Books & Book Chapters

Cotterman, L.M., D.E. Waitt, and A.S. Weakley. 2019. Wildflowers of the Atlantic Southeast. Timber Press, Portland, OR.  511 pp.

Smith, A.C. 2019. Thirty Great North Carolina Adventures: From Underground Wonderlands to Islands in the Sky and Everything in Between. UNC Press, Chapel Hill, NC. 304 pp. Contains chapter by Elisha Taylor, NCBG Youth & Family Program Manager.

Weakley, A.S. 2015.  Flora of the southern and mid-Atlantic states, working draft of May 2014.  University of North Carolina Herbarium, North Carolina Botanical Garden, Chapel Hill, NC. Also accessible at  [and previous versions published annually or biennially, under slightly different titles, from 1992-present]  [refereed]  1340 pp.

Weakley, A.S., J.C. Ludwig, and J. F. Townsend.  2012.  Flora of Virginia.  Botanical Research Institute of Texas, Fort Worth.  1554 pp.  [refereed]

Journals & Periodicals (authors in bold associated with North Carolina Botanical Garden)

Hughey, Jeffery R., Geoffrey L. Leister, Paul W. Gabrielson, and Max H. Hommersand.  2020.  Sarcopeltis gen. nov. (Gigartinaceae, Rhodophyta), with S. skottsbergii comb. nov. from southern South America and S. antarctica sp. nov. from the Antarctic Peninsula.  Phytotaxa 468(1):  075-088.

Knapp, Wesley M., Anne Frances, Reed Noss, Robert F. C. Naczi, Alan Weakley, George D. Gann, Bruce G. Baldwin, James Miller, Patrick McIntyre, Brent D. Mishler, Gerry Moore, Richard G. Olmstead, Anna Strong, Kathryn Kennedy, Bonnie Heidel, and Daniel Gluesenkamp.  2020.  Vascular plant extinction in the continental United States and Canada. Conservation Biology.

Knapp Wesley M., Derick B. Poindexter, and Alan S. Weakley.  2020.  The true identity of Marshallia grandiflora, an extinct species, and the description of Marshallia pulchra (Asteraceae, Helenieae, Marshalliinae).  Phytotaxa 447(1):  001-015.

Knapp, Wesley M., Anne Frances, Reed Noss, Robert F. C. Naczi, Alan Weakley, George D. Gann, Bruce G. Baldwin, James Miller, Patrick McIntyre, Brent D. Mishler, Gerry Moore, Richard G. Olmstead, Anna Strong, Daniel Gluesenkamp, and Kathryn Kennedy.  2020.  Regional records improve data quality in determining plant extinction rates.  Nature Ecology & Evolution 4:  512-514.

LeBlond, R.  2020.  Panicum types at the University of North Carolina Herbarium (NCU).  Phytoneuron 2020-8: 1–38.

Lücking, R., L. Kaminsky, G.B. Perlmutter, J.D. Lawrey & M. Dal Forno. 2020. Cora timucua (Hygrophoraceae), a new and potentially extinct, previously misidentified basidiolichen of Florida inland scrub documented from historical collections. The Bryologist 123(4): 657-673.

Maneveldt, Gavin W., So Young Jeong, Tae Oh Cho, Jeffery R. Hughey, and Paul W. Gabrielson.  2020.  Reassessment of misapplied names, Phymatolithon ferox and P. repandum (Hapalidiales, Corallinophycidae, Rhodophyta) in South Africa, based on DNA sequencing of type and recently collected material.  Phycologia 59(5):  449-455.

Meyers, Dan J. & H. Van T. Cotter.  2020, Inventory of fungal and other type collections held at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Fungal and Lichen Herbaria (NCU). In review – Journal of the North Carolina Academy of Sciences.

Perlmutter, G. and T. Howard. 2020 [ongoing]. Lichens of North Carolina [Internet]. Raleigh (NC): North Carolina Biodiversity Project and North Carolina State Parks. Available from

Perlmutter, G.B. and E. Rivas Plata. 2020. Lecanora (Aspicilia) albopruinosa is a synonym of Circinaria contorta. Opuscula Philolichenum 19: 168-171.

Perlmutter, G.B., E. Rivas Plata, S. LaGreca, A. Aptroot, R. Lücking, A. Tehler & D. Ertz. 2020. Biatora akompsa is revealed as a disjunct North American species of Pentagenella (Opegraphaceae) through molecular phylogenetic analysis and phenotype-based binning. The Bryologist 123(3): 502-516.

Pittman, A.B. and B.A. Sorrie.  2020.  Lobelia batsonii (Campanulaceae), a new species from the sandhills of the Carolinas.  Phytoneuron 2020-79: 1–9.

Sorrie, B.A.  2020.  Eremochloa ophiuroides (Poaceae) –– Distribution and collection chronology in the United States.  Phytoneuron 2020-18: 1–7.

Twist, Brenton A., Christpher E. Cornwall, Sophie J. McCoy, Paul W. Gabrielson, Patrick T. Martone, and Wendy A. Nelson.  2020.  The need to employ reliable and reproducible species identifications in coralline algal research. Marine Ecology Progress Series 654:  225-231.

