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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images of the genera Phyllanthus, Croton, Euphorbia (sensu lato), and Dalechampia, as well as links to published and unpublished taxonomic papers and keys that are pertinent to these genera.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.

UC (Davis campus) Natural Reserve representative plant species  
UC Reserve UC Reserve Virtual Herbarium:  

Vascular Plants of the Inner North Coast Ranges of California: Stebbins Cold Canyon, Quail Ridge, and McLaughlin Reserves.


  Index Californicae

The Index Californicae is a database developed by Dr. Fred Hrusa that provides a crosswalk between current and all previous names of California vascular plants. For more details, please see the accompanying PDF here.

Seed Cones of California Pines  (links are italicized)