Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Monotropa hypopithys

Monotropa hypopithys L was spotted on a recent field trip up Mount Fuji (See earlier post). So, what is it? Well, it may be a mouthful to say, but doing a search to find out more can be exciting. Do you know how to find out more?

The plants database shows the following:
Click it and see some details and another photo.


The Connecticut Botanical Society:

Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium:

There are many sources. How do you evaluate them? What sources are good? Becoming proficient in higher order thinking skills can help you evaluate the value of different sites, or, texts, or journal articles.

Suppose you want to use "Reach Reading(TM)," to read some journal articles? Where and how would you find them? Think about that.

You could just happen upon one, like I did with this one from Japan, for example:
But, how would you go about a systematic search on this topic?
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