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Memoirs of the New York Botanical Garden Volume 120. By Kathryn Mauz
ROSACEAE, the Rose Family by J. Richard Abbott1, Christopher S. Campbell2, Michael B. Burgess3, Keven R. Cushman3, Eric T. Doucette3, & Arthur V. Gilman4. Keywords: Rosaceae, Rubus, Aphanes, Alchemilla, Rhodotypos, Physocarpus, Neillia, Prunus, Exochorda, Dryas, Kerria, Spiraeae, Cotoneaster, Cydonia, Pyrus, Aronia, Chaenomeles, Malus, Amelanchier, Photinia, Pyracantha, Crataegus, Sorbaria, Sorbus, Dasiphora, Rosa, Sibbaldia, Geum, Fragaria, Potentilla, Gillenia, Aruncus, Chamaerhodos, Agrimonia, Poteridium, Poterium, Sanguisorba, Filipendula, Comarum, Argentina, Drymocallis, Flora, Floristics, North America. http://dx.doi.org/1021135/893275471.062.
In the New Manual of Vascular Plants of Northeastern United States and Adjacent Canada the Rosaceae is represented by two hundred thirty-one species. As family treatments are completed for the New Manual, these are being made available as downloadable PDFs. The New Manual is a multi-year project by the New York Botanical Garden to fully revise and update the classic Manual of Vascular Plants of Northeastern United States and Adjacent Canada, Second Edition, by Gleason and Cronquist (1991, NYBG Press), in order to enable identification of all plants growing spontaneously in a vast region comprising portions or entirety of 22 states and 5 Canadian provinces (see map here). These family treatments are indispensable to all those interested having the most up-to-date information for this region of North America's rich botanical resources, serving the vascular plant reference needs especially of students, conservationists, wildlife managers, educators, gardeners, and citizen scientists. For a full list of PDF sections click here.1Author for entire treatment, except Amelanchier.2Author for Amelanchier.3Co-author for Amelanchier.4Co-author for Rosa.
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"A brand new flora of vascular plants from The New York Botanical Garden is available as digital PDF downloads and will soon be printed as a complete hardbound version! The area covered includes Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, and southern Quebec and Ontario. The New Manual of Vascular Plants of Northeastern United States and Adjacent Canada is under preparation, representing a revised enlarged update of the 1991 classic Gleason & Cronquist Manual, with approximately 20% more species. This is good news for many different biologists. The botanical treatments will be particularly useful for American and Canadian botanists as well as other scientists, naturalists, ecologists, foresters, conservationists, and students in all fields of natural history, as well as public or private organizations involved in environmental and plant protection. In contrast to the 1991 Manual, plant families are treated by specialists of these groups. Because so much information has been added in recent years, this new edition is very welcome, and the editors and the numerous authors deserve praise."- Jacques Cayouette, Ph.D., Research Scientist, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada; Assistant Curator, Department of Agriculture Ottawa Herbarium
A native of rural Vermont, Art Gilman became interested in gardening and wildflowers at a pre-school age. A 1976 graduate of Brown University with a degree in classical languages, he worked in the nursery industry in southern New England for several years, then returned to Vermont in 1988 for a position in environmental consulting. He is currently a principal in the firm of Gilman & Briggs Environmental, specializing in threatened and endangered plants throughout northern New England. Photo taken by Ann Pendleton, at her home in Barre, Vermont Arthur V. Gilman's Author Page
Even as a child, I was fascinated by plants, spending hours on my hands & knees in the yard, nose pressed to the clovers, sorrel, violet, grasses, dandelion, mosses, etc. As soon as I was old enough, I disappeared into the woods to explore a whole new world of plants: oaks, maples, hickories, mulberries, sedges, wild ginger, etc. Even though I could tell that they were different from each other, I didn't actually know what most of them were called, as I had never heard of botany, knew nothing of scientific names, and had only the barest grasp of common names, with no one to teach me. until I joined the scouts, that is, at which point I learned a few common names., like poison ivy and virginia creeper. Once I realized that some plants had names, I also realized that that must mean that all plants have names, if only I could find someone to teach them to me (ignorantly unaware of the existence of botanical field guides... Before I actually took my first botany course, I got a job in a herbarium, a museum of dried plant specimens. Imagine my euphoria when all the plants I had seen as a child were laying there in front of me as specimens with names on them!! . My desire to see and study new plants led me to botanize in more than 40 states from coast to coast. Ultimately, I was driven to eventually complete a master's degree and doctorate in botany (at the University of Florida), because I wanted to keep learning about plants. . This desire to keep learning about plants is what led me to St. Louis, home of the Missouri Botanical Garden, one of the premier botanical research institutes in the world, where I am surrounded by botanists, other 'weirdos' also fascinated by plants. There is nothing I love more than seeing new plants, talking about plants, sharing my passion for plant identification with others. J. Richard Abbott's Author Page
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Kevin Cushman is a native of the state of Maine. During graduate school at the University of Maine, he traveled broadly throughout eastern North America documenting morphological variation, ploidy, and molecular phylogeny in Amelanchier and collecting hundreds of vouchers. He identified several microspecies of Amelanchier in northeastern North America and helped to untangle relationships in the difficult Amelanchier lucida complex. He is currently a research associate at Texas Tech University, where he is identifying and isolating native abiotic stress tolerant traits in the Gossypium (Cotton) germplasm. Kevin R. Cushman's Author Page
Eric Doucette, received his PhD from the University of Maine, researching Amelanchier systematics in the lab of Dr. Christopher Campbell. To understand the genus, he traveled throughout both the eastern and western United States, observing Amelanchier species in situ, and collecting hundreds of herbarium specimens to document the morphological and ploidy variation in the genus. In addition to his work on Amelanchier, Eric is also broadly interested in floristics and is a former president of the Josselyn Botanical Society (the botanical society of the state of Maine). He is currently an Assistant Professor of Biology at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, where he enjoys teaching Intro Organismal Biology, Field Botany, Bryology and Lichenology, and Ecology. Eric T. Doucette's Author Page