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National Herbarium and Plant Laboratories in Kathmandu, Nepal: An Introduction to our first Asian partner

National Herbarium and Plant Laboratories in Kathmandu, Nepal: An Introduction to our first Asian partner | Herbaria | Scoop.it
Although I had produced this video last week from footage sent to us by the amazingly upbeat crew at the National Herbarium and Plant Laboratories (KATH) in Kathmandu, Nepal, I am only getting arou...
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The unique flora of the Juan Fernández Archipelago-News - Chile - This is Chile

The unique flora of the Juan Fernández Archipelago-News - Chile - This is Chile | Herbaria | Scoop.it

Two French botanists have released a publication containing an inventory of the islands' many endemic plant species. 

 

These islands were immortalized in Daniel DeFoe's classic: Robinson Crusoe.

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Seven new exhibits to be opened at Idaho Museum of Natural History | ISU Voice

Seven new exhibits to be opened at Idaho Museum of Natural History | ISU Voice | Herbaria | Scoop.it

Look for "From Field to Folder," an exhibit about the herbarium process at Idaho State University.

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Specimens From The Duke Herbarium | Duke Today Mobile

Charming slideshow of herbarium sheets...lovely!

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More Herbarium readings

More Herbarium readings | Herbaria | Scoop.it
Two afternoons at the Harvest Hangout at the Royal Horticultural Society's Autumn Harvest Show 2011. A line-up of music and readings organised by Helen Babbs:




Tue 4th Oct

11am – Hel...
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New marine plants discovered - The West Australian

New marine plants discoveredThe West AustralianMarine scientists from the WA Herbarium, responsible for the documentation of botanical species, and the Department of Environment and Conservation, made the series of discoveries in the Walpole and...
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The History of, and Contemporary Advances in, Botany, Herbal and Alternative Medicine

The History of, and Contemporary Advances in, Botany, Herbal and Alternative Medicine | Herbaria | Scoop.it

Join us for an exciting lecture that will explore botany’s place in medical history,
as well as its standing in medicine today.

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otchipotchi — herbarium stones

otchipotchi — herbarium stones | Herbaria | Scoop.it

...for purchase or ponder...

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Making an herbarium specimen | John Davidson

Helpful animation of how to prepare a plant speciman for an herbarium.  This web site is an online exhibit and collection of the images and records of John Davidson, an early 20th-century Canadian botanist and educator. Davidson was the first director of the UBC Botanical Garden and an environmental folk hero.

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Herbarium Details :: Index Herbariorum :: NYBG.org

This does not happen every day:  a new herbarium listing from Italy.

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Great Bouncing Beans!

Great Bouncing Beans! | Herbaria | Scoop.it

"National Heirloom Exposition, a one-of-a-kind vegetable and seed extravaganza running Sept. 13-15 at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds in Santa Rosa."


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Herbaria are a major frontier for species discovery

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MBG Rare Books: Browse Titles

MBG Rare Books: Browse Titles | Herbaria | Scoop.it
The Missouri Botanical Garden Library presents its Rare Book Digitization Project.

 

This is a spectacular collection, with beautiful botanical illustrations.


Via Karen Russ
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» Seedbank Vaults Hedge Against Apocalypse

» Seedbank Vaults Hedge Against Apocalypse | Herbaria | Scoop.it
Dornith Doherty’s documentary images of seed-saving facilities capture the logistics — and existential anxiety — behind the elaborate steps now in place to preserve the world’s crop diversity.
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BIEN Project | iPlant Collaborative Web Portal

The BIEN (Botanical Information and Ecology Network) project includes this objective concerning herbaria: "A Plant Observation Database (POD) which will employ the TNRS to unite georeferenced occurrence data from herbarium specimens and ecological inventories within a single model. Herbarium specimens will supply large samples of presence data needed for modeling species distributions and ranges sizes; ecological inventories will provide data on co-occurrence, diversity, and demography and traits needed to build mechanistic models of the determinants and evolution of species/clade distributions and the geography of traits."

