John L. Strother
         
   
  Research Botanist


University Herbarium
University of California
1001 Valley Life Sciences Bldg., # 2465
Berkeley, CA 94720-2465


510-642-7890
strother@berkeley.edu
     
Publications

B.S., 1963, Sam Houston State Teachers College; A.M., 1964, Washington University, St. Louis; Ph.D., 1967, University of Texas.

Dr. John L. Strother is in charge of Compositae (Asteraceae) in University Herbarium (and curates the comps in JEPS as well). He also participates in matters concerning curation of other seed-plant collections and in public-service plant identifications for campus, municipal, state, and federal agencies, as well as for private and public institutions and universities.

In recent years, Dr. Strother's main research efforts have been dedicated to two large-scale undertakings:

1.   Production of a treatment of Compositae for a flora of Chiapas, Mexico. Chiapas is a floristically rich region that is poorly known and clearly in need of botanical expertise. Dr. Strother is treating all of the Compositae (ca. 200 genera, ca. 600 species) for the project. He has published a major part of the project (82 genera, 226 species, as: 1999. Compositae - Heliantheae s.l. Fl. Chiapas. Part 5. California Academy of Sciences).

2.   Production of treatments (descriptions, keys, discussions) of genera and species of Compositae for the Flora of North America North of Mexico (FNANM). In addition to his general coördination of treatments as one of three taxon-editors for Compositae, as a contributor to the flora, Dr. Strother wrote treatments for 119 genera (401 species) and co-wrote treatments of 23 genera (118 species). Most of the work was specimen-based and was done with collections housed here in JEPS and UC. In connection with preparation of treatments for FNANM, Dr. Strother visited herbaria housed at the Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT, SMU, and VDB), at the California Academy of Sciences (CAS and DS), and at the University of Texas (LL and TEX). Dr. Strother is also on the Editorial Committee for the whole of FNANM and contributes to the editing of all volumes of the flora.


Dr. Strother sometimes leads seminars on botanical nomenclature in the Department of Integrative Biology at UC and, with Dr. Bruce G. Baldwin, leads Jepson workshops on Compositae.


Selected Publications:

2001.  Nomenclatural status of Carphobolus (Compositae: Vernonieae). Taxon 50:191–192.

  Revision of Corethrogyne (Compositae: Astereae).  Madroño 47:89–96. 15 Mar 2001. (with J. Phillip Saroyan and Dennis R. Parnell)

  Chromosome studies: Mexican Compositae.  Amer. J. Bot. 88:499–502. Mar 2001 (with J. L. Panero)

  Hedosyne (Compositae, Ambrosiinae), a new genus for Iva ambrosiifolia. Madroño 47: 204–205. 

2002.  Hesperoyucca whipplei and Yucca whipplei (Agavaceae).  Madroño 49:20–21. (with J. A. Greenhouse).

  Hymenocleas are ambrosias (Compositae). Madroño 49: 143–144. (with Bruce G. Baldwin). 

  Flora of North America North of Mexico.  Vol. 23. Magnoliophyta: Commelinidae (in part): Cyperaceae,  eds. Flora of North America Editorial Committee.  New York: Oxford University Press. [member of the Editorial Committee]

  Flora of North America North of Mexico.  Vol. 26. Magnoliophyta: Liliidae: Liliales and Orchidales,  eds. Flora of North America Editorial Committee.  New York: Oxford University Press. [member of the Editorial Committee]

2003.  Accepted names and synonyms for specific and infraspecific taxa in Madiinae. App. 1, pp. 229–243, in S. Carlquist, B. G. Baldwin, and G. D. Carr, eds., Tarweeds & silverswords. St. Louis: Missouri Botanical Garden Press. (with G. D. Carr and B. G. Baldwin)

  Nomenclator for generic, specific, and infraspecific names in Madiinae. App. 2, pp. 245–267, in S. Carlquist, B. G. Baldwin, and G. D. Carr, eds., Tarweeds & silverswords. St. Louis: Missouri Botanical Garden Press. (with G. D. Carr and B. G. Baldwin).

