Leslie Landrum

Senior Research Scientist; Herbarium Curator
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Biography

Leslie Landrum is a senior research scientist and ASU Herbarium Curator. He investigates the evolution and classification of the myrtle family (Myrtaceae), the group to which guavas, allspice, cloves, and Eucalyptus belong. He also studies the genus Berberis (Berberidaceae) in Chile.   

Landrum is involved in monographic studies of the guava (Psidium guajava) and its relatives, a complex of about 150 species. One research challenge has been defining limits of Psidium. With help from SEM studies, Landrum and a collaborator discovered seed coat characteristics that clearly separate the genus from others.

He contributes to Southwest Environmental Information Network (SEINet) a website that presents specimen data in user-friendly ways. Landrum is co-editor of contributions to the Vascular Plants of Arizona Project, and publisher of CANOTIA, an ASU Herbarium journal supported by the Arizona Native Plant Society.

Education

 PhD, University of Michigan, 1980

Research Interests

Several seasons of fieldwork in Latin America and Arizona. Flora and phytogeography of temperate South America, flora of Arizona, American Myrtaceae, South American Berberidaceae, biodiversity informatics. 

Publications

  1. Donoso, C. and L. R. Landrum. Manual de identificación de especies leñosas del bosque humedo de Chile. Published by the Corporación Nacional Forestal, Santiago, Chile. 168 pages. 1974.
  2. Landrum, L. R. Un híbrido entre Myrceugenia exsucca y Myrceugenia lanceolata. Facultad de Ciencias Forestales, Universidad de Chile. Bol. Téc. No. 30:5-10. 1975.
  3. Landrum, L. R and T. J. Nimlos. Gradientes florales y morfología asociada del suelo de la Reserva Forestal de Malalcahuello, Chile. Facultad de Ciencias Forestales, Universidad de Chile. Bol. Téc. No. 35:1-59. 1975.
  4. Estabrook, G. F. and L. R. Landrum. A simple test for the possible simultaneous evolutionary divergence of two amino acid positions. Taxon 24:609-613. 1975.
  5. Donoso, C. and L. R. Landrum. Nothofagus leoni: hibridación e introgresión en poblaciones de Nothofagus obliqua y Nothofagus glauca. Facultad de Ciencias forestales, Universidad de Chile. Bol. Téc. No. 36:1-29. 1976.
  6. Buck, W. R. and L. R. Landrum. A new species of Astomiopsis (Ditrichaceae). The Bryologist 30:359-362. 1978.
  7. Landrum, L. R. and R. McVaugh. Calceolaria mexicana and Calceolaria tripartita in Mexico. Contr. Univ. Mich. Herb. 11(5): 284-288. 1978.
  8. Donoso, C. and L. R. Landrum. Nothofagus leoni Espinosa, a natural hybrid between Nothofagus obliqua (Mirb.) Oerst. and Nothofagus glauca (Phil.) Krasser. N. Z. Journal of Botany 17:353-360. 1979.
  9. Landrum, L. R. New species and new combinations in Myrceugenia (Myrtaceae). Brittonia 32(3):372-375. 1980.
  10. Landrum, L. R. The phylogeny and geography of Myrceugenia (Myrtaceae). Brittonia 33(1):105-129. 1981.
  11. Landrum, L. R. Book review of - Flora de la Cuenca de Santiago de Chile, by L. E. Navas. Brittonia 33(4): 497. 1981.
  12. Landrum, L. R. A monograph of the genus Myrceugenia (Myrtaceae). Flora Neotropica Monographs 29. 137 pages. 1981.
  13. Landrum, L. R. The development of the fruits and seeds of Campomanesia (Myrtaceae). Brittonia 34(2):220-224. 1982.
  14. Landrum, L. R. The taxonomic implications of the discovery of calyptrate species of Myrceugenia (Myrtaceae). Brittonia 36(2):161-166. 1984.
