California Botanical Society

Past Annual Banquets and Meetings

Newly discovered and undescribed species of Matelea (Apocynaceae) from the Vizcaino Desert of northwestern Baja California Sur.
Photo: Jon Rebman ·

2015 California Botanical Society
Annual Banquet and Meeting

Please join us on Saturday, April 11, 2015 at the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden in Claremont, CA. The Banquet and Meeting follow the 25th Graduate Student Symposium.


Friday, April 10, 2015
4:00 PM - tour of RSA herbarium
4:30 PM - tour of Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden

Saturday, April 11, 2015
8:00 AM - 5 PM - Graduate Student Symposium
6:00 PM – Mixer & Annual Meeting (No-host Bar)
7:00 PM – Dinner and presentation

Sunday, April 12, 2015
8:00 AM – Field trip to Baldwin Lake Ecological Reserve


Botanical Adventures in Baja California
Dr. Jon Rebman
Mary and Dallas Clark Endowed Chair/Curator of Botany
San Diego Natural History Museum

Field Trip

Sunday, April 12, 2015, 8:00 AM
Baldwin Lake Ecological Reserve
$5/person due morning of trip.
Sold out! No more seats left.

Surrounded by a sea of Pinyon trees, Junipers, and the occasional Yucca brevifolia characteristic of the nearby Mojave desert, the pebble plains of North Baldwin Lake Ecological Reserve along highway 18 at the eastern end of Big Bear Valley in the San Bernardino Mountains harbor some extraordinary "gems" hidden among the abundant quartzite cobbles that dominate this unique habitat type. Referred to also as belly plants, these gems are not extraordinarily large, but this in no way detracts from their magnificent floral morphologies. Furthermore, one cannot beat a fantastic spring carpet at 7000 feet in elevation when adjacent wooded hillsides are still covered in feet of snow!

Bring water and a lunch for a day out in the sun (potential for high winds, so layers also recommended). Transportation will be provided, but the number of available seats is limited. Please meet at the kiosk area of RSABG between 8:00-8:15 AM.

Tommy Stoughton, a graduate student at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, will lead this field trip. Email any questions to him at

Location of Banquet and Meeting

Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden
Claremont, California
1500 North College Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711

Calamagrostis ophitidis, Tiburon Peninsula.
Photo: Neal Kramer


2014 California Botanical Society
Annual Banquet and Meeting

Please join us on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at the Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies at San Francisco State University in Tiburon, CA. Registration closes April 18, 2014.


Saturday, April 26, 2014
11:00 AM – Field trip to Ring Mountain and Old Saint Hilary’s Wildflower Preserve
5:00 PM – Social & Annual Meeting
6:30 PM – Dinner and presentation


Ecological Contingency in the Effects of Climate on Serpentine Plant Communities
Dr. Susan Harrison
Department of Environmental Science and Policy
University of California, Davis


Bay Conference Center
Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies
San Francisco State University
3152 Paradise Drive
Tiburon, CA 94920, CA

California Botanical Society
c/o Jepson Herbarium
1001 Valley Life Sciences Building
Berkeley, California 94720-2465