Robert L. Wilbur

Professor Emeritus of Biology

258 Bio Sci Bldg, Durham, NC 27708
Campus Box: 
Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708-0338
(919) 660-7317
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.


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

  • M.A., Duke University 1947

  • B.S., Duke University 1946

Selected Grants

(92-0201) The Vascular Flora of La Selva awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 1992 to 1995

(89-0141) A Biosystematic Investigation of the Genus Cornus in the Americas awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 1989 to 1991