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.
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).