Scientific Publications

Aliso

Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden publishes "Aliso: A Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Botany on a regular basis and Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden Occasional Publications as needed to accommodate longer papers of special interest.

First published in 1948, Aliso is the scientific journal of RSABG. It is devoted to the publication of original papers dealing with studies in systematic and evolutionary botany worldwide, as well as floristics and other facets of botanical research pertaining to the western United States and areas of comparable climate and vegetation. Submissions by scientists who are not affiliated with the Garden are welcome. The journal is named for the western sycamore (Platanus racemosa Nutt.), known to early Californians by its Spanish name, aliso. This tree is associated with the founding of Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden.

Online access to Aliso can be found at at scholarship.claremont.edu/aliso/. Digital files of full-text articles become available one year from the date of print publication.

 


 Aliso: A Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Botany 

Next Aliso 34 1
Volume 34, Issue 1 & 2, 2016 [coming soon]
 

Articles:

Issue 1

  • SEM studies of two riparian New-Caledonian conifers reveal air channels in stem wood; field observations

Sherwin Carlquist and Mare Nazaire

 

  • A morphometric analysis of Arceuthobium campylopodum and Arceuthobium divaricatum (Viscaceae)

Robert L. Mathiasen, Shawn C. Kenaley, and Carolyn M. Daugherty     

 

Issue 2

  • Tomus Nominum Eriastri: The nomenclature and taxonomy of Eriastrum (Polemoniaceae: Loeselieae)*

Sarah J. De Groot

 

*Online Supplement (Exsiccatae) available here.


Aliso: A Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Botany  

Next Aliso 33 2Volume 33, Issue 2, 2015 [published 5 April 2016]

Articles included are:

  • Phylogeny of Dyschoriste (Acanthaceae)

Noravit Chumchim, Lucinda A. McDade and Amanda E. Fisher; page 77

 

  • An evolutionary perspective on human cross-sensitivity to tree nut and seed allergens                   

Amanda E. Fisher and Annalise M. Nawrocki; page 91

 

  • Rarity in Astragalus: a California perspective

Philip W. Rundel, Thomas R. Huggins, Barry A. Prigge, and M. Rasoul Sharifi; page 111


Aliso: A Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Botany

Volume 33, Issue 1, 2015 [published 26 October 2015]Aliso 33 1 cover


Articles included are:

  • Obituary for Robert F. Thorne; page 1
  • Robert Folger Thorne—A botanical legacy; page 3
  • The Spanish and Mexican baseline of California tree and shrubland distributions since the late 18th century

Richard A. Minnich and Brett R. Goforth; page 5

 

 

 


Click here for a PDF "Aliso" volume index and table of contents.

SYMPOSIUM ISSUES OF ALISO ($20 each; except Monocots volumes—see below)

Monocots: Comparative Biology and Evolution—Poales: Fourth International Symposium on Grass Systematics and Evolution & Third International Conference on the Comparative Biology of the Monocotyledons, 31 Mar–4 Apr 2003. Aliso 23.

Monocots: Comparative Biology and Evolution (excluding Poales): Third International Conference on the Comparative Biology of the Monocotyledons, 31 Mar–4 Apr 2003. Aliso 22.

Evolution and Taxonomy of Southwestern Plants: 13th Annual Southwestern Botanical Systematics Symposium, May 1997. Aliso 17(2).

Plant Evolution and Conservation on Islands: A Global Perspective: The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden 1996 Symposium. Aliso 16(2).

The Linnean Hierarchy: Past, Present and Future: 12th Annual Southwestern Systematics Botanical Symposium, May 1996. Aliso 15(2).

The New Morphology: Integrative Approaches: 11th Annual Southwestern Botanical Systematics Symposium, May 1995. Aliso 14(4).


Submission of Manuscripts

Instructions for contributors may be obtained by the PDF below or requested from the editor-in-chief (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). Publication in Aliso is associated with a voluntary contribution of $50 per page to offset print publication. Costs of color illustrations are borne (in part) by the author. They are charged at $300 per printed page of color; RSABG affiliates and Aliso print subscribers are granted two gratis pages of color per year.

  Instructions for Contributors

Online access

Aliso is hosted online at scholarship.claremont.edu/aliso/. Digital files of full-text articles become available one year from the date of print publication.