  Flora of North America North of Mexico.  Vol. 25. Magnoliophyta: Commelinidae (in part): Poaceae, part 2.  eds. Flora of North America Editorial Committee.  New York: Oxford University Press. [member of the Editorial Committee]

  Flora of North America North of Mexico.  Vol. 4. Magnoliophyta: Caryophyllidae, part 1. Caryophyllales, part 1.  eds. Flora of North America Editorial Committee.  New York: Oxford University Press. [member of the Editorial Committee]

2004.  Thymophylla setifolia var. greggii (Compositae). Sida 21: 287.

2005.  Flora of North America North of Mexico.  Vol. 5. Magnoliophyta: Caryophyllidae, part 2. Caryophyllales, part 2. (pink order), Polygonales (buckwheat order), Plumbaginales (leadwort order)  eds. Flora of North America Editorial Committee.  New York: Oxford University Press. [member of the Editorial Committee]

2006.  Flora of North America North of Mexico. Vol. 19. Magnoliophyta: Asteridae, part 8: Asteraceae, part 1,  eds. Flora of North America Editorial Committee, New York: Oxford University Press.  [member of the Editorial Committee;  Taxon Editor for the volume (with T. M. Barkley and L. Brouillet);  co-author for keys and treatments of family and tribes (with T. M. Barkley and L. Brouillet);  author for generic treatments:  Stokesia, p. 201;  Elephantopus, pp. 202–203;  Pseudelephantopus, p. 204;  Cyanthillium, pp. 204–205;  Centratherum, p. 206;  Vernonia, pp. 206–213;  Scolymus, p. 220;  Cichorium, pp. 221–222;  Ixeris, p. 254;  Mycelis, pp. 257–258;  Mulgedium, pp. 258–259;  Lactuca, pp. 259–263;  Arnoseris, pp. 276–277;  Tolpis, p. 277;  Hieracium, pp. 278–294;  Urospermum, pp. 296–297;  Helminthotheca, p. 300;  Rhagadiolus, pp. 300–301;  Hedypnois, p. 302;  Picris, pp. 302–303;  Scorzonera, pp. 306–307;  Pyrrhopappus, pp. 376–378;  Chrysanthemoides, pp. 379–380;  Dimorphotheca, pp. 380–381;  Calendula, p. 381–382;  Osteospermum, pp. 382–383;  Heteranthemis, p. 551;  Argyranthemum, p. 552;  Ismelia, pp. 552–553;  Mauranthemum, p. 554;  Glebionis, pp. 554–555;  Nipponanthemum, pp. 555–556;  Leucanthemella, p. 557;  Leucanthemum, pp. 557–559.]

  Flora of North America North of Mexico. Vol. 20. Magnoliophyta: Asteridae, part 8: Asteraceae, part 2,  eds. Flora of North America Editorial Committee, New York: Oxford University Press.  [member of the Editorial Committee;  Taxon Editor for the volume (with T. M. Barkley and L. Brouillet);  co-author for treatments of tribes (with T. M. Barkley and L. Brouillet);  author for generic treatments:  Laënnecia, pp. 35–38;  Rigiopappus, pp. 48–49;  Tracyina, p. 50;  Townsendia, pp. 193–203;  Conyza, pp. 348–350;  Grindelia, pp. 424–436 (with M. A. Wetter);  Benitoa, p. 450 (with S. Markos);  Corethrogyne, pp. 450–451 (with S. Markos);  Cacaliopsis, p. 627;  Luina, pp. 627–628;  Rainiera, p. 628;  Tetradymia, pp. 629–632;  Lepidospartum, pp. 632–634;  Blennosperma, pp. 640–641;  Crocidium, p. 641.]

