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Dr. Turner Collins

Dr. Turner Collins

Title: Professor of Biology, Emeritus

Office: Zimmerman Hall, 3rd floor

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Professional Information: PhD in Botany, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
M.S. in Botany, Texas Technological University
B.S. in Agriculture, Stephen F. Austin State Univ. Research; Orobanchaceae, a family of parasitic flowering plants restricted mostly to the desert regions of the Northern Hemisphere. Currently working on the Flora of North America Project through the Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis.

Job Responsibilities: Retired. Continuing research on Orobanchaceae for the Flora of North America project. Manuscripts for the genera submitted, Boschniakia, Conopholis, and Epifagus and Kopsiopsis have been submitted. Orobanche is in process.

Courses Taught: None

Publications: Flora of the Concho Bluff Ecotone (M.S. thesis); Orobanche in A Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas; A Systematic Revision of Orobanche section Myzorrhiza (PhD thesis); OROBANCHE RIPARIA, A NEW SPECIES FROM THE AMERICAN MIDWEST, Journal of Botanical Research Instutute of Texas, 2009. Orobanche arizonica sp. nov. and Nomenclatural changes to Orobanche cooperi. Phytoneuron 2015-48, p.1-19.

Started Work: Sept. 1971

Favorite Thing About Work: The opportunity to pursue research avenues that I have desired for several decades is extremely gratifying. Continuing that research with botanical colleagues at other institutions has proven to be very productive and gratifying.

Originally From: Livingston, TX

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