Herbarium staff and students participate in diverse projects spanning traditional morphological plant systematics, floristics, plant anatomy, molecular analysis and pollination ecology.
Our major focus areas include the plant families Orchidaceae, Ericaceae and Melastomataceae, Angiosperm family phylogeny, Florida floristic inventories and cultivated plant systematics.
Current Molecular, Morphological and Ecological Plant Systematic Studies
- Plant Exploration and Systematics (Majure lab)
- Laboratory of Molecular Systematics and Evolution (Soltis lab) (affiliated program)
Publications by Staff, Student and Affiliated Researchers
(in herbarium library database)
Florida Museum Botanical Research Recent Press Releases
Florida mints radiated as peninsula sank and resurfaced during ice ages
During the ice ages of the Pleistocene, the Florida peninsula regularly expanded to twice its current size as glaciers grew…
Researchers discover new species in critically imperiled ecosystem
Researchers working in one of the world’s most biodiverse and threatened ecosystems have discovered a new plant species, Castela senticosa,…
Students return to the field with the aid of museum travel awards
Every year, the Florida Museum’s Department of Natural History awards funding for University of Florida graduate students to help cover…