Floristics in the New Millennium: Proceedings of the Flora of the Southeast US Symposium
By Barney L. Lipscomb, John J. Pipoly III, and Roger W. Sanders, eds.
Publication Date: 28 July 2000
Copyright © 2000 Botanical Research Institute of Texas
Specifications: 7"×10" (pbk), 135 pp., b/w and color figs.
About the Book
Floristics in the New Millennium surveys our knowledge of the flora of the Southeast United States. It is a guide to the many aspects of carrying out a modern floristic work. Almost 100 botanists assembled in Fort Worth, Texas in 1998 to report, discuss and summarize our current knowledge of the flora, as well as to critically examine application of new tools for conducting modern temperate floristic work. The proceedings are a ready reference for those involved in the SE flora and elsewhere.
The book is divided into three sections: 1) SE Flora of the US, Geological Setting, Biogeography, Overviews; 2) Organizational and Operational Concerns in Documenting the SE Flora; 3) Optimizing Underutilized Data. The first section contains review papers, including the geological history of the vegetation in the Southeast by David Dilcher, the aquatic vascular flora, including its endemism and origins, by Robert Haynes; and the region's medicinal plants by Ed Croom. The next section gives us the current status of Southeast flora documentation, on a regional scale as well as to compare them with efforts across the continent. The third portion of the proceedings is the largest and contains the most universally applicable information. Among the papers contained therein, almost all contain extensive appendices, where numerous World Wide Web sites are listed.