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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

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

Historical botanical illustration of the day

Alphitonia zizyphoides is one of around 20 species in the Alphitonia genus of flowering plants, which belong to the family Rhamnaceae. It occurs in tropical regions of Southeast Asia, Oceania and Polynesia. The name is derived from the Greek word

Historical botanical illustration of the day

Alphitonia zizyphoides is one of around 20 species in the Alphitonia genus of flowering plants, which belong to the family Rhamnaceae. It occurs in tropical regions of Southeast Asia, Oceania and Polynesia. The name is derived from the Greek word

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

Meet the 20,000 new species we discovered in a single year

“As the number of species increases, so too does our understanding of the biosphere. It is through knowledge of the unique attributes of species that we illuminate the origin and evolutionary history of life on our planet. “As we find out

Meet the 20,000 new species we discovered in a single year

“As the number of species increases, so too does our understanding of the biosphere. It is through knowledge of the unique attributes of species that we illuminate the origin and evolutionary history of life on our planet. “As we find out