[Plant-education] Dried flowers for Botany class

Robinson, Dr. David drobinson at bellarmine.edu
Wed May 10 12:16:11 EST 2006


Does anyone know of a company that sells good flowering material (fresh
or dried) that is appropriate for use in a plant systematics lab?  

Currently, I collect my own flowers and press them for use in class, but
wonder whether there is a vendor out there that supplies them to college
teachers.  I realize that florist shops can supply some of these
flowers.....but what about things like catkins from spring-blooming
trees?   Or grass flowers (of a particular species)?  Or cactus flowers?
Etc?

Is there a vendor for these kind of floral specimens (fresh or dried)? 

Thanks for any help.

Dave Robinson
Biology Department
Bellarmine University
2001 Newburg Road
Louisville, KY  40205

502-452-8197



-----Original Message-----
From: plant-ed-bounces at oat.bio.indiana.edu
[mailto:plant-ed-bounces at oat.bio.indiana.edu] On Behalf Of John E.
Silvius
Sent: Wednesday, May 03, 2006 9:04 AM
To: Plant Ed; Beverly Brown
Subject: Re: [Plant-education] Environmental chamber suggestions?

Beverly,
I would recommend Environmental Growth Chambers (EGC) in Chagrin Falls,
OH  http://www.egc.com/  I have had experience with a variety of
different EGC controlled environment chambers when I worked with the
USDA-Agricultural Research Service.   Currently we have eight of their
Sunbrellas in our plant growth room.

Blessings,
John Silvius

>>> "Beverly Brown" <bbrown6 at naz.edu> 5/1/2006 11:01 AM >>>
We're going to purchase an environmental chamber to facilitate our
interdisciplinary teams' work with germination and sprouting seeds. 
We
would ideally like one large unit that can be set to two different
conditions.  I haven't been able to locate such a beast yet.

Does anyone have suggestions for chambers that have worked well for
them?
Questions to make sure to ask? We're thinking we would like it to vary
lighting, heat above room temp, cool below room temp, and humidify.

Thanks in advance for your help!

Beverly J. Brown
Assistant Professor
Biology Department
Nazareth College
4245 East Ave.
Rochester, NY 14618
585-389-2555, bbrown6 at naz.edu 

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