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Inside our Collections, Plant Science

In Search of Thomas Edison’s Botanical Treasures

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The quiet corridors of the William and Lynda Steere Herbarium here at The New York Botanical Garden are lined with steel cabinets where preserved plant ... Read More

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Lendemer’s Lichens: Combing the Great Smoky Mountains

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You’ll find them clinging to rock faces like flecks of gray paint, or carpeting a tree trunk with skeins of red whisps. Lichens come in ... Read More

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The Cannon Ball Tree

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I still stand in awe each time I see the cannon ball tree (Couroupita guianensis), a member of the Brazil nut family. In ... Read More

Inside our Collections, Plant Science

Darwin’s Star Orchid

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The Funkiest of Fungi

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