Tag Archives: Botany

Aloes

The orange-red inflorescence of an Aloe ferox. The recent prolific mid-winter flowering in a range of Aloe species had piqued my interest again in this mostly African genus of plants. There’s been at least half a dozen species flowering and … Continue reading

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Plant Communications

HT to Anthropogen for pointing to an interesting piece of research on plant communication. Then via New Scientist To the Open Access original research paper in PlosOne about an ‘other’ communication ability of plants. Or at least a Chilli seed … Continue reading

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Reading matters – The Beginning and End of Western Botanical Sciences?

Been reading more than writing lately, and thought I’d share a few interesting posts and stories concerning the beginning and possible ending of field and practical botanical science in the western world. Starting with the excellent ArtPlantae blog and their … Continue reading

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