California Botanical Society

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


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.
Graduate Student Symposium details »


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

For directions & map please click here.

Ticket Prices

$55 - Annual Banquet regular
$35 - Annual Banquet students
$25 - Graduate Student Symposium

Register Online

2015 Banquet Registration
Field Trip Registration ($5 due on trip)
Meal Preference

Register by Mail

Please fill out the registration form and send payment to the address below.

Registration Form

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

Registration closes April 7, 2015

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