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16(2) Huntia published

8 June 2018

This issue of Huntia once again proves that being a journal of botanical history is never dull. From Greek poems to incunabula Holger Funk traces evidence of "Erica." C. D. Preston re-examines Samuel Corbyn's 1656–1657 lists of Cambridge plants and provides some interesting revelations. In two posthumously published papers, Roger L. Williams details the deforestation of the French Alps, which reads more like current events than history, and translates an abridgement of Michel-Félix Dunal's 1813 dissertation on Solanum. M. E. Mitchell continues his lichen history series describing the spirited opposition to the theory of duality in France from 1870 to 1900. Huntia Editor Scarlett T. Townsend recounts the history of our journal and unveils the plans for its future. If you would like to be part of that future, check out the topics and submission guidelines available on the Huntia page.

About the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation

The Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, a research division of Carnegie Mellon University, specializes in the history of botany and all aspects of plant science and serves the international scientific community through research and documentation. To this end, the Institute acquires and maintains authoritative collections of books, plant images, manuscripts, portraits and data files, and provides publications and other modes of information service. The Institute meets the reference needs of botanists, biologists, historians, conservationists, librarians, bibliographers and the public at large, especially those concerned with any aspect of the North American flora.

Media Contact:
Scarlett T. Townsend
412-268-7304
st19@andrew.cmu.edu