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Author: Robert F.C. Naczi

The major focus of my research is the floristics of eastern North America. Specifically, my research entails study of the identification, geographic distribution, frequency, ecology, and conservation of plants growing wild in this region. The chief aim of this research is revision of Gleason and Cronquist's Manual of Vascular Plants of Northeastern United States and Adjacent Canada (The New York Botanical Garden Press, 1991). The Gleason & Cronquist Manual is the latest in a rich tradition of books on plants of northeastern North America published by New York Botanical Garden staff. Since Nathaniel Lord Britton published his Illustrated Flora in 1896, the goal of these books has been to enable the user to correctly identify plants growing in the wild in a vast region. The geographic coverage of the Gleason & Cronquist Manual encompasses all or portions of 22 states of the U.S.A. and five Canadian provinces. Major advances in botanical science since the last edition of the Manual mean the time is ripe for a revision.

In addition, I conduct research in plant systematics. Much of this research is devoted to revisionary systematics of sedges, particularly the genera Carex and Rhynchospora (Cyperaceae). Carex, with about 2000 species, is the largest genus of flowering plants in North America and one of the world's largest genera. Data from field, laboratory, and herbarium studies permit me to describe new sedge species, reconstruct their phylogenies, and improve their classifications. I am especially keen on utilizing phylogenetic trees to understand sedge morphology, chromosome number variation, and biogeography.

I also study the systematics of the Western Hemisphere Pitcher Plants (Sarraceniaceae), carnivorous plants with pitcher-like leaves functioning as traps. Despite their inherent interest and popularity in horticulture, pitcher plants remain poorly understood. I am applying novel approaches to study their systematics.

ARALIACEAE: Ginseng Family
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ARALIACEAE: Ginseng Family

ARALIACEAE, the Ginseng Family by Pedro Jiménez-Mejías & Robert F. C. Naczi. Keywords: Araliaceae, Aralia, Panax, Eleutherococcus, Hydrocotyle, Hedera, Oplopanax, Kalopanax, Flora, Floristics, North America. http://dx.doi.org/1021135/893275471.039...

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CLETHRACEAE: Clethra Family
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CLETHRACEAE: Clethra Family

CLETHRACEAE, the Clethra Family by Robert F. C. Naczi. Keywords: Clethraceae, Clethra, Flora, Floristics, North America. http://dx.doi.org/1021135/893275471.068.In the New Manual of Vascular Plants of Northeastern United States and Adjacent Canada t...

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Diversity and Phylogeny of the Monocotyledons: Contributions from Monocots V (Memoirs of The New York Botanical Garden Volume 118)
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Diversity and Phylogeny of the Monocotyledons: Contributions from Monocots V (Memoirs of The New York Botanical Garden Volume 118)

The Fifth International Conference on the Comparative Biology of Monocotyledons (Monocots V) convened in New York City in June 2013, marking the 20th anniversary of the conference series. The New York Botanical Garden (Bronx) hosted Monocots V, also...

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ERIOCAULACEAE: Pipewort Family
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ERIOCAULACEAE: Pipewort Family

ERIOCAULACEAE, the Pipewort Family by Robert F. C. Naczi. Keywords: Eriocaulaceae, Eriocaulon, Lachnocaulon, Flora, Floristics, North America. http://dx.doi.org/10.21135/893275471.011. In the New Manual of Vascular Plants of Northeastern United Stat...

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Harmony and Grit: Papers Celebrating the Holmgrens' Completion of Intermountain Flora (Memoirs of The New York Botanical Garden Volume 108)
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Harmony and Grit: Papers Celebrating the Holmgrens' Completion of Intermountain Flora (Memoirs of The New York Botanical Garden Volume 108)

The ambitious and expansive Intermountain Flora Project spanned three generations of botanists and the better part of a century. Conceived in the 1940s by Bassett Maguire, the project began in earnest in the 1960s, driven by Maguire's students Arthu...

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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

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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PAPAVERACEAE: Poppy Family
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PAPAVERACEAE: Poppy Family

PAPAVERACEAE, the Poppy Family by Robert F. C. Naczi. Keywords: Papaveraceae, Adlumia, Argemone, Capnoides, Chelidonium, Corydalis, Dicentra, Eschscholzia, Fumaria, Glaucium, Lamprocapnos, Macleaya, Papaver, Pseudofumaria, Sanguinaria, Stylophorum, ...

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Portion of CYPERACEAE: Sedge Family: <i>Cyperus</i>
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Portion of CYPERACEAE: Sedge Family: Cyperus

Portion of CYPERACEAE, the Sedge Family: Cyperus by Robert F. C. Naczi. Keywords: Cyperaceae, Cyperus, Flora, Floristics, North America. http://dx.doi.org/1021135/893275471.067.In the New Manual of Vascular Plants of Northeastern United States and A...

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PRIMULACEAE: Primrose Family
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PRIMULACEAE: Primrose Family

PRIMULACEAE, the Primrose Family by Robert F. C. Naczi. Keywords: Primulaceae, Androsace, Hottonia, Lysimachia, Primula, Samolus, Flora, Floristics, North America. http://dx.doi.org/10.21135/893275471.028.In the New Manual of Vascular Plants of Nort...

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