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Callirhoe (Malvaceae) is a small genus of herbaceous annuals, biennials, and perennials that is restricted to northern Mexico, the Great Plains from Texas north to Nebraska, the Upper Mississippi River drainage, the Ozark and Oauchita mountains, and the Gulf Coastal Plain of the United States.This treatment recognizes nine species and two additional varieties. Included are keys, descriptions, distribution maps and information, black and white illustrations, leaf silhouettes, and information on ethnobotanical and horticultural use.
Research Botanist & Associate Curator of the Smithonian Institution. B.A. (Earth and Planetary Sciences), 1976, Washington University, St. Louis M.A. (Botany), 1980, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Advisor: C.R. Bell) Ph.D., 1983, University of Texas at Austin (Advisor: B.B. Simpson). His research interests are: Systematic Biology: Systematics of Malvales, especially tropical taxa formerly ascribed to Sterculiaceae and Tiliaceae; systematics of Ericaceae, focusing on tropical African and Malagasy taxa. Biocomplexity: Flora of the northern Andes, including the preparation of a manual of the vascular flora of the Parque Nacional Guaramacal, Venezuela; floristic accounts of Malvales and Ericaceae for neotropical and paleotropical flora projects. History of Science: Botanical exploration of Madagascar and neighboring islands in the Indian Ocean; 19th-century natural history in the United States. Laurence Dorr's Author Page