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Asteraceae of the Great Basin and Eastern Sierra – A training
June 13, 2016 - June 15, 2016
Arnold (Jerry) Tiehm, herbarium curator at the University of Nevada, Reno, lead a course focused on identifying taxa in the Asteraceae, or sunflower family. The Asteraceae is common worldwide, and western Nevada is no exception. There are ~163 genera and 560 taxa of Asteraceae in western Nevada. Members of the Asteraceae can be dominant shrubs and forbs in this system, and many are important species for wildlife. Students learned the characteristics of this very diverse family and how to apply this knowledge to dichotomous keys. This workshop was primarily lab work and plant dissections, with a half-day field trip to practice identifying members of this complex family in natural settings.
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