One of our most active members, Dr. Teresa Terrazas, member of both the softwood and bark list committees, author of a number of articles in wood anatomy and tutor of dozens of undergraduate and graduate students in Mexico delivered a stimulating keynote speech to a full audience of attendees of the XXI Mexican Botanical Congress (October 20-25, 2019). With a timeline of all the main researches in plant anatomy in the country she conducted and fascinated the audience exploring the diverse realm of anatomical studies in Mexico and their main results. Her speech made clear that plant anatomy is a flowering field in Mexico, with a large potential of growth and a number of taxa yet to be explored in such a megadiverse country.

Marcelo R. Pace, Mexico