Department of Biological Science

at Florida State University


Dr. Loran C. Anderson

Office: To be arranged
Fax: (850) 644-0481
Mail code: 4370

Professor Emeritus;
Ph.D., Claremont Graduate School, 1962.

Research and Professional Interests:

Plant taxonomy with emphasis on monographic and cytotaxonomic work in the Asteraceae, some general floristics. Presently working on systematics of Chrysothamnus and related genera, taxonomy of Cannabis (marihuana), and a checklist of the native plants of the Florida panhandle. Flora of Franklin County, Florida, and phytogeography of the Apalachicola barrier islands. Study of rare and endangered plants of Florida panhandle. Plant anatomy with emphasis on comparative studies in the Asteraceae,Cannabaceae, Sapotaceae; also ecological adaptation as expressed in plant structure.

Selected Publications: Anderson, L. C. 1999. Collecting and preparing plant specimens and producing an herbarium. In Tested Studies for Laboratory Teaching, vol. 20. S. J. Karcher, ed. Proc. 20th Workshop/Conf. of Assoc. Biol. Lab. Education (ABLE). 295-300.

Anderson, L. C. 1999. Striking sexual dimorphism in Lindera subcoriacea (Lauraceae). Sida 18: 1085-1091.

Anderson, L. C. 2000. Stalking the pygmy bladderwort (Utricularia olivacea), Lentibulariaceae. Carnivorous Plant Newsletter 29: 73-74.

Smith, G. L., L. C. Anderson, and W. S. Florey. 2001. A new species of Hymenocallis (Amaryllidaceae) in the lower central Florida panhandle. Novon 11: 233-240.

Anderson, L. C. 2002. Liatris gholsonii (Asteraceae: Eupatorieae), a new blazing star from the Apalachicola River bluffs and ravines in Florida. Sida 20: 97-113.

Alford, J., and L. C. Anderson. 2002. The taxonomy and morphology of Macranthera flammea (Orobanchaceae). Sida 20: 189-204.

Kesler, T., L. C. Anderson, and S. M. Hermann. 2003. A taxonomic reevaluations of Aristida stricta (Poaceae) using anatomy and morphology. Southeastern Nat. 2:1-10

Utech, F., and L. C. Anderson. 2002. The genus Harperocallis. In The Floria of North America. 26: 58.

Urbatsch, L. E., L. C. Anderson, R. P. Roberts, and K. M. Neubig. 2006. The genus Ericameria (Asteraceae).In Flora of North America 20:50-77

Anderson, L. C. 2006. The genus Hasteola (Asteraceae). In Flora of North America 20:610-611

Anderson, L. C. 2006. The genus Arnoglossum (Asteraceae). In Flora of North America 20:622-625

Anderson, L. C. 2006. Ericamerica nauseosa subsp. ammophila (Asteraceae), a new rabbitbrush from the San Luis Valley of Colorado. Sida 22:867-872

Anderson, L. C. 2006. Noteworthy plants of north Florida. VIII. J. Bot. Res. Inst. Texas 1:741-751