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Dr. Pablo Grau, Cornell alumnus 1992

Dr. Pablo Grau, Cornell grad 1993

INIA apple breeding in Chillan

Laguna del Maule

Schizanthus

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Laguna del Maule

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Native terrestrial orchid: Chlorea

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Zoe Friedberg

Taking a tour of Santiago

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the Funicular

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At the top!

January 7, 2017

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Monica Musalem, owner of Pumahuida Native Plant Nursery gives us a great tour of her nursery, with the help of Leynar Leyton

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Nor Kamal Ariff looking at plants at Pumahuida Native Plant Nursery

Pumahuida Native Plant Nursery

Karl Kunze walking amont the plants at Pumahuida Native Plant Nursery

High up in the Andes Mountains, almost 10,000 ft.

Valle Nevado - looking for native plants in Chile

Valle Nevado – looking for native plants in Chile

Greetings from the students and faculty on Day #1 in Chile

Today is the day that we depart!

Good morning, it is raining hard here in New York, but hopefully our flight will depart on time at 2:55 pm from JFK. We fly to Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX and leave there at 7:40 pm (their time) for Santiago, Chile. We will arrive in Chile on January 4 and after we collect our luggage, we will go to our first exciting stop: the Quilapilún Park (http://www.parquequilapilun.cl). After our tour at this location, we will go to Pueblito Los Dominicos, a crafts market and popular tourist shopping destination in a heritage zone of Santiago, Chile. There are almost 200 tiny shops where all kinds of traditional goods, including leather work, wood craft, sculptures, paintings, copper cookware, fine jewelry, pets, flowers, medicinal herbs, Chilean plants, and also some traditional foods such as typical Chilean empanadas and Pastel de choclo can be found. We will have lunch at Los Dominicos.

Following lunch, we will go to our hotel, Apart Hotel Cambiasco in the heart of Santiago, and check in. From that point, we will travel by foot and El Metro (the subway). We will visit the Presidential Palace with our guide, Mr. Leynar Leyton. Leynar is a native Chilean who is currently working on his PhD. at the University of Georgia. Lucky for us, Leynar is back in Chile for the Christmas holidays and is helping to guide us.

The beauty of native plants on Valle Nevado in Chile

In Chile, there are plants that are found no where else in the world. The biodiversity of Chile is rich and precious, and its plants are valued highly throughout the world. Of its 5,100 species of flora and fauna, more than 2,500 are endemic – that is, found nowhere else on Earth.

Alstroemeria up in Valle Nevado

Alstroemeria up in Valle Nevado

Oxalis

Oxalis

Placea spp.

Placea spp. growing on the side of a hill

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