Systematics Section / ASPT
Brouillet, Luc .
Flora of North America north of Mexico: Report on progress.
This paper is presently jointly with the FNAA Board of Directors. Since 2004, FNAA has made significant progress toward accomplishing its goal of publishing the 30-volume Flora around 2011. Volumes 4-5 (Caryophyllidae), 19-21 (Asteraceae), 24 (Poaceae, completing the Grass Manual), and vol. 27 (first of 3 bryophyte volumes) were published, for a total of 14 volumes and about half the total species. Volume production has been maintained at 2 per year. Currently, four editorial centers (Hunt, 6; St. Louis, 7; Kansas, 8; Montreal, 9) are involved in the parallel production of volumes, which should appear in 2007-2008. These volumes include important families such as Cucurbitaceae and Malvaceae (6), Salicaceae and Brassicaceae (7), Ericaceae, Primulaceae, and Saxigragaceae (8), and Rosaceae (9). Also in active preparation for 2008 are volumes 10-11 that include the Leguminosae. The second Bryophyte volume (28) is likewise in production at the St. Louis-Bryophytes center. Restructuring and streamlining of volume production has significantly improved productivity of the project. Recently, taxon editors were assigned for all families or groups in the remaining volumes, thanks in part to the recruitment of new board members. Authors are being actively sought for unassigned taxa. At its fall board meeting, FNAA decided to switch, insofar as possible, from the Cronquistian classification to the APG II classification. Some families have thus been reassigned to volumes that are more in keeping with current phylogenetic thinking, and family circumscription will follow recent findings (except for taxa already published). Realignments in volumes currently in production could not be completed and compromises will still be found. Further information may be found on the FNAA website (www.fna.org).
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Flora of North America
Presentation Type: Oral Paper:Papers for Sections
Location: PDR 2/Hilton
Date: Monday, July 9th, 2007
Time: 1:30 PM