  Flora of North America North of Mexico. Vol. 21. Magnoliophyta: Asteridae, part 8: Asteraceae, part 3,  eds. Flora of North America Editorial Committee, New York: Oxford University Press.  [member of the Editorial Committee;  Taxon Editor for the volume (with T. M. Barkley and L. Brouillet);  co-author for treatments of tribes and subtribes (with T. M. Barkley and L. Brouillet);  author for generic treatments:  Ambrosia, pp. 10–18;  Xanthium, pp. 19–20;  Parthenium, pp. 20–22;  Parthenice, pp. 23–24;  Dicoria, pp. 24–25;  Iva, pp. 25–28;  Cyclachaena, p. 28;  Oxytenia, p. 29;  Leuciva, pp. 29–30;  Hedosyne, pp. 30–31;  Chorisiva, pp. 31–32;  Smallanthus, pp. 33–34;  Melampodium, pp. 34–35;  Acanthospermum, pp. 36–37;  Polymnia, p. 39;  Guizotia, pp. 40–41;  Guardiola, p. 42;  Zaluzania, pp. 63–64;  Sanvitalia, pp. 70–71;  Lindheimera, pp. 75–76;  Verbesina, pp. 106–111;  Flourensia, pp. 117–118;  Wedelia, pp. 125–126;  Sphagneticola, p. 126;  Synedrella, p. 127;  Jefea, pp. 127–128;  Eclipta, pp. 128–129;  Pascalia, pp. 131–132;  Acmella, pp. 132–133;  Calyptocarpus, p. 133;  Lasianthaea, pp. 133–134;  Tetragonotheca, pp. 178–179;  Tridax, pp. 179–180;  Dimeresia, pp. 182–183;  Coreopsis, p. 185–198;  Coreocarpus, pp. 198–199;  Thelesperma, pp. 199–203;  Bidens, p. 205–218 (with R. R. Weedon);  Varilla, p. 221;  Dyssodia, pp. 230–231;  Nicolletia, pp. 231–232;  Chrysactinia, p. 232;  Porophyllum, pp. 233–235;  Tagetes, pp. 235–236;  Dysodiopsis, p. 337;  Adenophyllum, pp. 237–239;  Thymophylla, p. 239–245;  Haploësthes, pp. 245–246;  Sartwellia, pp. 246–247;  Clappia, p. 251;  Pseudoclappia, pp. 252–253;  Jaumea, pp. 253–254;  Raillardella, pp. 256–257 (with B. G. Baldwin);  Achyrachaena, pp. 258–259 (with B. G. Baldwin);  Blepharipappus, pp. 259 (with B. G. Baldwin);  Lagophylla, pp. 260–261 (with B. G. Baldwin);  Layia, pp. 262–269 (with B. G. Baldwin and S. J. Bainbridge);  Centromadia, pp. 276–279 (with B. G. Baldwin);  Deinandra, pp. 280–286 (with B. G. Baldwin);  Holocarpha, pp. 287–289;  Blepharizonia, pp. 289–291 (with B. G. Baldwin);  Hemizonia, pp. 291–293 (with B. G. Baldwin);  Holozonia, p. 294 (with B. G. Baldwin);  Kyhosia, pp. 295–296 (with B. G. Baldwin);  Hemizonella, pp. 296–297 (with B. G. Baldwin);  Harmonia, pp. 297–299 (with B. G. Baldwin);  Anisocarpus, pp. 299–301 (with B. G. Baldwin);  Jensia, pp. 301–302 (with B. G. Baldwin);  Carlquistia, pp. 302–303 (with B. G. Baldwin);  Madia, pp. 303–308 (with B. G. Baldwin);  Hymenopappus, pp. 309–316;  Amblyopappus, p. 348;  Eatonella, pp. 348–349;  Constancea, pp. 362–363 (with B. G. Baldwin);  Jamesianthus, p. 377;  Peucephyllum, p. 378;  Bartlettia, pp. 378–379;  Psathyrotopsis, pp. 380–381;  Schkuhria, pp. 381–383;  Bahia, pp. 383–384;  Picradeniopsis, pp. 384–385;  Venegasia, pp. 385–386;  Hymenothrix, p. 387–388;  Palafoxia, pp. 388–391;  Florestina, p. 392;  Amauriopsis, pp. 392–393;  Platyschkuhria, p. 394;  Psathyrotes, pp. 416–418;  Trichoptilium, p. 418;  Gaillardia, pp. 421–426;  Plateilema, p. 444;  Psilostrophe, pp. 453–455;  Flyriella, pp. 507–508]

  Arnica lanceolata subsp. prima, the correct name for Arnica lanceolata Nuttall subsp. amplexicaulis (Nuttall) Greuzo (Asteraceae, Heliantheae).  Novon 16: 138 (with S. J. Wolf)

2012.  Gamochaeta argyrinea (Asteraceae) naturalized in California. Phytoneuron 2012-52:1—5.   (with R. L. Moe and G. L. Nesom). published 2012-06-04. ISSN 2153 733X