Archive for November 2009

A New Take on Tree Leaves

November 19, 2009

See the following article on the biodiversity of leaves from another angle.


NYFA Flora Atlas Search Tip

November 18, 2009

Instead of typing the whole scientific name in for a species, just type the last 3 letters of the genus followed by a space and first 3 letters of the species. This will generate a list of one or a few species that you can click on.

Electronic Historical Botany Publications Now Availible on the Web

November 13, 2009

Among the documents that the State Library has converted to electronic format are the State Museum Bulletins. This well-known series began in 1887 with the publication of Contributions to the botany of the State of New York. Replete with plates, figures, photographs and drawings, these scientific studies are the foundation of our knowledge about the State’s geology, fauna and flora. Now almost 500 of these important works can be accessed from the State Library’s website; no login with a State Library card is necessary. Related State Museum publications, including John Torrey’s Flora of the State of New York and Lewis C. Beck’s Mineralogy of New York are also available.