Founded 1997

Winter 1998

  WELCOME to the second volume of Ethnobotanical Leaflets. In this edition you'll find a number of new subject areas to explore, including our debut issue of the "Web Journal." Under this heading will be found various short articles and research notes that may be of general interest to our readership. Contributions from our readers will also be welcome.

Web Journal

* Atropa belladona: The Deadly Nightshade, by Stephen Howser
* The Avocado, by David Robinson
* Bamboo, by Brent B. Beilschmidt
* Cannabis: The Hemp Plant, by Ernest G. Walker, Jr.
* New World Domesticates of the Genus Chenopodium, by David Gordon De Fant
* Erythroxylum: The Coca Plant, by April Rottman
* Cocos nucifera, by Karen Smith
* Cola Culture: Social & Economic Aspects of a W. African Domesticate, by R. Tindall
* The Genus Datura: From Research Subject to Powerful Hallucinogen, by Kirsten Bonde
* The Incredible Peanut, by Samuel L. Phillips
* Red Hot Chili Peppers, by Tom Giesler
* The Story of the Pineapple, by Elencia Davis
* Cinchona and its Product--Quinine, by Cheryl Motley

Back Issues of Ethnobotanical Leaflets

Fall 1997 Issue


* New Book on "Potions, Poisons, and Panaceas"
* Charles Arzeni--In Remembrance

Pot Pourri

* 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 and L.W. Peterson


* Society for Economic Botany 1998 Annual Meeting
* XVI International Botanical Congress
* Society of Ethnobiology
* Society for Medical Plant Research

Careers in Ethnobotany

* EBL Job Bulletin Board
* 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

Online Economic Botany Resources

* NYBG Society for Economic Botany Home Page
* SEB Journal Editor's Web Page
* 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 at SIU

* Southern Illinois University Herbarium
* Plants and Society (Plb 117)
* Protocells: The Origin of Life
* Tropical Dinoflagellates
* SIU College of Science Home Page

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