Economic Botany

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Book reviews

  • Daniel F. Austin
  • Dorothea Bedigian
  • Neil A. Harriman
  • Timothy J. Motley
  • Robert W. Pemberton
  • Eric P. Burkhart
  • Anthony Amend
  • Will Mc Clatchey
  • Lee A. Newsom
  • Wendy L. Applequist
  • Karol Chandler-Ezell


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Daniel F. Austin
    • 1
  • Dorothea Bedigian
    • 2
  • Neil A. Harriman
    • 3
  • Timothy J. Motley
    • 4
  • Robert W. Pemberton
    • 5
  • Eric P. Burkhart
    • 6
  • Anthony Amend
    • 7
  • Will Mc Clatchey
    • 8
  • Lee A. Newsom
    • 9
  • Wendy L. Applequist
    • 10
  • Karol Chandler-Ezell
    • 11
  1. 1.Arizona-Sonora Desert MuseumTucson
  2. 2.St. Louis and Missouri Botanical GardenWashington UniversityUSA
  3. 3.Biology DepartmentUniversity of Wisconsin-OshkoshOshkosh
  4. 4.The New York Botanical GardenBronx
  5. 5.USDA—Agricultural Research ServiceFt. Lauderdale
  6. 6.School of Forest ResourcesThe Pennsylvania State UniversityUSA
  7. 7.University of Hawaii at ManoaHonolulu
  8. 8.Department of BotanyUniversity of Hawaii ManoaHonolulu
  9. 9.The Pennsylvania State UniversityUniversity Park
  10. 10.Missouri Botanical GardenSt. Louis
  11. 11.Washington University School of MedicineSt. Louis

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