This is a collection of photos taken during travels to different areas of the world. A special emphasis is placed on images of art, architecture, people and plants. All Photos: Copyright © Cassandra L. Quave.
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The botany of taste!! What an aroma! Join us from Parco della Favorita in #Palermo #Sicily to learn about a local Sicilian liqueur made with the rind of green mandarins: Mandarinetto! #localfood #citrus #Beverages #mandarin #rutaceae #ethnobotany @MariaFadiman @Ethnobotanica
A little rain can’t keep us from botanizing! We’re having a great time exploring the botanical bounty of #Palermo! Check out these lovely green #mandarin 🍊 oranges! Just the right time to harvest for making a special local #liqueur “mandarinetto”! #ethnobotany #sicily
We’re at Mondello beach and came across these cool sea plants! Tune in to learn about Posedonia oceanica - a flowering monocot that grows in underwater meadows in the Mediterranean Sea! #palermo #posedonia #sicily #botany #marineecology @MariaFadiman @Ethnobotanica
Mirto! This beautiful #Myrtus spp. gave us a showy display of bright purple fruits - packed with anthocyanins! @Ethnobotanica made a fantastic white wine infusion of crushed fruits & island herbs in her creation of a Marettimo #negroni #botanical #cocktail @MariaFadiman
Saying goodbye is hard to do! Thanks so much to the people of #Marettimo for their incredible hospitality! We had a fabulous time exploring the fall flora. I’m looking forward to returning soon to share the study results with the community! #expeditionegadi #ethnobotany #sicily
I’m entranced by the gorgeous flowers and smell of the wild rosemary covering the island! So lovely 😊 Rosmarinus officinalis, Lamiaceae
#explore #expeditionegadi #aegadianislands #naturesbeauty #flowersofinstagram #rosemary
Erica multiflora, Ericaceae - aka heather - is blooming across the island! So beautiful 😍 and a great 🐝 plant for delicious 🍯 honey!
#naturesbeauty #flowersofinstagram #erica #sicily #marettimo
The roots of one particular tomato plant have been found to release compounds that encourage bacteria growth in soil
Some plants nurture soil bacteria that keep them healthy
That knowledge may be useful to farmers
The #truth about fieldwork... Morning versus evening 🤣
So thankful for the opportunity to work with these amazing #womeninscience (@Ethnobotanica & @MariaFadiman) It’s such fun to do #fieldwork with other #ethnobotanists - there’s always something new that we learn from each other. #inspiringwomen #ethnobotany #research #Sicily
Prepping the last plant press for transport back home! So excited to share all of these cool species & plant stories with my students in class, #QuaveLab & @EmoryHerbarium !#expeditionegadi #herbaria #iamabotanist #botany #ethnobotany
Well done Dr. Burdette & Dr. Sanchez (@DrLauraSanchez) on this important & exciting work!
Ovarian or fallopian tube cancer? Two @UICPharm @thisisUIC scientists with links to CBC, Joanna Burdette and @DrLauraSanchez, collaborate to decipher the origin and the mechanism of spread of ovarian cancer. Congrats & thanks for acknowledging CBC funding!
We’re nearing the end of #ExpeditionEgadi & are prepping samples with @Ethnobotanica & @MariaFadiman for transport back to #QuaveLab @EmoryUniversity. These will be subjected to chemical & biological activity analyses in #drugdiscovery for #AntibioticResistance & #cancer targets.
Punica granatum, Lythraceae - remember this name! Pomengranates are a real jewel of the Mediterranean! We enjoyed a delicious glass of fresh squeezed, antioxidant-packed juice! 😋 yummy!
#pomengranate #freshjuice #lythraceae #antioxidant #healthfood @Ethnobotanica @MariaFadiman
Antibiotics May Soon Become Useless. Now What? via @WIRED
Antibiotics May Soon Become Useless. Now What?
Antibiotics were one of the great innovations of the last century. Will we still use them 25 years from now?
What a lovely visit to the local museum! Earlier this week I showed you Ampelodesmos mauritanicus in the wild. Today we got to see the final products of the inflorescence for rolling pasta (Busiate) & in making cordage used in maritime applications. #expeditionegadi #marettimo
And now... in slow-mo so you can see the exciting action of Ecballium elaterium #squirtingcucumber!
Hazard of being behind the camera - I got squirted in the 👁 eye! My charming friends @Ethnobotanica & @MariaFadiman found that hilarious 😆 !
That’s one cool cucumber! Check out Ecballium elaterium, Cucurbitaceae with @MariaFadiman @Ethnobotanica #expeditionegadi
We had a lovely visit at the Museum in Marettimo with curator, Vito Vaccaro. So many great pieces of local history on display here. Exciting to see cordage & fishing baskets made from local wild plants! #ethnobotany #naturalhistory #expeditionegadi
Folklore, magic & medicine of Rue via @YouTube
This Solanum spp. is going to be a pain to collect for @EmoryHerbarium ! So many thorns! The fruits are used in local medicine as a topical suppurative to draw out the pus from boils and abscesses.
#solanaceae #skindisease #traditionalknowledge #wildmedicine #medicinalplants
Our equine friends love to eat #carob pods too! Ceratonia siliqua Fabaceae
Talking about food & medicinal uses of carob in #Sicily with @MariaFadiman & @Ethnobotanica ! Cerratonia siliqua - #Fabaceae
#wildfood #carob #ExpeditionEgadi #medicinalplants
Planning out our #planthunter expedition for the day with @QuaveEthnobot & @ethnobotanica ! We’re on the hunt for some locally useful species like Arisarum vulgare ! #ExpeditionEgadi #sicily #ethnobotany #explore
Rain, rain go away... come again another day! Thunderstorms now & in the weekend forecast. Sigh. Our last couple of days look like they're going to be waterlogged. Bad news for our remaining plant collecting plans. #fieldwork #expeditionegadi
@jk_rowling Harry Potter meets botanical fieldwork