Arthonia stevensoniana

May 27 2020

What's in a name?

Arthonia etymology unknown stevensoniana from Stevenson, honoring Robert Louis Stevenson, author of…


By Laura Briscoe

Fungi + Algae = Lichens

Feb 6 2020

What is a Lichen? Lichens are a fungal lifestyle: fungal species that…


By Laura Briscoe

What is a type specimen?

Mar 6 2019

What's in a name?

When a researcher names a new species of algae, fungi, or plant,…


By Amy Weiss

Label Appreciation: Favorites

Dec 21 2021

Works of Art

Labels are as important to a herbarium specimen as the plant, alga, or…


By Amy Weiss

Label Appreciation: Borders

Jul 24 2020

Works of Art

Labels are as important to a herbarium specimen as the plant, alga, or…


By Amy Weiss

Traveling Plants

Sep 26 2019

Specimen Stories

While plants can’t walk, they can definitely travel. Plants have evolved a…


By Amy Weiss

Hearts

Feb 3 2020

Works of Art

Herbarium specimens are close to my heart, and it's fun to imagine that…


By Amy Weiss

Fruits of Rosaceae

Apr 22 2023

Specimen Stories

Flowering plants differ from all other plants by producing seeds within fruits;…


By Amy Weiss

Pollination after dark

Apr 20 2020

Specimen Stories

Although sometimes overlooked, bats are vital pollinators for many economically important species…


By Leanna Feder