When it’s an eelgrass. OK, this needs some explanation. A popular notion is that the kingdom Plantae is essentially synonymous with the term land plants. And that is understandable; after all, this group of...
The FAO has launched a ‘traditional crop of the month’ site to generate more appreciation of the nutritional – and often medical – benefits of food plants.
Mnemonics produce the highest retention rates of species identification.
Roses are from Asia.
Taxonomic resources are essential for the effective management of invasive plants because biosecurity strategies, legislation dealing with invasive species, quarantine, weed surveillance and monitoring all depend on accurate and rapid identification of non-native taxa,...
Backward-looking retrospectives [is there any other kind? – Ed.] are great. And that from the International Institute for Species Exploration at Arizona State University is one of the best. Annually, it publishes its list of...
How do you control a problem like Acacia pycnantha? First, figure out what you are dealign with.
Tom Shakespeare talks about reductionism in biology, a problem all plant scientists should be worrying about.
Apomicts are plants grown from seeds or spores are produced without fertilization.
What have Arabidopsis thaliana, Lotus japonicus, Zea mays, Lemna gibba and Hemerocallis got in common? They’re all model plants.