Founded 1997

Fall 1998

  WELCOME to the fourth issue of Ethnobotanical Leaflets. In this edition you'll find a number of new subject areas worth exploring, including recent contributions to our Web Journal. Under this heading will be found various short articles and research notes of general interest to our readers. New to this issue is the premier appearance of our Ethnobotanical Leaflets Starch Research Page. Also, a new page of color photos by Carlos Ochoa has been added to the Galleria Section. In addition, please note the new links in Online Economic Botany Resources. As always, contributions from our readers will be welcomed.

Web Journal

--Your source of information on Economic Plants--

* Modern Uses of Cultivated Algae, by Steve L. Morton

* Canola, by Michael T. Kershaw

* Ginseng, by Penny Keller

* Grape Growing, by John Veremis

* Sugar Cane: Past and Present, by Peter Sharpe

In our Winter 1998 issue you'll find articles on the ethnobotany of Atropa belladona, avocado, bamboo, hemp, Chenopodium, coca, coconut, cola, jimson weed, peanut, peppers, pineapple and quinine.
See the Summer 1998 issue for articles on Banisteriopsis caapi, Cannabis, chocolate, coca, native dye plants, ergot, mayapple, opium, papaya, peyote, Salvia divinorum and tobacco. Also included in this issue are color photos by Carlos Ochoa of Peruivan maize cobs, chile peppers, zapote (Manilkara zapota), common bean, capuli (Physalis peruviana) and mashua (Tropaeolum tuberosum).

Back Issues of Ethnobotanical leaflets

Fall 1997
Winter 1998
Summer 1998

Book Review Corner

* The Shaman's Apprentice by Lynne Cherry and Mark J. Plotkin
* Medicinal Plants of the Heartland by Connie Kaye and Neil Billington
* Potions, Poisons, and Panaceas by David Brussell
* Origin and Early Diversification of Land Plants by P. Kenrick & P.R. Crane

Research Notes

* Ethnobotanical Leaflets Starch Research Page 
* Agriboard, Use of Non-timber Cellulose for Construction
* The Inclusive Herbarium by Edgar Anderson
* How to Define a Species
* Rain Forest Medicines, an interview with Mark Plotkin
* Archaeological Potatoes and Sweet Potatoes in Peru, by D. Ugent & L.W. Peterson

Galleria Botanica

* Herbals of the Vatican Library
* The Art of Emil Huston on Internet
* Kohler's Medizinal Pflanzen
* New photos by Carlos Ochoa  


* Society for Economic Botany 1999 Annual Meeting
* XVI International Botanical Congress
* Society of Ethnobiology
* International Society for Ethnopharmacology
* New Crops & New Uses

Careers in Ethnobotany

* Job Listings from the Chronicle of Higher Education
* Careers in Ethnobiology and Conservation by M.J. Plotkin
* An Introduction to Ethnobotany by C. Veilleux and S.R. King
* Graduate Programs in Ethnobotany
* Undergraduate Studies in Ethnobotany

Policy Corner

* Economic Botany and Restoration Ecology by D.F. Austin & M. Kritzer Van Zant
* Editorial Policy

Worldwide Economic Botany Resources 

* NYBG Society for Economic Botany Home Page
* Editor's Page, Society for Economic Botany
* People and Plants Online
* Cyberbotanica: Plants and Cancer Treatments
* Association for the Advancement of Industrial Crops
* New Crop Resource Online Program
* WWW Ethnobotany Resource Directory
* Internet Directory for Botanical Illustrations
* Kew's list of over 200 Web sites of interest to economic botanists
* Economic Botany Web Pages, from the Internet Directory for Botany
* Ethnobotany Database, U.S. National Agricultural Library
* Native American Food Plants, U.S. National Agricultural Library
* Medicinal Plants of Native Americans, U.S. National Agricultural Library
* Phytochemicals, U.S. National Agricultural Library

Related Web Pages

* Plants and Society (Plb 117)
* Don Ugent's Home Page
* Southern Illinois University Herbarium
* Protocells: The Origin of Life
* Tropical Dinoflagellates

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