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Plant Science

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

Plant Science

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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Plant Science

The Funkiest of Fungi

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