About Castanea

Castanea

Castanea is named in honor of the American Chestnut tree. Castanea is the botanical name for Chestnuts, dating back to what the ancient Greeks called them. 

The American Chestnut is a critically endangered tree that once made up 35% of the forests of the Eastern US before being devastated by a blight that destroyed up to 4 billion American Chestnut trees.

Castanea serves professional and amateur botanists by reviewing and publishing scientific papers related to botany in the Eastern United States.

We accept papers relating to plant biology, biochemistry, ecology, floristics, physiology and systematics. 

Castanea

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Published by SABS

The Southern Appalachian Botanical Club began publishing Castanea in 1936. 

The mission of SABS is to promote botanical interest and to disseminate information concerning the flora and ecology of the southern Appalachian region and the Eastern United States. 

The society also publishes Chinquapin (the SABS newsletter) and Occasional Papers in Eastern Botany.

Professionals, students and botany enthusiasts are all welcome as members of SABS

Submit A Paper

We accept papers relating to plant biology, biochemistry, ecology, floristics, physiology and systematics. 

We welcome papers from professionals and students. 

Christopher Randle, Editor-in-Chief, reviews submitted manuscripts and assigns it to a selected member of the Editorial Review Board, and independent outside review. 

Castanea Team