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Author: Clive Anthony Stace

Clive Anthony Stace was born in Tunbridge Wells. England on August 30th, 1938. He showed a strong interest in wild plants and animals from the age of about eight, and learned about them mainly from personal observation and from his membership in local natural history societies. He was educated at The Skinners' School, Tunbridge Wells, and King's College London, where he was awarded his B.Sc. in 1959. He undertook postgraduate research on the systematic anatomy of the Combretaceae at the Natural History Museum, London, under the supervision of Arthur Exell, and was awarded his Ph.D. in 1963 and D.Sc. in 1980. He retained an interest in the Combretaceae for the rest of his career, but it never formed a major part of his professional activities. His main research interests are in the fields of biosystematics and cytotaxonomy, particularly interspecific hybridization and the families Poaceae and Juncaeae, and in the floras of the British Isles, France, and Spain which have resulted in over 200 papers. His very intensive fieldwork has been almost exclusively in the above three countries. He produced the third edition of his Nell Flora of the British Isles (1991. 1997) in 2010 and is now revising his Hybridization and the Flora of the British Isles (1975). He taught botany and plant taxonomy at University for 41 years, organising residential field-courses in most years. He was a Lecturer in Botany at the University of Manchester (1962-1974), a Reader in Botany (1974-1985), Professor of Plant Taxonomy (1985-2003), and Professor Emeritus since then at the University of Leicester. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Linnean Society of London and a past President of the Botanical Society of the British Isles.

Combretaceae (Flora Neotropica Monograph 107)
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Combretaceae (Flora Neotropica Monograph 107)

This volume is a monograph of the family Combretaceae in the Americas. Full descriptions of all 85 American species and their infraspecific taxa are provided, together with details of ecology, distribution and reproductive biology, a list of exsicca...

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