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Richard H. Zander
Missouri Botanical Garden

Res Botanica
February 17, 2003

 


FLORA ONLINE ARCHIVES

Flora Online was established by Richard H. Zander, January 12, 1987, to address a perceived need for publication of electronically searchable botanical text and MicroSoft Disk Operating System executable programs. It is first electronic journal to receive an ISSN number from the Library of Congress: ISSN 0892-9106.

Between 1987 and its last appearance on Nov. 18, 1993, Flora Online was issued, cumulatively, on 13 5.25-inch diskettes through mail subscription, while also being offered gratis through the download capabilities of the Buffalo Museum of Science's Taxacom Bulletin Board System (1987 to 2001), a precursor in name of the popular and long-lived Taxacom listserver operated by James Beach and Peter Rauch.

Although found useful by many botanists for electronic publication of text and programs, Flora Online was superceded by the World Wide Web. The present archive allows free downloading of Flora Online publications in the form presented on the original diskettes. PKZIP is required to extract many of the programs, and MS-Dos or an emulator is required to execute them (also Ashton-Tate's DBase III or the 1990 version of Delta may be required - libraries should be asked to archive such essential programs). The text files are in ASCII.

A summary of the material issued as Flora Online publications is given below (and also in the original index file named "foindex.txt"). Click on the Disk citations below to download them.


CUMULATIVE INDEX TO "FLORA ONLINE" (ISSN 0892-9106)

An electronic publication of TAXACOM

A Data Communications Service for Systematic Biology


Original Summary Index to Flora Online FoIndex.txt

Issue 1 (ver. 1.0)

WHAT IS TAXACOM? R. Zander. January 12, 1987. Text file 001INFOR.TXT, 5,555 bytes. Disk 1.

Issue 1 (ver. 1.1) April 3, 1987. Text file 001INF11.TXT 6,704 bytes. Disk 2.

 

Issue 2 (ver. 1.0)

INSTRUCTIONS FOR AUTHORS, PROGRAMMERS AND OTHER CONTRIBUTORS TO TAXACOM. R. Zander. Jan. 12, 1987. Text file 002INSTR.TXT, 17,245 bytes, Disk 1.

Issue 2 (ver. 1.1) April 3, 1987. Text file 002INS11.TXT, 18,081 bytes, Disk 2.

Issue 3 (ver. 1.0)

CHECKLIST AND SYNONYMY OF THE PTERIDOPHYTES OF NEW YORK STATE. R. Mitchell. Jan. 12, 1987. Text file 003NYSF.TXT, 49,851 bytes. Disk 1.

Issue 3 (ver. 2.0), April 2, 1987. Text file 003NYS20, 110,249 bytes. Disk 2.

Issue 4 (ver. 1.0)

THE CLINTON HERBARIUM (BUF). Modified from Notes from the Clinton Herbarium No. 8, 1985. R. Zander. Jan. 12, 1987. Text file 004BUF.TXT, 23,328 bytes. Disk 1.

Issue 5 (ver. 1.0)

REVIEW OF MEKA, AN ALGORITHM FOR GENERATING KEYS. R. Zander. January 12, 1987. Text file 005MEKAR.TXT, 3,505 bytes. Disk 1.

Issue 6 (ver. 1.0)

BIBLIOGRAPHY OF NIAGARA FRONTIER BOTANY. R. H. Zander & J. Battaglia. Jan. 12, 1987. Text file 006WNYBI.TXT, 59,264 bytes. Disk 1.

Issue 7 (ver. 1.0)

POTTIACEAE OF NORTH AMERICA NORTH OF MEXICO. R. Zander. Jan. 23, 1987. 007POTTN.TXT, 40,153 bytes. Disk 1.

Issue 7 (ver. 1.1), Mar. 1, 1987. Text file 007POT11.TXT, 40,048 bytes, Disk 2.

