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The famed "corpse flower" plant – known for its giant size, rotten-meat odor and phallic shape – has a new, smaller relative: A University of Utah botanist discovered a new species of Amorphophallus that is one-fourth as tall but just as stinky.
In 1766, Frenchwoman Jeanne Baret disguised herself as a man to work as assistant to renowned botanist Philibert Commerson on the first French circumnavigation of the globe.
Jordi López of the Barcelona Botanical Institute has joined local researchers in a study to locate and define "havens and museums of flora" in China – areas where vegetation resisted the glaciations of the Quaternary Period.
A Philadelphia botanist who has studied rare plants for 50 years, but has never attained the honor of having a plant named for him is finally getting his due, but with a barely visible organism so rare it may never be seen again.
Researchers have constructed a 226-year history of fire in southern Illinois by looking at fire scars in tree stumps.
A botanist from the Missouri Botanical Garden recently spotted a rare parasitic plant that hasnâ€™t been seen in more than 20 years.
A species of grass not seen since 1912 has been discovered growing on Santa Catalina Island off the Southern California coast, botanists say.
The Hong Kong Orchid Tree (Bauhinia blakeana), is an evergreen tree with a unique endemic flower of Hong Kong. It is categorized in the genus Bauhinia and is even referred to as this name in non-scientific literature. These pinkish purple orchid-like flowers are typically 4 to 6 inches across, and have fragrant blooms from early November to the end of March. The large, thick, double-lobed leaves resemble the shape of a heart or butterfly. Typically, the leaf will be 2.5 to 4 inches long...
Alphonse Louis Pierre Pyrame de Candolle (Paris October 28, 1806 - Geneva April 4, 1893) was a French-Swiss botanist, the son of the Swiss botanist A. P. de Candolle. Early in his studies he devoted himself to law. He gradually drifted to botany and finally succeeded to his father's chair at the University of Geneva. He published a number of botanical works, including continuations of the Prodromus in collaboration with his son, Anne Casimir Pyrame de Candolle. He also is known for his...
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