Posts Tagged: botany

Carl Linnaeus, Systema Naturae, sexual system, Georg Dionysius Ehret, Mrs Morgan's Florilegium, Natalie Waddell,

Historical botanical illustration of the day

Magnolia grandiflora, commonly known as the southern magnolia or bull bay, is a tree of the family Magnoliaceae native to the southeastern United States. It was one of the many species first described by Swedish naturalist Carl Linnaeus in his

Carl Linnaeus, Systema Naturae, sexual system, Georg Dionysius Ehret, Mrs Morgan's Florilegium, Natalie Waddell,

Historical botanical illustration of the day

Magnolia grandiflora, commonly known as the southern magnolia or bull bay, is a tree of the family Magnoliaceae native to the southeastern United States. It was one of the many species first described by Swedish naturalist Carl Linnaeus in his

botany, Joseph Banks, Sydney Parkinson, florilegium, Mrs Morgan's Florilegium, transit of Venus,

Expert botanists – an endangered species

International science journal Nature has published an article called Superstars of botany: Rare specimens, explaining how a handful of plant hunters has shaped the field over the past 200 years and warning that such experts are now in danger of

botany, Joseph Banks, Sydney Parkinson, florilegium, Mrs Morgan's Florilegium, transit of Venus,

Expert botanists – an endangered species

International science journal Nature has published an article called Superstars of botany: Rare specimens, explaining how a handful of plant hunters has shaped the field over the past 200 years and warning that such experts are now in danger of

Alexander Buchan, Sydney Parkinson, Endeavour, florilegium, Mrs Morgan's Florilegium, Natalie Waddell, transit of Venus

Historical botanical illustration of the day

Three months prior to arriving at Tahiti, Captain Cook and the crew of the HMB Endeavour had struggled to make it round Cape Horn. After several aborted attempts, on 16 January 1769 the ship finally anchored on the Pacific coast

Alexander Buchan, Sydney Parkinson, Endeavour, florilegium, Mrs Morgan's Florilegium, Natalie Waddell, transit of Venus

Historical botanical illustration of the day

Three months prior to arriving at Tahiti, Captain Cook and the crew of the HMB Endeavour had struggled to make it round Cape Horn. After several aborted attempts, on 16 January 1769 the ship finally anchored on the Pacific coast

Botanical illustration of the day

Mary Grierson, who has died aged 99, was one of the world’s most accomplished botanical artists. She embarked on her career only in middle age — and then only by accident — in 1960, while applying for a post organising

Botanical illustration of the day

Mary Grierson, who has died aged 99, was one of the world’s most accomplished botanical artists. She embarked on her career only in middle age — and then only by accident — in 1960, while applying for a post organising

Linnaeus, botany, florilegium, Mrs Morgan's Florilegium

Rethinking the origin of ‘species’

In the 250 years since Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus formalised the taxonomic method of naming species, there have been a number of discoveries which some argue mean a better definition is now required. Originally, ‘species’ (meaning ‘kind’ or ‘sort’ in

Linnaeus, botany, florilegium, Mrs Morgan's Florilegium

Rethinking the origin of ‘species’

In the 250 years since Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus formalised the taxonomic method of naming species, there have been a number of discoveries which some argue mean a better definition is now required. Originally, ‘species’ (meaning ‘kind’ or ‘sort’ in

Historical botanical illustration of the day

Metrosideros collina is a species of flowering plant in the family Myrtaceae. It is native to the Marquesas Islands, the Society Islands, Fiji and Vanuatu. The Myrtaceae or Myrtle family are a group of dicotyledon plants, placed within the order

Historical botanical illustration of the day

Metrosideros collina is a species of flowering plant in the family Myrtaceae. It is native to the Marquesas Islands, the Society Islands, Fiji and Vanuatu. The Myrtaceae or Myrtle family are a group of dicotyledon plants, placed within the order

Historical botanical illustration of the day

Spondias dulcis is an equatorial or tropical tree with edible fruit that is native to Melanesia and through Polynesia. It is known by many names in various places around the world, in Trinidad and Tobago, for example, by its French

Historical botanical illustration of the day

Spondias dulcis is an equatorial or tropical tree with edible fruit that is native to Melanesia and through Polynesia. It is known by many names in various places around the world, in Trinidad and Tobago, for example, by its French