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Saturday, September 21, 2013

Day 20--1000 Species Challenge Update

Not the most productive day, species wise.  I taught in the morning at ESU, then drove down to suburban Philly to give a talk at the Wyncote Audubon Society.  Had a great time, but my only new species were a cool starfish that I've been looking for and finally found in the saltwater aquarium at work, and a series of strange and exotic plants that I found by searching herbal supplement labels at CVS pharmacy!  I ended the day with only 13 new species, for a total of 641 for the month.

I'm just over a day behind schedule now, but still in it to win!

New Species
Banded Serpent Starfish Ophioderma appressum
Red Yeast Monascus purpureus
Horny Goat Weed Epimedium grandiflorum
Maca  Lepidium meyenii
Cowitch Mucuna pruriens
Common Polypody Polypodium vulgare
Fermenting Bacteria Lactobacillus fermentum
Lactobacteria Lactobacillus gasseri
Narrow-leaf Tea Tree Melaleuca alternifolia
Evening Primrose Oenothera sp.
Goldenseal Hydrastis canadensis
Greater Burdock Arctium lappa
Wood Betony Stachys officinalis

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