19 October 2012


It is with great sadness that Harry Luther from Florida passed away on 17 Oct 12. 

He is a renowned American botanist known for his expertise in bromeliads and who described hundreds of new bromeliad species and cultivars. He published the book 'Native Bromeliads of Florida'. In addition to bromeliads, he is also very passionate about epiphytes.

He had only been here for about 2 years and was instrumental in the introduction and planting of the numerous bromeliad species and cultivars in the Bay South gardens, particularly on the Supertrees.