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cinchona bark

Nataly visited the Royal Botanic Garden Madrid in order to understand the history of the important collection of cinchona barks collected by Ruíz and Pavón in the 1780's, which is now split between Madrid and Kew. She was able to compare the two sets, transcribe and photograph the annotations, consult the curatorial expertise, and use the catalog, archives, and books.

All good things come to an end. Thank you to all Plant.ID partners for the excellent meeting! We listened to 15 great presentations and we had stimulating discussions. We can be very proud of our network!

This summer, Ntwae has been visiting several smaller South African herbaria in order to collect leaf tissues from Silene specimens for DNA work. It must have been a nice trip! Have a look at some pictures on Facebook.

Several Plant.ID ESRs participated in the 8th International Barcode of Life Conference in Trondheim last week. You can find their contributions under research output and you can find many pictures and videos on our Facebook page and on Twitter.

The Copenhagen team has done it again! Stephen shows us that plants are pretty magnificent and that exotic and compelling stories come to life when exploring century-old plant collections. Watch the video and read about his research in Plant.ID.

Last week, Margret's intern student Théo presented his poster about trade of wild orchids at the 7th International Orchid Conservation Congress that took place at Kew Gardens.

The registration for the next Plant.ID summer school is open! We will meet in the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh from 12 to 13 September. We are looking forward to seeing each other again and hear about the progress made by our ESRs.