  15. Landrum, L. R. A new name and new combinations in Campomanesia and Pimenta (Myrtaceae). Brittonia 36(3): 241-243. 1984.
  16. Landrum, L. R. Proposal to conserve 5565 Blepharocalyx against Heteromyrtus (Myrtaceae). Taxon 33: 521-522. 1984.
  17. Landrum, L. R. and D. Stevenson. Variability of Embryos in Subtribe Myrtinae (Myrtaceae). Systematic Botany 11: 155-162. 1986.
  18. Landrum, L. R. The Life and Botanical Accomplishments of Boris Alexander Krukoff. Advances in Economic Botany 2: 1-96. 1986.
  19. Landrum, L. R. Campomanesia, Pimenta, Blepharocalyx, Legrandia, Acca, Myrrhinium, and Luma (Myrtaceae). Flora Neotropica Monographs 45: 1-179. 1986.
  20. Landrum, L. R. A new species of Campomanesia (Myrtaceae) from Brazil. Brittonia 39: 245-247. 1987.
  21. Landrum, L. R. Systematics of Myrteola (Myrtaceae). Systematic Botany 13(1): 120-132. 1988.
  22. Landrum, L. R. and F. Grifo. Myrcianthes (Myrtaceae) in Chile. Brittonia 40(3): 290-293. 1988.
  23. Landrum, L. R. The Myrtle Family (Myrtaceae) in Chile. Proc. Calif. Acad. Sciences 45(12): 277-317. 1988.
  24. Landrum, L. R. The generic position of Myrtus alternifolia and notes on Calycolpus (Myrtaceae). Madroño 36(1): 9-14. 1989.
  25. Landrum, L. R. and W. P. Sharp. Seed coat characters of some American Myrtinae (Myrtaceae): Psidium and related genera. Systematic Botany 14(3): 370-376. 1989.
  26. Landrum, L. R. Review of "Flora of Australia, Vol. 19, Myrtaceae - Eucalyptus, Angophora. By G. M. Chippendale." Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 76: 943-944. 1989.
  27. Landrum, L. R. A new species of Calycolpus (Myrtaceae) from the Venezuelan Guayana. Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 76: 930-931. 1989.
  28. Landrum, L. R. Accara: A new genus of Myrtaceae, Myrtinae from Brazil. Systematic Botany 15(2): 221-225. 1990.
  29. Landrum, L. R. and C. Donoso. Ugni molinae (Myrtaceae), a potential fruit crop for regions of mediterranean, maritime, and subtropical climates. Economic Botany 44: 536-539. 1991.
  30. Landrum, L. R. Chamguava: a new genus of Myrtaceae (Myrtinae) from Mesoamerica. Systematic Botany 16(1): 21-29. 1991.
  31. Tucker, A. O., M. J. Maciarello, R. P. Adams, L. R. Landrum, and T. A. Zanoni. Volatile Leaf Oils of Caribbean Myrtaceae. I. Three varieties of Pimenta racemosa (Miller) J. Moore of the Dominican Republic and the commercial Bay Oil. Journal of Essential Oil Research 3: 323- 329. 1991.
  32. Tucker, A. O., M. J. Maciarello, and L. R. Landrum. Volatile Leaf Oils of Caribbean Myrtaceae. II. Pimenta dioica (L.) Merr. of Jamaica. With A. O. Tucker (senior author) and M. J. Maciarello. Journal of Essential Oil Research 3: 195-196. 1991.
  33. Landrum, L. R. Nomenclatural changes in Myrteola and Myrceugenia (Myrtaceae). Brittonia 43(3): 199-200. 1991.
  34. Tucker, A. O., M. J. Maciarello, R. P. Adams, L. R. Landrum, and T. A. Zanoni. Volatile Leaf Oils of Caribbean Myrtaceae. III. Pimenta haitiensis (Urban) Landrum of the Dominican Republic. Journal of Essential Oil Research 3: 471-473. 1991.
