Archive for August, 2015

Kicking off the new year with a party

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

Here’s a photo a good portion of the lab. It was taken at a start of the year party at Pam and Doug’s.
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New species named in honor of Doug: Heuchera soltisii

Friday, August 21st, 2015

H.soltisiiRyan Folk, who happens to be a new post-doc in the lab, and Patrick Alexander have named a new species of Heuchera in honor of Doug: Heuchera soltisii.

Folk, R. A., and P. J. Alexander. 2015. Two New Species, Heuchera soltisii and H. inconstans, with Further Taxonomic Notes for the Western Group of Heuchera Section Heuchera (Saxifragaceae). Systematic Botany 489–500. [View on publisher’s site]

Etymology—This species is named for Douglas Edward Soltis, who, in addition to his early biosystematic work on Sullivantia Torr. & Gray and the Heuchera group of genera, contributed the earliest molecular-systematic studies on saxifrages, greatly improving our understanding of their natural relationships and providing molecular evidence on the importance of hybridization in their history.”