The Association des Amis des Cryptogames is a French non profit organisation (Law 1901) established in 1975 by Drs Suzanne Jovet-Ast and Hélène Bischler-Causse. The main goal of the association is to promote the diffusion of our knowledge about Algae, Fungi and Bryophytes. This was primarily achieved via the edition by ADAC of the three journals formerly housed at the Paris Laboratoire de Cryptogamie (Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle): Revue bryologique et lichénologique, Revue algologique and Revue de mycologie. The recent federation of these journals under a single title enabled to reduce individual printing costs thus avoiding the cessation of their diffusion. In 1980 appeared the new title Cryptogamie with the three sections Cryptogamie, Bryologie, Cryptogamie, Algologie and Cryptogamie, Mycologie. Presently all sections are housed at the new ‘Département Systématique & Evolution’ following the structural reorganisation of the former Laboratoire(s) of the Paris Natural History Museum.
Cryptogamie is a French journal of international scope publishing in several European languages. It accepts original papers and review articles on the taxonomy, biology and ecology of all cryptogams.
Each section is published quarterly.
President of ADAC and Director of publication : Denis Lamy
Secretary of ADAC : Bruno Dennetière
Treasurer of ADAC : Edith Bury
Head-office : 12 rue Buffon, F-75005 Paris, France
Postal adress : Cryptogamie, CP 39, 57 rue Cuvier, 75231 Paris Cedex 05, France