MBG in Africa

The Garden's Africa and Madagascar Program is headed by Dr. Porter P. Lowry II from his base in Paris. The Garden's collections from continental Africa are the largest in North America and now number almost 650,000, with more than 15,000 new specimens being accessioned each year.

The Garden's program focuses its efforts on the tropical floras and vegetation of Gabon, Madagascar, and Tanzania, with additional interest in Cameroon, Congo and Equatorial Guinea, among other countries, and the temperate but unusually rich flora of southern Africa.


The Garden's work in:





Southern Africa