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Author: James S. Pringle

James S. Pringle, or Jim as many call him, originally from New Hampshire, wanted to do something he loved to do - work with plants and share his findings with community: "To interest people in biodiversity that exists out there so they're more appreciative of it or better able to enjoy it and see how the environment is doing." He earned his Ph.D. from The University of Tennessee-Knoxville, where he completed his dissertation on the taxonomy of the Pneumonanthae, a section of the Gentian botanical family, in eastern North America. He went on to become a prolific scientific and technical writer and has described and named ca. 40 new species and subspecies of plants. His particular area of interest and expertise deals with systematics and evolutionary relationships of vascular plants. He is also an expert in identifying plants in both the horticultural and natural botanical worlds, and has been involved in the systematics and taxonomy of lilacs and trilliums among other groups. Dr. Pringle is a world authority on the Gentianaceae (Gentian family), one of the largest families of flowering plants. Working in co-operation with systematic botanists at many other institutions, Dr. Pringle investigates problems of classification, describes species new to science, and contributes portions of floristic manuals, especially on the Gentians. Dr. Pringle's other research interest is in botanical history. After writing more than 400 pieces of literature about his studies, he has even had a plant named after him. In 2004, a new species of tree, Macrocarpea pringleana, was named in his honor. Fittingly, this species is a member of the Gentian family. In honor of his 50 years of dedicated service, The Royal Botanical Gardens (RBG) has also named a part of a garden after him, "The Dr. James Pringle Gentian Garden".

GENTIANACEAE: Gentian Family
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GENTIANACEAE: Gentian Family

GENTIANACEAE, the Gentian Family by James S. Pringle. Keywords: Gentianaceae, Bartonia, Centaurium, Frasera, Gentiana, Gentianella, Gentianopsis, Halenia, Lomatogonium, Obolaria, Sabatia, Schenkia, Flora, Floristics, North America. http://dx.doi.org...

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New Manual Treatments Full Set
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New Manual Treatments Full Set

This full set includes treatments published 2016–2018. For a list of treatments included in this set click here. As family treatments are completed for the New Manual, these are being made available as downloadable PDFs. The New Manual is a multi-ye...

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New Manual Treatments Set 2016 Sections
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New Manual Treatments Set 2016 Sections

This set includes treatments published in 2016. For a list of treatments included in this set click here. As family treatments are completed for the New Manual, these are being made available as downloadable PDFs. The New Manual is a multi-year proj...

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New Manual Treatments Set 2017 Sections
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New Manual Treatments Set 2017 Sections

This set includes treatments published in 2017. For a list of treatments included in this set click here. As family treatments are completed for the New Manual, these are being made available as downloadable PDFs. The New Manual is a multi-year proj...

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New Manual Treatments Set 2018 Sections
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New Manual Treatments Set 2018 Sections

This set includes treatments published in 2018. For a list of treatments included in this set click here. As family treatments are completed for the New Manual, these are being made available as downloadable PDFs. The New Manual is a multi-year proj...

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