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 x1
  • Andalucia, Spain x2
  • Western Canada
  • Portugal x2
  • Tenerife, Canary Isles
  • Western & Eastern Cape, S Africa
  • Madeira
  • México x4 (2004 blog, 2005 blog)
  • Morocco (2006 blog)
  • N California, USA
  • Chile
  • Azores, Portugal
  • S California, USA
  • N Vietnam x2 (2009 blog)
  • SW Turkey x 2
  • Guizhou, China
  • Manipur, NE India x2 (2012 blog)
  • Azerbaijan
  • Nagaland NE India
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Myanmar x2
  • Tajikistan
  • Uzbekistan
  • Georgia

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

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 Continue reading

I ate dog without knowing it (and other Vietnamese adventures) – Vietnam 2009

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, but it can often still be wet and cool up in the mountains. Luckily the … Continue reading

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 study? I’m sure my two lads would have an opinion on that, but we’re not … Continue reading

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 we ventured back. It seems few people give the bottom end of N America the … Continue reading

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 of the world’s hot spots for plant diversity. The reasons for this are partly because … Continue reading