If you look at the black menu bar under the title of this blog, you will find two new entries: List of Families and Leaf Arrangement.
The List of Families page allows you to browse through every Family that has been mentioned in this blog, and gives you links to every post that features plants in that family.
This page differs from the Description of Families page, which has been present for some time. The Description page gives overviews of many plant families, with some examples, but no attempt has been made to include a link to every post that mentions that family. The purpose of this page is to give a sense of how a family might be recognized in the field.
The Leaf Arrangement entry consists of a main page and four sub-pages. This entry was designed to help you compare the leaf arrangement of a plant that you have just seen with examples in this blog of plants having the same leaf arrangement. If you are hoping to identify a plant you have seen here in western Panama, using the Leaf Arrangement approach will be the fastest way to discover whether that plant has been described here.
I hope you find these additions to the blog’s structure helpful.