Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society

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Edited By: Michael F. Fay

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ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2012: 46/197 (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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Monocots Virtual Issue

To mark the 5th International Conference on Comparative Biology of Monocotyledons (Monocots V) to be held in New York in July, a Virtual Issue of the journal has been compiled which includes ten significant papers from the 19th–early 21st centuries to show how the study of monocots has been represented in the Linnean Society journals and how it has changed over this period.

These illustrate the use of morphological, anatomical, biochemical and molecular data for clarifying patterns of relationships, dating lineages etc. In addition, two issues (172, 1 & 3) present contemporary studies of monocots.

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Joseph Hooker Virtual Issue

Joseph Dalton Hooker Virtual Issue

December 2011 marked the centenary of the death of Joseph Dalton Hooker and this event was marked by a meeting, organised by the Linnean Society, Kew, the Kew Guild and the University of Sussex, and a special exhibition about his life and work, both at Kew. One of the most influential botanists and scientists of the 19th Century, he was Director of Kew for more than 20 years and was President of the Royal Society from 1873 to 1878.

The joint venture by the Linnean Society and Wiley-Blackwell, making the legacy copy from the Society’s journals available electronically, has allowed us to compile a virtual issue of the Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society to celebrate this important anniversary. Here we present five of Hooker’s significant publications published by the Linnean Society. In addition, we also include a collection of 10 papers by other authors, published in the Society's journals from 1898 to 2009, which reflect the ongoing importance of Hooker’s contribution to botany.

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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