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Department of Biological Science

at Florida State University

Robert K. Godfrey In Memoriam

Dr. Robert K. Godfrey,
Professor Emeritus, 1911-2000

Professor Emeritus
Ph.D., Duke University, 1952

Obituary from American Society of Plant Taxonomists Newsletter, volume 15, June 2001

Major Research Accomplishments

Authorship of several field guides and many scientific articles. Foundation of the Florida State University Herbarium, renamed in his honor in 2002.

Selected Publications

Godfrey, R. K. 1949. Rhodora 51:113.

Godfrey, R. K. 1950. Journal of the Elisha Mitchell Scientific Society 66:186.

Fox, W. B., R. K. Godfrey, and H. L. Blomquist. 1950. Note son distribution of North Carolina plants—II. Rhodora 52:253-271.

Godfrey, R. K. 1952. Pluchea, section in North America. Journal of the Elisha Mitchell Scientific Society 68:238-271.

Godfrey, R. K. 1952. Pluchea, section Stylimnus, in North America, the Bahama Islands and the greater Antilles. Thesis/dissertation/manuscript. 105 pp.

Wood and R. K. Godfrey. 1957. Rhodora 59:219.

Godfrey, R. K. 1958. Some identities in Halesia (Styracaceae). Rhodora 60:86-88.

Godfrey, R. K., and R. Kral. 1958. A new species of Vicia (Leguminosae) in Florida. Rhodora 60:256-258.

Godfrey, R. K., and R. Kral. 1958. Observations on the Florida flora. Brittonia 10:166-177.

Godfrey, R. K. 1961. Liatris provincialis, sp. nov. (Compositae), endemic to western Florida. American Midland Naturalist 66:466-470.

Godfrey, R. K. 1961. Review of Principles of Animal Taxonomy by George Gaylord Simpson. American Midland Naturalist 66:254-255.

Godfrey, R. K. 1961. Gisekia pharnacoides, a new weed. Rhodora 63:226-228.

Godfrey, R. K. 1961. Plantago cordata still grows in Georgia. Castanea 26:119-120.

Godfrey, R. K. 1961. Castanea 26:120.

Godfrey, R. K., and H. L. Stripling. 1961. A synopsis of Pinguicula (Lentibulariaceae) in the southeastern United States. American Midland Naturalist 66:395-409.

Godfrey, R. K., and H. Kurz. 1962. Florida torreya destined for extinction. Science 136:902-&.

Kurz, H., and R. K. Godfrey. 1962. Trees of northern Florida. University of Florida Press, Gainesville.

Reinert, G. W., and R. K. Godfrey. 1962. Reappraisal of Utricularia inflata and U. radiata (Lentibulariaceae). American Journal of Botany 49:213-220.

Godfrey, R. K. 1963. Sida 1:185.

Godfrey, R. K. 1963. Sida 1:186.

Godfrey, R. K. 1964. Sida 1:269.

Godfrey, R. K., and A. F. Clewell. 1965. Polygamodioecious Leitneria floridana (Leitneriaceae). Sida 2:172-173.

Godfrey, R. K. 1969. Sida 3:447.

Raven, P. H., and R. K. Godfrey. 1972. Memoranda of the Torrey Botanical Club 23:60-61.

Blaisdell, R S., J. Wooten, and R. K. Godfrey. 1974. The role of magnolia and beech in forest processes in the Tallahassee, Florida, Thomasville, Goergia area. In Proceedings of the Tall Timbers Fire Ecology Conference. pp. 363-397.

Godfrey, R. K. and J. W. Wooten. 1979. Aquatic and wetland plants of the southeastern United States: monocotyledons. University of Georgia Press, Athens. 712 pp.

Ward, D. B., and R. K. Godfrey. 1979. Lewton's polygala. Pages 50-51 in D. B. Ward, ed. Rare and Endangered Biota of Florida, volume V, Plants. University Presses of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Godfrey, R. K. and J. W. Wooten. 1981. Aquatic and wetland plants of the southeastern United States: dicotyledons. University of Georgia Press, Athens. 933 pp.

Godfrey, R. K. 1983. Donovan Steward Correll, 1908-1983. Bulletin, Fairchild Tropical Garden 38:6-7.

Herz, W., K. Watanabe, R. K. Godfrey, and J. F. Blount. 1984. 3-germacren-6,12-olides from an undescribed Liatris taxon. Phytochemistry 23:599-606.

Godfrey, R. K. 1988. Trees, shrubs, and woody vines of northern Florida and adjacent Georgia and Alabama. University of Georgia Press, Athens. 734 pp.

Kurz, H., and R. K. Godfrey. 1993. Trees of northern Florida. University of Florida Press, Gainesville.