Author: Peter Wilkie

Six new species of Vaccinium from New Guinea

Six new species of Vaccinium (the genus containing the blueberry and cranberry) from New Guinea have just been published in the Edinburgh Journal of Botany. These are the…

Tjipetir – the next chapter…

The Think Plastic- materials and making exhibition which has just opened is a collaboration between artists Lorna Fraser, Carol Sinclair, Fiona Hutchison, Fiona Pilgrim and Carla Edwards and…

The first ever revision of the tropical tree genus Pterospermum just published!

It is great to see Dr Santhana Krishnan Ganesan’s revision of the genus Pterospermum has just been published in the Edinburgh Journal of Botany [click here]. Ganesan, from…

Destination Borneo: N 1̊ 12’ 33”, E 117 ̊ 18’ 22”

With one week to go before heading off to Indonesia, I have the necessary paper work and permissions and it just leaves some packing to be done before…

10th International Flora Malesiana Symposium

Last week the RBGE hosted the 10th International Flora Malesiana Symposium. This brought together over 170 taxonomists, horticulturists and conservationists from around the world. Over the 5 days…

RBGE to Host International Scientific Conference

Next month the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh will host the 10th International Flora Malesiana Symposium (11-15th July). This will bring together Taxonomists, Horticulturists and Conservationist to discuss the…

Tracing the source of the Tjipetir mystery

Sometime ago while researching stories for the spring exhibition at the Gardens, Nature Mother of Invention, I came across the Tjipetir Mystery Facebook page. I was particularly interested…

New Species of Rhododendron from Malaysia

A Rhododendron collected in Malaysia in 2010 by RBGE scientist Dr Peter Wilkie has been described as new by colleagues at the Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM). Rhododendron…