Torch ginger flower
A torch ginger flower is only one of a vast collection of plant species in the Wilson Botanical Garden at the Las Cruces Biological Station of the Organization for Tropical Studies. The garden includes a multitude of unusual plant families and rare and endangerd species from Costa Rica and elsewhere.
"Postcards from Costa Rica" commemorates the organization's 40th anniversary. A full-length article on how its researchers and policymakers are helping to conserve tropical forests will appear in an upcoming issue of Duke Magazine.
University Photography photo by Chris Hildreth