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TdG Flore des Dames - 02.09.2018
Discover how "les Dames de Genève" saved the Mexican Flora.
Article by Xavier Lafargue, TdG.
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La Flore des Dames

VISITS

Sunday visits
Each 1st Sunday of the month - 2 guided tours
Upcoming visit: 07 October!
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Variations botaniques
Next visit 25 September.
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La Visite du Jardinier
La "Visite du Jardinier"
Every Thursdays at 2pm
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WORKSHOPS

the Green Workshops 2018-2019
GREEN WORKSHOPS 2018-2019
For children on Wednesday afternoon
New programme !
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EXHIBITIONS

Expositions la Flore des Dames
La Flore des Dames
Exhibition at Les Bains des Pâquis and the CJBG's Library
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The Passion for Knowledge
Exhibition
Until 14th of October
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The Garden, 200 years of passion
Exhibition
Until 14th of October
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The many lives of herbaria
Exhibition
Cabinet of curiosities
Until 31st of December
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Discover the exhibition
The Ethnobotanical Gardens
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Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de la Ville de Genève


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Unit of Microscopy and Chromatography
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Unit of Microscopy and Chromatography

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Unit of Microscopy and Chromatography (resp. Dr P. Clerc)

This unit is dedicated to the macroscopic, microscopic and chemical study of fungi (lichenized and non-lichenized), algae, hornworts, liverworts, mosses and ferns.

The material available consists principally of stereo-microscopes and light microscopes, photographing microscopes, a freeze-dry microtome and flat-bed chromatography equipment. A Leitz DC 300 digital camera coupled with an Imagic imagery system captures digital images with a deep field of view using a stereo-microscope or a light microscope.

The majority of the research carried out in the laboratory is based on the systematic studies of the lichens and bryophytes of Switzerland and of the two American continents. The results of these studies are essentially inventories of the biodiversity, tools for species identification and floras.

The laboratory of microscopy and chromatography accommodates Biology students from the Universities of Geneva and Neuchâtel within the framework of specialized courses, like "Systématique, phylogénie et écologie des lichens et des bryophytes" (University of Geneva, course 14B070) or "Exploitation des collections botaniques" (ex-Consultation d'herbier), (University of Geneva, course 14B021) as well as for Masters and Doctoral research projects.