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Thomas Croat, Ph.D.Thomas Croat, Ph.D.
P.A. Schulze Curator of Botany

Faculty Associate of Biology, Washington University, St. Louis
Adjunct Associate Professor, St. Louis University
Adjunct Associate Professor, University of Missouri-St. Louis

office phone: + 1-314-577-5163
fax: + 1-314-577-95

Missouri Botanical Garden
4344 Shaw Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63110

Ph.D., University of Kansas, 1967
M.A., University of Kansas, 1966
B.A., Simpson College, Iowa, 1962
Systematics and Ecology of Neotropical AraceaeFloristics of Araceae for Neotropical AreasHorticulture of AraceaePhenological Variations of Neotropical Floras
For Dr. Croat’s complete CV with list of publications, click here (Adobe Acrobat Reader required).
Research Emphases Revision of Dieffenbachia of Central America Preliminary Revision of Dieffenbachia of South America Revision of Rhodospatha for the Neotropics Revision of Chlorospatha (with Lynn Hannon) Araceae for the Flora of Mesoamerica Araceae for the Flora of Ecuador Araceae for the Flora of Guianas Araceae for the Flora of Bolivia Araceae for the Flora of Bajo Calima, Valle Dept., Colombia (with Dorothy Bay) Araceae for the Flora of La Planada, NariƱo Dept., Colombia (with Jeffrey Lake) Araceae of Reserva Yotoco, Valle Dept., Colombia (with Eugenio Escobar) Araceae of La Planada (with Lynn Hannon and Richard Mansell)
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Selected Publications Croat, T.B. 2018. "The Philodendron Family (Araceae)." 31st Annual John J. Dwyer Lecture in Biology, 27 April 2018, Missouri Bot. Gard., St. Louis, MO. T.B. Croat. 2015. A Review of Studies of Neotropical Araceae. Aroideana. 38E: 44-54. Croat,T.B. 2013. “A Review of Black-spathed species of Anthurium.” Presentation at 1st Colombian Aroid Conference -Ibague. Zhu, G. & T. B. Croat. 2004. Revision of Dracontium (Araceae). Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 91: 593-667. T. B. Croat. 1997. A Revision of Philodendron Subgenus Philodendron (Araceae) for Mexico and Central America. Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 84: 311-704. Croat, T. 1994. The use of New World Araceae as drug plants. Japanese Journal of Botany 69: 185-203. Croat, T. 1992(1994). Taxonomic status of neotropical Araceae. Aroideana 13 (1-4): 44-3. 1990 [1992]. T. B. Croat. 1991. A Revision of Anthurium Section Pachyneurium (Araceae). Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 78: 539-855. Croat, T. 1988(1990). The ecology and life forms of Araceae. Aroideana 11(3-4): 4-56. Croat, T. & D. Mount. 1988. Araceae. Pp. 7-46 in Flora del Paraguay. Conservatoire et Jardin Botanique, Geneva & Missouri Bot. Gard. Croat, T. & N. Lambert. 1987. The Araceae of Venezuela. Aroideana 9: 3-214. Croat, T. 1986. The distribution of Anthurium (Araceae) in Mexico, Middle America and Panama. Selbyana 9: 94-99. Croat, T. 1986. A revision of the genus Anthurium (Araceae) of Mexico and Central America. Part 2: Panama. Monogr. in Syst. Bot., Missouri Bot. Gard. 14: 1-204. Croat, T. 1983. A revision of the genus Anthurium (Araceae) of Mexico and Central America. Part 1: Mexico and Middle America. Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 70: 211-417. Croat, T. 1981. A revision of Syngonium (Araceae) . Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 68: 565-651.
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