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Call for papers: Orchid conservation

Guest edited by Dr Yung-I Lee, National Museum of Natural Science, Taiwan

Botanical Studies is publishing an article collection on ‘Orchid Conservation’. This collection features specially commissioned topical reviews and research, and we are opening the collection to research and review articles from all readers of the journal.

Orchidaceae is one of the largest families of flowering plants in the world. Many orchid species are important in horticulture and medicinal uses. More than half of orchid species are endangered or threatened in their native habitats because of over-collection, habitat destruction, and global climate change. For conserving endangered orchid species and the sustainable use of orchid resources, a range of perspectives and studies are required.

Toward this goal, we welcome original research and review articles in all areas focused on orchid conservation.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Phylogenetic systematics
  • Symbiosis
  • Genetics and genomics
  • Propagation techniques
  • Ecophysiology
  • Reproductive biology

The deadline for submissions is May 31, 2017. To submit your manuscript, please use our online submission system, and indicate in your cover letter that you would like the manuscript to be considered for this article collection. If you would like to enquire about the suitability of a manuscript for consideration, please email a pre-submission enquiry to