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EUCOMMIACEAE, the Hardy Rubbertree Family by Michael A. Vincent. Keywords: Eucommiaceae, Eucommia, Flora, Floristics, North America. http://dx.doi.org/1021135/893275471.077.
In the New Manual of Vascular Plants of Northeastern United States and Adjacent Canada the Clethraceae is represented by two 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.
RobNaczi_Interview_Final_V6 from The New York Botanical Garden on Vimeo.
Michael A. Vincent is curator of the herbarium at Miami University, Oxford, Ohio. His research interests include taxonomic studies of the incredibly important plant family Fabaceae (the bean family) worldwide, especially Trifolieae and the genus Trifolium; distribution and spread of native and naturalized plants in North America, especially plants escaping from horticulture; floristics of Belize savannahs; and floristics of the Bahamas, where he and colleagues are working toward a new Flora of the Bahama Archipelago. He is on the Board of Directors of the Flora of North America Association, and is Taxon Editor for the Fabaceae in the Flora of North America North of Mexico, which will be treated in volumes 10 and 11 of this important publication; he is also chair of the Ohio Flora Project and has served for several decades as a member of the Endangered Species Advisory Committee for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. He is member of many botanical and mycological societies, including the Botanical Society of America, the American Society of Plant Taxonomists, the Mycological Society of America, and the Southern Appalachian Botanical Society. In his spare time, he enjoys the companionship of his family, especially the grandchildren, and his chief hobby, philately. Image Credit: Vincent WI 2002 Lammers #2 - Photo taken in 2002 in Wisconsin by Thomas G. Lammers Michael A. Vincent's Author Page