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​WITH RUPERT KOOPMAN, PROF PETER LINDER, BRIAN DU PREEZ, DR MARIANNE LE ROUX AND CAROLINE MASHAU

 

 

 

FEB, 23 2023 | LIVE ZOOM WEBINAR RECORDING. PHOTOS: SUPPLIED.

Plant taxonomy

Thousands of new plant species are discovered every year around the world. Others are reclassified as technology advances, more material is available in herbariums due to the efforts of collectors and we learn more.

So how are plants classified? And how do the experts use taxonomy to solve the mysteries of the plant kingdom? In our next plant conservation webinar, we chat to Prof Peter Linder, Dr Marianne le Roux, Caroline Mashau and Brian du Preez to understand the process behind plant naming and applications of this knowledge.

 Further Reading

City Nature Challenge 2023 for people in Southern Africa to register (28 April-1 May)

Beginners guide to iNaturalist 

List of extinct plants that need finding (came up in the chat towards the end)

World Flora Online

Priority genera and priority species

Strelitizia, SANBI publication: “Identification guide to the Southern African Grasses” scroll down to number 36 and download the PDF

Save the Date for the next webinar:

30 March 2023

 

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