  35. Tucker, A. O., M. J. Maciarello, and L. R. Landrum. Volatile Leaf Oils of Caribbean Myrtaceae. IV. Pimenta jamaicensis (Britton & Harris) Proctor of Jamaica. Journal of Essential Oil Research 4: 93-94. 1992.
  36. Landrum, L. R. Vascular Plants of Arizona: Sapotaceae. Journal of the Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science 26(1): 34-35. 1992.
  37.  Tucker, A. O., M. J. Maciarello, and L. R. Landrum. Volatile Leaf Oils of Caribbean Myrtaceae. V. Pimenta obscura Proctor of Jamaica. Journal of Essential Oil Research 4: 195- 196. 1992.
  38. Tucker, A. O., M. J. Maciarello, and L. R. Landrum. Volatile Leaf Oils of Caribbean Myrtaceae. VI. Myrcianthes fragrans (Sw.) McVaugh of Jamaica. Journal of Essential Oil Research 4: 313-314. 1992.
  39. Landrum, L. R. Mosiera (Myrtaceae) in Mexico and Mesoamerica. Novon 2: 26-29. 1992.
  40. Landrum, L. R. Lectotypification of Quercus emoryi and Q. hypoleuca (Fagaceae). Madroño 39: 239-240. 1992.
  41. Weyerstahl, P., H. Marschall, and L. R. Landrum. Constituents of the Leaf Extract of Amomyrtus meli (R. A. Philippi) Legrand et Kausel, A. luma (Molina) Legrand et Kausel, and of Amomyrtella guili (Speg.) Kausel (Myrtaceae). Flavour and Fragrance Journal 7: 247-251. 1992.
  42. Landrum, L. R., Imdorf, G., and Boufford, D. E. Noteworthy collection, Arizona: Boehmeria cylindrica (L.) Swartz (Urticaceae). Madroño 39: 308-309. 1992.
  43. Tucker, A. O., M. J. Maciarello, and L. R. Landrum. Volatile Leaf Oils of American Myrtaceae. I. Blepharocalyx cruckshanksii (Hook. & Arn.) Niedenzu of Chile and B. salicifolius (H. B. K.) Berg of Argentina. Journal of Essential Oil Research 5: 333-335. 1993.
  44. Landrum, L. R. Factors influencing the accuracy of the parsimony criterion and a proposed method for estimating true tree length. Systematic Botany 18(3): 516-524. 1993.
  45. Tucker, A. O., M. J. Maciarello, and L. R. Landrum. Volatile Leaf Oils of American Myrtaceae. II. Calycolpus warszewiczianus Berg of Costa Rica. Journal of Essential Oil Research 5: 561-562. 1993.
  46. Landrum, L. R. Vascular Plants of Arizona: Fagaceae. Journal of the Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science 27(2): 203-214. 1994.
  47. Landrum, L. R. Vascular Plants of Arizona: Aceraceae. Journal of the Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science 29(1): 2-5. 1995.
  48. Landrum, L. R., W. D. Clark, W. P. Sharp, and J. Brendecke. Hybridization between Psidium guajava and P. guineense (Myrtaceae). Economic Botany 49(2): 153-161. 1995.
  49. Tucker, A. O., M. J. Maciarello, and L. R. Landrum. Volatile Leaf Oils of American Myrtaceae. III. Psidium cattleianum Sabine, P. friedrichsthalianum (Berg) Niedenzu, P. guajava L., P. guineense Sw., and P. sartorianum (Berg) Niedenzu. Journal of Essential Oil Research 7: 187-190. 1995.
  50. Landrum, L. R. and J. Bonilla. Anther glandularity in the American Myrtinae (Myrtaceae). Madroño 43(1): 58-68. 1996.
  51. Landrum, L. R. and M. L. Kawasaki. The genera of Myrtaceae in Brazil: an illustrated synoptic treatment and identification keys. Brittonia 49(4): 508-536, Dec. 1997.
