Systematics of Hydrophylloideae (Boraginaceae)

Posts tagged “species concept

Glück in die luft

 

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you’ve got the midas touch, everythink turns to gold

youve got the midas toucher youre head is full of gold


botany and branching rainbograms

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your flora is so big and your species are so many

SpecioseFamilies_CaFlora


shallow time sampling

this is what time looks like


normal science

suggest the possibility


disco buoy, beach ball

beach ball


time travel

nemophila_basal_scales_pollination

Nemophila_maculata

CGE_Lindley_herb_nemophila_maculata

Journal of the Horticultural Society of London 3_319–320_1848


high speed Arbeitsplatz

going east

ice_dbBahn_workstationconnections


boraginaceae meeting – day one

Wigandia_ecuadorensis_BONN


one name at a time

K_types


Phacelia sp., what is it?

I didn’t collect a voucher because I didn’t have a permit, and because all I saw was the one plant. It was so weird and I stared at it for an hour and all I wanted to do was kill it for history and it has haunted me for years. It keys out as one currently accepted entity, and can kind of sort of fit a few possible characteristics of the synonyms, but not in any satisfying way, because it really isn’t any of them, and it is so obviously different, you know? I would just like a good way to make sure. Using the SCIENCE. I have seen a couple of photos similar on the internetz, so if you see something that looks like this plant out in the drought fields, make a duplicate voucher and send it my way. Or not, and describe a new species yourself. I will thank you either way, because then there will be an answer. And it will have a name.

what?

what?what?

 


Ammonite Problems

Ammonite_Problems


Peter H. Raven’s got my back, yo

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OriginRelationshipsCAFlora1stEdition


CAS field trip

ScienceScienceScience_and_Rainbows

Trigger in the CAS IZG department

microfossils

CLAUDEandFriends

jellies

the terrestrial to the marine

always, always looking to the sky


Mosasaurus flipper swim

MosasaurusCHOMP


39th Annual Southern California Botanists Symposium

39th Annual Southern California Botanists Symposium: Origin and Relationships of the California Flora: Was Raven Ravin’? Program PDF link here. Thanks very much to the Southern California Botanists for their incredible generosity for the invitation and for hosting me. They took care of everything, and organized a truly delightful weekend.

Slides [abbreviated and annotated] from my talk titled ‘The problem of being common (Phacelia sect. Ramosissimae)’. The order of slides starts at the top of this post and scrolls down. These are low res jpgs for web viewing, so high res pdfs are available also by request. Any questions about methods or details please contact me.

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heaven knows

heaven_knows


OBI

Trigger helping me work at the Robert F. Hoover [OBI] Herbarium.

Trigger helping me work at the Robert F. Hoover Herbarium [OBI].

Practicing my handwriting with annotations of OBI Hydrophylloideae

Practicing my handwriting with annotations of OBI Hydrophylloideae

 


Keying is believing

Jepson Herbarium Polemoniaceae workshop. Keying is believing.

My head is so full! Jepson Herbarium Polemoniaceae workshop, day two. Day one was footloose and fancy free with Dr. Leigh Johnson, and photos are over at the tumblr. 

Navarretia breweri. From the past trip out to Mono County. One of my favorite Navarretes, and because Dr. Patterson confirmed the id via iphone Portuguese. Also because Tom Schweich's Mono list is just great.

Navarretia breweri. From the past trip out to the Bodie Hills and Mono County. One of my favorite Navarretes, and  because Dr. Patterson confirmed this id via iphone Portuguese. Also because Tom Schweich’s Mono list is just great. And because we are doing this subtribe tomorrow.

Gymnosteris parvula - because these really were all over Bodie when we were there.

Gymnosteris parvula – these were all over Bodie when we were there. My iPhone autocorrected this genus to Gym Nostrils. Silly iPhone. Names are everything.

 

 


Bodie Mertensia

Mertensia oblongifolia var. nevadensis at Bodie State Park.

Mertensia oblongifolia var. nevadensis in sagebrush scrub at Bodie State Park.

Mertensia oblongifolia var. nevadensis near Dog-faced George's place at Bodie State Park. A white morph in a population of the normals. Other white morphs on Calphotos [

Mertensia oblongifolia var. nevadensis near Dog-faced George’s place at Bodie State Park. A white morph in a population of the normals. Other white morphs on Calphotos [Gary Monroe 1, 2; Mary Winters 1]

 


Knights Ferry

Inflorescences of Phacelia cicutaria. The calyx lobes form little baskets around the capsules when mature. The basket breaks off and rolls away like a mini-tumbleweed. Also, the spiky hairs stick efficiently under my skin.

Inflorescences of Phacelia cicutaria. The calyx lobes form little baskets around the capsules when mature. The basket breaks off and rolls away like a mini-tumbleweed. Also, the spiky hairs stick efficiently under my skin.

Phacelia cicutaria plant, in rock crevice at Tulloch Mill. Dry dry dry.

Phacelia cicutaria plant, in rock crevice at Tulloch Mill. Dry dry dry. Type collected April 9th, 1895 and without fruit or seed, so I thought a later date would be better to capture flowering and fruiting. I was wrong! And this is what being wrong looks like. I need to return earlier and repeatedly throughout the spring next year.

Phacelia cicutaria in middle of rock at south side of Tulloch Mill at Knights Ferry. Type locality for Phacelia cicutaria is probably along the Stanislaus River, but it was so dry even down at the river sides these were the best looking plants I could find. The others were all stripped down skeletons.

Phacelia cicutaria in middle of rock at south side of Tulloch Mill at Knights Ferry. Type locality for Phacelia cicutaria is probably near[er] and along the Stanislaus River ["at Knights Ferry, on the Stanislaus River"], but it was so dry even down at and along the river near Tulloch Mill and the covered bridge that these were the best looking plants I could find. The others were all stripped down skeletons of plants.

The covered bridge at Knights Ferry Rec Area over the Stanislaus River. The General Store in Knights Ferry was closed.

The covered bridge at Knights Ferry Rec Area over the Stanislaus River. The General Store in Knights Ferry was closed. Sads. After scouting around the covered bridge and south without finding green plants I didn’t hike further up or down the river. Next year though!

 

 

 


Phacelia tanacetifolia, Fresno County

Phacelia tanacetifolia, Fresno County


Phacelia fremontii, Fresno County

Phacelia fremontii dissection