Key Staff




Paul Hoxey

Associate

Paul is an electronics engineer by profession but an enthusiastic amateur botanist specialising in the Cactaceae.  Since 1996 he has made over 30 trips to Mexico, Chile, Peru and the Caribbean region to observe plants in habitat.  His primary interests today are in Andean and Caribbean cacti and recent explorations have resulted in the discovery and naming of a number of new taxa: Copiapoa australis, Borzicactus hoxeyi, Espostoa cremnophila and Echinopsis sandiensis, with several other plants under investigation and likely to be undescribed.  Paul has recently started supporting Gibraltar Botanic Gardens with the donation of seeds and he encourages the propagation and distribution of the resultant plant material for study and conservation purposes.