Carlos Martel from Museo de Historia Natural de Lima will be hosted by the Montgomery Botanical Center (MBC) between February 1st to March 15th. Carlos will be performing his studies with our colleague Larry Noblick (MBC palm biologist) on flower producing-scent structures. The study is being also conducted in collaboration with Fred Stauffer from the Botanic Garden of Geneve (Switzerland). We are pleased that part of this research Carlos will be undertaken using the facilities of the CTPC plant anatomy laboratory where Carlos will be making histological preparations. Thanks to Ken Feeley for sharing space of his lab for this study and to Brett Jestrow to help Carlos to settle in the lab.