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Ginkgo biloba - Botany Photo of the Day

Ginkgo biloba - Botany Photo of the Day | Herbaria | Scoop.it
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Herbarium Passion Flower | Image of the Week, Scientific American Blog Network

Herbarium Passion Flower | Image of the Week, Scientific American Blog Network | Herbaria | Scoop.it
Image of the Week #11, October 03, 2011:



From: 800,000 Manmade Plant Fossils (and counting) by Jennifer Frazer at The Artful Amoeba

Original Source: Specimens From The Duke ...
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Uncovering hidden research collections - News - Ka Leo The Voice - University of Hawaii-Manoa Ka Leo O Hawaii

Uncovering hidden research collections - News - Ka Leo The Voice - University of Hawaii-Manoa Ka Leo O Hawaii | Herbaria | Scoop.it


Dead men tell no tales, but dead bugs do," Dr. Daniel Rubinoff told an audience of about 70 faculty members, staff and students in a Hamilton Library conference room on Sept. 29.

 

Also mentioned is the herbarium at U of H.

 

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50 State Flowers from 50 American States | USA Photos Pictures Blog

50 State Flowers from 50 American States | USA Photos Pictures Blog | Herbaria | Scoop.it
RT @StefanLevesque: 50 State #Flowers From 50 American States http://t.co/2C2DaSpM #Botany #Photography RT @Flipbooks @mamiof3kids...
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Tibetan Flora Images

Tibetan Flora Images | Herbaria | Scoop.it
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Joseph Banks' Banksia serrata Specimen | Royal Botanic Gardens ...

Joseph Banks' Banksia serrata Specimen | Royal Botanic Gardens ... | Herbaria | Scoop.it
It's one of over 350 Banks and Solander specimens held in the National Herbarium of Victoria here at the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne. (The main Banks and Solander collection is held at theNaturalHistoryMuseum ...
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An Unlichenly Pair | The Scientist

An Unlichenly Pair | The Scientist | Herbaria | Scoop.it
An Unlichenly Pair | (RT @everhartmuseum: New discoveries made all the time of #plants #lichens #fungi (all within field of botany) http://t.co/JI6QzCh via @TheScientistLLC...)...
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Outcomes of the 2011 Botanical Nomenclature Section at the XVIII International Botanical Congress

Outcomes of the 2011 Botanical Nomenclature Section at the XVIII International Botanical Congress | Herbaria | Scoop.it

The Nomenclature Section held with the 18th International Botanical Congress in Melbourne, Australia in July 2011 saw sweeping changes to the way scientists name new plants, algae, and fungi. The changes begin on the cover: the title was broadened to make explicit that the Code applies not only to plants, but also to algae and fungi. The new title will now be the International code for nomenclature of algae, fungi, and plants. For the first time in history the Code will allow for the electronic publication of names of new taxa. In an effort to make the publication of new names more accurate and efficient, the requirement for a Latin validating diagnosis or description was changed to allow either English or Latin for these essential components of the publication of a new name. Both of these latter changes will take effect on 1 January 2012. The nomenclatural rules for fungi will see several important changes, the most important of which is probably the adoption of the principle of “one fungus, one name.” Paleobotanists will also see changes with the elimination of the concept of “morphotaxa” from the Code.


Via Annals of Botany: Plant Science Research, Luigi Guarino
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Food for the Future

Food for the Future | Herbaria | Scoop.it

Food sustainability and security is a hot topic in the news at the moment, with both famine and GM products being high on the news agenda. The Genetics Resource Unit, part of Warwick Crop Centre in the School of Life Sciences, is a seed bank holding many important species of crop. Dr Charlotte Allender, Assistant Manager of the GRU, explains more about the unit and the aims it hopes to achieve, and what is the importance of preserving the genetic history of crops.


Via Ruth Bastow, Luigi Guarino
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AoB Blog » A new Creative Commons search for botany photos on Flickr

AoB Blog » A new Creative Commons search for botany photos on Flickr | Herbaria | Scoop.it
Weblog of the Annals of Botany...
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