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  • Articles and News | Royal Botanic Garden
    Jordan Deciduous Oak Forest Habitat Pine Forest Habitat Juniper Forest Habitat Riparian Freshwater Habitat Jordan Valley and Dead Sea Habitat Plants in the Garden Maps Visitors Schools and Groups Garden Etiquette Volunteers Biodiversity Research Rangeland Rehabilitation Biomass Surveys Grazing Behaviour Forage Programmes Flock Management and Health Economic Studies on Herding Local Knowledge CBRR Info Day Forest Awareness Workshop 2nd Forest Awareness Workshop The National Herbarium What is a Herbarium Our Herbarium Collection Type Specimens Acquisition Policies How to Collect Plants Medicinal Plants Mushrooms Jordan Mushroom Project Jordan Plant Red List Research Library Library Donors Publications BOT ERA Project Community Development Investing in People Artisanal Workshop First Field Trip Sewing Trainees Graduate CIDA Funds the IGP Visiting an Art College Beekeeping Dairy Production Sustainable Living What is Sustainable Living Natural Materials Eco Building Ecodomes at the RBG Solar Cooking Composting Bioindicators Your Carbon Footprint Carbon Footprint Calculator SIDIG MED Project Events RBG Events Support us How You Can Help Donate You are here Home Articles and News News 21 families now participating in the Community Based Rangeland Rehabilitation Programme Jameed pilot project deemed successful in season one Seed collection activities in full swing RBG Newsletter Enter your info below Latest Tweet

    Original URL path: http://royalbotanicgarden.org/news/reduce-your-carbon-footprint (2016-02-14)
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  • Restoring Degraded Ecosystems: Regional and International Perspectives, 30 March 2015 | Royal Botanic Garden
    Info Day Forest Awareness Workshop 2nd Forest Awareness Workshop The National Herbarium What is a Herbarium Our Herbarium Collection Type Specimens Acquisition Policies How to Collect Plants Medicinal Plants Mushrooms Jordan Mushroom Project Jordan Plant Red List Research Library Library Donors Publications BOT ERA Project Community Development Investing in People Artisanal Workshop First Field Trip Sewing Trainees Graduate CIDA Funds the IGP Visiting an Art College Beekeeping Dairy Production Sustainable Living What is Sustainable Living Natural Materials Eco Building Ecodomes at the RBG Solar Cooking Composting Bioindicators Your Carbon Footprint Carbon Footprint Calculator SIDIG MED Project Events RBG Events Support us How You Can Help Donate You are here Home Restoring Degraded Ecosystems Regional and International Perspectives 30 March 2015 Proceedings of the Symposium Restoring Degraded Ecosystems Regional and International Perspectives 30 March 2015 On 30 March 2015 the RBG in cooperation with the Ecological Restoration Alliance of Botanic Gardens ERA held a Symposium on Restoring Degraded Ecosystems Regional and International Perspectives at the Landmark Hotel Amman For more information please click our news link on the home page The following is the proceedings of the symposium appears in either in a PDF file format within the links or in a youtube video or both as some of the speakers asked their presentations to be fully or partially protected The presentations are listed according to the symposium programme Opening Words videos Dr Stephen Blackmore BGCI H E Eng Ahmad Al Qatarneh Ministry of Environment HRH Princess Basma bint Ali Royal Botanic Garden Speakers Presentations Dr Mustafa Al Shudeifat RBG Community Based Rangeland Restoration Jordan Eng Mufleh Al Abbadi on behalf of Dr Hany Elshaer IUCN Egypt Jordan Dr Annette Patzelt Oman Botanic Garden Dr Khaled Sawalha Al Quds University Botanic Garden Palestine Zaher Redwan Green Hands Lebanon Danielle de Nie

