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Garden Contributes to Checklist of Amazonian Tree Taxa
Missouri Botanical Garden researcher Dr. Peter Jørgensen is among the authors of “The discovery of the Amazonian tree flora with an updated checklist of all known tree taxa,” published today in scientific reports. The new study compiles a checklist of 11,676 known Amazonian tree species using records from a number of institutions collected between 1707 and 2015 including the Missouri Botanical Garden. In 2013, Jørgensen was among the authors of, “Hyperdominance...
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New Partner in Gabon

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New Partner in Gabon
The Garden has a new collaborator in Gabon, the National Association for National Parks (ANPN). Looking ahead, the Garden will work on in-situ and ex-situ conservation in the Mondah Forest reserve. It will also provide technical input to the ANPN’s program inventorying Gabon’s stocks of biodiversity and carbon. The new agreement will also allow the Garden to develop and lead the flora component of biodiversity studies in the 14 protected areas managed by ANPN. Tariq Stévart, c...
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Behind the Science: Armand Randrianasolo

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Behind the Science: Armand Randrianasolo
Dr. Armand Randrianasolo had taken a basic botany class during his first year at the University of Antananarivo in Madagascar, but it hadn’t spiked his interest like biochemistry had. His plans didn’t include going out into the Malagasy forests and identifying plants, but that all changed in 1989 when the biochemistry program was suddenly cut. It was then that he heard that American botanists were looking for student volunteers to help with plant collection in the forest. He ...
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Garden Seed Bank Adds Large Collection of Teosinte Seed
A large collection of Teosinte seed was recently transferred from Duke University to the Missouri Botanical Garden Seed Bank. Teosinte is the wild ancestor to modern corn and the preservation of its genetic material is important to corn research and supports the long term conservation of crop wild relatives. The collection includes seven different species in the genus Zea and will be stored in long-term freezer storage where it may remain viable for decades. We are in the process of access...
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Garden Scientists Discovered More Than 180 New Species in 2015
Scientists at the Missouri Botanical Garden discovered more than 180 new species of plants in 2015, a number which will likely represent approximately 10 percent of all new species discovered in the world last year. Among the discoveries were 19 new species published by Dr. Charlotte Taylor. Dr. Taylor is credited with naming and describing more than 300 new species in her lifetime. She is one of the most prolific female plant name authors in history, and has worked at the Garden for more than ...
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