Professor Emeritus of Biology
- Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708-0338
258 Bio Sci Bldg, Durham, NC 27708
- Phone: (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
- Wilbur, RL. (2004). Notes on the box huckleberry, Gaylussacia brachycera (Michaux) A. Gray, and its unexpected presence in North Carolina. (with S. Bloodworth). Rhodora, 106. (Academic Article)
- Wilbur, RL. (2003). What is the correct name for the Bristly Greenbrier?. RHODORA, 105 (923), 250-259.
- Wilbur, RL. (2003). The correct names for the biovulate, herbaceous-stemmed Smilaxes of North America. Brittonia, 55. (Academic Article)
- Wilbur, RL. (2002). The identity and history of Myrica caroliniensis (Myricaceae). RHODORA, 104 (917), 31-41.
- Wilbur, RL. (2002). Thomas Walter's oaks from the coastal region of South Carolina. RHODORA, 104 (918), 134-150.
- Wilbur, RL. (2001). Five new combinations in the genus Morella (Myricaceae) for neotropical species. RHODORA, 103 (913), 120-122.
- (92-0201) The Vascular Flora of La Selva 1992 - 1995
- (89-0141) A Biosystematic Investigation of the Genus Cornus in the Americas 1989 - 1991