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Charlotte M. Taylor, Ph.D.
Monographic Studies

Adjunct Professor, University of Missouri-St. Louis
Research Associate, National Tropical Botanical Garden

office phone: + 1 (314) 577-9436
fax: + 1 (314) 577-0830

Missouri Botanical Garden
P.O. Box 299
St. Louis, MO 63166-0299

Ph.D., Duke University, 1987
M.S., Duke University, 1982
B.S., University of Michigan, 1978
My research focusses on floristics of neotropical and Madagascar Rubiaceae, and on the systematics of several Rubiaceae groups. My main systematic interests are the neotropical species of Palicourea, Notopleura, Margaritopsis, and Carapichea, the Madagascar species of Gaertnera, and the pantropical genus Psychotria. (The genus Cephaelis was formerly separated from Palicourea and Psychotria but is no longer recognized; the web page linked below includes a partial list of synonymy for Cephaelis names.) My studies are primarily based on specimens, including many sent as gifts for identification which are always welcome.

Current Projects Rubiaceae floristic treatments for the Flora Mesoamericana; the English-language Flora of China; the Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica; and the Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru, Brazil, Antioquia Department (Colombia), and Madagascar catalogues Genus-level studies (including development of web-based resources) for Palicourea, Notopleura, neotropical Carapichea, neotropical Margaritopsis, neotropical and Madagascar Psychotria, and Madagascar Gaertnera Rubiaceae floristics and patterns of biodiversity in the New World Tropics
AmphidasyaCephaelisCosmibuenaCruckshanksia DidymochlamysGaertneraHilliaIsertiaMargaritopsisNotopleuraOreopolusPalicoureaRonabeaBajo CalimaEscalerete Reserve
Available upon request
Malcomber, S.T. & C.M. Taylor. 2009. A systematic revision of Gaertnera. Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 95: 575--671. Jung-Mendaçolli, S.L. et al. 2007. Rubiaceae. M.G.L. Wanderley, G.J. Shepherd, T.S. Melhem, & A.M. Giulietti, Flora Fanerogâmica do Estado de São Paulo 5: 259-460. Taylor, C.M. 2006. Carapichea, Margaritopsis, Notopleura. In: G. Harling & C. Persson, eds. Flora of Ecuador 79: 1-74. Taylor, C.M. 2005. Margaritopsis (Rubiaceae, Psychotrieae) in the Neotropics. Syst. Geogr. Pl. 75: 161-177. Taylor, C.M., J.A. Steyermark, P. Delprete, C. Persson, C. Costa, A. Vincentini, & R. Cortés. 2004. Rubiaceae. In: J.A. Steyermark, P.E. Berry, K. Yatskievych, & B.K. Holst, eds. Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana 8:497-847. Taylor, C.M. 2004. The neotropical genus Ronabea (Rubiaceae, Lasiantheae). Syst. Geogr. Pl. 74: 35-42. Taylor, C.M. 2003. Rubiacearum americanarum magna hama. Pars XIV. New species and a new combination in Notopleura (Psychotrieae) from Central and South America. Novon 13: 228-260. Taylor, C.M. 2001. Overview of the neotropical genus Notopleura (Rubiaceae: Psychotrieae), with the description of some new species. Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 88: 487-515. Taylor, C.M. 2001. Rubiaceae. In: W.D. Stevens et al. (editors), Flora de Nicaragua 3: 2206-2284. Taylor, C.M. 1999. Faramea, Coussarea, Palicourea. In: G. Harling & L. Andersson (editors), Flora of Ecuador 162(3): 134-235, 245-314. Taylor, C.M. 1999. Rubiaceae. In: P.M. Jørgensen & S. León, Catalogue o f the vascular plants of Ecuador, Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 75: 855-878. Taylor, C.M. 1997. Conspectus of the genus Palicourea (Rubiaceae: Psychotrieae) with the description of some new species from Ecuador and Colombia. Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 84: 224-262. Taylor, C.M. 1996. Overview of the Psychotrieae (Rubiaceae) in the Neotropics. Opera Bot. Belg. 7: 261-270.