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The Importance of Herbaria - The Plant Press. From Plant Press, Vol. 5, No. 3 from July 2002.

The Importance of Herbaria - The Plant Press

The Louisiana State University just opened a new herbarium building and its collection is now being expanded and improved. The old herbarium was stored in the halls of the Life Sciences building on the LSU campus and the new herbarium occupies part of a floor in the new Life Sciences annex. This regional herbarium of 250,000 now has room to grow to 800,000 and it is firmly established in the middle of research and teaching efforts in the department. The Worcester Country Horticultural Society. In the fall of 1840, in Worcester, Massachusetts, two dozen attendees of the Worcester Agricultural Society's Annual Cattle Show put on a display of local fruits and flowers.

The Worcester Country Horticultural Society

The attention it received led to the creation, in 1842, of the Worcester County Horticultural Society (WCHS), the third oldest active society of its kind in the United States. Today, the WCHS is based at Tower Hill Botanic Garden, which it established in 1986. What do YOU think is the best of botanical blogging? - AoBBlog. Every so often someone will complain that social media in science is a waste of time, and that there’s no scientific benefit to blogging.

What do YOU think is the best of botanical blogging? - AoBBlog

We disagree. We try to link to botanical blogs we like on this site, but there’s a limitation with that. Linking through Twitter, Facebook and other social media is fine for people who follow social media but what about the people who don’t? POWO puts botanical knowledge online. Plants of the World Online (POWO) includes descriptions, images and distribution maps.

POWO puts botanical knowledge online

It uses Kew data as well as linking to Kew resources. In this blog the POWO team explain what they've been working on and outline their ambitious future plans for POWO. 250 years of botanical and mycological knowledge. Remembering the Elm – Stories from the Museum Floor. As Manchester Museum’s Extinction or Survival?

Remembering the Elm – Stories from the Museum Floor

Exhibition is drawing to a close, and in commemoration of the International Day of Forests on 21st March, today’s post by Bryony from the Visitor Team looks at the Elm, once a common tree throughout English countryside, its numbers were sadly devastated with the outbreak of Dutch Elm Disease. For more about botany, have a look at the Curator’s blog, Herbology Manchester. Extinction or Survival? Is open now, but hurry! It only runs until 20th April 2017. News - Royal Holloway, University of London. We started our three year project in January and have spent the last few weeksgetting stuck into research and data gathering, as well as setting up ourproject website and Twitter account.

News - Royal Holloway, University of London

Feedly. Read more, know more. The Poison Chronicles: Foxglove – The Killer Cure Posted on Updated on Guest Post by Laura Cooper Foxglove (Digitalis spp) is one of the rare wild plants for which humans found a wide range of uses.

Feedly. Read more, know more.

It’s most well known as an ornamental plant, but its use in making the heart drugs with a deadly potential (digoxin and digitoxin) comes a close second.


Manchester. An introduction and how to remount specimens « Herbology Manchester. Cleaning a specimen – by Jamie Matley « Herbology Manchester. Cleaning a specimen – by Jamie Matley Posted on There are times when it isn’t necessary for a specimen to be re-mounted.

Cleaning a specimen – by Jamie Matley « Herbology Manchester


St. Andrews. Botanical Accuracy. Knowledge, Inspiration, Conservation. Tape: A Field Book Tale of Terror - Field Book Project. By Andrea Hall, Field Book Project Conservator *Cue the peals of thunder and blood curdling scream!

Tape: A Field Book Tale of Terror - Field Book Project

It was a dark and stormy night… Actually, it was a lovely summer day when we received a researcher request for a few volumes from the field notes of Frederick Vernon Coville, a botanist known, in part, for his participation in the Death Valley Expedition. Ordinarily, researcher requests are quite straight forward, but this was no ordinary set of volumes.

In a past repair effort, someone had used that most dreaded of materials, pressure sensitive tape! Something funny in the herbarium :Cornell Mushroom Blog. Guest blogger Susan Gruff was Curator of the Cornell Plant Pathology Herbarium until her retirement in 2007.

Something funny in the herbarium :Cornell Mushroom Blog

With over a quarter of a century of daily dealings in the Herbarium, Susan has some stories to tell. There are thousands upon thousands of interesting specimens contained in the Cornell Plant Pathology Herbarium. Every now and then, an extraordinary specimen is uncovered — an apocryphal specimen, if you will. I was adding data for Aleurodiscus specimens to our database and decided to add the few remaining specimens in the same drawer. When I came to CUP 25787, I found a wonderful surprise. Instead, I found the unexpected (below). Plants in Flatland; or the ups and downs of turning organisms into paper. The Ghost Orchid: one of Britain's rarest plants. The Welsh National Herbarium at Amguedfa Cymru has a small - but very precious - collection of Ghost Orchids (Epipogium aphyllum Sw.); is this something to be proud of, or should they have been left in the wild? The answer lies in the donations to the Museum, and slugs...

The Vasculum. 2014.pdf. The soldier who preferred flowers to guns – Daarjeeling. Pour lire cet article en français, cliquer ici : Le soldat qui préférait les fleurs aux fusils (This article was originally written in french and then – very poorly – translated by myself after a couple of people asked for a translation. Sorry for the bad english. Feel free to suggest any correction..) My father died almost two years ago. He was quite old – around 80. It took days to clean his apartment – he lived there for the last 30 years and had accumulated literally tons of books, and a few things coming from his own father – my grand father, Clement.

I never met this grand father – I think he died a couple of months before I was born. Kew Science Blog. Oxford University Plants 400. Horsetail Equisetum is an ancient genus of plants whose close relatives are fossilized in sediments up to 350 million years old. Today, this once diverse group of plants is restricted to fewer than twenty species. Seeking nightshades in South America: Making order out of chaos. 29th March – Good bye to Freddy our car Today we had to say goodbye to Freddy, our lovely and most faithful car. » Unearthing History in the Herbarium. Botanical and Cultural Treasure, Hidden in Plain Sight. On May 23, 1884, on an Arctic island just east of Ellesmere, American Army Sergeant David Ralston starved to death. He was a member of a scientific expedition that had begun three years previously. In his Lady Franklin Bay Expedition party of 25, only seven were still alive when rescuers finally reached their collapsed tent on June 22, 1884.

Introducing the herbarium. BSBI News & Views. Reading Sarah McGrath’s May 1834 Herbarium: Botanical Study at Science Hill Female Academy - Field Book Project. Jessica C. Linker, University of Connecticut I began my professional work – exploring women’s historical relationship to scientific practice – through a quirk of geography; I grew up in the same town as Almira Lincoln Phelps, the famous nineteenth-century botanist, and have spent the last decade chasing her across time and space in order to sate my curiosity. What circumstances had permitted her to become a scientist? Outil de recherche autours des plantes. Book submission: Gray’s School And Field Book of Botany. Botany Book Trace of the Week. Book Traces: In the Leaves.

Herbarium specimens tell us about people as well as plants! The August issue of New Journal of Botany should be dropping through your letterboxes later this month, and one of the papers - by Quentin Groom, Clare O'Reilly and Tom Humphrey - offers a fascinating insight into the society's history. I asked Quentin to tell us more about their paper 'Herbarium specimens reveal the network of British and Irish botanists, 1856-1932'.

Sir Hans Sloane's Correspondence Online. Recently, I found myself doing a little seat dance in the British Library when I came across a fascinating series of letters (Sloane MS 4076) from 1715, written by apothecary William Lilly about the Countess of Suffolk, Henrietta Howard. Science on the SPOT: Preserving the Forest of the Sea.