www.FungiPhoto.com Mushroom Photo Catalog ITIS Systematics is the branch of biology concerned with classification and nomenclature. It is sometimes used synonymously with taxonomy. In their 1970 publication Systematics in Support of Biological Research, Michener et al. defined systematic biology and taxonomy as: Systematic biology (hereafter called simply systematics) is the field that (a) provides scientific names for organisms, (b) describes them, (c) preserves collections of them, (d) provides classifications for the organisms, keys for their identification, and data on their distributions, (e) investigates their evolutionary histories, and (f) considers their environmental adaptations...Taxonomy is that part of Systematics concerned with topics (a) to (d) above. Identifying species, their relationships and evolutionary hierarchies, is critical to saving biodiversity. ITIS (Integrated Taxonomic Information System) was established to address this priority. Sara N. We hope you enjoyed this post.
Index Fungorum Home Page Case Study of Botany Research in Tropics Nestled within the Hang Dong district, Chiang Mai, Thailand, is a 10 acre botanical garden called Dokmai Garden. Run by the Thai family Seehamongkol, it boasts over 1,000 plant species, including orchids, laurels, banana plants, birds-of-paradise plants, and gingers. The Seehamongkol family, and the garden's biologist and Director, Dr. Eric Danell, have the lucky fortune of not only working in this garden, but also of calling it home. While living amidst such a paradise is undeniably enchanting, for Dr. Dr. Eric's passion, however, is gardens. Fortunately for Dr. Since discovering BHL, Eric uses it several times a week, typically verifying plant species descriptions online but occasionally also downloading PDFs. The true magic of BHL for Danell, however, is the truly global access it provides. Being located in a developing country also provides opportunities for Dr.
Fungi Online: An Introduction to the Biology of Fungi - Home Page CETAF – Consortium of European Taxonomic Facilities Botanical.com Cavendishia ends a 38 year wait for its own name This plant was collected in 1976 by one of RBGE’s senior botanists, George Argent, who has now retired but is still working hard collecting and naming plants. It was collected from the lower montane forests of southern Ecuador and he says that it rained continuously for six weeks on his collecting trip which was why all the plants were growing so well! Ecuador is at the top of South America and is so called because it lies on the equator so the day length is the same all year round, 12 hours of day and 12 hours of night. The lowlands and coastal regions of Ecuador experience warm tropical temperatures but higher up in the mountains it can get a lot cooler. This plant has been growing in the tropical glasshouse at Edinburgh which is heated to a minimum temperature of 18°C. It has only flowered three times since 1976 and it has taken us aback with its grace and fine features. The flowers are held at the end of long, fine, woody stems and the leaves are narrow and elegant.
MycoBank in English Flowers mislead traditional taxonomy For hundreds of years, plant taxonomists have worked to understand how species are related. Until relatively recently, their only reliable source of information about these relationships was the plants' morphology—traits that could be observed, measured, counted, categorized, and described visually. And paramount among these morphological traits were aspects of flower shape and arrangement. In the papilionoid legumes—a large, diverse group that includes the common pea and bean—most species have highly specialized, "butterfly-shaped" flowers with bilateral symmetry, fused stamens, and strongly differentiated standard, wing, and keel petals. Lead author Domingos Cardoso (Universidade Estadual de Feira de Santana in Bahia, Brazil) was intrigued by the floral diversity of papilionoid legumes. This shows a mass flowering of Luetzelburgia bahiensis in a Caatinga dry setting at Morro do Chapéu, Bahia, Brazil. (Photo Credit: Courtesy of Domingos Cardoso.)
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