Neopicrorhiza scrophulariiflora (Pennell) D. Y. Hong, a perennial herb of the monotypic genus Neopicrorhiza in the family Scrophulariaceae, occurs in Bhutan, Nepal, north-east India, and south-west China.
The National Herbarium of Uzbekistan Academy of Sciences (International Herbarium Code: TASH) had recently sent 421 copies of exchange specimens to KUN, covering 44 families, 124 genera and 200 species.
Chinese researchers announced that they have found a new species of yellow camellia in Funing County, southwest China's Yunnan Province.
Scientists have discovered that grasses are able to short cut evolution by borrowing genes from their neighbors. The findings suggest wild grasses are naturally genetically modifying themselves to gain a competitive advantage.
Why do some mushrooms have a heavenly taste while others are deadly poisonous? The mushroom, a gourmet food and a silent killer, is an angel with two faces.
Dispersal is a fundamental ecological process shaping the present-day distributions of organisms. Darwin was an early advocate of the importance of dispersal, hypothesizing that many plant seeds could be dispersed by ocean current between landmasses.
Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) are transcripts of longer than 200 bp that lack coding potential. They serve as versatile regulators of plant growth and development as well as biotic/abiotic stress response.
Most plants absorb sunlight and CO2 with their leaves, take up water and minerals from the soil through roots, and are fully autotrophic. However, parasitic plants are a special class of plants that extract water and nutrients from other plants.
Euphorbia peplus, a commonly distributed wild plant, has long been used in traditional medicine to treat various diseases, such as tumor, inflammatory, asthma, diabetes, and psoriasis.