Research

scientific publications

Research

scientific publications

The goal of Scientific Publications is to disseminate botanical information generated at CalBG and during scholarly endeavors on plant systematics, evolution and the California flora.
Since its founding in 1927, CalBG has been actively engaged in scholarly publication to document research in the fields of botany, horticulture, floristics, systematics and taxonomy and related disciplines. Currently, two peer-reviewed publications cater to researchers’ needs: the journal Aliso: a Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Botany and the series RSABG Occasional Publications.

Aliso: a Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Botany

Aliso is the scientific journal of CalBG. International in scope, it specializes in plant evolutionary biology and systematics. It also features papers on floristics and other facets of botanical research pertaining to the western United States and areas of comparable climate and vegetation. The journal is named for the aliso, the Spanish word used by the early Californians for the western sycamore (Platanus racemosa Nutt.).

Published in print and digital formats, this open-access journal is hosted online by Scholarship@Claremont, the scholarship repository of the Claremont Colleges. Article pdfs can be downloaded back to Volume 1 (1948). Further information about the journal, including print subscription and instructions on manuscript submission, can be found at http://scholarship.claremont.edu/aliso/.

CALBG Occasional Publications

Occasional Publications are print-published at irregular intervals in volumes of various sizes, usually containing a single contribution per volume. The series features results of original botanical research by members of the Garden staff or by botanists who have collaborated in a Garden program. Recent volumes have been devoted to aspects of plant conservation.

The complete list of CalBG Occasional Publications can be found below. Print copies are available for the listed price - please email us to make an order. We are also making our conservation plans available to be downloaded for free in PDF format.
  • Mistretta, O. 2020. Field guide to the flora of the San Gabriel Mountains. Occasional Publication No. 18 (340 pp.). ISBN 978-0-9605808-5-9. $29.95
  • Vanderplank, S., K. O’Connor, B. Munson and D. Lawson.  2019. A conservation assessment for Castilleja grisea (San Clemente Island paintbrush, Orobanchaceae). Occasional Publication No. 17. $20.00 Download PDF
  • Vanderplank, S., K. O’Connor, B. Munson and D. Lawson.  2018. A conservation assessment for Acmispon dendroideus var. traskiae (San Clemente Island lotus, Fabaceae). Occasional Publication No.16. $20.00 Download PDF
  • Johnson, M. A. 2016. A conservation plan for Calochortus obispoensis (San Luis mariposa lily, Liliaceae). Occasional Publication No. 15. $17.95 Download PDF
  • Vanderplank,S. E.  2014. A conservation plan for Agave shawii subsp. shawii (Shaw’s agave, Agavaceae). Occasional Publication No. 14. $17.95 Download PDF
  • Huang, D. I.  2013. A conservation plan for Lupinus ludovicianus (San Luis Obispo County lupine, Fabaceae). Occasional Publication No. 13. $12.95 Download PDF
  • Kiel, C. A.  2012. A conservation plan for Frankenia palmeri (Palmer’s frankenia, Frankeniaceae). Occasional Publication No. 12. $17.95. Download PDF
  • Vanderplank, S. 2011.  Quail-friendly plants of Baja California. Occasional Publication No. 11 (121 pp.). Second Printing 2015. $25.00
  • Wall, M. and J. Macdonald.  2009.  Processing seeds of California native plants for conservation, storage, and restoration. Occasional Publication No. 10.  CD ROM now available for online purchase. $125
  • DeGroot, S. J.  2008. A conservation planfor Berberis harrisoniana (Kofa Mountain barberry, Berberidaceae). Occasional Publication No. 9.  $17.95 Download PDF
  • McGlaughlin, M. E.  2008.  A conservation plan for Mecca aster, Xylorhiza cognata (Asteraceae). Occasional Publication No. 8.  $17.95 Download PDF
  • Fraga, N. S.  2007.  A conservation plan for Mimulus shevockii (Phrymaceae). Occasional Publication No. 7. $17.95 Download PDF
  • Soza, V., S. Boyd and W. J. Brown, Jr. 2002. Galium grande McClatchie (Rubiaceae), San Gabriel bedstraw, Angeles National Forest. Occasional Publication No. 6 [out of print].
  • Boyd, S.  1999. Vascular flora of the Liebre Mountains, Western Transverse Ranges, California.  Occasional Publication No. 5 [out of print].
  • Banks, D. L.  1999. A vascular flora of the Agua Tibia Mountains, Southern California. Occasional Publication 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. California's horticulturally significant plants. Symposium Proceedings, 19–21 June 1997. Occasional Publication 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. California's horticulturally significant plants. Symposium Proceedings, 9–11 Mar 1995. Occasional Publication 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. California's horticulturally significant plants. Symposium Proceedings, 30 Apr–2 May 1992. Occasional Publication No. 1. $26.95

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CONTACT

vanessa ashworth, phd

Editor-in-Chief, Aliso: A Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Botany