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Wendy L. Applequist, Ph.D. Wendy L. Applequist, Ph.D.
Associate Curator
William L. Brown Center

office phone: + 1 (314) 577-0267
fax: + 1 (314) 577-0800

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

Ph.D., Iowa State University, 1999
B.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1994
Identification, quality control, and systematics of medicinal plants Malagasy flora Molecular systematics Botanical nomenclature
Available upon request
Research Emphases Revisionary and phylogenetic studies in Portulacaceae, Dombeya, and Homalium and related genera Characterization of botanical materials for biomedical research Chemical variability within and among medicinal plant species
Selected Publications Applequist, W. L. In press. Conioselinum. Flora of North America. Applequist, W. L. In press. Ligusticum. Flora of North America. Thomas, A. L., W. L. Applequist, G. E. Rottinghaus, and J. S. Miller. In press. Black cohosh rhizome and phytochemical production in response to shading, spacing, and age. Acta Horticulturae (ISHS) Applequist, W. L., and D. E. Moerman. 2011. Yarrow (Achillea millefolium L.): a neglected panacea? A review of ethnobotany, bioactivity, and biomedical research. Economic Botany 65: 209-225. Applequist, W. L., M. Callmander, G. Davidse, A. Sennikov, M. Thulin, P. Vorster, and G. Yatskievych. 2010. Apportionment of institutional votes for the Nomenclature Section: a rebuttal to Smith & al. Taxon 59: 1567-1570. Applequist, W. L. 2009. A revision of the Malagasy endemic Helmiopsis (Malvaceae s.l.). Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 96: 521-540. Applequist, W. L. 2009. Two new species of Dombeya (Malvaceae) from Madagascar. Novon 19: 289-294. Applequist, W. L., H. Johnson, and G. Rottinghaus. 2008. (+)-Catechin, (-)-epicatechin, and gallic acid content of seeds of hybrid grapes hardy in Missouri. American Journal of Enology and Viticulture 59: 98-102. Thomas, A. L., P. L. Byers, C. E. Finn, Y.-C. Chen, G. E. Rottinghaus, A. M. Malone, and W. L. Applequist. 2008. Occurrence of rutin and chlorogenic acid in elderberry leaf, flower, and stem in response to genotype, environment, and season. Acta Horticulturae (ISHS) 765: 197-206. Applequist, W. L., D. J. McGlinn, M. Miller, Q. G. Long, and J. S. Miller. 2007. How well do herbarium data predict the location of present populations? A test using Echinacea species in Missouri. Biodiversity and Conservation 16: 1397-1407. Hildreth, J., E. Hrabeta-Robinson, W. Applequist, and J. Betz. 2007. Standard operating procedure for the collection and preparation of voucher plant specimens for use in the nutraceutical industry. Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry 389: 13-17. Thomas, A. L., G. E. Rottinghaus, J. K. Tracy, W. L. Applequist, B. E. Schweitzer, L. J. Havermann, S. F. Woodbury, J. S. Miller, M. R. Ellersieck, R. J. Crawford, Jr., and D. Gray. 2007. Occurrence of 23-epi-26-deoxyactein and cimiracemoside A in various black cohosh tissues throughout the growing season. HortScience 42: 535-539. Applequist, W., illustrated by B. Alongi. 2006. The identification of medicinal plants: a handbook of the morphology of botanicals in commerce. American Botanical Council, Austin, TX. Applequist, W. L., B. Avula, B. T. Schaneberg, Y.-H. Wang, and I. A. Khan. 2006. Comparative fatty acid content of seeds of four Cucurbita species grown in a common (shared) garden. Journal of Food Composition and Analysis 19: 606-611. Applequist, W. L., W. L. Wagner, E. A. Zimmer, and M. Nepokroeff. 2006. Molecular evidence resolving the systematic position of Hectorella (Portulacaceae). Systematic Botany 31: 310-319. Miller, J. S., and W. L. Applequist. 2006. Research grade botanicals: issues in dietary supplement research. Acta Horticulturae 720: 49-58. Applequist, W. L. 2005. A revision of the Malagasy endemic Talinella (Portulacaceae). Adansonia, sér. 3, 27: 47-80. Applequist, W. L. 2005. Root anatomy of Ligusticum species (Apiaceae) sold as osha compared to that of potential contaminants. Journal of Herbs, Spices and Medicinal Plants 11(3): 1-11. Applequist, W. L., and D. B. Pratt. 2005. The Malagasy endemic Dendroportulaca (Portulacaceae) is referable to Deeringia (Amaranthaceae): molecular and morphological evidence. Taxon 54: 681-687. Applequist, W. L. 2003. Rhizome and root anatomy of potential contaminants of Actaea racemosa L. (black cohosh). Flora 198: 358-365. Applequist, W. L., and R. S. Wallace. 2003. Expanded circumscription of Didiereaceae and its division into three subfamilies. Adansonia, sér. 3, 25: 13-16. Applequist, W. L. 2002. A reassessment of the nomenclature of Matricaria L. and Tripleurospermum Sch. Bip. (Asteraceae). Taxon 51: 757-761. Applequist, W. L., and R. S. Wallace. 2002. Deletions in the plastid trnT-trnL intergenic spacer define clades within Cactaceae subfamily Cactoideae. Plant Systematics and Evolution 231: 153-162. Schaneberg, B. T., W. L. Applequist, and I. A. Khan. 2002. Determination of aristolochic acid I and II in North American species of Asarum and Aristolochia. Pharmazie 57: 686-689. Applequist, W. L., R. Cronn, and J. F. Wendel. 2001. Comparative development of fiber in wild and cultivated cotton. Evolution and Development 3(1): 1-15. Applequist, W. L., and R. S. Wallace. 2001. Phylogeny of the portulacaceous cohort based on ndhF sequence data. Systematic Botany 26(2): 406-419. Applequist, W. L., and R. S. Wallace. 2000. Phylogeny of the Madagascan endemic family Didiereaceae. Plant Systematics and Evolution 221: 157-166.