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BARRETO is beginning a study of tribe Desmodieae for the "Flora of the Cuban Republic."
BASTOS (New Reader) is working on Vicia in Brazil.
BENNETT is beginning to study the naturalization of Trifolium glomeratum in Western Australia. A field-based population study of between and within variation will be followed up with RAPID's of material from a number of sites. She offers information on previous RAPID or PCR work on T. glomeratum or other small-seeded Trifolium.
BEYRA-MATOS is continuing to work on tribe Aeschynomeneae for the Flora de Cuba. She has completed taxonomic treatments for Aeschynomene, Belairia, Pictetia, Stylosanthes and Zornia, and is now doing Arachis and Poiretia. She is also studying the anatomy and foliar architecture of the Cuban members of Aeschynomeneae. She offers fresh material and herbarium specimens of Cuban Fabaceae.
BRENNER offers seeds of Coronilla, Dalea, Galega, and Melilotus from the National Plant Germplasm System (NPGS) of the United States of America.
Buzeta, Andres, (Departamento Agroindustrial, Fundación Chile, tel: 56-2-218-5211, FAX: 5-2-218-6720, e-mail: email@example.com) wants to obtain seeds of Aspalathus linearis for field trials in Chile.
CHEN is preparing the Papilionaceae for the "Flora of Yunnan," and needs information on Phaseolus and Vigna in Asia, including southeast Asia.
CHOI is working on the molecular systematics of Hedysarum and Indigofera kirilowii and studying the inter- and infrageneric systems of Hedysarum.
COMBES needs viable seeds of Lathyrus grandiflorus. Everything that he has received so far, even from botanical gardens, labelled as L. grandiflorus has turned out to be L. latifolius (perennial pea).
CORNELL works on bean market statistics.
CUBERO is working on the taxonomy and evolution of Cicer and Vicia. He needs wild American Vicia species, and offers Cicer, Lupinus, and Vicia.
D'EÇA (New Reader) is working on the floristics and ecology of Fabaceae on the Morro São Maximiano, Guaíba, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.
DUBOIS (New Reader) is beginning a systematic and ecological study of key Bauhinia species. He will be using DNA and enzymatic techniques supported by morphological and ecological data. He needs viable, mature seeds of Bauhinia.
ESPINOSA-HERNANDEZ is working on the possible mechanism of phosphorus acquisition by Lupinus arboreus, Medicago sativa, Stylosanthes hamata, and Trifolium subterraneum. He needs Rhizobium of Lupinus and Melilotus and Rhizobium strain CB756, and offers information about the tolerance to aluminum and observations of changes in the pH of the rooting medium induced by phosphorus deficient legumes (L. arboreus, M. sativa, and S. hamata).
GUPTA is working on the cytogenetics of lentil and other pulse crops.
HERENDEEN reports that his correct e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that the computer staff altered his name by changing the double occurrence of the letter 'e' to a single occurrence of the letter 'e'.
HOC is continuing laboratory work with AMELA GARCIA and PALACIOS on the floral biology of native Phaseolus species and Prosopis for Flora del Paraguay.
HUGHES is continuing to work on Leucaena systematics, and offers seeds of Central American woody Fabaceae.
JOHNSON, C.D., needs bruchid beetles feeding in seeds of Cassia and other tropical Fabaceae.
KRAMINA is investigating the chromosome numbers of the Lotus corniculatus group. She offers seeds of Lotus corniculatus and related species, and needs seeds and herbarium specimens of Lotus species from European Russia.
LABAT needs material of Malagasy Papilionoideae, and offers to identify the same.
LADIPO is working on the Sesbania species of Nigeria and evaluating their agroforestry potentials. He needs information on Calliandra portoricensis (= Zapoteca portoricensis), including a seed supply (research quantity only), and literature on the growth of Enterolobium cyclocarpum at various sites in the tropics, and offers West African legume seeds.
LARSEN, K., is working on Caesalpiniaceae and Fabaceae of continental southeast Asia.
MAXTED is working on a Geographical Information System (GIS) for and the conservation and taxonomy of Vicia and Vigna species.
MIKOLAS has started a study on Onobrychis montana.
NEUBERT (New Reader) is working on Lathyrus in Brazil.
PLITMANN is studying the systematic relationships in the Lathyrus annuus group. He needs material of Pisum formosum (= Vavilovia formosa), and offers various Vicieae species.
