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Grady Webster Euphorbiaceae Resources   (links are italicized)
(Funded by: National Science Foundation Award no. 1057391)
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Grady Webster photo

Dr. Grady Webster (1927-2005) was a world renowned expert on the spurge family sensu lato (Euphorbiaceae), a curious and voracious reader (and book collector), and major plant collector in numerous areas of the world but especially Ecuador, Texas, Baja California, the West Indies, and many island habitats. He was the Director of the Botany Department Herbarium at UC Davis from 1986 until his retirement in 1993. With funding from the National Science Foundation, the Grady Webster Euphorbiaceae Resources website has been developed to provide a virtual herbarium of specimen images of the genera Phyllanthus, Croton, Euphorbia (sensu lato), and Dalechampia, as well as links to published and unpublished taxonomic papers and keys that are pertinent to these genera. By providing these resources, we hope to both assist and inspire another generation of researchers to continue Grady’s work.

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UC Natural Reserve representative plant species   (links are italicized)

UC Reserve UC Natural Reserve System is a network of protected natural areas throughout California. Its 39 sites include more than 756,000 acres, making it the largest university-administered reserve system in the world. Most major state ecosystems are represented, from coastal tidepools to inland deserts, and lush wetlands to Sierra Nevada forests. The reserves also serve as a gateway to more than a million acres of public lands. Read more about the reserve system: http://nrs.ucop.edu/

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