Issue 8 (ver. 1.0)

A BIBLIOGRAPHY FOR THE POTTIACEAE (MUSCI). R. Zander. Feb. 16, 1987. Text file 008PBIB.TXT, 150,651 bytes. Disk 1.

Issue 9 (ver. 1.0)

CHECKLIST OF THE GILBERT ISLAND DICOTYLEDONAE. F. R. Fosberg, R. Oliver & J. Sullivan, Jr. Aug. 16, 1987. Text file 009GIL10.DOC, 3,300 bytes; data file, 009GIL10.LST, 27,390 bytes. Disk 3.

Issue 10 (ver. 1.0)

CHECKLIST OF THE PTERIDOPHYTA AND GYMNOSPERMAE OF MICRONESIA. F. R. Fosberg, R. Oliver & J. Sullivan, Jr. Aug. 16, 1987. Text file 010POL10.DOC, 3,016 bytes; data file 010POL10.LST, 90,416 bytes. Disk 3.

Issue 11 (TAXACOM ver. 1.0)

SYNOPTIC KEYS FOR INTRODUCING STUDENTS TO BRYOPHYTES AND LICHENS OF NORTHWESTERN USA, AND A COMPUTER PROGRAM, ASKATAXA, TO ACCESS THEM. F. M. Rhoades. Aug. 19, 1987. Text file 011ASK10.TXT, 13885 bytes; archive file 011ASK10.ARC 130,951 bytes (archive file requires ARC.EXE to "decompress"). Disk 3.

Issue 11 (version 1.1), December 8, 1987. Text file 011ASK11.TXT, 14,023 bytes; archive file 011ASK11.ARC, 142,731 bytes. Disk 4.

Issue 11 (version 1.2), September 6, 1989. Text file 011ASK12.TXT, 14,279 bytes, archive file 011ASK12.ARC, 138,415 bytes. Disk 7.

Issue 12 (ver. 1.0)

CHECKLIST OF THE MOSSES OF THE INTERIOR HIGHLANDS OF NORTH AMERICA IN ARKANSAS, ILLINOIS, MISSOURI AND OKLAHOMA. P. L. Redfearn, Jr. Dec. 3, 1987. Text file 012INT10.TXT, 186,410 bytes. Disk 4.

Issue 13 (ver. 1.0)

HERBARIUM MANAGER. B. Thiers. Mar. 22, 1988. Text file 013MAN10.TXT, 3163 bytes; archive files: ACCDIST.ARC, 48,670 bytes; ANNREP.ARC, 25,730 bytes; INLOAN.ARC, 20,616 bytes, MANAGE.ARC, 49,306 bytes; OUTLOAN.ARC, 41,049 bytes; USERMAN.ARC, 47,865 bytes (archive files of programs require ARC.EXE to "decompress"). Disk 5.

Issue 14 (ver. 1.0)

SYNOPTIC KEYS FOR INTRODUCING STUDENTS TO FUNGI, AND A COMPUTER PROGRAM, ASKATAXA, TO ACCESS THEM. F. M. Rhoades. June 20, 1988. Text file 014ASK10.TXT, 12,892 bytes; 014ASK10.ARC, 161,299 bytes (archive file of programs, requires ARC.EXE to "decompress"). Disk 6.

Issue 14 (Addendum to ver. 1.0), ADDENDUM, July 13, 1988. Text file 014ASK10.ADD, 1,752; replacement data file (for MUSHROOM.KEY), 014ASK1A.ADD, 6,656 bytes. Disk 6.

Issue 14 (ver. 1.1), September 6, 1989. Text file 014ASK11.TXT, 13,333 bytes; archive file 014ASK11.ARC, 168,959 bytes. Disk 8.

Issue 15 (ver. 1.0)

A LIST OF THE BRYOPHYTES OF KENTUCKY, WITH COUNTY DISTRIBUTIONS. J. A. Snider, S. M. Studlar & M. Medley. July 18, 1988. Text file 015KYB10.TXT, 104,372 bytes. Disk 6.

