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Laurence Skog

Laurence Skog

Emeritus Research Botanist

Phone: 202-633-0913
Fax: 202-786-2563
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Smithsonian Institution
PO Box 37012
Washington, DC 20013-7012

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

     Ph. D., Botany, 1972, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York. M. S., Botany, 1968, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut. B. A., Botany, 1965, University of Minnesota, Duluth, Minnesota.

Research Interests
     Taxonomy and floristics of Neotropical Gesneriaceae

Recent Publications - (All Publications)

Amaya-Márquez, Marisol, Skog, Laurence E. and Kvist, Lars Peter 2015. Two new species and two new varieties of Columnea (Gesneriaceae). Caldasia, 37(2): 233-250. doi:10.15446/caldasia.v37n2.53616

Skog, Laurence E. 2015. Coriariaceae. In: Davidse, G., Sousa, S. M., Knapp, S., Chiang, F., Ulloa Ulloa, C. and Barrie, F. R., Saururaceae a Zygophyllaceae. St. Louis, Missouri: Missouri Botanical Garden Press,(Flora Mesoamericana v.2, pt.3) pp.178-178.

Skog, Laurence E. and Clark, John Littner 2015. Novae Gesneriaceae Neotropicarum XIX: A third, new species of the elusive Anetanthus found in Guyana. Phytotaxa, 218(2): 177-183. doi:10.11646/phytotaxa.218.2.8

Martínez-Meléndez, Nayely, Martínez-Camilo, Ruben, Pérez-Farrera, Miguel, Skog, Laurence and Barrie, Fred 2014. Una especie nueva de Alsobia (Gesneriaceae) de Chiapas, Mexico. Revista Mexicana De Biodiversidad, 85: 343-348. doi:10.7550/rmb.32633

Clark, J. L., Matos, J., Suarez T., S., Ginzbarg, S. and Skog, Laurence E. 2013. An annotated species list for the Gesneriaceae of Cuba. Selbyana, 31(2): 186-227.

Clark, John L. and Skog, Laurence E. 2013. Novae Gesneriaceae Neotropicarum XVIII: Columnea carinata, a new species of Gesneriaceae from northwestern Ecuador. Brittonia, 65(2): 186-190. doi:10.1007/s12228-012-9277-6

Lui, R. R., Skog, Laurence E., Liao, J. P., Zhou, T. J. and Wen, F. 2013. New Chromosomes counts and their taxonomic implications in Primulina sensu lato. Plant Diversity and Resources, 36(1): 13-21.

Marquez, Amaya, Skog, Laurence E. and Kvist, L. P. 2013. Columnea caudata and Clumnea megafolia, two new species of Gesneriaceae. Caldasia, 35(2): 273-280.

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