Tag - Linnaeus

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Botany, a man’s world?

What do you make of this: ‘In the 18th century, not yet 30 years old, she became the first woman to travel around the world. Along the way she helped collect thousands of plant specimens, some of which were new species...

Image: Francis Darwin, The Life and Letters of Charles Darwin (1887).

Darwin’s doodles digitised

Darwin’s doodles digitised Were you told not to ‘scribble’ in books as a child? I was. And I obeyed. But as I get older and more inclined to forget what I’ve read, I tend to add marginal notes in books, on articles, etc...

Image: James Lendemer

Say it with… fungi?

I’ve often thought it must be great to be remembered in a scientific binomial (but, as a botanist, it has to be a suitable plant): for most of us that is probably the closest to immortality that we can probably achieve...