Issue 16 (ver. 1.0)

NEW YORK NATURAL HERITAGE PROGRAM RARE PLANT STATUS REPORT: SPRING 1988. S. E. Clemants, editor. July 19, 1988. Text file 016RAR10.TXT, 52,741 bytes. Disk 6.


Issue 17 (ver. 1.0)

PROGRAM CAREX, A COMPUTERIZED KEY TO CAREX IN THE WESTERN U.S.A. M. Colson Fritts & H. C. Fritts. July 27, 1988. Text file, 017CAR10.TXT, 1637 bytes; archive file of 22 files of programs, data and documents for use with DBASE III Plus (a data manager by Ashton-Tate), 017CAR10.ARC, 214,369 bytes. Disk 7.

Issue 18 (ver. 1.0)

DESIGN CRITERIA FOR A PLANT GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM. J. R. Sullivan. September 13, 1988. Text file 018GIS10.TXT, 53,805 bytes. Disk 7.

Issue 19 (ver. 1.0)

METHODS USED IN THE PREPARATION OF A TERRAIN MODEL OF THE TRUK ISLANDS. J. R. Sullivan. September 13, 1988. Text file 019TRU10, 71,379 bytes; spreadsheet files: GRASS.WKS, 118,272 bytes; MANGROVE.WKS, 158,253 bytes; NATIVE.WKS, 60561 bytes; WETLANDS.WKS, 59,857 bytes. Disk 7.

Issue 20 (ver. 1.0)

BOTANICAL TYPE PHOTOGRAPH DATABASE AT FIELD MUSEUM. Honora Murphy. December 23, 1988. Text file 020FIE10.txt, 6,129 bytes. Disk 7.

Issue 21 (ver. 1.0)

PC-TAXON - DELTA DATA FORMAT CONVERSION UTILITIES. Fred M. Rhoades. September 6, 1989. Text file 021PCT10.TXT, 1878 bytes; archive file of programs 021PCT10.ARC, 79,736 bytes. Disk 8.

Issue 22 (ver. 1.0)

GRASS GENERA OF THE WORLD - INTERACTIVE IDENTIFICATION AND INFORMATION RETRIEVAL. L. Watson & M. J. Dallwitz. December 11, 1989. 022GRA10.TXT, 23,693 bytes introductory text file; plus three self-extracting archive files: GRASS1@.EXE, 77,324 bytes, GRASS2@.EXE, 201,766 bytes, GRASS3@.EXE, 67,325 bytes. The three archive files contain: ARCTIC.TAX, 771 bytes, AUST.TAX, 3,067 bytes, BRITAIN.TAX, 927 bytes, CANADA.TAX, 1,603 bytes, CENTAUST.TAX, 1,146 bytes, CHINA.TAX, 2,796 bytes, EGYPT.TAX, 1,390 bytes, EUROPE.TAX, 1,955 bytes, GREECE.TAX, 1,257 bytes, ICHARS, 176,256 bytes, IITEMS, 717,440 bytes, INDEX.TAX, 3,555 bytes, INDIA.TAX, 3,184 bytes, INTKEY.INI, 4,272 bytes, IRAQ.TAX, 1,466 bytes, JAMAICA.TAX, 1,027 bytes, JAPAN.TAX, 1,441 bytes, JAVA.TAX, 1,810 bytes, MADAGASC.TAX, 1,909 bytes, MALAYA.TAX, 1,274 bytes, NAFRICA.TAX, 2,073 bytes, NAMERICA.TAX, 3,203 bytes, NEOCAL.TAX, 871 bytes, NGUINEA.TAX, 1,872 bytes, NZEALAND.TAX, 1,182 bytes, PAKISTAN.TAX, 2,121 bytes, POLYNESI.TAX, 1,216 bytes, README.1ST, 22,902 bytes, REFS .TXT, 106,377 bytes, SAFRICA.TAX, 2,659 bytes, SAMERICA.TAX, 2,776 bytes, SAMPLE.TXT, 37,711 bytes, SOVIET.TAX, 1,884 bytes, SRILANKA.TAX, 1,735 bytes, TAIWAN.TAX, 1,841 bytes, TEAFRICA.TAX, 2,920 bytes, TURKEY.TAX, 1,907 bytes, WEEDS.TAX, 1,905 bytes, WINDIES.TAX, 1,622 bytes, WTAFRICA.TAX, 2,172 bytes, ZAIRE.TAX, 1,923 bytes. Disk 8.

