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Author: Arthur Cronquist

Arthur Cronquist (1919-1992), a leader in the field of plant systematics, spent the most productive years of his professional career at the New York Botanical Garden (1943-1946; 1952-1992). Highly experienced in botanical fieldwork and floristic studies, Cronquist was also a formidable synthetic thinker whose contributions to systematic botany have been widely adopted by botanists and plant taxonomists. His two works, The Evolution and Classification of Flowering Plants (1988, 2nd ed.) and An Integrated System of Classification of Flowering Plants (1981) are his culminating studies of summary paradigms of angiosperm classification and taxonomy. Arthur Cronquist was born 19 March 1919 in San Jose, California. He gained a B.S. (1938) and M.S. (1940) from Utah State University. Here he met Dr. Bassett Maguire who directed his course of study on the Aster foliaceus complex and later became a colleague at the NYBG. Cronquist gained his Ph.D. (1944) at the University of Minnesota. At the NYBG Henry A. Gleason nurtured his interest in floristics, leading to a collaboration between the two men that resulted in publications that remain botanical classics to this day. The first was Gleason's New Britton & Brown Illustrated Flora (1952) to which Cronquist contributed the section on the Asteraceae; the second was their Manual of Vascular Plants of Northeastern United States and Adjacent Canada (1963) known to botany students as "the Green Bible." The manual is an encyclopedic reference and field book whose intellectual genealogy can be traced to Nathaniel Lord Britton and Addison Brown's original Illustrated Flora of 1896-1898. Through his career Cronquist conducted fieldwork throughout North America, with a concentration on the study and collection of plants of the intermountain regions of the western United States. These studies resulted in the publication of Intermountain Flora (1972, volume one), co-authored with Arthur H. Holmgren, Noel H. Holmgren

The Botany of the Guayana Highland. Part VI and one additional paper (Memoirs of The New York Botanical Garden Volume 12. Number 3)
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The Evolution and Classification of Flowering Plants. Second Edition
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The Evolution and Classification of Flowering Plants. Second Edition

Taxonomy reflects man's urge to understand the pattern of diversity among organisms. The function of the field of taxonomy is to provide a general-purpose system of classification, which can be used by all who are concerned with the similarities and...

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Intermountain Flora Volume Five. Vascular Plants of the Intermountain West, U.S.A.
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Intermountain Flora Volume Five. Vascular Plants of the Intermountain West, U.S.A.

Written entirely by renowned botanist Arthur Cronquist, this volume completes the work on the Asteridae. Includes reliable keys, thorough descriptions, and plentiful illustrations for the flora of this region.

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Intermountain Flora Volume Four. Vascular Plants of the Intermountain West, U.S.A.
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Intermountain Flora Volume Four. Vascular Plants of the Intermountain West, U.S.A.

This volume covers a great many of the most difficult families found in the flora of the Intermountain region, the largest of which are Polemoniaceae, Hydrophyllaceae, Boraginaceae, and Scrophulariaceae. Includes reliable keys, thorough descriptions...

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Intermountain Flora Volume One. Vascular Plants of the Intermountain West, U.S.A.
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Intermountain Flora Volume One. Vascular Plants of the Intermountain West, U.S.A.

Geological and Botanical History of the Region, Its Plant Geography and a Glossary. The Vascular Cryptogams and the Gymnosperms. This volume provides reliable keys, thorough descriptions, and plentiful illustrations for the flora of this region. The...

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Intermountain Flora Volume Three, Part A. Subclass Rosidae (except Fabales). Vascular Plants of the Intermountain West, U.S.A.
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Intermountain Flora Volume Three, Part A. Subclass Rosidae (except Fabales). Vascular Plants of the Intermountain West, U.S.A.

This volume covers a great many of the most difficult families found in the flora of the US Intermountain region, the largest of which are Rosaceae, Onagraceae, Apiaceae, Saxifragaceae, and Euphorbiaceae. Included are reliable keys, thorough descrip...

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Intermountain Flora Volume Three. Part B. Fabales. Vascular Plants of the Intermountain West, U.S.A.
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Intermountain Flora Volume Three. Part B. Fabales. Vascular Plants of the Intermountain West, U.S.A.

Rupert Barneby's previous publications on legumes are regarded as landmark works, and this volume is no exception. Much of the work concerns genera such as Astragalus, Oxytropis, Dalea, and Psorothamnus, with new information and perspectives for sev...

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Intermountain Flora Volume Two, Part B. Subclass Dilleniidae. Vascular Plants of the Internmountain West, U.S.A.
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Intermountain Flora Volume Two, Part B. Subclass Dilleniidae. Vascular Plants of the Internmountain West, U.S.A.

This volume treats many economically and ecologically important plant groups, including Brassicaceae, Salicaceae, Cucurbitaceae, Violaceae, Malvaceae, Loasaceae, Primulaceae, Hypericaceae, Cleomaceae, and Tamaricaceae.

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Manual of Vascular Plants of Northeastern United States and Adjacent Canada. Second Edition
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Manual of Vascular Plants of Northeastern United States and Adjacent Canada. Second Edition

When Cronquist completely revised this second edition of the Manual, he rearranged taxa according to his phylogenetic system and the updated nomenclature. The general keys -- long known for their ease of use -- were revised, new synoptic keys added,...

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Manual of Vascular Plants of Northeastern United States and Adjacent Canada. Second Edition
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Manual of Vascular Plants of Northeastern United States and Adjacent Canada. Second Edition

When Cronquist completely revised this second edition of the Manual, he rearranged taxa according to his phylogenetic system and the updated nomenclature. The general keys -- long known for their ease of use -- were revised, new synoptic keys added,...

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