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Harold Robinson

Harold Robinson

Emeritus Research Botanist

Phone: 202-633-0955
Fax: 202-786-2563
E-mail Address: ROBINSOH@si.edu

Postal Address
(Mail and Packages):

MRC-166/Botany
Smithsonian Institution
PO Box 37012
Washington, DC 20013-7012

Courier Address:
National Museum of Natural History
West Loading Dock
10th and Constitution Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20560-0166


Education
     BS Degree: 1950-1955 - Ohio University, Botany, Major/Zoology Minor`MS Degree: 1955-1957 - Univ. of Tennessee, Botany, Major/Entomology Minor (Advisor: Aaron J. Sharp)`PhD Degree: 1957-1960 - Duke University, Botany Major/Zoology Minor (Advisor: Louis E. Anderson)

Research Interests
     My research currently focuses on the taxonomy and revisionary studies of the plant family Asteraceae, including the tribes Eupatorieae, Heliantheae from the New World and Vernonieae of both the New and Old World. I have extended interests in the taxonomy of the Neotropical plant family Bromeliaceae, the Bryophytes from the New World, as well as the insect fly family Dolichopidae.

Recent Publications - (All Publications)

Robinson, Harold E. and Funk, Vicki A. 2014. Dysaster cajamarcensis. a new shrubby genus and species of Astereae (Asteraceae) from Peru. Phytokeys, 36: 35-40.

Robinson, Harold E. and Funk, Vicki A. 2014. Gymnanthemum koekemoera (Compositae, Vernonieae), a new species from South Africa. Phytokeys, 36: 59-65. doi:10.3897/phytokeys.36.7386

Robinson, Harold E., Keeley, Sterling C., Skvarla, Johm J. and Chan, Raymond 2014. Two new genera, Hoffmannanthus and Jeffeycia, mostly from East Africa (Erlangeinae, Vernonieae, Asteraceae). Phytokeys, 39: 49-64. doi:10.3897/phytokeys.39.7624

Robinson, Harold E. and Skvarla, John J. 2014. Pantoporate pollen in the Asteraceae (Vernonieae). Phytokeys, 38: 1-13. doi:10.3897/phytokeys.38.7495

Cuatrecasas, José and Robinson, Harold E. 2013. Relationships of the Espeletinae. In: A systematic study of the subtribe Espeletinae. Heliantheae-Asteraceae. The New York Botanical Garden,(Memoirs of the New York Botanical Garden) pp.42-47.

Funk, Vicki, Robinson, Harold and Tangerini, Alice 2013. Whatever happened to Bishopanthus (Compositae, Liabeae)?. Phytokeys, 30: 65-73. doi:10.3897/phytokeys.30.6652

Robinson, Harold E. and Ireland, Robert Root 2013. Correct use of the Generic Name Bryodusenia (Hookeriales). Memoirs of the New York Botanical Garden, 108: 245-249.

Robinson, Harold E. and Pruski, John F. 2013. Zyzyura, a new genus pf Eupatorieae (Asteraceae) from Belize. Phytokeys, 20: 1-7. doi:10.3897/phytokeys.20.4033

Robinson, Harold E. and Rock, Barrett N. 2013. Transectional anatomy of stems and leaves. In: A systematic study of the subtribe Espeletinae. Heliantheae-Asteraceae. The New York Botanical Garden,(Memoirs of the New York Botanical Garden) pp.59-80.

Robinson, Harold E. and Skvarla, John J. 2013. Lettowia, a new genus of Vernonieae from East Africa (Asteraceae). Phytokeys, 25(2): 47-53. doi:10.3897/phytokeys.25.5556

Evenhuis, Neal L., Bickel, Daniel J. and Robinson, Harold E. 2012. Case 3591 Argyra Macquart, 1834 (Insecta, Diptera, Dolichopodidae): proposed conservation of the name by suooression of Porhyrops. Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature, 69(3): 195-199.

Robinson, Harold E. 2012. Two new combinations in the genus Distephanis Cass. (Asteraceae, Vernonieae). Phytokeys, 17: 25-26.

Robinson, Harold E. and Funk, Vicki A. 2012. Cuatrecasanthus (Vernonieae, Compositae): A revision of a north-central Andean genus. Phytokeys, 14: 23-41.

Benoit, Loeuille, Robinson, Harold E. and Semir, João 2011. Minasia ramosa (Asteraceae: Vernonieae), a new species from the Serra do Cabral, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Phytotaxa, 25: 18-22.

Bringel, Jose Bernardo de Azevedo, Nakajima, Jimi N. and Robinson, Harold E. 2011. Allocephalus gamolepis, a new genus and species of Dipterocypselinae (Vernonieae, Asteraceae) from central Brazil. Systematic Botany, 36(3): 785-788. doi:10.1600/036364411X583736

Robinson, Harold E. 2011. Ageratina tovarae, a new species from northern Peru (Asteraceae: Eupatorieae). Phytologia, 93(1): 94-98.

Robinson, Harold E. 2011. A new speciees of Fleischmsannia (Asteraceae: Eupatorieae) from El Salvador. Phytokeys, 7: 37-40.

Robinson, Harold E. and Funk, Vicki A. 2011. A new genus, Nothovernonia, from tropical Africa (Asteraceae or Compositae: Vernonieae). PhytoKeys, 3: 21-34.

Robinson, Harold E. and Funk, Vicki A. 2011. Stephanbeckia plumosa (Liabeae: Compositae): A new genus and species from southern Bolivia. Brittonia, 63(1): 75-82. doi:10.1007/s12228-010-9136-2

Robinson, Harold E. and Skvarla, John J. 2011. A new monotypic genus Ananthura, from Tropical Africa (Asteraceae, Vernonieae). Novon, 21(2): 251-255. doi:10.3417/2010062

Terrill, Edward E. and Robinson, Harold E. 2011. Fasciculate morphology, seed variation, and distributional notes in Arcytophyllum (Rubicaeae). Journal of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas, 5(2): 587-594.

Robinson, Harold E., Bunwong, Sukhonthip and Chantaranothai, Pranom 2010. A new genus, Kurziella from Thailand (Vernonieae: Asteraceae). Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 123(2): 174-178. doi:10.2988/10-01.1

Robinson, Harold E. and Skvarla, John J. 2010. The restoration of the genus Vernonella Sond. (Vernonieae: Asteraceae). Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 123(3): 181-192. doi:10.2988/09-28.1

Robinson, Harold E. and Skvarla, John J. 2010. A new genus, Okia, from northern Myanmar (Vernonieae, Asteraceae). Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 123(1): 87-91. doi:10.2988/09-26.1

Robinson, Harold E. and Skvarla, John J. 2010. Genera of the Vernonieae (Asteraceae) of China with a study of their pollen. Taiwania, 55(3): 254-272.

Runyon, Justin and Robinson, Harold E. 2010. Hurleyella, a new genus of Nearctic Dolichopodidae (Dipter). Zootaxa, 2400: 57-65.

Terrell, Edward E. and Robinson, Harold E. 2010. Transfer of Hedtotis intricata to Arcytophyllum (Rubiaceae). Journal of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas, 4(2): 625-626.

Terrell, Edward E. and Robinson, Harold E. 2010. Taxonomic notes on the genera Senotus and Carterella (Rubiaceae) and transfer of Hedyotis greenei to Stenotus. Journal of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas, 4(2): 619-623.

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