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The Amazon forest is the result of an 8,000-year experiment - Ars Technica
Favored trees of Amazonian people 8,000 years ago included rubber, cocoa, Brazil nut, caimito, acai palm, cashew, and tucuma palm. These trees and others were essential as food and building materials for pre-Columbian societies.
biology  botany  evolution  nature 
march 2017 by dstelow
The hawthorn tree - Queen of the May (aka May Tree)
The Druids used the Hawthorn's properties to strengthen the body in the frailty of old age. Drink an infusion of the berries daily during periods of stress, pressure of work, or for any nervous condition. To make an infusion, pour a cup of boiling water onto two teaspoons (10ml) of the dried berries. Cover and leave to infuse for 20 minutes. Drink three times a day over long periods.
plants  botany  science 
november 2014 by dstelow
Plant Database
Plant Database
The Native Seed Network uses the USDA NRCS PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov) as the basis for the NSN Plant Database.

Scientific names, plant symbols, and native status conform to those used by USDA.

A version of the database (in MS Access) for your use is presented here.
dev  dataset  botany 
january 2012 by dstelow
Bauble : biodiversity collection manager
Bauble is a software application to help you (yes you) manage a collection of botanical specimens. It is intended to be used by botanic gardens, herbaria, arboreta, etc. to manage their collection information. It is a open, free, cross-platform alternative to BG-Base and similiar software.
dev  data  opensource  botany  science  database  dataset 
january 2012 by dstelow
Welcome to the PLANTS Database | USDA PLANTS
The PLANTS Database provides standardized information about the vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, hornworts, and lichens of the U.S. and its territories.
biology  botany  data  opensource  top10 
november 2011 by dstelow
Tropicos - Home - Botanical Data
Tropicos® was originally created for internal research but has since been made available to the world’s scientific community. All of the nomenclatural, bibliographic, and specimen data accumulated in MBG’s electronic databases during the past 25 years
are publicly available here. This system has over 1.2 million scientific names and 3.9 million specimen records.
botany  dataset  publicdata 
july 2011 by dstelow
Volvox - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Fascinating...Volvox is a genus of chlorophytes, a type of green algae. It forms spherical colonies of up to 50,000 cells. They live in a variety of freshwater habitats, and were first reported by Antonie van Leeuwenhoek in 1700. Volvox developed its colonial lifestyle 200 million years ago.
botany  science 
march 2011 by dstelow
UW Botany Art and Photo Studio
These are really cool.
...This series showcases the beauty of botanical subjects as well as offering basic botanical information
art  botany  science  nature 
february 2011 by dstelow
Algorithmic Botany: Publications
The Algorithmic Beauty of Plants was originally printed by Springer-Verlag in 1990 (second printing 1996). (See our list of known errors from the print version.) An electronic version has been produced using the original LaTeX files and digital illustrations. It is available in two versions: the original version is of higher quality, while the downsampled version is of low quality, but has a much smaller file size. To fully appreciate the book, we strongly recommend that you read the high-quality version if at all possible.
dev  compsci  books  ai  geneticalgorithm  botany  math  science  biology  algorithms 
september 2009 by dstelow

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