Expeditions

Nick Macer chasing plants in Vietnam, 2009

Nick Macer chasing plants in Vietnam, 2009

At the very core of Pan-global Plants is a deep desire by director Nick Macer to observe and understand plants in their wild state. The wild places of the world often contain an immense genetic variability within even one species, most often not seen in in that species in cultivation.

There are thousands of species, even new genera, that are yet to be discovered and many of them are threatened with extinction before they are even formally described.

If you thought the days of planthunting came to an end in the early part of the last century you are sorely mistaken. Since the early 1990's Nick has studied plants in their wild habitats in many countries worldwide:

  • Majorca, Spain 1993
  • Western Canada 1994
  • Portugal 1998
  • Tenerife, Canary Isles 1999
  • Western & Eastern Cape, S Africa, 2001
  • Madeira 2002
  • Andalucia, Spain 2003
  • México 2004
  • México 2005
  • Morocco 2006
  • Mexico 2006
  • N California, USA 2007
  • Chile 2008
  • Azores, Portugal 2008
  • S California, USA 2008
  • Mexico 2008 &09
  • N Vietnam 2009
  • SW Turkey 2010
  • N Vietnam 2010
  • Guizhou, China 2011
  • Portugal 2012
  • SW Turkey 2012
  • Manipur, NE India 2012
  • Azerbaijan 2013
  • Manipur & Nagaland NE India 2013
  • Kyrgyzstan 2014
  • N Myanmar 2014

No Whiteys since Kingdon-Ward – Planthunting in darkest Manipur, November 2012

Khayang village elders.

I’m not one for slavishly following in the footsteps of ‘The Great Planthunters’. Having said that however, a botanising trip to this infrequently visited, remote corner of India was in order
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I ate dog without knowing it (and other Vietnamese adventures) – Vietnam 2009

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I recently spent a couple of weeks in northern Vietnam, up near the Chinese border looking for good things. November is in the dry season,
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Morocco, October 2006

The famous Blue rocks, just outside Tafraoute

I like to take my kids away somewhere for autumn half term holidays and what could be better than mixing relaxation with a little botanical
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Mexico, November 2005

Agave salmiana 'Otomi'

After last year’s jaunt into the Mexican heartland it was clear there was more fun to be had in that immensely rewarding country, and so
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Mexico, November 2004

Brahea dulcis

A trip to Mexico had been on the cards for a number of years. The sheer wealth of species in that land makes it one
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