In the Botanical Museum much work has been done in the equipment of special laboratories and much new apparatus has been added, especially for study of plant physiology. In the economic division, the museum has lately received some important accessions, notably from Japan, consisting of eastern food and medicinal plants, including typical Asiatic fruits and drugs. Cases are new building to hold this Economic Collection. A bronze memorial tablet has recently been placed in the room of the Ware collection of Blaschka glass modals of flowers. As yet he collection is unarranged. but after the first of February when a large instalment of models is expected, the whole collection will be arranged and label ed.
The two magnificent palms at the Botanical Gardens outgrew the green houses and broke through the roof; as there were no suitable houses for them at the garden they have been taken out and presented to the Word's Fair. Some men may be interested to know that a number of orchids at the Botanical Garden are just now coming into bloom.
Within a few weeks the University will publish a pamphlet describing fully the work and the courses offered in all the botanical departments.
The Roots, They Shall WitherMeeting last week at the Boston Harvard Club, the Association for the Arnold Arboretum passed the following resolution regarding the
Arnold ArboretumThe Arnold Arboretum, oldest in the world, was established from a bequest of James Arnold which was received by the
Botanical Museum Report Shows New Total of 88,000 Specimens of FossilsTen thousand fossil plant specimens acquired during the past year has increased the Botanical Museum collection to more than 88,000
Rebuilding of Herbarium Near EndThe rebuilding of the Gray Herbarium, which has been in progress for about five years, will soon be completed. But
Arnold Arboretum Makes Additions In Spite of WarIn spite of the war extensive foreign additions were made to the collections of the Arnold Arboretum during the past