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Shirley A. Graham, Ph.D. Shirley A. Graham, Ph.D.
Curator, Lythraceae

office phone: + 1 (314) 577-9473 ext. 76206
fax: + 1 (314) 577-0820

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

Post-Doctoral, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 1964
Ph.D., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 1963
M.A., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 1959
B.S., Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 1957
Systematics, taxonomy, and floristics of the Lythraceae Forensic botany
For Dr. Graham's complete CV with list of publications (1964-2019), click here (Adobe Acrobat Reader required).
Research Emphases Systematics, phylogeny, and biogeography of the Lythraceae including clarification of generic limits, taxonomic revisions Systematics, and phylogeny, preparation of a monograph of the New World genus Cuphea Floristics of the Lythraceae, especially Latin America
Selected Publications Graham, S. A. 2019. A revision of Cuphea section Melvilla (Lythraceae). Systematic Botany Monographs 105: 1–146. Graham, S. A., J. G. Pinheiro Coelho, a. M. Murad, E. L. Rech, T. B. Cavalcanti. 2016. Patterns of fatty acid composition in seed oils of Cuphea, with new records from Brazil and Mexico. Industrial Crops and Products 87:379–391. Graham, S. A. and A. Graham. 2014. Ovary, fruit, and seed morphology of the Lythraceae. International Journal of Plant Sciences 175(2): 202–240. * Graham, S. A. 2013. Fossil records in the Lythraceae. The Botanical Review 79 (1): 48--145.* Graham, S. A., M. Diasgranados, and J. C. Barber. 2011. Relationships among the confounding African genera Ammannia, Hionanthera, Nesaea, and Rotala. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 166: 1-19.* Barber, J. C., A. Ghebretinsae, S. A. Graham. 2010. An expanded phylogeny of Cuphea (Lythraceae) and an American Monophyly. Plant Systematics and Evolution 289:35-44.