  52. Kawasaki, M. L. and L. R. Landrum. A rare and potentially economic fruit of Brazil: cambuci, Campomanesia phaea (O. Berg) Landrum (Myrtaceae). Economic Botany 51(4): 403- 407, Dec. 1997.
  53. Landrum, L. R. A new species of Calycolpus (Myrtaceae) from the Campos Rupestres, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Novon 8: 244-246. 1998.
  54. Landrum, L. R. A book review of "William H. Emory: Soldier-Scientist," by L. David Norris, James C. Milligan, and Odie B. Faulk. University of Arizona Press. Journal of Arizona- Nevada Academy of Science 31(2): 139-141. 1999.
  55. Landrum, L. R. Revision of Berberis (Berberidaceae) in Chile and adjacent Argentina. Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 86: 793-834. 1999.
  56. Landrum, L. R., and A. Rand. Anther glandularity in the American Eugeniinae (Myrtaceae). Rojasiana 5(1): 1-13. 1999.
  57. Tucker, A. O., M. J. Maciarello, L. R. Landrum, and M. L. Kawasaki. Volatile leaf oils of Calycolpus australis Landrum (Myrtaceae). Journal of Essential Oil Research 12: 149-150. 2000.
  58. Landrum, L. R. What has happened to descriptive systematics? What would make it thrive? Systematic Botany 26(2): 438-442. 2001.
  59. Tucker, A. O., M. J. Maciarello, A. Salywon, and L. R. Landrum. Volatile leaf oils of Calyptranthes sintenisii Kiaersk. (Myrtaceae). Journal of Essential Oil Research 13: 427-428. 2001.
  60. Tucker, A. O., M. J. Maciarello, and L. R. Landrum. Volatile leaf oils of Myrcianthes coquimbensis (Gay) Landrum & Grifo, (Myrtaceae). Journal of Essential Oil Research 14: 40- 41. 2002.
  61. Landrum, L. R. Two new species of Campomanesia (Myrtaceae) from Espirito Santo and Bahia, Brazil. Brittonia 53(4): 534-538. 2002.
  62. 62) Landim, M. F. and L. R. Landrum. The genus Campomanesia (Myrtaceae) in Atlantic Rainforest fragments in Sergipe, Northeast region of Brazil. Sida 20(1): 205-214. 2002.
  63. Holst, B., L. R. Landrum and F. Grifo. Myrtaceae in: J. A. Steyermark et al., Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana, 7:1-99. 2003.
  64. Landrum, L. R. Berberidaceae in: C. Marticorena & R. Rodriguez, Flora de Chile 2(2): 1- 23 & 79-81. 2003.
  65. Landrum, L. R.. A revision of the Psidium salutare complex (Myrtaceae). Sida 20(4): 1449- 1469. 2003.
  66. Kim, Young-Dong, Sung-Hee Kim, Leslie R. Landrum. Taxonomic and phytogeographic implications from ITS phylogeny in Berberis (Berberidaceae). Journal of Plant Research (Tokyo) 117(3): 175-182. 2004.
  67. Landrum, L. R. Review of "Robert FitzRoy, captain to Charles Darwin’s evolution," By Peter Nichols, HarperCollins Publishers. Taxon 53(1): 240-241. 2004.
  68. Landrum, L. R. and A. Salywon. Systematics of Amomyrtus (Burret) D. Legrand et Kausel (Myrtaceae). Bonplandia 13: 1-9. 2004.
  69. 69) Tucker, A. O., M. J. Maciarello, and L. R. Landrum. 2005. The essential oil of desert- lavender, Hyptis emoryi Torrey (Lamiaceae). Journal of Essential Oil Research 17: 223-224.
  70. Tucker, A. O., M. J. Maciarello, and L. R. Landrum. 2005. The essential oil of Mojave desert rue, Thamnosma montana Torr. & Frém. (Rutaceae), from Arizona. Journal of Essential Oil Research 17: 366-367.
