Robert Wallis

Bob Wallis (England) - “Flying to the Heights of Turkey: some highlights of the mountains”

I am a retired research scientist and, with my wife Rannveig, have been growing and showing alpines for more than 45 years. I cannot give up research, so now I am spending my retirement wandering all over the World looking at plants, and particularly bulbs, in the wild and trying to identify them. To this end we have published 2 new species of Fritillaria in Turkey and re-appraised the taxonomy of a third. We have visited Turkey more than 20 times and have fallen in love with the diverse bulbous plants which inhabit the snowy slopes.