Robert L. Wilbur, Professor Emeritus  

Robert L. Wilbur

I have concentrated my research efforts in the floras of the southeastern United States and Central America. In Costa Rica I have been involved in a floristic study of the plants in the rain forest at the Organization for Tropical Studies Research Station at La Selva. Taxa of particular interest are the tropical Campanulaceae and the Central American species of the Ericaceae and Gentianaceae.

Education:
Ph.D., University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, 1952
M.A., Duke University, 1947
B.S., Duke University, 1946

Office Location: 258 Bio Sci Bldg, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone: (919) 660-7317
Email Address: rwilbur@duke.edu

Specialties:
Systematics

Research Categories: Systematics of vascular plants

Research Description: I have concentrated my research efforts in the floras of the southeastern United States and Central America. In Costa Rica I have been involved in a floristic study of the plants in the rain forest at the Organization for Tropical Studies Research Station at La Selva. Taxa of particular interest are the tropical Campanulaceae and the Central American species of the Ericaceae and Gentianaceae.

Recent Publications   (More Publications)   (search)

  1. Wilbur, RL, Notes on the box huckleberry, Gaylussacia brachycera (Michaux) A. Gray, and its unexpected presence in North Carolina. (with S. Bloodworth)., Rhodora, vol. 106 (2004) .
  2. Wilbur, RL, The correct names for the biovulate, herbaceous-stemmed Smilaxes of North America., Brittonia, vol. 55 (2003) .
  3. Wilbur, RL, What is the correct name for the Bristly Greenbrier?, Rhodora, vol. 105 no. 923 (2003), pp. 250-259 [Gateway.cgi] .
  4. Wilbur, RL, Thomas Walter's oaks from the coastal region of South Carolina., Rhodora, vol. 104 no. 918 (2002), pp. 134-150 [Gateway.cgi] .
  5. Wilbur, RL, The identity and history of Myrica caroliniensis (Myricaceae), Rhodora, vol. 104 no. 917 (2002), pp. 31-41 [Gateway.cgi] .