Book Review: Flora of Florida, Volume II: Dicotyledons, Cabombaceae through Geraniaceae

Author : Cynthia M. Morton

Wunderlin, Richard P. and Bruce F. Hansen. 2015. Flora of Florida, Volume II: Dicotyledons, Cabombaceae through Geraniaceae. University Press of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, 383 p. Hardcover, $69.95. ISBN: 978-0-8130-6066-8. Available from www.upf.com.

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Noteworthy Collections: Tennessee A Novel Hybrid Apomictic Eupatorium (Asteraceae) from the Southern Appalachians

Author : Edward E. Schilling

Additional Authors : Daniel E. Schilling

Apomixis as an evolutionary phenomenon evokes different responses from plant biologists depending on the lens through which it is viewed. For plant breeders, it is seen as the ‘‘holy grail’’ of modern plant breeding for its potential as a tool to stabilize and perpetuate hybrid genotypes indefinitely (Hofmann 2010). In contrast, for plant taxonomists, apomixis …

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A New Hybrid of Asimina (Annonaceae) Based on Morphological and Ecological Data

Author : Charles N. Horn

ABSTRACT Two species of the genus Asimina (Annonaceae), A. triloba and A. parviflora, are well known to occur in South Carolina. Recent work investigating variation in leaf size, flower morphology, and habitat of Asimina in the state shows that a hybrid between the two species exists. The differences in the three taxa are best related …

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Additions to the Vascular Flora of the Red Slough Wildlife Management Area, McCurtain County, Oklahoma

Author : Bruce W. Hoagland

Additional Authors : Amy Buthod, David Arbour

ABSTRACT The Red Slough Wildlife Management Area (7,800 ha) is located on the West Gulf Coastal Plain in southeastern Oklahoma. The inventory was motivated by land acquisitions and is intended to augment a 1999 inventory. We report an additional 202 taxa of vascular plants, with 186 species, 16 infraspecific taxa, 158 genera, and 68 families. …

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Demographics and Cronartium appalachianum Rust Disease Assessments in Three Tennessee Populations of Buckleya distichophylla (Nutt.) Torr. (Santalaceae)

Author : William S. Ratliff

Additional Authors : Elaine S. Walker Foster Levy

A demographic census and disease assessment was conducted in 2007 and 2015 in three Tennessee populations of the dioecious shrub, Buckleya distichophylla (Santalaceae). Population sizes were relatively stable over time and plant heights and numbers of stems per clump were similar among populations. Seedlings were present in all populations, where they represented 14–19% of individuals. …

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Impact of Insecticide Treatment on Herbivory and Reproductive Success of the Federally Endangered Plant Clematis morefieldii Kral

Author : Kyle J. Paris

Additional Authors : Kevin Burgess, Amy N. Wright, Robert S. Boyd,

ABSTRACT Herbivory is common on the federally endangered Clematis morefieldii (Ranunculaceae), but little is known about its effect on reproductive output. Over 3 yr, we applied the insecticide Sevin (0.26% carbaryl) or water (as a control) to 40 plants (20 per treatment) every 3 wk during the growing season. Herbivores destroyed fewer flower buds on …

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Richard and Minnie Windler Award: 2015 Recipients

Author : Brian R. Keener

Systematics—Sabrina Y.S. Sewell and Wendy B. Zomlefer Ecology—Katherine E. Culatta and Jonathan L. Horton The Richard and Minnie Windler Award recognizes the authors of the best systematic botany paper published in Castanea during the previous year. For 2014, authors of two papers were selected as winners: Sabrina Y.S. Sewell and Wendy B. Zomlefer (Figure 1) …

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