Founded 1997

Summer 1998

  WELCOME to the third volume 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. This issue features in Ethno-News an introduction to Agriboard, lumber made from non-timber cellulose. In our Policy Corner is an editorial urging policy makers to combine economic botany and restoration ecology when looking for solutions to economic and environmental problems. Galleria Botanica is back, featuring work by artist Emil Huston, photographs by Distinguished Economic Botanist Carlos Ochoa, and a special link to the illustrations of Hermann Kohler's herbal. 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--

* Banisteriopsis caapi, by Susan Emmert
* Economical Possibilities for Cannabis, by Marcel Dudley
* The Chocolate Tree, by Obeckyo S. Mims
* The Coca Plant, by Cliff Krol
* Native Dye Plants of the United States, by Kathy J. Ogg
* Ergot, by Halima Ibrahim
* Mayapple (Podophyllum peltatum), by Brian T. Fondren
* Opium (Papaver somniferum), by Leslie Winemiller
* The Medicinal Properties of the Papaya, by Emma Dawson
* Peyote, by Robert McNeal
* Salvia divinorum, Herb of Mary, the Shepherdess, by Sean Whitcomb
* Tobacco, by Shawn Fowler

See our Winter 1998 issue for articles dealing with the ethnobotany of Atropa belladona, avocado, bamboo, hemp, Chenopodium, coca, coconut, cola, jimson weed, peanut, peppers, pineapple and quinine.

Back Issues of Ethnobotanical leaflets

Fall 1997
Winter 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

Pot Pourri

* 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

* The Art of Emil Huston on Internet
* Kohler's Medizinal Pflanzen
* Photos by Carlos Ochoa  


* Post-meeting Pictures--Ancient Starch Workshop, Sydney Australia
* Society for Economic Botany 1998 Annual Meeting
* XVI International Botanical Congress
* Society of Ethnobiology
* Society for Medical Plant Research
* 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

Online Economic Botany Resources

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