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Anatomically preserved Silurian ‘nematophytes’ from the Welsh Borderland (UK)

Dianne Edwards, Rosmarie Honegger, Lindsey Axe and Jennifer L Morris.

in Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society

May 2018; p ublished online May 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Evolutionary Biology; Natural History; Plant Sciences and Forestry; Plant Evolution. 7073 words.

Abstract

Stratified charcoalified fragments of thalloid organisms with tripartite tissue construction have been isolated from the basal member of the Upper...

Are superior ovaries damaged by the bills of flower-visiting birds and does this preclude adaptation to bird pollinators?

Chang-Qiu Liu, Yang Niu, De-Li Peng and Hang Sun.

in Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society

June 2018; p ublished online June 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Evolutionary Biology; Natural History; Plant Sciences and Forestry; Plant Evolution. 7797 words.

Abstract

A biological trait may promote adaptation to particular pollinators, and this may be a major factor governing the variation of pollination systems...

Bolton, James (bap. 1735, d. 1799), natural history artist and mycologist

Mark Seaward.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Drawing and Pastels; Painting; Mycology and Fungi; Natural History. 699 words.

Bolton, James (bap. 1735, d. 1799), natural history artist and mycologist, was baptized on 23 November 1735; he was probably born on a farm in the Calder valley, Yorkshire. He was the...

Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society

Journal. Subjects: Evolutionary Biology; Natural History; Plant Sciences and Forestry; Plant Evolution.

Catesby, Mark

Keir B. Sterling.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Natural History; Ornithology; Botany. 1505 words.

Catesby, Mark (31 December 1682–23 December 1749), naturalist, botanist, and ornithologist, was born in Castle Hedingham, Essex, England, the son of John Catesby, a former town clerk,...

Chemical composition and secretion biology of the floral bouquet in legume trees (Fabaceae)

Cristina Ribeiro Marinho, Maria Elvira Poleti Martucci, Leonardo Gobbo-Neto and Simone PÁdua Teixeira.

in Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society

April 2018; p ublished online March 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Evolutionary Biology; Natural History; Plant Sciences and Forestry; Plant Evolution. 8613 words.

Abstract

In the present investigation, we studied the floral bouquet and its associate osmophores in three legume trees using a combination of chemical and...

Comparative pollination ecology between two populations and two varieties of Cypripedium parviflorum (Orchidaceae) in Missouri, United States of America – does size matter?

Retha Edens-Meier, Michael Arduser, Gerardo R Camilo and Peter Bernhardt.

in Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society

March 2018; p ublished online March 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Evolutionary Biology; Natural History; Plant Sciences and Forestry; Plant Evolution. 8617 words.

Abstract

The pollination ecology of two sympatric varieties of Cypripedium parviflorum was compared to determine whether floral dimensions had an impact upon...

A comparision of ghost orchid (Dendrophylax lindenii) habitats in Florida and Cuba, with particular reference to seedling recruitment and mycorrhizal fungi

Ernesto B Mújica, Justin J Mably, Shannon M Skarha, Laura L Corey, Larry W Richardson, Mark W Danaher, Elaine H González and Lawrence W Zettler.

in Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society

March 2018; p ublished online March 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Evolutionary Biology; Natural History; Plant Sciences and Forestry; Plant Evolution. 8209 words.

Abstract

The ghost orchid, Dendrophylax lindenii, is a rare, leafless epiphyte native to southern Florida and Cuba. Populations of D. lindenii in southern...

A comparison of patterns of genetic structure in two co-occurring Agave species (Asparagaceae) that differ in the patchiness of their geographical distributions and cultivation histories

Denise L Lindsay, Joel F Swift, Richard F Lance and Christine E Edwards.

in Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society

March 2018; p ublished online March 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Evolutionary Biology; Natural History; Plant Sciences and Forestry; Plant Evolution. 8147 words.

Abstract

Spatial genetic structure in plants can be affected by continuity of geographical distribution, cultivation history, pollination and seed dispersal...

Convergent evolution of high elevation plant growth forms and geographically structured variation in Andean Lupinus (Fabaceae)

Natalia Contreras-Ortiz, Guy W Atchison, Colin E Hughes and Santiago Madriňán.

in Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society

April 2018; p ublished online February 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Evolutionary Biology; Natural History; Plant Sciences and Forestry; Plant Evolution. 10704 words.

Abstract

The Andean Lupinus radiation presents one of the highest rates of net species diversification in plants and includes species with a wide variety of...

Cooke, Mordecai Cubitt (1825–1914), naturalist and mycologist

Mary P. English.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Natural History; Mycology and Fungi. 1059 words.

Cooke, Mordecai Cubitt (1825–1914), naturalist and mycologist, was born on 12 July 1825 at the post office in Horning, Norfolk, the eldest in the family of five sons and three daughters of...

