[BSW] A variety of things

Kathy Bilton kathy at fred.net
Wed Jan 16 15:12:15 CST 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

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Rod Simmons will be speaking to the MNPS on January 29
Topic: Oak Hybrids of Our Region
http://mdflora.org/events.html?eventId=583731&EventViewMode=EventDetails

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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 
Maryland.

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

http://www.floraofvirginia.org/

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Botany Workshop - June 10-15 Isle Royale National Park
http://blog.lib.umn.edu/lothe013/mnats/2013/01/june-10-15-isle-royale-botany.html

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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.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/01/130108091347.htm

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

http://www.seeddaily.com/reports/Invading_species_can_extinguish_native_plants_despite_recent_reports_999.html

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