From Plant Press, Vol. 17, No. 4, October 2014.
Sara Alexander, Bruce Hoffman, Carol Kelloff, and Vicki Funk have published “Smithsonian Plant Collections, the Guianas: 1991 – 1993, and 1995-2000, Bruce Hoffman,” (2014, Smithsonian Institution, Smithsonian Contributions to Botany). With narrative from Bruce Hoffman and full-color and black-and-white photographs, the publication details Bruce Hoffman’s botanical collecting trips for the Biological Diversity of the Guiana Shield Program. Part I contains trip narratives by Hoffman and maps of his teams’ routes; part II lists collection localities, with collection number ranges, habitat descriptions, geographic coordinates, and assisting collectors; part III lists collections in numerical order with identifications; and part IV lists collections ordered by determined taxonomic name. This volume is intended as a reference for herbaria holding collections made by Hoffman and as an aid to botanists interested in the region. The information in the volume is also available, along with additional photographs and information about other collectors and expeditions with the BDG Program, online.