Robert L. Wilbur

Professor Emeritus of Biology

Office: 
258 Bio Sci Bldg, Durham, NC 27708
Campus Box: 
90338
Phone: 
(919) 660-7317
Fax: 
(919) 660-7293

Research Interests: 

I have concentrated my research efforts in the floras of the southeastern United States and Central America. In Costa Rica I have been involved in a floristic study of the plants in the rain forest at the Organization for Tropical Studies Research Station at La Selva. Taxa of particular interest are the tropical Campanulaceae and the Central American species of the Ericaceae and Gentianaceae.

I have concentrated my research efforts in the floras
of the southeastern United States and Central
America. In Costa Rica I have been involved in a
floristic study of the plants in the rain forest at the
Organization for Tropical Studies Research Station at
La Selva. Taxa of particular interest are the tropical
Campanulaceae and the Central American species of
the Ericaceae and Gentianaceae.

Education

  • Ph.D. 1952, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor

  • M.A. 1947, Duke University

  • B.S. 1946, Duke University

Papers Published

Notes on the box huckleberry, Gaylussacia brachycera (Michaux) A. Gray, and its unexpected presence in North Carolina. (with S. Bloodworth)., 0, 2004
Wilbur, RL, Rhodora. 106

The correct names for the biovulate, herbaceous-stemmed Smilaxes of North America., 0, 2003
Wilbur, RL, Brittonia. 55

What is the correct name for the Bristly Greenbrier?, 0, 2003
Wilbur, RL, Rhodora. 105 vol. (923); pp. 250-259

Thomas Walter's oaks from the coastal region of South Carolina., 0, 2002
Wilbur, RL, Rhodora. 104 vol. (918); pp. 134-150

The identity and history of Myrica caroliniensis (Myricaceae), 0, 2002
Wilbur, RL, Rhodora. 104 vol. (917); pp. 31-41

Campanulaceae. Flora of Nicaragua., 0, 2001
R.L. Wilbur, 85 vol. (1); pp. 557-564

Sphenocleoceae. Flora of Nicaragua., 0, 2001
R.L. Wilbur, 85 vol. (3); pp. 2426-2427

Gentianaceae. Flora of Nicaragua., 0, 2001
R.L. Wilbur, 85 vol. (2); pp. 1105-1113

Ericaceae. Flora of Nicaragua, 0, 2001
R.L. Wilbur with J. L. Luteyn, 85 vol. (1); pp. 822-831

Pyrolaceae. Flora of Nicaragua., 0, 2001
R.L. Wilbur with J. L. Luteyn, 85 vol. (2); pp. 2187

Monotropaceae. Flora of Nicaragua., 0, 2001
R.L. Wilbur, 85 vol. (2); pp. 1513

Five new combinations in the genus Morella (Myricaceae) for neotropical species, 0, 2001
Wilbur, RL, Rhodora. 103 vol. (913); pp. 120-122