Schotia afra Thunb. Photo by jdwebber via iNaturalist

02 November 2023

Bean Bag - Call for Contributions, Issue No. 70

The Bean Bag started in 1974 on the initiative of Charles (Bob) Gunn and Richard Cowan and the first printed issue was distributed 47 years ago in May 1975. The aim of the annual newsletter is to keep legume researchers informed about new publications, events and projects focused on the systematics of the family Leguminosae.

We are now seeking contributions for the upcoming Issue no. 70 (Year 2023) of The Bean Bag, including:

Legume photos (*.jpg format, high resolution, with description, full scientific name, and photographer attribution), specifically:

  • A cover photo of subfamily Dialioideae
  • General photos for use throughout the newsletter
  • Legume art or artists (scientific or otherwise)

Announcements (1-2 pages, with photos)

  • E.g., News items, announcements, community requests, etc.

Articles (2-4 pages, with photos)

  • E.g., Summaries of conferences and meetings
  • E.g., Commentaries on recent publications
  • E.g., Community discussion pieces (e.g., collaborations, obituaries)
  • Please note that full scientific studies or abstracts are not accepted

Bibliography Spotlight(s) (2 pages, with photos)

  • Self-nominated, a brief write up of the significance of your findings

Bibliography 2023

  • List of your publications from 2023 (especially if Leguminosae/Fabaceae is absent from the keywords/title)

Last call for submissions: DECEMBER 10th, 2023 to beanbag.kew [at]

We look forward to receiving your contributions.

Many thanks

Colin Hughes, Leonardo Borges, Stephen Boatwright, Helen Fortune-Hopkins, Warren Cardinal-McTeague

Co-Editors, The Bean Bag

An online newsletter for the legume community