This is a secondary blog, inspired by Bengoldacre.posterous.com, where Ben Goldacre "witters on and on and on about things that are too long to post on twitter and not clever enough to post on [his] main blog at www.badscience.net". TALKING PLANTS TOO is a scrapbook of ideas for TALKING PLANTS proper and for other stuff … including direct reproduction of posts I just can't bear to not find again (with URL up front, hopefully sufficient attribution given the low readership of this blog...)
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Other plants for the (Proposed) Cabinet of Botanical Curiosities
This list is from the post I did some time ago on Talking Plants, just to keep these ideas in the same place as the others.
Big ones Amorphophallus titanum;Rafflesia sp.;Victoria amazonica/cruziana; largest orchid, cactus etc. flower; fungi (basidiomycetes)... Also Aristolochia gigantia (Pelican Flower).
Wolfsia; Nymphaea thermarum (alongside Victoria); smallest orchid flower; cryptogams (models of algae/desmid, fungi and bryophytes)...
Stylidium (Trigger plant; also stilt plants from WA); moss capsule; that Cornus that does something interesting...