Botany News

Characteristics of nutmeg family explored

A special issue of Mongabay's open-access academic journal, Tropical Conservation Science, explores the state of knowledge of the nutmeg (Myristicaceae) tree family. While the commercial value of species within the…

How fruit defines Borneo

Rambutan fruit. Photo courtesy of Orangutan Foundation International. Among conservationists and biologists, the mega-island of Borneo is a sort of Mecca. Its rich plant and animal biodiversity, as well as…

Botanist killed in crossfire in Philippines

A local botanist was killed in crossfire between the Filipino military and suspected communist guerrillas with the New People's Army on Monday, reports the Inquirer.net. Leonardo L. Co, a botanist,…

Losing nature’s medicine cabinet

An interview with Dr. Christopher N. Herndon. In all the discussions of saving the world's biodiversity from extinction, one point is often and surprisingly forgotten: the importance of the world's…
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