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That was FoPD (and #BotanyLive), that was!

After the success of our monkey puzzle Fascination of Plants Day two years ago (check the link here) Dr M and colleagues have done it again, they ran another Fascination of Plants Day event at the University of Reading in the beautiful Harris Garden and tropical glass house. Plus, a first for 2017, they took part in the first ever #BotanyLive event!  Organised by Anne
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Dr M’s autumn fruits quiz – the answers!

So did you try Dr M’s autumn fruits quiz?  If not, the link is here go and have a go!  Then check back for the answers (below). Dr M promised to give family, genus, species, common English name AND the botanical term for each fruit for there is a complex taxonomy and associated terminology for the humble fruit: you need to know your nuts
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Dr M’s autumn fruits quiz!

The clocks have gone back, autumnal colour delights the eye and the smells of autumn abound!  High time then for the latest in Dr M’s special series of botany quizzes – the autumn fruit quiz! 2015 seems to have been an excellent year for autumn fruits of a myriad varieties and so here for your autumnal delight and delectation Dr M has lovingly and selflessly gathered
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Dr M’s mini-quiz answer #4: and the eXtreme botanical hitchhikers were…

For the love of seeds how did you do?! Well, there were three obvious families clinging to Dr M’s eXtreme botany boots, and one less obvious and no doubt others lurking in nooks, crannies and crevices as they do!


Giant Hogweed: a new contribution to understanding this plant in the UK

Dr M loves it when his students work gets published! Last month it happened again when Amy Denness had her MSc Plant Diversity dissertation work on the taxonomy of the non-native invasive species Giant Hogweed  (Heracleum mantegazzianum) published.


Dr M’s World eXclusive botanical party game – eXtreme Carpology: The Answers (2)

Dr M wishes a Merry Christmas to all his followers! Dr M has recently announced a World Exclusive: the first eXtreme botanical party game: eXtreme Carpology! Dr M has already posted the answers to eXtreme Carpology Part 1, but the video below is Dr M’s Christmas Gift to his followers: the answers to Part 2 of eXtreme Carpology!


Dr M’s World eXclusive botanical party game – eXtreme Carpology: The Answers (1)

Dr M has recently announced a World Exclusive: the first eXtreme botanical party game ever: eXtreme Carpology! Play the game and then check the video below for the answers to Part 1 of eXtreme Carpology!   P.S. Answers to Part 2 here!