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Welcome to the Bolus Herbarium Library
The Bolus Herbarium Library owes its existence to Harry Bolus, a businessman, amateur botanist, and botanical artist, who, on his death in 1911, bequeathed his herbarium, his botanical library, and a large part of his fortune to the South African...
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JSTOR Global Plants
The largest of its kind, Global Plants ( is a community-contributed database that features more than two million high resolution plant type specimen images and other foundational materials from the collections of hundreds of...


Sunday, 22 October 2017
UCT is taking urgent measures to save three camphor trees along Stanley Road that have been ring-barked, or 'girdle'.
Campus Trees Stripped of their Bark

Three camphor trees along Stanley Road on middle campus have been stripped of their bark, or 'girdled', possibly for the bark, which can be sold for medicinal purposes, or because these are alien trees.

Publication Date:
Monday, December 15, 2014 - 09:15
Early editions of Nature.
Nature Makes All Articles Free to View

Publisher permits subscribers and media to share read-only versions of its papers.

All research papers from Nature will be made free to read in a proprietary screen-view format that can be annotated but not copied, printed or downloaded, the journal’s publisher Macmillan announced on 2 December.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 09:15
Rainbow paint
Bolus Herbarium Library Closed for Painting

The Bolus Herbarium Library will be closed from Monday 1 December 2014 until further notice.

Publication Date:
Friday, November 28, 2014 - 11:30
UCT's Biopharming Research Unit, headed by biotechnologist Prof. Ed Rybicki
Genetically engineered 'plantibodies' to halt Ebola

While little can be done to curb the current outbreak of Ebola in Africa, when the next outbreak happens, the world will be armed with cheap but powerful biologics made using plants, says UCT plant biotechnologist Professor Ed Rybicki. 

Publication Date:
Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 12:45