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Robert L. Wilbur, Professor Emeritus of Biology

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.

Contact Info:
Office Location:  258 Bio Sci Bldg, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone:  (919) 660-7317
Email Address: send me a message


Ph.D.University of Michigan at Ann Arbor1952
M.A.Duke University1947
B.S.Duke University1946


Myricaceae • Quercus • Smilacaceae • South Carolina

Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. Wilbur, RL; Bloodworth, S, Notes on the box huckleberry, Gaylussacia brachycera (Ericaceae), and its unexpected presence in North Carolina, Rhodora, vol. 106 no. 928 (September, 2004), pp. 371-377, NEW ENGLAND BOTANICAL CLUB INC
  2. Wilbur, RL, What is the correct name for the Bristly Greenbrier?, Rhodora, vol. 105 no. 923 (June, 2003), pp. 250-259, ISSN 0035-4902 [Gateway.cgi]  [abs]
  3. Wilbur, RL, The correct names for the biovulate, herbaceous-stemmed Smilaxes of North America., Brittonia, vol. 55 (2003)
  4. Wilbur, RL, The identity and history of Myrica caroliniensis (Myricaceae), Rhodora, vol. 104 no. 917 (December, 2002), pp. 31-41, ISSN 0035-4902 [Gateway.cgi]  [abs]
  5. Wilbur, RL, Thomas Walter's oaks from the coastal region of South Carolina, Rhodora, vol. 104 no. 918 (March, 2002), pp. 134-150, ISSN 0035-4902 [Gateway.cgi]  [abs]

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