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Robert Faden

Robert Faden

Research Botanist & Curator Emeritus

Phone: 202-633-0971
Fax: 202-786-2563
E-mail Address: FADENR@si.edu

Postal Address
(Mail and Packages):

MRC-166/Botany
Smithsonian Institution
PO Box 37012
Washington, DC 20013-7012

Courier Address:
National Museum of Natural History
West Loading Dock
10th and Constitution Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20560-0166


Education
     City College of New York (1958-1962), B.S. cum laude in Biology, with special graduate honors in biology, June, 1962.
     University of Michigan (1962-1965), M.S. in Botany, December, 1964.
     Washington University, St. Louis (1972-1975), Ph.D. in Biology, December, 1975. Dissertation title: "A biosystematic study of the genus Aneilema R. Br. (Commelinaceae).

Research Interests
     Commelinaceae (evolution, systematics, floristics, reproductive biology, anatomy, cytology)
     Flora of Africa
     African biogeography
     Reproductive biology
     Plant anatomy
     Seed dimorphism

Recent Publications - (All Publications)

Faden, Robert B. 2013. Commelinaceae. In: Agnew, A. D. Q., Upland Kenya Wild Flowers and Ferns, 3rd edition. Nairobi: Nature Kenya--The East Africa Natural History Society, pp.355-361.

Faden, Robert B. 2013. Pteridophytes. In: Agnew, A. D. Q., Upland Kenya Wild Flowers and Fern, 3rd edition. Nairobi: Nature Kenya--The East Africa Natural History Society, pp.11-46.

Faden, Robert B. 2012. Flora of Tropical East Africa: Commelinaceae Kew: Royal Botanic Gardens. 244 pages.

Aona, Lidyanne Y. S., Faden, Robert B. and Amaral, Maria do Carmo E. 2011. Five new species of Dichorisandra J. C. Mikan (Commelinaceae) from Bahia State, Brazil. Kew Bulletin, 66(4): 479-491. doi:10.1007/s12225-011-9308-6

Burns, Jean H., Faden, Robert B. and Steppan, Scott J. 2011. Phylogenetic Studies in the Commelinaceae Subfamily Commelinoideae Inferred from Nuclear Ribosomal and Chloroplast DNA Sequences. Systematic Botany, 36(2): 268-276. doi:10.1600/036364411X569471

Faden, Robert B. 2011. A third species of Polyspatha, an African endemic genus of Commelinaceae. PhytoKeys, 3: 9-20.

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