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Kenneth Wurdack

Kenneth Wurdack

Research Botanist & Associate Curator

Phone: 202-633-0916
Fax: 202-786-2563
E-mail Address: wurdackk@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


Research Interests
     Systematic biology: Systematics, phylogenetics, and biogeography of Euphorbiaceae s.l. and other Malpighiales; also Thymelaeaceae.
     Evolutionary biology: plant-insect interactions, especially pertaining to ants and myrmecophytic associations.
     Floristic work: neotropics, southeastern USA, Molecular biology: genome evolution especially in plant mitochondria; processes of molecular evolution.
     History of science: botanical exploration and natural history, especially pertaining to 19th century southeastern USA.

Recent Publications - (All Publications)

Acevedo-Rodríguez, Pedro, Wurdack, Kenneth J., Ferrucci, M. S., Johnson, Gabriel, Dias, Pedro, Coelho, Rubens G., Somner, Genise V., Steinmann, Victor W., Zimmer, Elizabeth Anne and Strong, Mark T. 2017. Generic Relationships and Classification of Tribe Paullinieae (Sapindaceae) with a New Concept of Supertribe Paulliniodae. Systematic Botany, 42(1): 96-114. doi:10.1600/036364417X694926

Acevedo-Rodríguez, Pedro, Wurdack, Kenneth J., Ferrucci, M. S., Johnson, Gabriel, Dias, Pedro, Coelho, Rubens G., Somner, Genise V., Steinmann, Victor W., Zimmer, Elizabeth Anne and Strong, Mark T.. 2017. Generic Relationships and Classification of Tribe Paullinieae (Sapindaceae) with a New Concept of Supertribe Paulliniodae. : .

Commock, Tracy, Rose, Philip E., Gandhi, Kanchi N., Campbell, Keron C. St E., Wurdack, Kenneth J., Francisco-Ortega, Javier and Jestrow, Brett 2017. Typification and Nomenclature of Five Taxa Endemic to Jamaica. Harvard Papers in Botany, 22(2): 137-140. doi:10.3100/hpib.v22iss2.2017.n8

Funk, Vicki A., Gostel, Morgan, Devine, Amanda, Kelloff, Carol L., Wurdack, Kenneth J., Tuccinardi, Chris, Radosavljevic, Aleks, Peters, Melinda and Coddington, Jonathan 2017. Guidelines for collecting vouchers and tissues intended for genomic work (Smithsonian Institution): Botany Best Practices. Biodiversity Data Journal, 5 doi:10.3897/BDJ.5.e11625

Wen, Jun, Harris, Aj, Ickert-Bond, Stefanie, Dikow, Rebecca B., Wurdack, Kenneth J. and Zimmer, Elizabeth Anne 2017. Developing integrative systematics in the informatics and genomic era, and calling for a global Biodiversity Cyberbank. Journal of Systematics and Evolution, 55(4): 308-321. doi:10.1111/jse.12270

Wurdack, Kenneth J. 2017. A new tiny-leaved species of Raveniopsis (Rutaceae) from the Pakaraima Mountains of Guyana. Phytokeys, 91: 1-12. doi:10.3897/phytokeys.91.14763

Wurdack, Kenneth J. 2017. A new disjunct Dendrothrix (Euphorbiaceae, tribe Hippomaneae): a Guiana Shield element in sub-Andean cordilleras of Ecuador and Peru. PhytoKeys, 86: 117-130. doi:10.3897/phytokeys.86.14761

Wurdack, Kenneth J. and Farfan-Rios, William 2017. Incadendron: a new genus of Euphorbiaceae tribe Hippomaneae from the sub-Andean cordilleras of Ecuador and Peru. Phytokeys, 85: 69-86. doi:10.3897/phytokeys.85.14757

Horn, James W., Xi, Zhenxiang, Riina, Ricarda, Peirson, Jess A., Yang, Ya, Dorsey, Brian L., Berry, Paul E., Davis, Charles C. and Wurdack, Kenneth J. 2014. Evolutionary bursts in Euphorbia (Euphorbiaceae) are linked with photosynthetic pathway. Evolution; international journal of organic evolution, 68(12): 3485-3504. doi:10.1111/evo.12534

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