  71. Landrum, L. R. 2005. A revision of the Psidium grandifolium complex (Myrtaceae). Sida 21(3): 1335-1354.
  72. Landrum, L. R. 2005. Two new species of Myrtaceae from South America. Novon 15:442- 446.
  73. Landrum, L. R., L. Dugan, S. Whitcomb, J. Anderson, D. Damrel, and F. E. Northam. 2005. Noteworthy collections, Arizona: Oncosiphon piluliferum (L. f.) Kallersjo (Asteraceae). Madroño 52: 270-274.
  74. Landrum, L. R. 2006. Book Review of “Variación Intraespecifica en las especies arbóreas de los bosques templados de Chile y Argentina,” by C. Donoso, A. Premoli, L. Gallo, and R. Ipinza. Editorial Universitaria, Santiago, Chile. ISBN 956-11-1702-9. Economic Botany 60:198.
  75. Landrum, L. R. and M. Sobral. 2006. Psidium cauliflorum (Myrtaceae), a new species from Bahia, Brazil. Sida 22(2): 927-929.
  76. Tucker, A. O., M. J. Maciarello, A. Salywon, and L. R. Landrum. 2007. The essential oils of Mosiera enrhengergii (O. Berg) Landrum (Myrtaceae) originally from Mexico and M. longipes (O. Berg) Small from Florida. Journal of Essential Oil Research 19:1-2.
  77. Landrum, L. R. 2007. Prologo 2, p. 10, in Donoso, C. Las especies arboreas de los bosques templados de Chile y Argentina. Autoecologia. 678 pp. Marisa Cuneo Ediciones, Valdivia, Chile.
  78. Landrum, L. R. and F. R. Barrie. 2007. Calycolpus, Pimenta, Psidium, and Ugni (Myrtaceae), in Hammel, B. E., M. H. Grayum, C. Herrera, and N. Zamora, Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica, vol. IV, pp.731, 772-773, 777-781, 784.
  79. Salywon, A. M. and L. R. Landrum. 2007. Curitiba (Myrtaceae): A new genus from the Planalto of southern Brazil. Brittonia 59(4): 301-307.
  80. Dugan, L. E., M. F. Wojciechowski, L. R. Landrum. 2007. A Large Scale Plant Survey: efficient vouchering with identification through morphology and DNA analysis. Taxon 56(4): 1238-1244.
  81. Landrum, L. R. and L. S. Funch. 2008. Two New Species of Psidium (Myrtaceae) from Bahia, Brazil. Novon 18: 74-77.
  82. Landrum, L. R. 2008. Two New Species of Calycolpus (Myrtaceae) from Brazil. Brittonia 60(3): 252-256.
  83. Govaerts, R. , M. Sobral, P. Ashton, F. Barrie, B. Holst, L. Landrum, K. Matsumoto, E. Nic Lughadha, F. Mazine, C. Proenca, L. Soares Silva, P. Wilson, E. Lucas. 2008. World Checklist of Myrtaceae, 455 pages. Kew Publishing, London.
  84. Funch, L. S., Landrum, L. R., Ibrahim, M., Mazine, F. F. 2009. Myrtaceae. In Giulietti, A. M., Queiroz, L. P., Rapini, A. & Silva, J. M. C. (eds.) Catálogo de espécies de plantas raras no Brasil. Conservation International - Brasil / Universidade Estadual de Feira de Santana.
  85. Tucker, A. O., M. J. Maciarello, R. C. Brown, L. R. Landrum, D. Lafferty. 2009. Essential Oils from the oleo-gum-resins of Elephant Tree or torote (Bursera microphylla A. Gray, Burseraceae) from Arizona. Journal of Essential Oil Research 21: 57-58.
