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2014-12-07 05:28:29

During the winter months, after most of the leaves have fallen, an unusual greenish/gray growth may appear on your trees. I generally receive several phone calls this time of the year from homeowners concerned that a tree has some type of disease.

2012-06-06 12:24:12

The palms that Vietnamese villagers weave into hats, many varieties of lichens that depend on the pristine environment of the Great Smoky Mountains, and small, shrub-like trees that are threatened by development and deforestation in Brazil were among the scores of plant and fungus species that scientists at The New York Botanical Garden discovered and described in the course of one year.

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2011-04-29 06:31:57

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.

2011-02-14 15:52:05

In an unprecedented coming-out party, 100 newly discovered species are revealed to the world in a single scholarly paper coordinated by Field Museum scientists.

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2010-01-11 08:59:31

Spanish scientists have described the lichen Phylloblastia fortuita, new to the Iberian Peninsula and to science.

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2009-11-13 10:25:00

The penalty of the global climate change has hit Norway’s reindeer populace as warming temperatures harm food stocks and industry expansion gobbles up grazing land for the creatures.

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2009-04-15 13:35:00

A researcher at UC Riverside has discovered a new species of lichen – a plant-like growth that looks like moss or a dry leaf – and named it after President Barack Obama.

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2008-10-07 09:19:38

Scientists have found lichens can give insight into nitrogen air pollution effects on Sierra Nevada and San Bernardino mountain ecosystems, and protecting them provides safeguards for less sensitive species.

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2008-09-24 13:49:00

Scientists have discovered a new species of lichen stuck to several historic icons in Yosemite.

2008-08-19 03:00:24

By Olday, Fred The Macrolichens of New England. James W. Hinds and Patricia L. Hinds. 2007. The New York Botanical Garden Press, Bronx, NY. 586 pp. $65, hardcover, ISBN 9780893274771.


Word of the Day
palinode
  • A poem in which the author retracts something said in an earlier poem.
The word 'palinode' comes from Greek roots meaning 'again' and 'song'.
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