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Author: Alan T. Whittemore

Alan was born on May 16, 1957, in Redwood City, California, of Canadian parents. The family spent a lot of time outdoors, and Alan learned his botany in California and on family trips to British Columbia. He earned his BS degree in chemistry and botany at the University of California, Davis, in 1978, where he supplemented his class work with work in the University's arboretum and herbarium. The summer after graduation was spent working as a volunteer in the herbarium of the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco. Alan then went to the north coast of California to enter the masters' program at Humboldt State University, where he worked on liverwort taxonomy from 1978 through 1980. Alan returned to the Bay area to work as a peptide chemist, but left after one year to enter the PhD program in botany at the University of Texas at Austin, working on the taxonomy and terpene chemistry of several genera of Asteraceae and receiving his PhD degree in 1987. Alan spent most of the next 13 years in St. Louis, Missouri. From 1988 through 1990, he did postdoctoral work in Barbara Schaal's lab at Washington University. In 1991, he moved to the Missouri Botanical Garden. Alan came to Washington, D.C., in 2000 to become the research taxonomist in the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Floral and Nursery Crop Research Unit, and supervisor of the 650,000 -specimen herbarium of the U.S. National Arboretum. Alan carries out research on the taxonomy and evolutionary genetics of various groups of woody plants, primarily the oaks and hackberries. Alan has worked on the taxonomy and evolution of many different plant groups. He published research on 20 different families of flowering plants, plus mosses and liverworts, and carried out fieldwork in the United States, Mexico, Belize, Kazakhstan, Armenia, China, and the Russian Far East. Alan is currently editor-in-chief of the journal Systematic Botany and has served as president of the Botanical Society of Washington. In addition to botany, Alan en

HAMAMELIDACEAE: Witchhazel Family
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HAMAMELIDACEAE: Witchhazel Family

HAMAMELIDACEAE, the Witchhazel Family by Alan T. Whittemore. Keywords: Hamamelidaceae, Hamamelis, Flora, Floristics, North America. http://dx.doi.org/10.21135/893275471.014. In the New Manual of Vascular Plants of Northeastern United States and Adja...

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JUGLANDACEAE: Walnut Family
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JUGLANDACEAE: Walnut Family

JUGLANDACEAE, the Walnut Family by Alan T. Whittemore. Keywords: Juglandaceae, Carya, Juglans, Flora, Floristics, North America. http://dx.doi.org/10.21135/893275471.016. In the New Manual of Vascular Plants of Northeastern United States and Adjacen...

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MORACEAE: Mulberry Family
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MORACEAE: Mulberry Family

MORACEAE, the Mulberry Family by Alan T. Whittemore. Keywords: Moraceae, Broussonetia, Fatoua , Maclura, Morus, Flora, Floristics, North America. http://dx.doi.org/10.21135/893275471.022.In the New Manual of Vascular Plants of Northeastern United St...

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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-...

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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

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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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PLATANACEAE: Plane Tree Family
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PLATANACEAE: Plane Tree Family

PLATANACEAE, the Plane Tree Family by Alan T. Whittemore. Keywords: Platanaceae, Platanus, Flora, Floristics, North America. http://dx.doi.org/10.21135/893275471.025. In the New Manual of Vascular Plants of Northeastern United States and Adjacent Ca...

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SIMAROUBACEAE: Quassia Family
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SIMAROUBACEAE: Quassia Family

SIMAROUBACEAE, the Quassia Family by Alan T. Whittemore. Keywords: Simaroubaceae, Ailanthus, Flora, Floristics, North America. http://dx.doi.org/10.21135/893275471.032. In the New Manual of Vascular Plants of Northeastern United States and Adjacent ...

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