Tag Archives: Gaultheria

Documenting Diversity: The First Step in Conservation

Posted by BRIT Research Botanist Kim Norton Taylor In the conservation community, there is often nothing more rewarding than walking through a landscape that you had a hand in saving and knowing that you did good. You saved this rare … Continue reading

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A Brand New Wintergreen (Plant, not Gum)

BRIT’s new Herbarium Director Dr. Peter Fritsch and his Chinese colleagues published an exciting new species discovery in October: Gaultheria gonggashanensis, in the wintergreen genus of the heath family (Ericaceae). The species is named for its unique home on the … Continue reading

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