  86. Bates, S. T., F. Farruggia, E. Gilbert, R. Gutierrez, D. Jenke, E. Makings, E. Manton, D. Newton, and L. R. Landrum. 2009. Vascular Plants of Arizona: Solanaceae Part Two: Key to the genera and Solanum. Canotia 5: 1-16.
  87. Chiang, F. and L. R. Landrum. 2009. Vascular Plants of Arizona: Solanaceae Part Three: Lycium. Canotia 5: 17-26.
  88. Sobral, M., Lucas, E., Landrum, L. and Soares-Silva, L. 2009. Myrtaceae. In Stehmann, J. R., Campostrini Forzza, R., Salino, A., Sobral, M., Pinheiro da Costa, D. and Yoshino Kamino, L. H. (eds.). Plantas da Floresta Atlantica, pp. 352-366. Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro.
  89. Landrum, L. R. 2010. A Revision of Calycolpus (Myrtaceae). Systematic Botany 35(2): 368–389.
  90. Landrum, L. R. and M. Ibrahim U. de Oliveira. 2010. A new species of Campomanesia (Myrtaceae ) from Bahia, Brazil, based on specimens collected by J. S. Blanchet over 150 years ago. J. Bot. Res. Inst. Texas 4(2): 603-607.
  91. Landrum, L. R. 2010. Four proposals for Division III, Provisions for Governance of the Code [International Code of Botanical Nomenclature]. Taxon 59(5): 1616.
  92. Barrie, F. R., L. R. Landrum, B. K. Holst, and M. L. Kawasaki. 2010. Myrtaceae. In Davidse, G., M. Sousa, S. Knapp, F. Chiang (eds.). Flora Mesoamericana, vol. 4, part 1,
  93. Cucurbitaceae a Polemoniaceae, pp. 66-150. Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico.
  94. A. O. Tucker, S. K. Jacobsen, M. J. Maciarello and L. R. Landrum. 2011. Essential Oils from the Leaves of Eugenia pitanga (O. Berg) Kiaersk. (Myrtaceae) of Paraguay Cultivated in Arizona. Journal of Essential Oil Research 23: 43-45.
  95. Ibrahim Uehbe de Oliveira, M., L. S. Funch, F. A. R. Santos & L. R. Landrum. 2011. Aplicação de caracteres morfoanatômicos foliares na taxonomia de Campomanesia Ruiz & Pavón. Acta Botanica Brasilica 25: 455-465.
  96. Leslie R. Landrum and Vladimir Morocho. 2011. A NEW COMBINATION BASED ON MYRCIANTHES IRREGULARIS (Myrtaceae)-A NEW GENUS FOR ECUADOR. Journal of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas 5: 105-107.
  97. José Murillo-A., Eduardo Ruiz-P., Leslie R. Landrum, Tod F. Stuessy, Michael H.J. Barfuss. 2012. Phylogenetic relationships in Myrceugenia (Myrtaceae) based on plastid and nuclear DNA sequences. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 62: 764-776.
  98. Landrum, L. R., M. Ritter, E. McClintock, and L. A. Craven. 2012. Myrtaceae. In: Baldwin, B. G., Convening Editor, The Jepson Manual, Vascular Plants of California, pp. 913-916. University of California Press, Berkeley.
  99. Ibrahim Uehbe de Oliveira, M., L. S. Funch & L. R. Landrum. 2012. Flora da Bahia: Campomanesia (Myrtaceae). Sitientibus série Ciências Biológicas 12(1): 91–107.
  100. Lafferty, D. L. and L. R. Landrum. 2012. A new plant mapping program for Arizona. Canotia 8(2):68–71.
  101. Barber, A., D. Lafferty, and L. R. Landrum. 2013. The SALIX Method: A semi-automatic workflow for herbarium specimen digitization. Taxon 62(3): 581-590.
  102. Ibrahim U. de Oliveira, M., L. R. Landrum, R. P. de Oliveira and L. S. Funch. 2013. A new species of Campomanesia (Myrtaceae) from Bahia, Brazil, and its relationships with the C. xanthocarpa complex. Phytotaxa 149(1) 19-26.
