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Hi Ron,

A very nice photo essay! Nathaniel Lord Britton is a personal hero of mine, as he grew up on Staten Island (from a very old family) and published the first flora here in 1879. He went on to study a great number of plants, including the orchids and cacti of the caribbean.

I only wish that he had established the NYBG here on Staten Island!

Thanks for the photos, Richard.
 

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Nice - kind of crazy to think that when I was younger, late at night we would jump the tall spiked fence around that place and walk around and party in there. I had no idea later I would be thinking "Wow what a cool Monstera and Philo!"
But I'll bet the rum punch tasted that much better surrounded by all those plants from Trinidad.
 
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