A partnership for plants

by Michael Dosmann, Keeper of the Living Collections
June 8, 2018

A partnership for plants

Corylus fargesii

I recall my first visit to the US National Arboretum in November of 2001. I was a Putnam Fellow working with Peter Del Tredici (then Director of Living Collections and now Senior Research Scientist Emeritus), and we were attending the annual meeting of the North America-China Plant Exploration Consortium (NACPEC). NACPEC is a loose confederation […]

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China’s flowers, 1922-1949

by Ashley Yeager for The Scientist
June 4, 2018

Higher Plants of China in Colour

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
April 12, 2017

Higher Plants of China in Colour

Higher Plants of China

Higher Plants of China in Colour This set of pictorial works contains nearly 20,000 photographs of wild higher plants and important cultivated plants in China, the species of which number more than 10,000. Each of the species is concisely introduced in both Chinese and English from such aspects as Chinese name, Latin name, morphological features, […]

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Ernest Henry Wilson’s view of the country to the south of Ichang with Pinus massoniana, 1909

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
January 7, 2016

Ernest Henry Wilson’s view of the country to the south of Ichang with Pinus massoniana, 1909

Snowy road with hills and houses beyond and men to left

China – Ichang View of the country Alternate title: Snowy road with hills and houses beyond and men to left Photograph by Ernest Henry Wilson (1876-1930), American, English Yichang, Hubei Sheng, China January 20, 1909 A larger version of this image is available in Harvard University’s HOLLIS+ catalog. Ernest Henry Wilson (1876-1930) was the furthest […]

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Trilateral Agreement Signed

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
October 28, 2015

Trilateral Agreement Signed

Qi Ling, William Friedman, and Xinquan Zhao at Chendu

To strengthen collaboration in the conservation and study of plants between the U.S. and China, the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University has signed a memorandum of understanding with two botanical institutions in China: the Huanglong Nature Reserve and the Chengdu Institute of Biology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Signed at Chengdu, China, on September […]

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Metasequoia glyptostroboides, 1940-2010.

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
October 28, 2015

Metasequoia glyptostroboides, 1940-2010.

Metasequoia glyptostroboides, 1940-2010 Archives of the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University We are pleased to announce that our collection of Metasequoia glyptostroboides, 1940-2010 material has been revised to facilitate optimal access for researchers and Arnold Arboretum staff. Along with our Visual Archives, our Metasequoia collection is an excellent resource that tells the story of 20th […]

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Plants of China: A Companion to the Flora of China

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
October 28, 2015

Plants of China: A Companion to the Flora of China

Plants of China

Plants of China: A Companion to the Flora of China Edited by De-Yuan Hong and Stephen Blackmore The flora of China is astonishing in its diversity. With 32,500 species of vascular plants, over fifty per cent of which are endemic, it has more botanical variety than anywhere else in the world and provides unbroken connections […]

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Traveling in the footsteps of “Chinese” Wilson

by William (Ned) Friedman, Director of the Arnold Arboretum
October 3, 2015

Traveling in the footsteps of “Chinese” Wilson

After four weeks in China in hot pursuit of new plant collections for the Arnold Arboretum as part of the Campaign for the Living Collections, Michael Dosmann, Curator of Living Collections, reports on his travels in Huanglong, located in the northwest part of Sichuan Province, China: “Following our (North America China Plant Exploration Consortium) successful […]

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The Gendered History of the Arnold Arboretum

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
October 22, 2013

The Gendered History of the Arnold Arboretum

Dr Hu at Harvard 1987

Displays in the Visitor Center at the Arnold Arboretum read like a historical timeline of distinguished men who made the institution what it is today. Portraits of figures such as the Arboretum’s Founding Director, Charles Sprague Sargent, and the famous collector of East Asian and North American plants, E. H. Wilson, grace the walls alongside […]

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Remembering Professor Shiu-Ying Hu

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
May 30, 2012