[BSW] A variety of things

Kathy Bilton kathy at fred.net
Wed Jan 16 21:12:15 GMT 2013

For those who have not yet paid 2013 dues:

2013 Dues are now due. $10 for one; $15 for two at the same address. You
may pay Paul at the upcoming meeting on the 5th or, if you won't be
attending, please send your check to :

Paul Peterson, Treasurer
Smithsonian Institution, Department of Botany, MRC-166
National Museum of Natural History
Washington, DC 20013-7012


Rod Simmons will be speaking to the MNPS on January 29
Topic: Oak Hybrids of Our Region


Next BSW meeting February 5 at 7 pm.
Speaker: Tanja M. Schuster, Ph.D., Curator of the Norton-Brown Herbarium 
(MARY), University of Maryland.

Title: Pesky Persicaria and Polygonum Bootcamp :the phylogeny of the 
buckwheat family Polygonaceae with a focus on the species that occur in 

>From Rob Soreng:  (re: Feb.3 field trip meeting place)

Hemlock Overlook Park entrance on Yates Ford Rd.
N38 46 02.3 W77 24 29.9
for anyone who uses coordinates to orient;-)

Fieldtrip details: http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/botsoc/message/550

Don't forget - the Flora of Virginia is now available.  See the flora 
webpage for more info.



Botany Workshop - June 10-15 Isle Royale National Park


Orchid Adding Bird Perch for Crossing Ensures Reproduction

Jan. 8, 2013 — Chinese researchers have solved the mystery of the function 
of sheaths in flowering orchids. In a paper published in PLOS ONE, the 
team led by Zhong-Jian Liu at the Orchid Conservation & Research Center of 
Shenzhen and Laiqiang Huang at Tsinghua University found the perch to be 
essential to orchid reproduction.



Invading species can extinguish native plants despite recent reports
Toronto, Canada (SPX) Jan 11, 2013



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