Twin plants named after Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito following DNA discovery. Posted An "unlikely pair" of Australian plants have been named after actors Danny DeVito and Arnold Schwarzenegger, stars of the cult '80s comedy Twins.
Australian National University researcher Professor Mike Crisp leads a team that had studied the "egg and bacon pea" flowers for decades. However, biologists only recently discovered the plants were actually twin species. Meet the endangered plant named after rockstar Jimi Hendrix. Dudleya hendrixii, a new, rare species from Colonet Mesa, Baja California.
Photo via Stephen McCabe et al, Madroño, 2016 Will an endangered flower named after musician Jimi Hendrix fade into the purple haze of memory? Not if the researchers who just discovered it have anything to say about it. They hope that the announcement of this new but endangered species will mobilize efforts to protect and conserve the remote region of Baja, Mexico, in which it and other rare plants are found. Phil Garnock-Jones - noto. I’m a retired plant taxonomist in Wellington New Zealand.
Before I retired, I entertained the idea of giving up botany and taking on something new, but it hasn’t happened. So much taxonomic research these days requires a lab and students, to say nothing of keeping up with a ballooning literature. But there’s still a lot that can be done from home: Flora contributions, field guides, illustration, photography, and simple garden experiments. Purple Hays and Glossy Gibbons - AoBBlog. What’s in a name?
It’s something Nigel Chaffey has been asking recently, whether it’s scientific names or honourific names. Beyond labelling exactly what it is that you’re talking about do names matter? 'What’s in a Name?' Launched at Harvard Museum of Natural History. Why are names important in science?
What is the difference between scientific names (also known as Latin names or taxonomic names) and common names? Why do some species have multiple names? The grant project team for What’s in a Name, supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), set out to find answers and develop exhibits and other ways for anyone to explore this phenomenon.
CONVENTIONAL SHORTHAND SYMBOLS. 1.
"apud" Not common. When a name, extensive notes, illustrations or other important data are contributed by a worker, but the name is formally published by another (whether contemporary or not), the contributing worker's name can be cited, separated from the publishing author by apud. 2. "in" Common. Scientists give a new name to Brazil’s national tree. Taxonomists have long wondered about the correct classification of Brazil’s national tree.
A new DNA study which analyses the evolutionary relationships of some 200 related species (known as the Caesalpinia group) confirms that Brazil`s iconic tree represents an isolated evolutionary lineage, and merits recognition as a new genus. 1437. Rare Plant Named After Rock Guitarist Jimi Hendrix. California researchers have named a newly discovered rare plant after Jimi Hendrix.
Global Genome Biodiversity Network: saving a blueprint of the Tree of Life – a botanical perspective. + Author Affiliations ↵*For correspondence.
E-mail email@example.com Received March 10, 2016. Revision received May 10, 2016. Accepted May 19, 2016. Global Genome Biodiversity Network: saving a blueprint of the Tree of Life – a botanical perspective. Trade in threatened medicinal plants - why plant names matter. Introduction to the trade in medicinal plants This week, Kew’s CITES team (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna) will attend the 17th Conference of the Parties (CoP17).
During this conference, MPNS will be highlighted as a valuable reference for facilitating effective regulation of the trade in medicinal plants. The trade in medicinal plants is notoriously difficult to quantify and track, yet it has considerable economic significance and is growing rapidly. Unfortunately, little reliable research exists on the scale of trade in particular species; one challenge being the alternative ways plants are labelled or otherwise referred to. Herbal medicines on sale in South Korea. Increasing demands for certain species can lead to unsustainable harvesting which impacts negatively on local ecosystems. Trade and names. Surfacing the deep data of taxonomy. ESF Top 10 New Species. Automated Plant Species Identification: Challenges and Opportunities. The number of species of macro organisms on the planet is estimated at about 10 million.
This staggering diversity and the need to better understand it led inevitably to the development of classification schemes called biological taxonomies. Unfortunately, in addition to this enormous diversity, the traditional identification and classification workflows are both slow and error-prone; classification expertise is in the hands of a small number of expert taxonomists; and to make things worse, the number of taxonomists has steadily declined in recent years. Automated identification of organisms has therefore become not just a long time desire but a need to better understand, use, and save biodiversity. This paper presents a survey of recent efforts to use computer vision and machine learning techniques to identify organisms.
It focuses on the use of leaf images to identify plant species. Botanical Nomenclature. Nomenclature Nomenclature refers to the naming of things. Botanical nomenclature is (surprise) about naming plants. Bear in mind that plant names refer to abstract entities - the collection of all plants (past, present, and future) that belong to the same group. As you will recall, taxonomy is about grouping.
Botanical nomenclature is about applying names to taxonomic groups. Scientific names of plants reflect the taxonomic group to which the plant belongs. Scientific names are never misleading. L'inventaire permanent de la flore. Consortium of European Taxonomic Facilities. Angiosperm Phylogeny Website. APG III system. The APG III system (Angiosperm Phylogeny Group III system) of flowering plant classification is the third version of a modern, mostly molecular-based, system of plant taxonomy.
The system was published in 2009 by the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group, 6½ years after its predecessor the APG II system was published, and 11 years after the initial APG system was published in 1998. Along with the publication outlining the new system, there were two accompanying publications in the same issue of the Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society. CETAF – Consortium of European Taxonomic Facilities. EMBnet: Expert Center for Taxonomic Identification. Search GRIN for Taxonomy of Plants.
International Code of Nomenclature for algae, fungi, and plants. Report on botanical nomenclature—Melbourne 2011. XVIII International Botanical Congress, Melbourne: Nomenclature Section, 18–22 July 2011. ITIS. Assembling, Visualizing, and Analyzing the Tree of Life. COMING SOON: New Phylogenetic ‘Tree of Life’ Tools. 26 February, 2015. Phylogenetic Toolbox. Phytologia.org. History : Taxonomic Literature II : Smithsonian Libraries. TDWG 2013. I also had the luck to attend the TDWG Annual Conference in Florence, Italy this past October/November 2013.
Botanical Research in the Asian Tropics. Don't be fooled: Flowers mislead traditional taxonomy. For hundreds of years, plant taxonomists have worked to understand how species are related. The name of the fungus. To a visitor walking down, down, down the white cinder block stairwell and through metal doors into the basement, Building 010A takes on the hushed, mile-long-beige-corridor feel of some secret government installation in a blockbuster movie. Cavendishia ends a 38 year wait for its own name » Botanics Stories. Name A New Species Honor Someone Special WOW A Unique RARE Opportunity L K. Solanum watneyi, a new bush tomato species from the Northern Territory, Australia named for Mark Watney of the book and film “The Martian”
It's Almost Tax Day: Here's How Nature Files Its Taxas. By Liz Langley With U.S. tax day approaching on April 18, Weird Animal Question of the Week is taking author’s prerogative to ask “How does nature file its taxas?” Naming Species on ebay. Naming nature. Magazines de botanique. Apprendre la botanique.