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Contributor Guidelines
Format for Manuscripts of the
Guide to the Vascular Plants of
Central French Guiana
Scott A. Mori and Scott V. Heald

(Updated: 12 March 1999)

Contents

General Guidelines
Family Description
   Family description template
   Example of family description
Key to Genera
   Example of key to genera
Descriptions of Genera
Key to Species
Descriptions of Species
   Species description template
   Example of species description
Figures
   Example of color photograph with legend
   Example of illustration with legend
Figure Legends
Database




General Guidelines

Uniformity among family treatments is strived for but, because of the differences in structures among families, this is not always possible. Uniformity of the treatments within a family is, however, expected.

General guidelines for preparation of the manuscript are as follows:


Family Description

1. Scientific name of family centered in capitals and in bold face followed by the common name of the family according to Cronquist (1981) in parenthesis. Only the first letters of the common family name are capitalized.

BOMBACACEAE (Kapok-tree Family)

2. Name of the author(s) of the treatment centered beneath the family name in lower case except for initial capitals.

3. Family description. A brief description of the family based on characters of the family as found in northeastern South America (north of the Amazon River and east of the Orinoco River). Make it clear if features are described that are not currently found in our flora by using "outside our flora" directly after the feature described [e.g., "Fruits berries or samaras (outside our flora)"]. Alternatively, if there is a need to stress that a certain feature expresses a given character state in our flora but that other character states may be found in northeastern South America, then follow the feature with "in our flora" (e.g., "Fruits berries in our flora"). Gross morphological characters as well as those that can seen with a 10X hand lens are stressed.
     Cronquist (1981) is followed for family concepts. References to other concepts of the family are provided in a separate paragraph directly following the description. Please provide the full citation of these references so they can be added to the "Literature Cited."

4. If the family is monogeneric, the family description takes precedent over the generic description. See Descriptions of Genera.


Family description template

FAMILY NAME (Common Name)

Author


Habit. Bark. Stipules present or absent. Leaf type (i.e., simple or compound), leaf arrangement (alternate, whorled, or opposite), additional leaf features if important in identifying family. Inflorescence position (terminal, cauline, etc.), inflorescence type (racemes, cymes, etc.); peduncles, the bracts; pedicels, the bracteoles. Flower symmetry, sexualaity (bisexual or unisexual), distribution of the sexes (e.g., the plants monoecious, etc.); sepal number, free or fused; petal number, free or fused; stamen number, free or fused, position (adnate to corolla etc.), the filaments, the anthers (dehiscence, length, awns, etc.); ovary type (superior or inferior), ?-locular, the carpels (needed to denote free carpels), the styles, the stigmas; placentation, the ovules. Fruit type, other fruit features as needed. Seed number per fruit, other features as needed; cotyledons as needed (references to treatments in Flora of the Guianas, Flora Neotropica, Flora of Suriname, and Flora of Venezuelan Guayana).
     Additional comments about the family such as circumscription, genera excluded, etc. are included in a separate paragraph in this position. Please remember to provide the full bibliographic citation for inclusion in the "Literature Cited."

Example of family description


Key to Genera

Example of key to genera


Descriptions of Genera


Key to Species


Descriptions of Species

Oenocarpus bataua (Mart.) Burret subsp. oligocarpa (Griseb. &
     H. Wendl.) Balick [Syn.: Jessenia bataua Mart. subsp. oligocarpa
     (Griseb. & H. Wendl.) Balick]                                                               Fig. 98 G-L

However, all synonyms of a species throughout its range are not accounted for in the Guide.

Fl (Jun, Jul, Aug), fr (Sep); rare, in non-flooded moist forest; the fruit is used to make a drink. Patawa.

Species description template

Name of species [Syn.: Genus species] Fig. 22; Pls. LX, LXI.

     Plant habit (plural). Trunks. Bark; slash, the outer bark, the inner bark. Latex. Stems. Stipules. Leaves1 general features2 (e.g., simple or compound, phyllotaxy, etc.); petioles; blades shape, size, color, texture, pubescence, the base, the apex, the margins; venation. Inflorescences position, type, the axes; peduncles, the bracts; pedicels, the bracteoles. Flowers2 general features (e.g., size, symmetry, etc.); sepals; petals; stamens general features, the filaments, the anthers; nectaries; ovary superior or inferior, the style, the stigma; placentation, the ovules. Male flowers3. Female flowers3. Fruits type, shape, size, color, pubescence. Seeds shape, size, number, color, pubescence; cotyledons. Phenology; ecology; economic botany. Common name(s).
     If needed, a short paragraph about taxonomic problems.

1If the leaves are compound, use the following format: "Leaves pinnate; petioles; blades (overall shape if useful); petiolules; leaflet blades..."
2If no general features are provided for an organ, e.g., leaves then the sentence begins with "Leaves: petioles; blades..." or "Flowers: sepals; petals..."
3Male and female flowers are treated in separate sentences.

Example of description of species


Figures

Example of color photograph with legend

Example of illustration with legend


Figure Legends


Database


Literature Cited

Brummitt, R. K. & C. E. Powell. 1992. Authors of plant names. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. 732 pp.

Cronquist, A. 1981. An integrated system of classification of flowering plants. Columbia University Press, New York. 1262 pp.

Hickey, L. J. 1979. A revised classification of the architecture of dicotyledonous leaves. In C. R. Metcalfe & L. Chalk (eds.), Anatomy of the dicotyledons, 2nd ed. 1: 25-39. Clarendon Press, Oxford, England.

Hoff, M., G. Cremers, C. Feuillet & J.-J. de Granville. 1989. La banque de donnÚs "Aublet" de l'herbier du Centre ORSTOM de Cayenne (CAY). Bull. Jard. Bot. Nat. Belgique 59: 171-178.


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