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THE TORREY BOTANICAL CLUB
OFFICERS FOR 1908
Vice-Presidents, EDWARD S. BURGESS, PH.D. JOHN HENDLEY BARNHART, A.M., M.D.
New York City.
Treasurer, WILLIAM MANSFIELD, PHAR.D College of Pharmacy, 115 West 68th St.,
New York City.
Associate Editors, JOHN H. BARNHART, A.M., M.D. TRACY ELLIOT HAZEN, PH.D. JEAN BROADHURST, A.M.
WM. ALPHONSO MURRILL, PH.D. PHILIP DOWELL, Ph.D.
CHARLES LOUIS POLLARD, A.M. ALEX. W. EVANS, M.D., PH.D. HERBERT M. RICHARDS, S.D.
Meetings the second Tuesday and last Wednesday of each month alternately at the
American Museum of Natural History and the New York Botanical Garden.
PUBLICATIONS. Bulletin. Monthly, established 1870. Price $3.00 per year; single numbers 30 cents. Of former volumes only 24-33 can be supplied entire. Certain numbers of other volumes are available, and the completion of sets will be undertaken.
Memoirs. A series of technical papers published at irregular intervals, established 1889. Price $3.00 per volume.
Torreya. Monthly, established 1901. Price $1.00 per year.
All business correspondence relating to the above publications should be addressed to William Mansfield, Treasurer, College of Pharmacy, 115 W. 68th St., New York City.
ERRATA, VOLUME 8
Page 25, 2d line from bottom (footnote), for No. 2, read No. I.
Page 163, 12th line from bottom, for The problems read The progress.
Page 195, Ioth line, for others read other.
Page 233, 2d line from bottom (footnote), for Radioactivity and Life read “ Radioactivity and Life”.
Page 237, 2d line, for Linnaeus” read Linnaeus.
Page 250, end of the 12th line from bottom, substitute comma for the period.
DATES OF PUBLICATION
No. I, for January.
65-92. 93–124. 125-152. 153–180. 181-208. 209-232. 233–252. 253–276. 277–315.
Issued January 27, 1908.
February 26, 1908.
July 29, 1908.
October 22, 1908. November 25, 1908.
January 6, 1909.
No. 9, No. 10, No. II, No. 12,
THE PINE-BARRENS OF BABYLON AND ISLIP,
By ROLAND M. HARPER
To the botanist who regards a habitat merely as a place where certain species of plants may be found, the pine-barrens to be described below possess few attractions, for their flora is not very rich, and nearly all the species are pretty widely distributed and well known. But to the phytogeographer every habitat that has not been too much disfigured by civilization is of interest, whether its plants are few or many, common or rare; so no apology is necessary for publishing the following notes.
The pine-barrens of Long Island are very easy of access, but they seem never to have been adequately described, chiefly for the reason given above. Brief references to them occur in some old historical works, such as B. F. Thompson's History of Long Island (1839), on page 16 of which is the following statement : “There is another extensive tract lying eastward from the Hempstead plains, and reaching to the head of Peconic Bay, composed so entirely of sand as to seem in a great measure incapable of profitable cultivation by any process at present known.”
The first distinct published list of Long Island pine-barren plants seems to be that of Dr. N. L. Britton (Bull. Torrey Club 7: 82. 1880), who selected from Miller & Young's flora of Suffolk County, N. Y. (published in 1874) 46 species which he had found in New Jersey and on Staten Island to be confined to the coastal plain, or nearly so. Essentially the same list was copied by Dr. Arthur Hollick in 1893 (Trans. N. Y. Acad. Sci.
[No. 12, Vol. 7, of TORREYA, comprising pages 225-258, was issued January 16, 1908.]