Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society

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Edited By: Michael F. Fay

Impact Factor: 2.523

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 48/209 (Plant Sciences)

Online ISSN: 1095-8339

Associated Title(s): Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, Proceedings of the Linnean Society of London, Transactions of the Linnean Society of London, Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society

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Virtual Issue: Bromeliaceae Biology

vi bojTo celebrate the First Congress of Bromeliaceae Evolution held in Porto de Galinhas, Brazil, in March 2015, this Virtual Issue has been compiled which includes 13 papers published in the Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society between 2009 and 2015. The papers in this Virtual Issue demonstrate the diversity of approaches used to understand the evolution and diversification of species from this iconic example of adaptive radiation. The papers selected represent studies focusing on morphology, taxonomy, anatomy, ecology, biogeography, cytogenetics, physiology, reproductive biology and population genetics.

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Linnean Society Meeting at the Arnold Arboretum: Virtual Issue

To coincide with the Meeting of the Linnean Society at Harvard University’s Arnold Arboretum in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, 6th-8th May 2016, we have collated a virtual issue of the Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society that celebrates some of the many papers we (and our predecessor journal) have published on Charles Darwin, including his ideas and their subsequent development by evolutionary biologists. To read the issue, click here.


New Biography of Sir James Edward Smith

The Linnean Society of London has published the first full biography of its founder, Sir James Edward Smith. The Lord Treasurer of Botany: Sir James Edward Smith and the Linnean Collections chronicles the life of Smith, the shy, diffident son of a Norwich textile merchant, who took a passion for botany and forged it into a highly successful career in natural history in 1790s London. We are led through Smith’s purchase of the collections of Carl Linnaeus and follow his rise to fame as an instructor of botanical study in the process becoming a focal point for the study of botany and natural history in Great Britain, Europe and beyond. For more information click here

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Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society paper reviewed in the National Geographic: Hollies Get Prickly for a Reason

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Pollination biology of four sympatric species of Habenaria (Orchidaceae: Orchidinae) from southern Brazil
Marcelo Pedron, Cristiano Roberto Buzatto, Rodrigo B. Singer, João A. N. Batista, Alfred Moser

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