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Royal Botanic Garden - Herbarium. The Herbarium is part of an international network of plant specimen loans and exchange.

Royal Botanic Garden - Herbarium

Creating Botanical Windows for the Flower Show. For the Royal Horticultural Society’s Flower Show in Cardiff this year, we decided to build on previous experience of creating real botanical windows.

Creating Botanical Windows for the Flower Show

We wanted something that would form an eye-catching backdrop to the collections on display within Amgueddfa Cymru's woodland-themed marquee. The botanical windows began in 2015 with our Museum in a House exhibit for the Made in Roath festival. We wanted a display that would reflect aspects of our Museum work as well as to represent the herbarium itself. We pressed plants following the standard method for creating herbarium specimens as shown below. Introduction to the Herbarium of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.

BSBI News & Views: Hurrah for herbaria! "What can botanists do in those chill, damp, days at the end of winter when they are just twitching to find something in flower – how about a herbarium visit?

BSBI News & Views: Hurrah for herbaria!

"On 16th February, 18 members of the Litchfield Botanical Society visited the herbarium at the Potteries Museum, Stoke on Trent for a tour and talk about herbaria and their uses. "After coffee and a chat we first had a look at the lab and talked about specimen preparation and some of their scientific uses as well as just permanent biological records and ID aids.

Plant Heritage - National Collections Scheme, UK Garden Plants. How one man's basement collection became 'a Canadian treasure' - North. It might be Yukon's most famous basement.

How one man's basement collection became 'a Canadian treasure' - North

Famous, that is, among botanists and other researchers of Arctic flora. Bruce Bennett's herbarium — essentially, a collection of preserved plant specimens — has become internationally renowned for having one of the most extensive known collections of Arctic plants. It's all stored in his cozy Whitehorse basement. It's been a decades-long labour of love for Bennett, who's amassed the collection as a hobbyist — "not working for government or anything, just out collecting plants," he says. "I was a collector. He routinely sends his specimens to scholars and researchers around the world, and occasionally plays host when they prefer to come to Whitehorse to study the collection. Bennett even has a plant named after him: Draba bruce-bennettii.

Flower named after Yukoner who discovered it. Royal Agricultural University. Update: North Sulawesi Fieldwork, continued… – Botanics Stories. Gunung Ambang volcano, 1795m Following the recent fieldwork update from Bogani Nani Wartabone National Park, this report comes from the Gunung Ambang Nature Reserve, part of complex of volcanoes in the Bolaang Mongondow and East Bolaang Mongondow regencies of North Sulawesi.

Update: North Sulawesi Fieldwork, continued… – Botanics Stories

The nature reserve, named after one of the active volcanoes within, comprises an area of approximately 8,600 hectares. Before being designated its own protected status, the reserve formed part of Bogani Nani Wartabone National Park. Gunung (Mount) Ambang itself has an elevation of 1,795m and its last recorded eruption was around the mid-19th century; however the volcano still simmers away, evidenced by smoking sulphur femuroles and steaming mud pools. Herbarium. Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh - Herbarium Catalogue. Search the RBGE herbarium catalogue currently 26% of the total herbarium collection is data based.

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh - Herbarium Catalogue

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Searching by collector. Herbarium. Topic: Botany collection. Te Papa’s herbarium contains some 285 000 dried plant specimens.

Topic: Botany collection

Shared Histories: The Collections of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and the Natural History Museum. Buffelskloof Private Nature Reserve - Home.


Canada. Please don’t call us a Cabinet of Curiosity. Embryological wax model display at the Grant Museum.

Please don’t call us a Cabinet of Curiosity

Top: Frogs; Middle: Arthropod, Echinoderm, Human; Bottom: Lancelet “Isn’t the Grant Museum wonderful! It’s such a cabinet of curiosity!” This exclamation is clearly meant as a rich endorsement of the Grant Museum – it’s obviously intended as a compliment. Nevertheless, it makes me wince. Inspiring curiosity and wonder is surely among the highest ambitions a museum could ever have.

A brief history of plants in books. Luca Ghini (1490–1556), an Italian botany professor, is considered to have been the first person to press and dry plants, and mount them onto paper.

A brief history of plants in books

His process allowed plants to be preserved as a record and studied in seasons when they would normally be dead, heralding the way for herbaria around the world. Ghini taught his technique for collecting, pressing and mounting plant specimens to his students at the University of Bologna and was very well received. News spread fast and by the mid 1500s Ghini’s art of preserving and storing dried plants was spread all over Europe.