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  • Rheum palaestinum | Royal Botanic Garden
    Herbarium Our Herbarium Collection Type Specimens Acquisition Policies How to Collect Plants Medicinal Plants Mushrooms Jordan Mushroom Project Jordan Plant Red List Research Library Library Donors Publications BOT ERA Project Community Development Investing in People Artisanal Workshop First Field Trip Sewing Trainees Graduate CIDA Funds the IGP Visiting an Art College Beekeeping Dairy Production Sustainable Living What is Sustainable Living Natural Materials Eco Building Ecodomes at the RBG Solar Cooking Composting Bioindicators Your Carbon Footprint Carbon Footprint Calculator SIDIG MED Project Events RBG Events Support us How You Can Help Donate You are here Home Jordanian Habitats and Flora Plants Rheum palaestinum Rheum palaestinum Feinbrun Desert Rhubarb عطرفان Family Polygonaceae Rheum palaestinum is a perennial indigenous Jordanian herb 15 40 cm in height with an underground woody stem It blooms from March to April The leaves are broad rigid rounded huge 20 50 cm in diameter usually two basal and have a wrinkled surface The flowers are greenish not showy arranged in a dense inflorescence and produce triangular fruits with broad showy wings R palaestinum leaves have channels that funnel any water that drops into them toward the roots The dripping is strong enough to cause deep soil penetration R palaestinum is considered to have the most highly water efficient gathering capabilities known in botany Habitat It grows in clayey deserts of Jordan Tafila Ma an and the Eastern Desert العطرفان هي عشبة معمرة ذات اصل أردني يبلغ طولها 15 40 سم ولها جذوع خشبية تمتد تحت الأرض وتزهر من مارس إلى شهر أبريل زهورها ذات لون مخضر غير ملفته للنظر تتفتح بشكل كثيف وتنتج فواكه مثلثة الشكل وذات أجنحة واسعة ملفته للنظر أوراقها واسعة ثخينه دائرية وضخمة يبلغ قطرها 20 50 سم ذات قاعدتين ثنائيتين ولها سطح مجعد ولأوراق العطرفان أيضا قنوات تقوم بتركيز المياه التي تسقط فيها نحو

    Original URL path: http://royalbotanicgarden.org/plants/rheum-palaestinum (2016-02-14)
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  • Pallenis spinosa - Prickly Oxeye | Royal Botanic Garden
    Garden Etiquette Volunteers Biodiversity Research Rangeland Rehabilitation Biomass Surveys Grazing Behaviour Forage Programmes Flock Management and Health Economic Studies on Herding Local Knowledge CBRR Info Day Forest Awareness Workshop 2nd Forest Awareness Workshop The National Herbarium What is a Herbarium Our Herbarium Collection Type Specimens Acquisition Policies How to Collect Plants Medicinal Plants Mushrooms Jordan Mushroom Project Jordan Plant Red List Research Library Library Donors Publications BOT ERA Project Community Development Investing in People Artisanal Workshop First Field Trip Sewing Trainees Graduate CIDA Funds the IGP Visiting an Art College Beekeeping Dairy Production Sustainable Living What is Sustainable Living Natural Materials Eco Building Ecodomes at the RBG Solar Cooking Composting Bioindicators Your Carbon Footprint Carbon Footprint Calculator SIDIG MED Project Events RBG Events Support us How You Can Help Donate You are here Home Jordanian Habitats and Flora Plants Pallenis spinosa Prickly Oxeye Pallenis spinosa Prickly Oxeye شوك FAMILY COMPOSITAE Perennial 20 50 cm in h eight with main stem branching above covered by minute soft hairs Leaves Oblong lanceolate entire minutely hairy Heads 1 5 2 5 cm in diameter subsessile surrounded by very logn spiny involucres Flowering March May Habitat Mountainous areas in Amman Salt Jarash Ajloun and

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  • Ophrys transhyrcana ~ Spider Orchid | Royal Botanic Garden
    Knowledge CBRR Info Day Forest Awareness Workshop 2nd Forest Awareness Workshop The National Herbarium What is a Herbarium Our Herbarium Collection Type Specimens Acquisition Policies How to Collect Plants Medicinal Plants Mushrooms Jordan Mushroom Project Jordan Plant Red List Research Library Library Donors Publications BOT ERA Project Community Development Investing in People Artisanal Workshop First Field Trip Sewing Trainees Graduate CIDA Funds the IGP Visiting an Art College Beekeeping Dairy Production Sustainable Living What is Sustainable Living Natural Materials Eco Building Ecodomes at the RBG Solar Cooking Composting Bioindicators Your Carbon Footprint Carbon Footprint Calculator SIDIG MED Project Events RBG Events Support us How You Can Help Donate You are here Home Jordanian Habitats and Flora Plants Ophrys transhyrcana Spider Orchid Ophrys transhyrcana Spider Orchid اوركيد العنكبوت FAMILY ORCHIDACEAE Perennial 20 60 cm tall Leaves Basal 10 16 cm long lanceolate Flowers 3 cm in diameter purple or blackish 3 8 flowers arranged in a well spaced spike sepals 1 5 1 8 cm oblong to lanceolate greenish purple spreading petals 7 9 mm long triangular minutely and sparsely hairy labellum up to 1 8 cm long with small lateral lobes and dark purplish brown or blackish purple velvety surface

