2019 Sep 10 - Lacistema pittieri, Lozania pedicellata, Lacistema pedicellatum and Lacistema trichoneurum synonyms of Lozania pittieri added to the species list.
2019 Sep 07 - Added Perrottetia racemosa and Perrottetia costaricensis synonyms of Lozania mutisiana. I have not been able to locate the type specimens of Perrottetia racemosa online at F and US herbaria. Looking at the GBIF database it appears that someone has mixed up Perrottetia racemosa (Oliv.) Loes., Celastraceae - a native of China and Perrottetia racemosa Stand., Lacistemataceae. The information is coming from NSII - China National Specimen Information Infrastructure. Is it possible that Lacistemataceae species are genuinely located in China? Unfortunately the images are of low resolution so I cannot examine the floral structures... how I love a good mystery!
2019 Sep 06 - Today I have added synonyms to Lozania mutisiana: Lozania nemoralis, Monandrodendron schultzei, Monandrodendron peruvianum and Lozania bipinnata pages.
It is rather fascinating how many herbaria specimens details are now available online compared to when I first wrote this website back in 2007. When all herbaria (3,095 active herbaria!) information is available via GBIF I will then download all this information and be in a position to locate even more type specimens. If only all Lacistemataceae specimens were imaged and also online then I could re-evaluate the entire family -using morphological characteristics- and publish articles in journals and on this website! If I publish enough articles and I could achieve a Ph.D by Publication!
2019 Sep04 - I am beginning to update the synonyms of the Lozania species. The first two pages are Lacistemopsis poculifera and Monandrodendron klugii both are accessed underneath the Lozania klugii heading on the species page. Where possible the holotype specimen image is shown. This image is directly downloaded from the herbarium holding this specimen and is not held directly on this website. Some previously shown type specimen images were used only with permission of the holding herbarium but as many more type specimen images are available online this is now a rare occurrence.
2019 Aug 14 - This website now has a Cookies notice and Cookies Policy page.
2019 Aug 11 - Introduction page completed. Bibliography pages all updated with the new menu. Plant images have been added to introduction page - question: What plant characteristics are always found in this family?
2019 Aug 09 - All pages updated with new menu with the exception of the Bibliography pages. To complete - Introduction, Species, Species Key and dynamic data pages. Need to add images of plant parts. I have been asked to resubmit my Ph.D proposal in a particular style which is required for this particular university department so I won't be working on this website for a few days only.
2019 Aug 06 - New modern pop up side menu that should shift to the top on smaller screens.
2019 Aug - What have I been doing since last year? Taking many Coursera.org courses so I could write a Ph.D proposal. I am also currently updating my School Governor training before starting at a new school for the next academic year 2019/2020.
2018 Nov 23 - Added a Youtube video on how the cyber world is changing the way we use information. Find it on Introduction page: Why did I write this website? And here: Did You Know? (Shift Happens) by Katy Scott uploaded to Youtube 2018 July 17.
2018 Nov 05 - Planet Bob is back on this website after a hiatus of 8 years! Why? because it addresses a very important question of why we need taxonomy? Planet Bob by Arizona State University & MediaAlchemy. The link is found on the Introduction Page : What is taxonomy?
2018 Nov 03 - MSc Plant Diversity, University of Reading and RNG Herbarium have new websites. Updating this information throughout the current site pages before I continue to add more pages.