Italian botany professor, Luca Ghini (1490-1556) Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew: Collections: Herbarium. Herbaria are collections of dried preserved specimens that document the identity of plants and fungi.

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew: Collections: Herbarium

They represent reference collections with many and varied functions including identification, research and education. At the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, the Herbarium has a central rôle for research on plant and mycological biodiversity on earth, with 7 million specimens, including approximately 350,000 type specimens . The fungus among us: Kew Gardens' Fungarium.

I grew up atop a giant fungus. But I didn’t know this until I was in grad school. Shortly after this humongous fungus was discovered lurking beneath the forest on the foothills of Mount Adams in southwestern Washington state, another, larger specimen of Armillaria solidipes (formerly Armillaria ostoyae) or “honey mushroom” fungus was found hidden beneath the Malheur National Forest in northeastern Oregon state. The Oregon fungus colony, which covers 8.4 square kilometres (3.4 square miles), is even larger than the specimen in Washington. To date, it is the largest living being ever discovered on the planet and, with an estimated age of 2400 years, it is also one of the oldest. In view of this, it’s easy to have a deep admiration for fungus. Fungi are so distinct that they comprise their own taxonomic kingdom separate from plants and animals. Visit London's Other Botanical Garden.

Laura Reynolds Visit London's Other Botanical Garden A modern doorbell is mounted on the door frame, too new to fit in with the age of the rest of the house. We ring it once and wait. After a disconcertingly long time, the door creaks slowly open, and a friendly face steps out from behind the frosted glass. "Is the botanical garden here? " Another Heritage Lottery Fund grant for the SLBI! Great news – we’ve just been awarded a Heritage Lottery Fund grant of £99,600 for our new ‘Plant Recording for All Ages’ project! The project will bring our historic herbarium up-to-date, make it accessible to all and enable visitors to use it for a range of activities. The project will start in May 2016 and will take place over the next two years. Our herbarium contains around 100,000 pressed plant specimens, some of them about 200 years old. They are all housed in the original cabinets designed by our founder, Allan Octavian Hume, over 100 years ago.

The new project will help to conserve these fragile specimens and install digital interpretation facilities so that visitors can view them online. Leeds Herbarium Collection. Haslemere Museum Botany Page. This large collection of approximately 65,000 items consists primarily of British specimens. Most of these, about 62%, are pressed herbarium specimens of flowering and non-flowering plants. Other types of specimens include plant galls, seeds, liverworts, mosses, conifers and wood sample blocks. A collection of non-plants includes lichens, fungi and algae. Of all the collections, botany has the richest field collection data with well-recorded donor details. Haslemere Museum. Curator of Micropalaeontology's blog: What our microfossil collection tells us about the earliest humans in Britain.

On 13 Feb a new temporary exhibition opened here at the Museum entitled Britain: one million years of the human story. It includes some images of microfossils from our collection in the display. Scanning electron microscope (SEM) images of pollen grains from our collection that appear in the exhibition. These and other microfossil collections housed behind the scenes help with dating the finds, reconstructing the environment, landscape and climate of these first human settlements in Britain and provide the climatic context for the recent discovery of the earliest human footprints in Britain on a Norfolk beach. Natural History Museum. Sandra Knapp sur Twitter : "Our herbarium specimens have arrived in Netherlands @Picturae_INT ready to be imaged! #digitalherbarium #NHM #Kew. Northamptonshire Natural History Society - Botany Section Herbarium.

Plant collections Hampshire Museums Service. The vascular plants include: ferns and their relatives, pines and their relatives, and flowering plants. RNG herbarium Reading. Herbaria Oxford. Home Page - BRAHMS Online. An integrated approach to specimen based plant diversity research The plant diversity research team at Oxford Plant Sciences work on taxonomy, phylogenetics, forest ecology, biodiversity and conservation. Oxford University Herbaria. Everything in it’s place. Everything in it’s place Posted on Updated on The new General Flowering Plants corridor The next sheet to lay away.

Stories from the St Andrews Herbarium. Science » Botanics Stories. Edinburgh. Timber Wales. The Museum is home to a timber collection comprising c.12,000 pieces of wood from stained microscopic slides, charcoal samples, planks and giant sections, metres high.