Brazilian specimens of the Solanaceae Source database became available today through SpeciesLink, Brazil's major biodiversity data portal. A total of 1,466 specimens of Solanaceae from the Natural History Museum London (BM) are now available within SpeciesLink searches, integrating the specialist database for the nightshade family with Brazil's digitally available collection data.
New species are not only found in the back of beyond - solanum gurus Lynn Bohs and Stephen Stern together with Jeff Keeling of Sul Ross State University have just described Solanum cordicitum from Valentine, Texas - proving that botanists ha
Brazilian botanists came together at a series of workshops held at the Brazilian 64th Congresso Nacional de Botânica in Belo Horizonte (Minas Gerais) to map out the ambitious project of describing the extraordinary plant diversity of the country by 2020, as a contribution to meeting the first target of the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation. Brazil holds almost 10% of the world’s plant diversity – understanding Brazil is really important for understanding global plant diversity!