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Category: Phytophilia

BRIT News

Prescribed Burn Planned for BRIT Prairie

FORT WORTH, Texas (January 12, 2021) — The Fort Worth Botanic Garden | Botanical Research Institute of Texas (FWBG | BRIT) working with the Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge and Fort

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Collections Lens

Gina Douglas of The Linnean Society of London

Gina Douglas, Honorary Archivist of the Linnean Society of London, discusses her many fruitful and enriching years with the Linnean Society and the wonderful collections that she has worked with during her tenure.

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Botany Stories

Searching for Mertensia through the Mountains of China

From the mountains of China, comes a botany story in search of Mertensia (Bluebells), of the Boraginaceae family. Through the summer of 2010, botanist Mare Nazaire Ph.D. of California Botanic Garden (RSA) conducted numerous field collecting trips throughout the alpine regions of China.

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Collections Lens

Collecting Collections; Tiana F. Rehman, BRIT Herbarium

Tiana F. Rehman, BRIT’s Herbarium Collections Manager, tells us about the many collections that compose the Herbarium. This is the first interview of the Library’s new Collection Lens series, which highlights collection managers from around the world across botanical libraries and herbaria as collections move into the future.

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Archive Lens

A Library Encircling A Herbarium

Imagine a herbarium of just under 400,000 plant specimens in cabinets with a corresponding botany library of 40,000 books lining the periphery, along the walls of the herbarium collection accessible to researchers working in the collection. This was the design of the SMU Herbarium and Library housed on the SMU campus before moving to BRIT in 1991.

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Biodiversity and Floristics

1,000 Ascensions: Madagascar expedition

These are all just some of the steps involved in discovering new plant species and understanding plant biodiversity – or at least they were on my most recent trip to Madagascar in search of strange and wonderful plant life.

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