POKLE is studying the chemotaxonomy of Alysicarpus. He needs literature on Alysicarpus, especially its seed morphology, floral biology, nutritional values, and cultivation practices from Africa, Australia, and America, and offers dried specimens and seeds of legumes occurring in the Indian region where he is located.
RAINA needs material of Vicia and Vigna.
RODRIGUEZ (New Reader) is studying the interactions between Lysiloma bahamensis and herbivorous insects in Everglades National Park in Florida, USA.
SILVA is working on Fabaceae of the Brazilian Amazon. She has six manuscripts in press: "Capacidade de nodulação de 100 leguminosas de Amazônia" with MOREIRA; "Associação rhisobio - Leguminosas da Amazônia - I e II" with MOREIRA; "Leguminosas da Amazônia brasileira - IV, Heterostemon Desf. (Leg. Caesalp.)" with CAREIRA; "Tratamentos escarificadores de sementes duras em sete leguminosas nativas da estação ecológica de Maracá - Roraima - Brasil" with L.A.F. Souza; "Leguminosas da Amazônia brasilieira - Jacqueshuberia Kuhlmann (Leg. Caesalp.)" with CAREIRA; and, "Catálogo de polens das leguminosas da Amazônia brasilieira" with CAREIRA. She needs references, herbarium specimens, and seeds of Fabaceae, and offers Fabaceae seeds.
SOKOLOFF has finished his Master's thesis, "Morphology and taxonomic revision of Anthyllis L. (Papilionaceae - Loteae) and related taxa." He needs seeds, fruits, and/or herbarium specimens of Loteae, especially Antopetita, Anthyllis agaea, A. henoniana ssp. valentina, A. plumosa, Lyauteya (= Cytisopsis) ahmedii, and Pseudolotus and literature on the taxonomy, morphology, and phytogeography of Loteae. He offers copies of his publications and herbarium specimens of vascular plants from the Murmansk region and Kerala, Russia, and of Anthyllis from Russia.
SOUZA (New Reader) is working on the nodulation capacity, strains selection, and nitrogen fixation of native legumes from the Amazon. He needs rhizobia and information on nodulation occurrence and legume taxonomy, and offers legume seeds and botanical material and publications on research in the Amazon.
STEINER needs Lotus corniculatus or other forage legume seeds from the southwestern coastal region of the Republic of Georgia, particularly from the lowland region, and any Lotus from southeastern China.
SUN (New Reader) is working on the Fabaceae for "Flora of Yunnan" and from the eastern Himalayas (southeastern Tibet). He offers herbarium specimens, seeds, and material for DNA work, anatomy, etc., of Fabaceae or other groups. He can also help to arrange and to collaborate in plant collection in Yunnan and nearby regions.
SURESH reports the observation on 10 Apr 1995 of fasciated stems in Derris trifoliata near sea level at Cherai, Ernakulam district, Kerala, India. The fasciated stems have longitudinal striations and scattered spine-like protuberances.
THOTHATHRI has started working on a "Survey of less known legumes of south India" with financial support from the Ministry of Environment and Forests, New Delhi. As part of the survey, he has been collecting Fabaceae in Anamalai, Niligris and Yercaud, Salem of Tamil Nadu, India. He needs reprints of tribal use of Fabaceae seeds, fruits, and other plant parts, and offers taxonomic, systematic, and revisionary reprints on Asiatic or Indian Fabaceae.
TUCKER is continuing her work on the floral development of Amherstieae/Detarieae and Cercideae.
ULIBARRI is working on Caesalpinioideae and South American Adesmia, Caesalpinia, and Hoffmannseggia.
VAIDYA (New Reader) is conducting research on the seed morphology of Fabaceae.
VIDAL is revising Dalbergieae and Millettieae for the Flore du Cambodge, du Laos et du Viêtnam, volume 29. Several other authors are also contributing. There are 12 genera and approximately 100 species. The manuscript is almost finished, and should be ready for publication in June 1996.
VIJAYALAKSHMI is working on crop improvement and utilization of winged bean and recycling and reuse of raw coir pith to promote growth of legumes and mulberry.
WILLIAMS, W.M., is now Curator of the Australian Genebank for Temperate Pasture Species, and offers material of temperate pasture legume species.