Issue 22 (ver. 1.1), December 5, 1990. 022GRA11.TXT, 26805 bytes; plus several archive (.ZIP) files: 022GR11A.ZIP, 82670 bytes, 022GR11B.ZIP, 207858 bytes, 022GR11C.ZIP, 63537 bytes; 022GR11D.ZIP, 189097 bytes, 022GR11E.ZIP, 124543 bytes, 022GR11F.ZIP, 173078 bytes, 022GR11G.ZIP, 142008 bytes, 022GR11H.ZIP, 157235 bytes, 022GR11I.ZIP, 166019 bytes, 022GR11J.ZIP, 174945 bytes, 022GR11K.ZIP, 164443 bytes, 022GR11L.ZIP, 59134 bytes. The archive files contain: ICHARS, 178432 bytes, INTKEY.INI, 4620 bytes, ARCTIC.TAX, 777 bytes, AUST.TAX, 3070 bytes, BRITAIN.TAX, 929 bytes, CANADA.TAX, 1603 bytes, CENTAUST.TAX, 1149 bytes, CHINA.TAX, 2798 bytes, EGYPT.TAX, 1393 bytes, EUROPE.TAX, 1958 bytes, GREECE.TAX, 1262 bytes, INDEX.TAX, 3193 bytes, INDIA.TAX, 3188 bytes, IRAQ.TAX, 1469 bytes, JAMAICA.TAX, 1031 bytes, JAPAN.TAX, 1444 bytes, JAVA.TAX, 1829 bytes, MADAGASC.TAX, 1913 bytes, MALAYA.TAX, 1298 bytes, NAFRICA.TAX, 2077 bytes, NAMERICA.TAX, 3208 bytes, NEOCAL.TAX, 874 bytes, NGUINEA.TAX, 1875 bytes, NZEALAND.TAX, 1185 bytes, PAKISTAN.TAX, 2123 bytes, POLYNESI.TAX, 1224 bytes, SAFRICA.TAX, 2662 bytes, SAMERICA.TAX, 2778 bytes, SOVIET.TAX, 1887 bytes, SRILANKA.TAX, 1738 bytes, TAIWAN.TAX, 1844 bytes, TEAFRICA.TAX, 2920 bytes, TURKEY.TAX, 1911 bytes, WEEDS.TAX, 1906 bytes, WINDIES.TAX, 1625 bytes, WTAFRICA.TAX, 2216 bytes, ZAIRE.TAX, 1926 bytes, IITEMS, 727808 bytes, CLASS.TXT, 26951 bytes, REFS.TXT, 107741 bytes, SAMPLE.TXT, 38099 bytes, A-AM.DES, 180511 bytes, AN-AX.DES, 290078 bytes, B.DES, 161387 bytes, C-CH.DES, 231247 bytes, CI-CY.DES, 201400 bytes, D.DES, 283831 bytes, E.DES, 265144 bytes, F.DES, 34819 bytes, G.DES, 96925 bytes, H.DES, 257083 bytes, I.DES, 62530 bytes, J.DES, 14228 bytes, K.DES, 33215 bytes, L-LE.DES, 136718 bytes, LI-LY.DES, 137137 bytes, M.DES, 265109 bytes, N.DES, 86733 bytes, O.DES, 163039 bytes, P-PE.DES, 152917 bytes, PH-PI.DES, 142177 bytes, PO-PR.DES, 136444 bytes, PS-PY.DES, 142864 bytes, R.DES, 124149 bytes, S-SE.DES, 171317 bytes, SH-SY.DES, 263498 bytes, T.DES, 297864 bytes, U.DES, 39520 bytes, V.DES, 48377 bytes, W.DES, 17297 bytes, X.DES, 6768 bytes, Y.DES, 14972 bytes, Z.DES, 52958 bytes. Disk 9 and Disk 10.