  103. Landrum, L. R., A. Barber, K. Barron, F. S. Coburn, K. Sanderford, and D. Setaro. 2013. Vascular Plants of Arizona: Solanaceae Part Four: Physalis L. and Quincula Raf.. Canotia 9: 1- 12.
  104. Salywon, A. and L. R. Landrum. 2014. A new species of Mosiera (Myrtaceae) from the Sierra de Nipe, Cuba. Brittonia 66(3): 274-277.
  105. Landrum, L. R. and C. Parra-O. 2014. A new species of Psidium (Myrtaceae) from Ecuador and Colombia. Brittonia 66(4): 311-315.
  106. Holst, B. K., M. Serrano, N. W. Snow, L. R. Landrum, & P. M. Jorgensen. 2014. Myrtaceae in: Jorgensen, P. M., M. H. Nee, S. G. Beck, Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares de Bolivia, pp. 870-880.
  107. Contreras-Moreno, J. Rojas, M. Celis, L. Rojas, L. Mendez & L. Landrum. 2014. Compnentes volatiles de las hojas de Pimenta racemosa var. racemosa (Mill.) J. W. Moore (Myrtaceae) de Tachira—Venezuela. Boletin Latinoamericano y del Caribe de Plantas Medicinales y Aromaticas 13(3): 305-310.
  108. GOMES-BEZERRA, K. M., J. E.Q. FARIA, L. R. LANDRUM & L. H. SOARES- SILVA. 2014. A new species of Myrceugenia (Myrteae, Myrtaceae) from Distrito Federal, Brazil, with notes on its micromorphology. Phytotaxa 183 (1): 037 – 043.
  109. Landrum, L. R. & D. Lafferty. 2015. PROXIMITY and CORRELATION: two new computer programs for Mining Phytosociological Information held in Herbarium Databases using central Arizona as a test case. Taxon 64: 998-1016. http://dx.doi.org/10.12705/645.9
  110. Landrum, L. R. 2016. Re-evaluation of Psidium acutangulum (Myrtaceae) and a new combination in Psidium. Brittonia (published online 28 Apr 2016; http://link.springer.com.ezproxy1.lib.asu.edu/article/10.1007/s12228-016-9431-7/fulltext.html).
  111. Landrum, L. R. & X. Cornejo. 2016. A new species of Psidium from western Ecuador. Brittonia (published online 03 May 2016; http://link.springer.com.ezproxy1.lib.asu.edu/article/10.1007/s12228-016-9432-6/fulltext.html).
  112. Knapp, S., Turland, N. J., Barkworth, M. E., Barrie, F. R., Fortunato, R. H., Gandhi, K., Gereau, R. E., Greuter, W., Herendeen, P. S., Landrum, L. R., Mabberley, D. J., Marhold, K., May, T. W., Moore, G., Rico Arce, L., Smith, G. F., Thiele, K. & Zhang, L. 2016. (286) Proposal to replace Division III of the International Code of Nomenclature for algae, fungi, and plants. Taxon 65: 661–664. https://doi.org/10.12705/653.41
  113. Knapp, S., Turland, N. J., Barkworth, M. E., Barrie, F. R., Fortunato, R. H., Gandhi, K., Gereau, R. E., Greuter, W., Herendeen, P. S., Landrum, L. R., Mabberley, D. J., Marhold, K., May, T. W., Moore, G., Rico Arce, L., Smith, G. F., Thiele, K. & Zhang, L. 2016. Report of the Special Committee on By-laws for the Nomenclature Section. Taxon 65: 665–669.
