Plants

Two new dogbanes: Hoya ruthiae and Hoya bakoensis

Two new dogbanes: Hoya ruthiae and Hoya bakoensis

New Species, Plants August 4, 2015 at 12:00 am

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Thriving in the tropics of Borneo: 2 new Hoya species o…

Thriving in the tropics of Borneo: 2 new Hoya species o…

New Species, Plants August 1, 2015 at 12:00 am

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New plant species puts the bite into bugs

New Species, Plants July 31, 2015 at 12:00 am

Main Report: Cairns Post | Category: | Taxa: | Named for: Other reports: A new unnamed species of carnivorous plant, a bladderwort (Utricularia), has only been known from a single specimen located at the Cape

New moss species from Brazil

New moss species from Brazil

New Species, Plants July 29, 2015 at 10:09 pm

A new moss species of the genus Archidium described from Brazil Archidium oblongifolium (Archidiaceae, subg. Archidiella), a new species from Brazil. Cryptogamie-Bryologie 36: 211–215. Abstract: Archidium oblongifolium (Archidiaceae, subg. Archidiella) is proposed, described and illustrated as a new species based on collections from central Brazil. It is characterized by oblong leaves and lax leaf cells. A. oblongifolium is currently known only from three specimens from a single area, and could thus be considered vulnerable or threatened. Archidium oblongifolium: Biólogo descobre nova espécie de planta no Morro do Macaco Ecomplex. June 15, 2015      

New carnivorous plant species found on Facebook

New carnivorous plant species found on Facebook

Citizen Science, New Species, Plants, Species Discovery July 29, 2015 at 12:00 am

There’s more to Facebook than just posting selfies – it’s also an important forum for scientific discoveries. The second largest carnivorous plant in the Americas has just become the first plant to be discovered through the social media site. The species were discovered by an orchid grower, Reginaldo Vasconcelos, who posted an image on Facebook in 2012. A year later Paulo Gonella, a plant researcher at the Institute of Biosciences at the University of São Paulo came across the image and realised that it was a new species, a species of sundew.

South African pays R600,000 to name new plant species i…

South African pays R600,000 to name new plant species i…

New Species, Plants, Species Discovery July 6, 2015 at 12:00 am

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A new species of Impatiens (Balsaminaceae) from Southwestern Thailand

A new species of Impatiens (Balsaminaceae) from Southwestern Thailand

New Species, Plants June 23, 2015 at 12:00 am

Main Report: Academia.edu | Category: | Taxa: | Named for: Other reports: Impatiens suksathanii Ruchis. & Triboun, a new species from a limestone area in Kanchanaburi Province in Southwestern Thailand, is described and illustrated. This endemic new species is clearly distinguished from the most similar I. namkatensis T.Shimizu by having sessile to very short petioles, linear, narrowly lanceolate to narrowly oblanceolate laminas, and pale pink flowers. Its conservation status is also assessed as Critically Endangered.

Expedition uncovers new plant species in WA’s Mid West

Expedition uncovers new plant species in WA’s Mid West

New Species, Plants June 13, 2015 at 12:00 am

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Kew Garden’s ‘Plant Messiah’ discovers new species of w…

Kew Garden’s ‘Plant Messiah’ discovers new species of w…

New Species, Plants June 7, 2015 at 12:00 am

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New species of plants native to Singapore discovered in…

New species of plants native to Singapore discovered in…

New Species, Plants June 2, 2015 at 12:00 am

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Two new species of Begonia (Begoniaceae) from Sulawesi, Indonesia

Two new species of Begonia (Begoniaceae) from Sulawesi, Indonesia

New Species, Plants May 24, 2015 at 12:00 am

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Five New Blueberry Species Found in the Colombian Fores…

Five New Blueberry Species Found in the Colombian Fores…

New Species, Plants May 24, 2015 at 12:00 am

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Rare new species of plant: Stachys caroliniana

Rare new species of plant: Stachys caroliniana

New Species, Plants May 13, 2015 at 12:00 am

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Two New Blue-Flowered Plant Species Discovered in South…

Two New Blue-Flowered Plant Species Discovered in South…

New Species, Plants April 11, 2015 at 12:00 am

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New species highlights plant diversity of Palakkad

New species highlights plant diversity of Palakkad

New Species, Plants April 11, 2015 at 12:00 am

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Newly discovered algal species helps corals survive in …

Newly discovered algal species helps corals survive in …

New Species, Plants March 26, 2015 at 12:00 am

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Citizen scientists discover new plant species in the Ca…

Citizen scientists discover new plant species in the Ca…

New Species, Plants March 19, 2015 at 12:00 am

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Newly Discovered Australian Plant Smells Like Rotting F…

Newly Discovered Australian Plant Smells Like Rotting F…

New Species, Plants February 10, 2015 at 12:00 am

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Wild flower discovered in Wales named after Sir David Attenborough

Celebrity Taxa, New Species, Plants February 7, 2015 at 12:00 am

Main Report: The Guardian | Journal: New Journal of Botany: Journal of the Botanical Society of Britain & Ireland Category: Plants | Taxa: (Hieracium attenboroughianum | Named for: Sir David Attenborough Other reports: Flower discovered in the Brecon Beacons to be called Attenborough

Plant genus named after Sir David Attenborough

Plant genus named after Sir David Attenborough

Celebrity Taxa, New Species, Plants February 4, 2015 at 12:00 am

Main Report: The Guardian | Journal: Phytokeys Category: Plants | Taxa: Sirdavidia | Named for: Sir David Attenborough Other reports: Key taxonomical classification of rare plant with fleshy flowers discovered in the rainforest of Gabon in central Africa is named after British naturalist. The plant has a distinct shape, with red petals and up to 19 bright yellow stamen forming a cone.