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Department of Botany|College of Arts and Sciences

Ronald L. Hartman

Curator of the Rocky Mountain Herbarium, including the National Herbarium of the U.S. Forest Service.

Specialization: Systematics and Floristics

Office: Aven Nelson, 304
Phone: 307-766-2236


B.S. Western Illinois University
M.S. University of Wyoming
Ph.D. University of Texas at Austin
University Postdoctoral Fellow, Ohio State University, 1976-77


Taxonomy of Vascular Plants, Plant Evolution, Phylogeny of Flowering Plants, Special Topics in Systematics: Molecular Systematics and Floristics and Biogeography of the Rocky Mountains, Herbarium Curatorial Techniques, Botanical Description and Nomenclature, and Readings in Plant Systematics.

Research Emphasis

Systematics of western North American Apiaceae, Asteraceae, and Caryophyllaceae. Board of Directors for Flora of North America.

Current Research Projects

Floristics inventories of the greater Rocky Mountain region (>550,000 new collections); databasing of the specimens (>750,000 records); imaging nomenclatural type specimens (Mellon Foundation funding) as well as material from other projects for the website.

Selected Publications

Hartman, R. L. and R. K. Rabeler. Caryophyllaceae.  In: The Jepson Manual: Higher Plants of California.  Ed. 2.  Univ. California Press. (In press)

Hartman, R. L. Apiaceae and Caryophyllaceae.. In: Bolack San Juan Basin Flora, 44 pp. ms., Missouri Bot. Garden. (In press)

Hartman, R. L., B. E. Nelson, and B. S. Legeler. 2009. Rocky Mountain plant database: URL:

Reif, B., J. Larson, B. F. Jacobs, B. E. Nelson, and R. L. Hartman.  2009.  Floristic studies in North Central New Mexico, U.S.A.: The Tusas Mountains and the Jemez  Mountains. J. Bot. Res. Inst. Texas 3: 921-961.

Hartman, R. L. and R. K. Rabeler. 2008. Minuartia macrantha: morphological circumscription, geographical range, and phylogenetic affinities (Alsinoideae: Caryophyllaceae). J. Bot. Res. Inst. Texas 2: 1225-1232.

Rabeler, R. K. and R. L. Hartman. 2008. Caryophyllaceae in North America: change over the last 110 years. J. Bot. Res. Inst. Texas 2: 1285-1290.

Rabeler, R. K. and R. L. Hartman.  2008.  Eremogone cliftonii (Caryophyllaceae), a new species from California.  Madroño 54: 329--333.

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