Noteworthy Collections: Virginia, Maryland, and District of Columbia (78-2)

Author : Brent W. Steury

Additional Authors : Jimmy K. Triplett, John Parrish,

Pleioblastus pygmaeus (Miq.) Nakai (POACEAE)— VIRGINIA, Fairfax County: eastern bank of Dead Run floodplain in mature woodland


Castanea Reviewers for 2012

Author : Editor

The Editorial Committee gratefully acknowledges and thanks the following people who reviewed manuscripts for Castanea during 2012. CASTANEA REVIEWERS FOR 2012 Adams, Paul Affronti, Lewis F. Alford, Mac H. Barger, T. Wayne Beauchamp, Vanessa Boyd, Robert Brewer, Steve Byers, Elizabeth A. Campbell, Julian Carter, Richard Chakraborty, Sukumar Craddock, James Hill Craft, Chris Cruse Sanders, Jenny Davenport, …


Book Review: A Field Guide to Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia

Author : Ronald L. Jones

Sorrie, Bruce A. 2011. A Field Guide to Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. The University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Softcover, $25.00. ISBN 978-0-8078-7186-7


Noteworthy Collections: Dominican Republic (78-1)

Author : Walter S. Judd

Additional Authors : Teodoro Clase,

Miconia mansfeldiana Urb. & Ekman (MELASTOMATACEAE)— Dominican Republic, Prov. San Jos´e de Ocoa: Cordillera Central, Sierra de Ocoa


Matelea decipiens (Asclepiadaceae): A New County Record from Illinois

Author : Diane L. Wood

Additional Authors : Allan J. Bornstein, Korey A.P. Byers,

ABSTRACT Historical records indicate that Matelea decipiens (Asclepiadaceae), oldfield milkvine or climbing milkweed, is known from Jackson, Saline, and Williamson counties in southern Illinois, where it is listed as endangered. Although a previous unvouchered occurrence has been noted in the Illinois Natural Heritage database, a recent collection from Monroe County, reported herein, officially extends the …


The Vascular Flora of Roadside Habitats in West Virginia, USA

Author : James S. Rentch

Additional Authors : Ronald H. Fortney, William N. Grafton, Steven L. Stephenson, Steven L. Stephenson,

ABSTRACT In order to provide vegetation managers with information on roadside habitats in West Virginia, a statewide roadside vegetation study was conducted in 2000. The vegetation along nearly 1,500 km of four-lane highways was sampled in 339 randomly selected 20 m wide strip plots. An index of occurrence class (IOC) for each species was calculated …


Logging as a Pretreatment or Surrogate for Fire in Restoring Florida Scrub

Author : Carl W. Weekley

Additional Authors : Eric S. Menges, Ala¨a L. Craddock, Rebecca Yahr,

ABSTRACT Logging has recently been used as a restoration tool in Florida scrub, a pyrogenic shrubland ecosystem that often develops a pine canopy in the absence of fire. We studied the effects of logging and fire, alone and in combination, on fire-suppressed Florida scrub on the Lake Wales Ridge in south-central Florida. Restoration goals were …


Status of Black Walnut (Juglans nigra L.) in the Eastern United States in Light of the Discovery of Thousand Cankers Disease

Author : KaDonna C. Randolph

Additional Authors : Anita K. Rose, Christopher M. Oswalt, Mark J. Brown,

Juglans nigra (black walnut) is widely distributed throughout the US eastern forest, with high concentrations occurring in Missouri and the Ohio and Tennessee River basins. It is an extremely desirable tree for wildlife forage and timber production on forest land, and for shade, aesthetics, and wildlife forage in urban areas. Current (2009–2010) estimates from US …


A Note from the Editor: (78-1)

Author : Editor