The Botanical Society of America

The BSA is a home for ALL botanists and plant scientists. We support the breadth and diversity of botanical research and education. Our main area of expertise is in supporting professional botanists and their students, but we also encourage our K-12 teachers, community college educators, affiliated professionals and amateurs members who benefit from what we have to offer. We are a leading Society dedicated to BOTANY and its FUTURE.

Our Mission: To promote botany, the field of basic science dealing with the study and inquiry into the form, function, development, diversity, reproduction, evolution, and uses of plants and their interactions within the biosphere.

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Undergraduate, Graduate and Masters Students welcome to apply.
Email your CV and Cover letter to Amelia Neely at
Deadline is 8/30/2019

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Books for Review

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Chinese Medicinal Plants, Herbal Drugs and Substitutes: An Identification Guide
Leon, Christine and Lin Yu-Lin. 2017. ISBN: 978-1-842-46387-1. (Cloth US$180). 850 pp. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
Transformative Paleobotany: Papers to Commemorate the Life and Legacy of Thomas N. Taylor
Krings, Michael, Carla J. Harper, N. Ruben Cuneo and Gar W. Rothwell (eds.). 2018. ISBN: 978-0-12-813012-4. (ebook US$125.00) 732 pp. Elsevier
Chasing Centuries: The Search for Ancient Agave Cultivars Across the Desert Southwest
Parker, Ron. 2019. ISBN: 978-1-941384-48-0. (Softcover US$26.95). 176 pp. Sunbelt Publications