Mee's final journey, 1988: in the field
May 1988, Río Negro
On her final journey in 1988, Mee searched for and sketched the cactus Selenicereus wittii in an igapo (blackwater-flooded forest) of the Río Negro. The expedition was recorded for a TV film and the final chapter of Margaret Mee, In Search of Flowers of the Amazon Forests (1988).
Photograph provided courtesy of South American Pictures Collections, Tony and Marion Morrison, Margaret Mee Collection
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