This week, we’re talking about noble rhubarb and an amazing story of a female adventurer, botanist and tavern owner, Jeanne Baret. Plus speculations about the moon, a lot of great inventions and a parrot who likes crisps.
- Rheum nobile – Wikipedia
- Rheum nobile was a top find on our… – Alpine Garden Society
- Noble Rhubarb — In Defense of Plants
- Flavonoids in translucent bracts of the Himalayan Rheum nobile (Polygonaceae) as ultraviolet shields
- A new pollinating seed‐consuming mutualism between Rheum nobile and a fly fungus gnat, Bradysia sp., involving pollinator attraction by a specific floral compound
- Ultraviolet screening increases with elevation in translucent bracts of Rheum nobile (Polygonaceae), an alpine ‘glasshouse’ plant from the high Himalayas
- Optical and anatomical characteristics of bracts from the Chinese “glasshouse” plant, Rheum alexandrae Batalin (Polygonaceae), in Yunnan, China
- Pollen development of Rheum nobile Hook.f. & Thomson (Polygonaceae), with reference to its sterility induced by bract removal
- More images on twitter
- Jeanne Baret – Wikipedia; The Discovery of Jeanne Baret
- Things Women In Literature Have Died From
- Bias: Escalation of commitment
- Moonstruck sleep: Synchronization of human sleep with the moon cycle under field conditions
- Women temporarily synchronize their menstrual cycles with the luminance and gravimetric cycles of the Moon
- A robot arm toting a Venus flytrap can grab delicate objects
- Gardyn: The 100 Best Inventions of 2020 | TIME
- 100 Best Inventions of 2020 | TIME – TIME
- Seeds transfer their microbes to the next generation
- There is more to flowering than those DAM genes: the biology behind bloom in rosaceous fruit trees
- Eloisa James – Wikipedia
- Akito Arima – Wikipedia
- How to pick the perfect avocado
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