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The scent of Linnaea

Photo by Gunnar Stenhagen We analysed the scent of Linnea borealis by gas chromatography – mass spectrometry (GC-MS) of adsorbed headspace samples (NJB-01732). The aim of the study is five-fold. 1. To describe the odour bouquet of L. borealis and compare it from separate...

New insights into the evolution of the fig

The fig family (Moraceae) has fascinated botanists for generations. The family shows an extraordinary diversity in flower form and mode of pollination. We recently examined the reproductive biology of two highly unusual and poorly known relatives of the fig: Dorstenia...

Biodiversity of pollen in indoor air samples can be revealed by DNA metabarcoding

By: Helena Korpelainen (author) Nordic Journal of Botany: doi: 10.1111/njb.01623 Pollen can enter buildings through open windows and doors, and people track pollen indoors on their clothes and hair as well. Pollen of most plant species has some level of allergenicity but some...

Book Review of Ascomycota Syllabus of Plant Families 1/2

Ascomycota 1/2 Syllabus of Plant families (2016) Wolfgang Frey (Editor) Review by Trond Schumacher, University of Oslo While fungi are no longer part of the Plant Kingdom, they were formally included within the classic ‘Syllabus der Pflanzenfamilien’ which comprised families of...

Kuepferia species in Himalaya

Two new varieties of Kuepferia pringlei (Gentianaceae) from SikkimHimalaya Nordic Journal of Botany: doi: 10.1111/njb.01201 By: Dr. D. Maity, author The Sikkim area Sikkim is the “Botanists’ Paradise” due to its great floristic diversity as comprehensively highlighted long ago...

Methods for obtaining more complete species lists in surveys of lichen biodiversity

Who finds more, wins By the authors Jan Vondrák & Jiří Malíček One can get unusual thoughts in pubs and wine bars - and a few of them still seem sensible the next day. Sitting with a glass of wine, we were once struck by the thought that floristic inventories might be more...

Book review - The Fungi

Book review (by Subject Editor Klaus Høiland) Watkinson, SC, Boddy, L, Money, NP. (eds.) 2016. The Fungi, Third Edition. Academic Press, Elsevier, Waltham, San Diego, Oxford, London. ISBN 978-0-12-382034-1 As a teacher in mycology, I and my colleagues have always faced the...

Discovery of a new species of wintergreen plant from Sichuan Province, China

By Peter W. Fritsch (author) The species of Gaultheria series Trichophyllae (Ericaceae: Gaultherieae) comprise a clade of high-alpine creeping or mat-forming small-leaved, i.e., less than 1 cm long, shrublets. The flowers of this group are typical for the heath family (Ericaceae...

Effects of wild boar rooting on wildflower populations

By Jörg Brunet (author) Read the freely available article here: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/njb.01010/epdf Dalby Söderskog, a temperate broadleaf wood in southernmost Sweden, is a classic site of ecological research. Being a forest reserve since 1918, ecological...

Conservation benefits of mowing vs. grazing in semi-natural grasslands

Some projects have a long gestation period. Or rather, it can take considerable time until the right combination of ideas, people and data come together. Our recent contribution in Nordic Journal of Botany is an example of such a project. THE DATA The story started back in the...

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