Issue 23 (ver. 1.0)

ANNOTATED CHECKLIST OF THE VASCULAR PLANTS OF MCLEAN COUNTY, KENTUCKY. J. Conrad. March 27, 1990. Text file 023KYV10.TXT, 35,410 bytes. Disk 8.

Issue 24 (ver. 1.0)

BRYOLOGICAL JOURNALS IN PRINT. B. J. O'Shea. June 8, 1990. Text file 024BJP10.TXT. 20,293 bytes. Disk 8.

Issue 25 (ver. 1.0)

BRYOLOGICAL SOCIETIES AND WORKING GROUPS. B. J. O'Shea. June 8, 1990. Text file 025BSG10.TXT. 10,976 bytes. Disk 8.

Issue 26 (ver. 1.0)

FESTUCA (POACEAE) OF NORTH AMERICA - INTERACTIVE IDENTIFICATION AND INFORMATION RETRIEVAL. S. G. Aiken & M. J. Dallwitz. January 14, 1991. FESTUCA.TXT, 21077 bytes, and FESTUCA@.COM, a self-extracting archiving file that includes ICHARS, 26368 bytes; IITEMS, 48128 bytes and INTKEY.INI, 2048 bytes. Requires August 1990 version of Dallwitz-Paine DELTA programs to run. Disk 8.

Issue 27 (ver. 1.0)

A COMBINED INDEX TO THE BINOMIALS AND PLATES IN VOLUMES 1-7 OF THE FOLIO AND QUARTO EDITIONS OF THE NOVA GENERA ET SPECIES PLANTARUM OF HUMBOLDT, BONPLAND AND KUNTH, 1816-1825. N. A. Harriman. June 8, 1992. Text file 027HBK10.TXT, 329,000 bytes. Disk 11.

Issue 28 (ver. 1.0)

DATABASE OF FAMILIES AND GENERA OF SPERMATOPHYTES RECOGNIZED BY THE AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH SERVICE. C. R. Gunn, J. H. Wiersema, C.A. Ritchie & J. H. Kirkbride, Jr. December 8, 1992. 028FG10A.TXT, 159,390 bytes; 028FG10B.TXT, 200,231 bytes; 028FG10C.TXT, 239,217 bytes; 028FG10D.TXT, 225,904 bytes; 028FG10E.TXT, 242,794 bytes; 028FG10F.TXT, 267,851 bytes; 028FG10G.TXT, 257,777 bytes; 028FG10H.TXT, 197,094 bytes. Disk 12.

Issue 29 (ver. 1.0)

LIST OF MOSSES OF CHINA. P. L. Redfearn, Jr. November 18, 1993. 029CHINA.TXT (A header file), 2087 bytes, plus four other text files: 029CHINA1.TXT (List of Mosses of China - TROPICOS Data Base), 665,532 bytes; 029CHINA2.TXT (Mosses of China Listed by Family), 108,292 bytes; 029CHINA3.TXT (Distribution References for Provinces of China - DRN), 17,732 bytes; 029CHINA4.TXT (General References, Literature Citations and References (DRN) for Distribution of Mosses in Provinces of China), 60,588 bytes; and 029CHIN5.TXT (Literature Useful in the Identification of the Mosses of China), 76,165 bytes. Disk 13.


Note: Issue" refers to consecutively numbered issues of Flora Online. "Version" number is applied as is done in computer program nomenclature, that is, version 1.0 indicates the original publication, 1.1 (1.2, 1.3) a minor revision, 2.0 (3.0, 4.0) a major revision.


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