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Annotated Bibliography of Gesneriaceae

The Bibliography of the Gesneriaceae was developed in the Department of Botany, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, U.S.A., to facilitate taxonomic research on the flowering plant family Gesneriaceae. The Bibliography had its origin in a collection of papers on Gesneriaceae started by Conrad V. Morton and continued by Laurence E. Skog. The Bibliography is maintained as a database, with new references being continuously added from the current literature, as well as references from the older literature when they are discovered. The searchable version presented here will be updated periodically.

Papers are primarily from the field of taxonomy with related fields of horticulture, genetics, anatomy, morphology, and chemistry also included. We have excluded what appear to be non-technical articles. Horticultural journals of the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries have not been researched thoroughly, but in all cases when important papers were discovered they have been included. No attempt at completeness is implied and additional references are being sought and welcomed for keeping the Bibliography current. Corrections are also most welcome. Please send additions or corrections to the address below.

Each of the entries in the Bibliography follows a standard format, with the authors' names, publication titles, etc. standardized as much as possible. For titles of books and journals, "Taxonomic Literature", edition 2 by Stafleu and Cowan (1976-1988), "B-P-H, Botanico-Periodicum-Huntianum" by Lawrence et al. (1968), and "B-P-H/S, Botanico-Periodicum-Huntianum/Supplementum" (Bridson & Smith, 1991) were used as standards. Dates of publication were determined from title pages, TL/2, or from internal evidence. The date given here may differ from that given on the title page, but is believed to be the actual year of publication.

Keywords have been added to the citations by the compilers of the Bibliography to facilitate searching and provide some clues to the contents of the papers. Currently accepted names for out-of-date or illegitimate generic and locality names used in the references are given in square brackets in the keywords. The keywords are not exhaustive, and thus searching on words in the citation titles may turn up additional pertinent references.

This searchable online bibliography is a completely revised and updated version of a bibliography that was originally published as: Skog, L.E. & L. Brothers. 1990. Bibliography of the Gesneriaceae. 205 pp. Washington, DC: Dept. of Botany, Smithsonian Institution.

The 1990 Bibliography was placed, unchanged except for formatting, as a text file on the Smithsonian's Gopher server in February 1994. However, since 1990 the Bibliography has continued to grow as new articles were published and older ones discovered. Many of these articles deal with Old World Gesneriaceae, which were underrepresented in the original Bibliography. Also, many more references from the horticultural literature have been added.

A suggested citation for this online Bibliography is: Skog, L.E. & J.K. Boggan. 2007. Bibliography of the Gesneriaceae. Second edition. Washington, DC: Dept. of Botany, Smithsonian Institution.

Acknowledgments: We would like to thank Leslie Brothers for her assistance in compiling the original Bibliography of the Gesneriaceae, and many others who have provided input. We would also like to thank Sylvia Stone Orli for her helping in putting this version online.

Copyright: This compilation is copyrighted by the Smithsonian Institution, © 2005-2007, all rights reserved. It is presented for scholarly use only. Copying or redistributing the data in any manner for personal or corporate gain is not permitted. Privacy statement.

For additional information about this list please contact: John Boggan

Last updated 21 March 2007

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