Book Review: The Ferns and Lycophytes of Texas

Author : Allison W. Cusick


A Targeted Floristic Survey of Horton Farm Conservation Area, Sainte Genevieve County, Missouri

Author : Andrew P. Braun

Additional Authors : Allan J. Bornstein

ABSTRACT Much of western Sainte (Ste.) Genevieve County, Missouri, is underlain by parts of the LaMotte sandstone formation. The geological properties of this bedrock have led to the formation of canyons and cliffs, which harbor ‘‘glacial relicts’’ and other regionally rare, restricted plant species. A partial survey of the flora at Horton Farm Conservation Area …


The Vascular Flora of the University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee

Author : Jonathan P. Evans

Additional Authors : Callie A. Oldfield, Mary P. Priestley, Yolande M. Gottfried, L. Dwayne Estes, Alfire Sidik, George S. Ramseur,

ABSTRACT Sewanee: The University of the South, located in Franklin County, Tennessee, is a 5,263 ha site that encompasses a variety of plateau and cove habitats on the southern Cumberland Plateau in southeastern Tennessee. The vascular flora of the University of the South was documented from 1948–2015 and comprises 1,118 species and lesser taxa in …


Growth Patterns of Roadside Torpedograss Populations within Xeric Florida Scrub

Author : Christine A. Bertz

Additional Authors : Eric S. Menges

ABSTRACT Roads have the potential to serve as dispersal corridors for invasion into pristine habitats for invasive exotic species. However, undisturbed habitats may also resist such invasion. Torpedograss (Panicum repens L.) is an aggressive invasive grass in many parts of the world and, although most problematic in lakes and ponds, frequently occurs in roadsides and …


Fire, Invertebrate Damage, and Reproductive Output in the Endemic Forb Liatris ohlingerae (Asteraceae)

Author : Gerald F. Schneider

Additional Authors : Carl W. Weekley, Eric S. Menges

ABSTRACT In pyrogenic ecosystems, fire often plays an integral part in plant population dynamics. For a subset of plant species in such ecosystems, fire is connected to seed set and/or germination, resulting in postfire recruitment episodes. We investigated the relationship between fire and seed set in the perennial forb Liatris ohlingerae (Asteraceae), one of many …


Reproductive Biology of the Federally Endangered Clematis morefieldii Kral (Ranunculaceae)

Author : Kyle J. Paris

Additional Authors : Kevin Burgess, Amy N. Wright, Robert S. Boyd,

ABSTRACT Successful management of rare plant species requires understanding of reproductive life history. To assess reproductive attrition, the status of all reproductive units (expressed in seven stages) on 40 plants at The Nature Conservancy’s Keel Mountain Preserve (Madison County, Alabama) was recorded throughout 4 yr (2009–12). Floral herbivory by Lepidopteran larvae (Geometridae) and abortion of …


A Note from the Editor (81-3)

Author : Christopher P. Randle


2016 Richard and Minnie Windler Award Recipients

Author : Christopher P. Randle

Systematics — Jessica L. Allen and James C. Lendemer Ecology — Lauren F. Howard The Richard and Minnie Windler Award recognizes the authors of the best systematics and ecology articles published in Castanea during the previous year. For 2016, authors of two articles were selected as winners: Jessica L. Allen and James C. Lendemer for …


2016 Elizabeth Ann Bartholomew Award Recipient — Lytton John Musselman

Author : Michael J. Baranski

The Southern Appalachian Botanical Society (SABS) annually presents the Elizabeth Ann Bartholomew Award to deserving individuals in memory of her untiring service to the public, to plant systematics, and to this organization. It is presented to individuals who have distinguished themselves in professional and public service that advances our knowledge and appreciation of the world …


IN MEMORIAM — Dr. Samuel B. Jones, Jr. (1933–2016)

Author : David E. Giannasi

Additional Authors : Wendy B. Zomlefer