Subscriptions and Back Issues Inquiries concerning subscriptions, purchase of back issues, and exchanges should be addressed to Irene Holiman This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Occasional Publications

Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden also publishes Occasional Publications designed for stand-alone articles on topics of special interest to botanists in Southern California. Authors considering publication in the occasional series are encouraged to correspond with the managing editor.

Recent Occasional Publication

Vanderplank, Sula E.  2014. A conservation plan for Agave shawii subsp. shawii (Shaw’s agave, Agavaceae). Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden Occasional Publications No. 14. $17.95.

Huang, Daisie I.  2013. A conservation plan for Lupinus ludovicianus (San Luis Obispo County lupine, Fabaceae). Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden Occasional Publications No. 13. $12.95.

Kiel, Carrie A. A conservation plan for Frankenia palmeri (Palmer’s frankenia) (Frankeniaceae). Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden Occasional Publications No. 12. $17.95. Vanderplank, Sula. 2011. Quail-friendly plants of Baja California. Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden Occasional Publications No. 11. $29.99.

Vanderplank, Sula. 2011. Quail-friendly plants of Baja California. Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden Occasional Publications No. 11. $39.99. Available in the Gift Shop, via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or online at Amazon.com.

Wall, Michael and John Macdonald. 2009. Processing seeds of California native plants for conservaton, storage, and restoration. Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden Occasional Publications No. 10. $125. CD-ROM now available for online purchase

De Groot, Sarah J. 2008. A conservation plan for Berberis harrisoniana (Kofa Mountain barberry, Berberidaceae). Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden Occasional Publications No. 9. $17.95.

McGlaughlin, Mitchell E. 2008. A conservation plan for Mecca aster, Xylorhiza cognata (Asteraceae). Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden Occasional Publications No. 8. $17.95.

Fraga, Naomi S. 2007. A conservation plan for Mimulus shevockii (Phrymaceae). Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden Occasional Publications No. 7. $17.95.

Boyd, Steve 1999. Vascular flora of the Liebre Mountains, Western Transverse Ranges, California. Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden Occasional Publications No. 5 (out of print).

Banks, Darin L. 1999. A vascular flora of the Agua Tibia Mountains, Southern California. Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden Occasional Publications No. 4 (out of print).

O'Brien, B. C., Fuentes, L. C., and Newcombe, L. F. (editors). 1999. Out of the wild and into the garden III—A symposium of California's horticulturally significant plants, 1997. Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden Occasional Publications No. 3. $21.95.

O'Brien, B. C., Fuentes, L. C., and Newcombe, L. F. (editors). 1997. Out of the wild and into the garden II—A symposium of California's horticulturally significant plants, 1995. Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden Occasional Publications No. 2 (out of print).

O'Brien, B. C., Fuentes, L. C., and Newcombe, L. F. (editors). 1997. Out of the wild and into the garden I—A symposium of California's horticulturally significant plants, 1992. Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden Occasional Publications No. 1. $26.95.

Lenz, Lee W. 1992. An annotated catalogue of the plants of the Cape Region, Baja California Sur, Mexico. The Cape Press, pp. xii + 114. $16.50.

Lenz, Lee W. 1986. Marcus E. Jones: western geologist, mining engineer and botanist. pp. xv + 486. $10

N.B. Shipping is $4 for each Occasional Publication*; each Miscellaneous Paper; and/or up to two Aliso Symposium items. California residents, add 9.75% for state and county taxes to cost of publication(s). Do not add tax to shipping costs. Please contact for shipping cost outside US. When ordering, please include telephone, fax or e-mail contact. Visa and Master Card accepted; please include expiration date and signature. For Monocots volumes, contact Missouri Botanical Garden Press (www.mbgpress.org). *For purchase/shipping of Occasional Publication No. 10, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

A Second Summary of the Culture of California Plants at the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, 1950-1970. Download the PDF. This is the follow up to the earlier A Summary of the Culture of California Plants at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, 1927-1950 that was published by Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden in 1957.


For more information, please call the RSABG library at (909) 625-8767 ext. 210.

Editorial Board, Aliso
Bruce G. Baldwin
J. Travis Columbus
Norman C. Ellstrand
Patrick S. Herendeen
J. Mark Porter
Erin A. Tripp
Vanessa E. T. M. Ashworth, Editor-in-Chief
Lucinda A. McDade, Managing Editor

Editorial Board, Occasional Publications
Vanessa E. T. M. Ashworth, Series Editor
Lucinda A. McDade, Managing Editor