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History & People, Plant Science

Cowpeas and the African Diaspora, Part Three: Can Herbarium Specimens Fill Historical Gaps?

Posted in History & People, Plant Science

Unfortunately, many of the early written records of cowpeas in the Americas are ambiguous, either because the descriptions of the plants are insufficiently detailed to ... Read More

History & People, Plant Science

Cowpeas and the African Diaspora, Part Two: A Life-Giving Crop

Posted in History & People, Plant Science

Genetic, historical, and archeological evidence suggests that cowpeas were domesticated in the Sahelian region of West Africa, and perhaps also in East Africa, several thousand ... Read More

History & People, Plant Science

Cowpeas and the African Diaspora: What Can Natural History Collections Add?

Posted in History & People, Plant Science

Cowpeas, which belong to the legume family of plants, are an annual crop—planted anew from seed each year—grown throughout much of the world. Read More

Environment & Conservation, Plant Science

Color of Biodiversity

Posted in Environment & Conservation, Plant Science

Pink is not just pretty—it’s primeval. And this year, pink is being honored as PANTONE’s Color of Biodiversity. Read More

Inside our Collections, Plant Science

Telling the Story of the Quest to Preserve and Classify the World’s Plants

Posted in Inside our Collections, Plant Science

With Herbarium: The Quest to Classify and Preserve the World's Plants now available, and our January 8 online discussion with the author taking registrations, we ... Read More

History & People, Plant Science

Discover the History of Herbaria with Barbara M. Thiers

Posted in History & People, Plant Science

This November, explore a heavily illustrated history of herbaria from one of the world's foremost experts. Read More

Plant Science

NYBG Virtual Expeditions Featured on Citizen Science Podcast

Posted in Plant Science

Anyone can contribute to the study and conservation of plants—from anywhere. That’s the message of a recent episode of the Citizen Science Podcast Read More

Environment & Conservation, History & People, Plant Science

Vanuatu Celebrates its 40th Year of Independence and Learns a Lot about Botany

Posted in Environment & Conservation, History & People, Plant Science

Vanuatu, a South Pacific archipelago of about 85 islands, celebrated the 40th anniversary of its independence recently with a 10-day public holiday, including an Agriculture ... Read More

Plant Science

Plant Science

NYBG Science in the News: Using Artificial Intelligence to Understand Plant Diversity

Posted in Plant Science

The Herbarium 2020 competition marks the second year of a partnership between The New York Botanical Garden and Google. This is also the second time ... Read More

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