Deciphering the complex architecture of an herb using micro-computed X-ray tomography, with an illustrated discussion on architectural diversity of herbs

Guillaume Chomicki, Yannick M Staedler, Luc P R Bidel, Christian Jay-Allemand, Jürg Schönenberger and Susanne S Renner.

in Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society

January 2018; p ublished online January 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Evolutionary Biology; Natural History; Plant Sciences and Forestry; Plant Evolution. 5092 words.

Abstract

Differing from most animals, plants have an indeterminate body plan, allowing them to add new body parts throughout their lifetime. The realized...

Disentangling morphologically similar species of the Andean forest: integrating results from multivariate morphometric analyses, niche modelling and climatic space comparison in Kaunia (Eupatorieae: Asteraceae)

Jessica N Viera Barreto, Patricio Pliscoff, Mariano Donato and Gisela Sancho.

in Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society

January 2018; p ublished online January 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Evolutionary Biology; Natural History; Plant Sciences and Forestry; Plant Evolution. 7017 words.

Abstract

Six subtropical montane forest Kaunia spp. are remarkable for their superficial morphological similarity. We aim to explore different sources of data...

Diversity of floral nectary secretions and structure, and implications for their evolution in Anacardiaceae

Elisabeth D Tölke, Julien B Bachelier, Elimar A Lima, Leonardo Galetto, Diego Demarco and Sandra M Carmello-Guerreiro.

in Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society

May 2018; p ublished online April 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Evolutionary Biology; Natural History; Plant Sciences and Forestry; Plant Evolution. 9607 words.

Abstract

The flowers of most Anacardiaceae have a floral nectary disk producing nectar rich in sugars. However, a recent study demonstrated that their...

Driving forces behind evolutionary radiations: Saxifraga section Ciliatae (Saxifragaceae) in the region of the Qinghai–Tibet Plateau

J Ebersbach, A N Muellner-Riehl, A Favre, J Paule, G Winterfeld and J Schnitzler.

in Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society

March 2018; p ublished online March 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Evolutionary Biology; Natural History; Plant Sciences and Forestry; Plant Evolution. 10240 words.

Abstract

The driving forces behind evolutionary radiations in mountain ecosystems are only poorly understood. Using the species-rich alpine taxon Saxifraga sec...

An Early Devonian permineralized rhyniopsid from the Battery Point Formation of Gaspé (Canada)

Kelly C Pfeiler and Alexandru M F Tomescu.

in Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society

May 2018; p ublished online March 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Evolutionary Biology; Natural History; Plant Sciences and Forestry; Plant Evolution. 5500 words.

Abstract

The Emsian deposits of the Battery Point Formation (Gaspé, Canada) host the most diverse Early Devonian flora in North America. Most of this diversity...

The En Tibi herbarium, a 16th century Italian treasure

Anastasia Stefanaki, Gerard Thijsse, Gerda A van Uffelen, Marcel C M Eurlings and Tinde van Andel.

in Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society

June 2018; p ublished online June 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Evolutionary Biology; Natural History; Plant Sciences and Forestry; Plant Evolution. 12330 words.

Abstract

‘Here for you a smiling garden of everlasting flowers’ is the inscription in Latin of a 16th century Italian herbarium kept in Leiden, the...

Environmental and geographical space partitioning between core and peripheral Myrsine species (Primulaceae) of the Brazilian Atlantic Forest

Andrea Sánchez-Tapia, Mário L Garbin, Marinez F Siqueira, Karlo G Guidoni-Martins, Fabio R Scarano and Tatiana T Carrijo.

in Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society

July 2018; p ublished online July 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Evolutionary Biology; Natural History; Plant Sciences and Forestry; Plant Evolution. 8469 words.

Abstract

Studying species with different distributions and ecological requirements in the same taxonomic group allows an understanding of the specialization...

The epiphytic habitat on a living host: reflections on the orchid–tree relationship

Hanne N Rasmussen and Finn N Rasmussen.

in Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society

March 2018; p ublished online March 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Evolutionary Biology; Natural History; Plant Sciences and Forestry; Plant Evolution. 9552 words.

Abstract

In a living tree crown, the surface expands from year to year and the limbs of the tree thicken, as a consequence of primary and secondary growth. An...

Evolution of the outer ovule integument and its systematic significance in Melastomataceae

Ana Paula Souza Caetano, João Paulo Basso-Alves, Priscila Andressa Cortez, Vinícius Lourenço Garcia De Brito, Fabián Armando Michelangeli, Marcelo Reginato, Renato Goldenberg, Sandra Maria Carmello-Guerreiro and Simone Pádua Teixeira.

in Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society

January 2018; p ublished online January 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Evolutionary Biology; Natural History; Plant Sciences and Forestry; Plant Evolution. 9275 words.

Abstract

Ovule characters have been shown to be informative at higher taxonomic levels and are therefore of interest in angiosperm systematics. In this study,...