Leader: Josephine Camus
Participants: Patrick Brownsey, Bob Chinnock, Kunio Iwatsuki, Bob Johns, Noriaki Murikami, Hans Nooteboom, Barbara Parris, Axel Dahlberg Poulson, Michael Zink, Runi Pungga, John Sugah
Apologies for absence: Dedy Darnaedi, Marco Roos
The meeting convened in the Sands Suite, and promptly relocated outdoors.
The list of outstanding families was reviewed in a positive manner and possible authors discussed.
* needs funding; # family leader
Promised soon (i.e. work in progress)
|Pteridaceae||*Michael Zink, *Harald Schneider, Aziz Bidin||2000|
|Polypodiaceae||Peter Hovenkamp, Hans Nooteboom||1996|
|Ophioglossaceae||Herb Wagner (status uncertain) [now deceased]|
|Blechnaceae||Carrick Chambers (Blechnum), Barbara Parris (Doodia, done)|
Authors offered (work to be done)
|Dennstaedtiaceae||Josephine Camus, Patrick Brownsey|
|Aspleniaceae||Bob Johns, Noriaki Murikami|
|Dryopteridaceae||Dedy Darnaedi (Dryopteris)|
|Selaginellaceae||#Josephine Camus *post doc.|
|Lycopodiaceae||Ben Ollgaard to be approached|
|Nephrolepis etc.||? Peter Hovenkamp|
|Marsilea||? David Johnson|
|Dryopteridaceae (excl. Dryopteris)|
Authors to consider
|Hans Nooteboom||free mid-1996|
|Bob Chinnock||free 1998|
A recruitment drive will take place next week during the Pteridophyte Symposium.
Barbara Parris offered to prepare a draft checklist to be circulated to other pteridologists for amendments. We were unclear as to the format and detail wanted by FM i.e. names, citations etc.
Only four authors have specimen-based data bases for their genera:
Nooteboom (DBASE4), Johns (DBASE4), Camus (PARADOX 4.0), Zink (DBASE4).
Contributors have or will be given copies of 'Directions for authors' and are happy with these directions.
We agreed that some information such as anatomical detail, cytological data, should be kept to a minimum where it did not help with identification.
Contributors should compile a 'family' glossary to be added to a main one.
This is required for Zink, Schneider and a Selaginella post-doctoral position at the BM.
We were unable to identify any potential sources; possibly a coal-mining company might be approached.
We suggest that the Pteridophytes are marketed as components of the epiphytic and terrestrial herb communities that are expected to react to environmental or edaphic changes faster than the longer lived tree component of the forest flora.
We do not have any audio-visual presentations, suitable transparencies can be provided for most purposes.
Identification workshops held in Malesia and Indonesia would be greatly appreciated.
Suitable PhD projects will be identified; we recommend that PhD students be based in herbaria, not universities.