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The Smithsonian Botanical Symposium brings together the national and international plant systematics community to address a botanical topic of current significance. The symposium is held each spring at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History.

The presentation of the José Cuatrecasas Medal for Excellence in Tropical Botany, an honor bestowed annually on a botanist and scholar of international stature who has contributed significantly to advancing the field of tropical botany, takes place during the symposium.

Visit the archive pages to view the programs, abstracts, and images from earlier symposia. [Archive sites will open in a new window. Close the window when you finish.]

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