Weakley, Alan S., Derick B. Poindexer, Hannah C. Medford, Bruce A. Sorrie, Carol Ann McCormick, Edwin L. Bridges, Steve L. Orzell, Keith A. Bradley, Harvey E. Ballard, Jr., Remington N. Burwell, Samuel L. Lockhart, and Alan R. Franck.  2020.  Studies in the vascular flora of the southeastern United States:  VI.  Journal of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas 14(2):  199-239.

Zona, S. 2020. Shingle-leaf climbers. Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution & Systematics. 47:  125577.

Fetter, K.C., and A.S. Weakley. 2019. Reduced gene flow from mainland populations of Liriodendron tulipifera into the Florida peninsula promotes diversification. International Journal of Plant Sciences 180(3): 253-269.

Weakley, A.S., C.T. Witsell, B. Baker, and D.B. Poindexter. 2018. Guide to the vascular plants of Arkansas, first approximation.  Arkansas Nature Preserves Commission and North Carolina Botanical Garden.

Weakley, A.S., R.K.S. McClelland, R.J. LeBlond, K.A. Bradley, J.F. Matthews, C. Anderson, and A.R. Franck. 2019. Studies in the vascular flora of the southeastern United States:  V.  J. Bot. Res. Inst. Texas 13(1): 107-129.

Weakley, A.S., B.A. Sorrie, R.J. LeBlond, D.B. Poindexter, A.J. Floden, E.E. Schilling, A.R. Franck, and J.C. Kees. 2018. New combinations, rank changes, and nomenclatural and taxonomic comments in the vascular flora of the southeastern United States.  IV.  J. Bot. Res. Inst. Texas 12(2): 461-480.

Weakley, A.S., D.B. Poindexter, R.J. LeBlond, B.A. Sorrie, E.L. Bridges, S.L. Orzell, A.R. Franck, M. Schori, B.R. Keener, A.R. Diamond, Jr., A.J. Floden, and R.D. Noyes. 2018. New combinations, rank changes, and nomenclatural and taxonomic comments in the vascular flora of the southeastern United States.  III.  J. Bot. Res. Inst. Texas 12(1): 27-67.

Weakley, A.S., and M.T. Lee. 2018. FloraQuest 2.0, an app for the identication of the >8000 species of vascular plants in the southeastern United States.  Apple Store.

Albrecht, M. A., Osazuwa‐Peters, O. L., Maschinski, J. , Bell, T. J., Bowles, M. L., Brumback, W. E., Duquesnel, J. , Kunz, M. , Lange, J. , McCue, K. A., McEachern, A. K., Murray, S. , Olwell, P., Pavlovic, N. B., Peterson, C. L., Possley, J. , Randall, J. L. and Wright, S. J. (2019) Effects of life history and reproduction on recruitment time lags in re-introductions of rare plants. Conservation Biology  33: 601-611.

Youngsteadt, Elsa, Rebecca E. Irwin, Alison Fowler, Matthew A. Bertone, Sara June Giacomini, Michael Kunz, Dale Suiter, and Clyde E. Sorenson (2018) Venus flytrap rarely traps its pollinators.  The American Naturalist 191:  539-546.

Kunz, M., Randall, J. L., Gray, J. B., Wall, W. A., & Hohmann, M. G. (2016) Germination and propagation of Astragalus michauxii, a rare southeastern US endemic legume. Native Plants Journal 17(1):  47-52.

Gustafson, D. J., Cruse-Sanders, J. M., Bucalo, K., Alley, H., Kunz, M., Alexander, M. L., Vankus, V., Duplantier, M. (2016) Survey of genetic diversity and seed germination rates of the southeastern endemic Symphyotrichum georgianum (Alexander) G. L. Nesom (Asteraceae) from large and small populations. The Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society 143(3):  274-284.

Kunz, M., Buchanan, M. F., Randall, J. L., Wall, W. A., & Hohmann, M. G. (2014) Life cycle, vegetative propagation, and reintroduction of federally endangered rough-leaved loosestrife, Lysimachia asperulifolia. Castanea 79(1): 18-26.

Randall, J.L. and M. Kunz (2012) Case study in Plant Reintroduction in a Changing Climate (pp. 15-18). Island Press/Center for Resource Economics.

Posters & Other Media

Bryan, Corbin T., and H. Van T. Cotter (2020) Coker’s Amanita taxa: 100 years later.  Poster presented at the Mycological Society of America Annual Meeting (Virtual, July 21-22, 2020).

Cadwell, K. Suzanne, Avery McGinn, Dan J. Meyers, and H. Van T. Cotter (2019) Coker’s Lactarius taxa: 100 years later. Poster presented at the MidAtlantic States Mycology Conference, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, United States of America.

Meyers, Dan J., H. Van T. Cotter, and Meriel Goodwin (2018)  Identification an documentation of the fungal type collections in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium.  Poster presented at the MidAtlantic States Mycology Conference, Congaree National Park, Hopkins, South Carolina, United States of America.

Cotter, H. Van T., Carol Ann McCormick, Shanna Oberreiter, and Liane Salgado (2015)  NCU fungal herbarium:  a mother lode of types.  Poster presented at the MidAtlantic States Mycology Conference, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America.

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