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Thomas Croat     [ United States ]

P.A. Schulze Curator of Botany
Missouri Botanical Garden

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  • Faculty Associate of Biology, Washington University, St. Louis
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, St. Louis University
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, University of Missouri-St. Louis 

  • Ph.D., University of Kansas, 1967
  • M.A., University of Kansas, 1966
  • B.A., Simpson College, Iowa, 1962
  • Interests
  • Systematics and Ecology of Neotropical Araceae
  • Floristics of Araceae for Neotropical Areas
  • Horticulture of Araceae
  • Phenological Variations of Neotropical Floras
  • Research Emphases
  • Revision of Dieffenbachia of Central America
  • Preliminary Revision of Dieffenbachia of South America
  • Revision of Rhodospatha for the Neotropics
  • Revision of Chlorospatha (with Lynn Hannon)
  • Araceae for the Flora of Mesoamerica
  • Araceae for the Flora of Ecuador
  • Araceae for the Flora of Guianas
  • Araceae for the Flora of Bolivia
  • Araceae for the Flora of Bajo Calima, Valle Dept., Colombia (with Dorothy Bay)
  • Araceae for the Flora of La Planada, Nariño Dept., Colombia (with Jeffrey Lake)
  • Araceae of Reserva Yotoco, Valle Dept., Colombia (with Eugenio Escobar)
  • Araceae of La Planada (with Lynn Hannon and Richard Mansell)
  • Address
    Missouri Botanical Garden
    P.O. Box 299
    St. Louis, MO 63166-0299



  • Selected Publications

    • Croat, T. 1994. The use of New World Araceae as drug plants. Japanese Journal of Botany 69: 185-203.
    • Croat, T. 1992(1994). Taxonomic status of neotropical Araceae. Aroideana 13 (1-4): 44-3. 1990 [1992].
    • Croat, T. 1991. A revision of Anthurium section Pachyneurium (Araceae). Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 78: 539-855.
    • Croat, T. 1988(1990). The ecology and life forms of Araceae. Aroideana 11(3-4): 4-56.
    • Croat, T. & D. Mount. 1988. Araceae. Pp. 7-46 in Flora del Paraguay. Conservatoire et Jardin Botanique, Geneva & Missouri Bot. Gard.
    • Croat, T. & N. Lambert. 1987. The Araceae of Venezuela. Aroideana 9: 3-214.
    • Croat, T. 1986. The distribution of Anthurium (Araceae) in Mexico, Middle America and Panama. Selbyana 9: 94-99.
    • Croat, T. 1986. A revision of the genus Anthurium (Araceae) of Mexico and Central America. Part 2: Panama. Monogr. in Syst. Bot., Missouri Bot. Gard. 14: 1-204.
    • Croat, T. 1983. A revision of the genus Anthurium (Araceae) of Mexico and Central America. Part 1: Mexico and Middle America. Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 70: 211-417.
    • Croat, T. 1981. A revision of Syngonium (Araceae). Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 68: 565-651.

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