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  • RBG conducts first training on the Establishment of a Virtual Herbarium | Royal Botanic Garden
    Project Jordan Plant Red List Research Library Library Donors Publications BOT ERA Project Community Development Investing in People Artisanal Workshop First Field Trip Sewing Trainees Graduate CIDA Funds the IGP Visiting an Art College Beekeeping Dairy Production Sustainable Living What is Sustainable Living Natural Materials Eco Building Ecodomes at the RBG Solar Cooking Composting Bioindicators Your Carbon Footprint Carbon Footprint Calculator SIDIG MED Project Events RBG Events Support us How You Can Help Donate You are here Home RBG conducts first training on the Establishment of a Virtual Herbarium On 24 28 May 2015 the Royal Botanic Garden conducted the first training on the Establishment of a Virtual Herbarium Trainees were Dr Amina Al Farsi and Miss Thekra Al Manthari from the Sultan Qaboos University Oman The workshop highlighted the importance of online resources to facilitate sharing botanical information and included all various topics related to virtual herbaria Prepare specimen related information Know website requirements and preparing required information Prepare specimen for scanning Colour chart scale QR code positioning the specimen Adjust the settings before scanning Scanning process Retouching and image exporting by Photoshop Upload specimens and related information to the website Part of the training was conducted at the

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  • Hashemite University Volunteering Day | Royal Botanic Garden
    Project Jordan Plant Red List Research Library Library Donors Publications BOT ERA Project Community Development Investing in People Artisanal Workshop First Field Trip Sewing Trainees Graduate CIDA Funds the IGP Visiting an Art College Beekeeping Dairy Production Sustainable Living What is Sustainable Living Natural Materials Eco Building Ecodomes at the RBG Solar Cooking Composting Bioindicators Your Carbon Footprint Carbon Footprint Calculator SIDIG MED Project Events RBG Events Support us How You Can Help Donate You are here Home Hashemite University Volunteering Day Fifty five Hashemite University students volunteered for a day at the Royal Botanic Garden in November 2014 The Royal Botanic Garden isn t open to the public yet and only occasionally accommodates groups of visitors However when we got a call from HU professor Dr Jwan Ibbini and heard she was teaching Environmental Volunteering we couldn t say No The students did a variety of tasks like clean and sort seeds prepare herbarium specimens make reed windbreaks learn about and turn compost build rock terraces and dig holes Dr Ibbini is Professor of Environmental Microbiology Dept of Land Management and Environment at the Faculty of Natural Resources Environment Hashemite University The students are in a 4 year Land

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  • German Hiking Day at the RBG | Royal Botanic Garden
    are here Home German Hiking Day at the RBG On May 14 2014 during German Week in Jordan 22 local school boys aged 13 or 14 and two teachers were treated to a tour of the Royal Botanic Garden accompanied by the RBG s Head Botanist Hatem Taifour RBG tour guide Kamal Nuimat and two GIZ Development Advisors Josephine Heyne and Jan Burrows The students were also joined by other visitors from the general public After entering at the hilltop gate and crossing the longest pedestrian bridge in Jordan the group sat in the coolness of the RBG s global context ecodome and learned why there is such a great need to conserve the native plants and habitats of Jordan They went on to visit the bee garden native plant nursery greenhouse and herbarium before hiking down the mountain to the King Talal dam reservoir The group gained insights into the important environmental work being done by the RBG and saw many kinds of local flora including Alcea setosa Hollyhock Anchusa strigosa Prickly Alkanet Convolvolus dorycnium Convulvulus Capparis spinosa Egyptian Caper Moringa perigrina Ben Tree as well as carob citrus fig and olive trees Along the way the students also noticed birds and lizards and found out interesting facts such as why some rocks have holes and why a particular species of thistle is completely blue Down near the water they watched some composting work in progress and discussed how compost enriches the earth The group went back up the long winding hillside road by bus and enjoyed a picnic under a Bedouin tent at a scenic lookout with a great view of the dam After lunch the tired but happy students said their good byes and went home taking with them a lot more understanding about nature and the

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