische Botanik der Universität Zürich and Sukkulenten-Sammlung Zürich


Sunday 17 September - Public Symposium

Theme: The Succulent Plant Collection of Zürich: 75 years of tradition between research and public education

Welcome and introduction
Ernst Tschannen, Director, Grün Stadt Zürich
Prof. Dr Peter Linder, Director, Institute of Systematic Botany, University of Zürich
Dr. Thomas Bollinger, Director Sukkulenten-Sammlung Zürich

Dr Jean-Marie Solichon
Director, Jardin Exotique, Monaco

The Collections of the Jardin Exotique of Monaco: A history (in French)

Dr Beat Leuenberger
Konservator Sukkulenten, Botanischer Garten Berlin-Dahlem

Years in the focus of European cactus research : The Sukkulenten-Sammlung Zürich (in German)

Dr Reto Nyffeler
Conservator of the Herbarium, University of Zürich

Present co-operation between the University of Zürich and the Sukkulenten-Sammlung (in German)

Ernst von Jaarsveld
Curator, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, South Africa

Succulent plants at the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden: Exploration, education, conservation and research (in English)

Monday 18 September a.m. - Congress Opening & Lectures

Mats Hjertson

Succulent Plant Diversity after the Lexicon Publications

Reto Nyffeler

The closest relatives of cacti: insights from molecular phylogenetic analyses

Fred Kattermann

The Chilean Opuntioideae

Marlon Machado & al

Molecular phylogenetic systematics of tribe Cereeae Salm-Dyck (Cactaceae)

Vladimir Pankine

The succulent plant collections of the principal botanical garden of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow

Anita Lendel & al.

Phylogenetic relationships in the tribe Trichocereeae (Cactaceae) inferred from cpDNA sequence data analysis

Marlon Machado & al.

Phylogenetic systematics and biogeography of Parodia s.l. (Cactaceae)

Boris Schlumpberger

Floral evolution in Echinopsis sensu lato and implications for the taxonomy of the genus

Monday 18 September p.m. - Poster Session

Ehrentraud Bayer

Aloe Collection at Munich Botanical Garden

Sven Bernhard & Stefan Schneckenburger

The Kalanchoe-collection of the Botanical Garden of the University of Technology, Darmstadt, Germany

Hans Hilpert & André S. Dreiding

Betalains – The Colours of Succulents: A historical review of chemical structure work in Zürich

Alexandra Kellner, Christiane M. Ritz, Frank H. Hellwig

Phylogeny of Lithops N. E. Brown (Aizoaceae) based on nuclear rDNA ITS sequences, AFLP and seed morphology

Alessandro Mosco

Micro-morphology and anatomy of Turbinicarpus spines

Christiane M. Ritz, Ludwig Martins, Rainer Mecklenburg, Vadim Goremykin,
Alexandra Kellner, Frank H. Hellwig

Rebutia and its allies – a phylogenetic study of South American cacti

Maria Will, Christiane M. Ritz & Frank H. Hellwig

Euphorbia subg. Euphorbia sect. Monadenium (Pax) Bruyns (Euphorbiaceae) – a phylogenetic study based on sequences of nuclear ribosomal ITS region

Tuesday 19 September - Lectures

Len Newton

Aloes and poverty alleviation in Kenya

Jonas Lüthy

CITES Identification Manual:
The Aloes and Euphorbiaceae of CITES Appendix I and the genus Pachypodium

Vyacheslav Byalt

The succulent flora of the Lower Volga and Caucasus

Danielle Sombra Stäheli & al.

Molecular phylogenetics and comparative anatomy of succulent species of Senecio

Irina Vassilijeva

The succulent flora of the Crimea

Sigrid Liede-Schumann

New results in floral biology of Asclepiadoideae (Apocynaceae)

Tomasz Wyka

Floral revision in succulents

IOS Members’ Business Meeting

Wednesday 20 September

Excursion (day trip) to Amden

Guided Tour through the Sukkulenten-Sammlung
Guided Tour through the Botanical Garden of the University

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