Contributing to the Second Edition of The Jepson Manual and to the Jepson Flora Project
Author update #3 (16 May 2005)
- TJM2 will not include new names or combinations that have not been validly published elsewhere. Please submit all names and combinations for publication in the journal of your choice by December 31, 2005. The names/combinations must be in press by December 31, 2006.
- Jepson bioregion distribution maps with specimens mapped by county are now available through the Online Interchange (linked off of the taxon report pages). When reviewing the maps for accuracy, please pay particular attention to any red squares that appear. Red squares designate counties that do not overlap at all with any of the indicated bioregions and they may indicate a range extension. See Plantago maritima as an example
- Several terms in the glossary have been revised and some new terms for use in treatments of Asteraceae have been added. Please visit http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/glossary_update.html for a complete list of additions/corrections/deletions.
- Please be sure to review the lists of all names for which the ICPN status is listed as "unresolved" and "tentative" and provide feedback to JFP staff on any taxa that you are contributing. The lists can be found at http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/tjm_resources.html under the "help needed" section.
- If you have not already done so, please respond to Margriet Wetherwax (firstname.lastname@example.org) regarding the request sent by JFP staff in early February requesting that all authors submit a complete a list of taxa that will be treated. The request also asked all authors to check the illustrations in The Jepson Manual and the Jepson Desert Manual, and send JFP staff any corrections that are necessary or additions that should be made.
- Regarding plants of troublesome occurrence, it should be noted that not all taxa included in your treatments that are problematic or that have the potential to become so will be listed by the Noxious Weed Information Project (California Department of Food and Agriculture) or the California Invasive Plant Council (see
Guide for Authors).
Whereas we are including in TJM2 plants that are naturalized outside of cultivation in California, in general a taxon has to have invaded wildlands to be included in the above lists. Therefore, taxa in your treatments that occur in disturbed places, such as roadsides, railroad embankments, and construction sites, but that have not yet been documented for relatively natural habitats, may be aggressive, noxious, or potentially invasive and yet not formally listed as such.
For these taxa, instead of indicating "SYMBOL 2", as instructed in the Guide for Authors for formally listed taxa, a note should be included instead: for example, for Dittrichia graveolens, "Increasingly problematic, potentially threatening to agriculture, livestock, and wildlands; noxious, possibly causing contact dermatitis; under consideration for listing by CDFA and Cal-IPC (as of 27 October 2004)".