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SABS Publications


Our quarterly newsletter keeps our members connected to Appalachian Botany and one another.


Since 1936, SABS has been publishing the peer-reviewed journal, Castanea, to serve professional and amateur botanists by providing high-quality scientific papers related to botany in the Eastern United States.


Features original content from our members as well as society news and announcements.


Castanea has been in continuous publication since 1936 and has evolved with publishing technology to continually deliver quality botanical researched focused in the Appalachian region of the American Southeast. 

Originally published as a paper-journal with no cover graphic, then adding a digital edition and graphic cover art when the technology became available, the latest development in Castanea has been a transition to a self-publishing model that greatly reduced production time and costs.

Our sister-site, hosts our current issue as well as our complete archives. It also contains everything one needs to know about submitting a manuscript to the editor for review and publication, publishing as a student, and publication charges. Membership in SABS is not required to submit a manuscript but the journal’s archives are a member-only resource. 

Pumila Blog

Current events, botanical news and short summaries of Castanea articles
Pinguicula pumila by Allan Cressler (C)

Pumila features:

Member updates and announcements
Regular columns and guest posts by members
Botanical News
Industry Job and Research Position Announcements
Updates from SABS research award recipients

Dr. Wendy Zomlefer — 2020 Bartholomew Award Recipient
The Elizabeth Ann Bartholomew Award represents the Southern Appalachian Botanical Society’s highest recognition bestowed upon an individual. It honors the memory of its namesake’s untiring service to the public, to plant systematics, and to…