Grass Manual: Progress
Progress - watch these charts!
(particularly those for part 2)
Complete Manual: Text Material
Complete Manual: Illustrations
Part 1: Text Material
Part 1: Illustrations Progress
Manual, Part 2: Text material
Manual, Part 2: Illustrations Progress
Manual, part. 2: Progress in group editing
Each of the graphs shows the status of two key parts of the Manual
of Grasses for North America, generic treatments and illustrations.
Complete: This refers to the whole Manual,
which currently includes approximately 270 genera and
1485 species. The only genera not in are some ornamental
Part 1: This part corresponds to Flora North
America, vol. 24. It will include the family description,
two keys to the genera, and treatment of the tribes, genera, and
species of the Pharoideae, Bambusoideae, Ehrhartoideae, and Pooideae.
At present, it includes 138 genera and 745 species.
Part 2: This part corresponds to Flora North
America, vol. 25. It includes the tribal, generic, and
specific treatments for members of the Aristoideae, Arundinoideae,
Centothecoideae, Chloridoideae, Danthonioideae, and Panicoideae.
There are currently 132 genera and 740 species in this part.
Columns in Text Graphs:
- "Received" means exactly that - we have a reasonable
looking manuscript in hand.
- "General Edit" means that Dr. Kathleen Capels has
put the manuscript into Manual format and then gone
through it for consistency between keys and descriptions and,
to a lesser extent, for parallelism in the descriptions. It
has been omitted for part 2 so as to permit showing progress
through final stages.
- "Scientific Edit" is conducted by Dr. Mary
Barkworth, assisted by Laurel Anderton
and Sandy Long (and Michael Piep for Flora North America, vol.
25), and involves addressing the issues raised during
the general edit (e.g., changed "long hairs" to "hairs
of 2-3 mm"), checking the keys (they should work), and
reviewing the descriptions for consistency of fact and
wording between treatments and keys.
- "Mailed" means that we have sent what we
consider an almost final version of the manuscript to
"Approved" means that the author and we have approved
the manuscript as being DONE. A wonderful condition. Achieving
it may take several exchanges between the editors and the author.
- "Group Edit" is conducted (by Barkworth,
Anderton, and Long, and Piep for vol. 25) after all reviews
are in, and sometimes after a manuscript has been approved.
Some manuscripts have to be returned to the author after
- "Final" means ready to be moved into the publication
program, a step that cannot be taken until we have the illustrations
and maps in publication ready format.
Columns in Illustration Graphs
Illustrations are started after an approved (or almost approved)
treatment is in hand. (Their start was also delayed by lack of
funding, a condition that was relieved in mid-2000). "Not
started" really means "not yet completely penciled";
there are some genera that have not been started and some that
are still in the process of being penciled.
Penciled or inked illustrations are sent to the contributors
for approval. After any necessary changes have been made,
the drawings are sent to Oxford University Press for scanning.
OUP returns the scans to Vorobik, who completes the labeling
and sends the completed file to tiff file to Barkworth.