The Flora of Ceylon Project. From U.S. surplus funds the Smithsonian Institution has through the initiative of Dr. F.R. Fosberg launched a project to revise the Flora of Ceylon. Specialists are given grants for travel to Ceylon, and subsistence and travel in Ceylon, mainly hunting after living material of the groups they will revise. Begin 1969 the following specialists were in Ceylon: Dr. R.D. Hoogland for Dilleniaceae and Magnoliaceae, Dr. A. Robijns for Bombacaceae and Sterculiaceae, and Dr. A.J.C. Grierson for Compositae. It is anticipated that Dr. A.J.G.H. Kostermans will work on lauraceae in 1969.