[Taxacom] Illustrating a phylogenetic tree with living plants?
Uffelen, G. van (Gerda)
Uffelen at hortus.leidenuniv.nl
Tue Jan 6 02:59:58 CST 2009
In 2005 the Hortus botanicus Leiden planted a completely new systematic garden, following the latest insights in plant taxonomy. We used Peter Stevens' Mobot site, as well as a provisional list made by David Mabberley for his Plant Book (2008), which has also been used in the 2005 edition of Heukels' Dutch Flora.
The systematic garden is described on our website, in Dutch - we are still working on an English version (see http://www.hortusleiden.nl/index.php/hortus_in_vogelvlucht/systeemtuin/een_nieuwe_systeemtuin
If you need more information, you're welcome to contact me!
From: taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu [mailto:taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu] On Behalf Of Björn Salomon
Sent: Friday, January 02, 2009 3:10 PM
To: taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu
Subject: [Taxacom] Illustrating a phylogenetic tree with living plants?
Dear list-members! At the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in
Alnarp we have a display garden, where researchers and teachers can show
plant materials and information on current research projects to
undergraduate students and the general public
<http://trglab.ltjfak.slu.se/>. As part of a pedagogic project in a Garden
Design class, I would like to build "a phylogenetic tree of the seed
plants" in this display garden using living plants. It is to illustrate
the tree-thinking in systematics but it is also a practical exercise for
the student that will actually build it. The "tree" is to be a part of the
display garden for several years so I plan to use perennial herbs and
small shrubs and trees as materials. There is no need to reinvent the
wheel, so I am asking you for some guidance as to what similar "trees"
have been done before in gardens and parks around the world - from the
tropics to the arctics? I would like to have earlier experiences as
inspiration and then I can adjust my "tree" to available space, plant
materials for the Swedish climate, budget, audience, and so on. Any hints
regarding links to web pages, pdfs, etc. would be most appreciated!!!
PhD, Assoc. Prof., Sr. Lecturer in Taxonomic Botany
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Dept. of Plant Breeding and Biotechnology
SE-23053 Alnarp, Sweden
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