  114. https://doi.org/10.12705/653.42
  115. Landrum, L. R., Demissew, S., Fortunato, R., Freire-Fierro, A., Moore, G., Parra-O., C., Rico Arce, L. & Smith, G. F. 2017. Making nomenclature governance more inclusive through virtual attendance and electronic voting at the Nomenclature Section of an International Botanical Congress. Taxon 66: 704–707. https://doi.org/10.12705/663.10
  116. Landrum, L. 2017. The Genus Psidium (Myrtaceae) in the State of Bahia, Brazil. Canotia 13: 1-101. http://canotia.org/volumes/CANOTIA_2017_Vol13_Landrum_Psidium.pdf

 

Published abstracts:

  1. Why is embryo structure of taxonomic importance in the tribe Myrteae (Myrtaceae)? J. Arizona- Nevada Acad. of Sci. 22: 14. 1987.
  2. Phytogeographic relationships of the Myrtaceae of Chile. Amer. J. Bot. 74(abstracts): 741. 1987.
  3. Identification of leaf flavonoides from guava (Psidium guajava L., Myrtaceae) using HPLC with diode array detection. With W. D. Clark. Amer. J. Bot. 75(abstracts): 129. 1988.
  4. Definitive seed coat characters of Psidium. With W. Sharp. Amer. J. Bot. 75(abstracts): 188. 1988.
  5. Evidence for the possible hybrid origin of Quercus dunnii (Fagaceae). J. Arizona-Nevada Acad. of Sci. 24: 14. 1989. With G. Owens and W. Sharp.
  6. Hybridization between Psidium guajava and Psidium guineense (Myrtaceae). J. Arizona-Nevada Acad. of Sci. 24: 13. 1989. With W. Sharp.
  7. A revision of the genus Crinodendron (Elaeocarpaceae). J. Arizona-Nevada Acad. of Sci. 24: 12. 1989. With J. Bricker as senior author.
  8. Use of flavonoids to detect pure Psidium guajava L. in a hybrid swarm with Psidium guineense Sw. (Myrtaceae). Amer. J. Bot. 76(6): 190. 1989. With Brendecke, J. W. (senior author) and W. D. Clark.
  9. Taxonomy and distribution of oaks (Quercus Fagaceae) in Arizona. Arizona-Nevada Acad. of Sci. 26: 21. 1991. With W. P. Sharp.
  10. Volatile Leaf Oils of American Myrtaceae. I. Blepharocalyx cruckshanksii (Hook. & Arn.) Niedenzu of Chile and B. salicifolius (H. B. K.) Berg of Argentina. With A. O. Tucker (senior author) and M. J. Maciarello. XIX Siposium Internacional de Química de Productos Naturales 1. 1992. (Special supplement of Rev. Latinoamer. Quím.).
  11. Testing the parsimony criterion with models of homoplasious evolution. Arizona-Nevada Acad. of Sci. 28(proc. suppl.): 27. 1993.
  12. Genera of the American Myrtinae (Myrtaceae). XVI International Botanical Congress Abstracts, p. 276. 1999. With Andrew Salywon.
  13. Phylogenetic relationships of the berry fruited Myrtaceae as inferred from ITS sequences. http://www.botany2002.org/section12/abstracts/239.shtml 2002. With A. Salywon (senior author) and N. Snow.
  14. Phylogenetic relationships of Myrtaceae as inferred from nrDNA ITS sequence data. Botany 2004, Snowbird, Utah. 2004.
  15. http://www.botanyconference.org/engine/search/index.php?func=detail&aid=795. With Salywon, A. (senior author), N. Snow, M. F. Wojciechowski, and J. Csizmadi.
  16. Seed germination strategies investigated using computer simulations. With Lafferty, D. (senior author). XVII International Botanical Congress Abstracts: 104. 2005.
  17. Gilbert, E.E., R. Schroeder, L. Landrum, and C. Gries. 2006. Specimen Based Virtual Flora Model for Arizona. SPNHC-NSCA 2006 Joint Annual Meeting, 23-27 May, Poster Session. Albuquerque, New Mexico.
  18. Schroeder, R., Gilbert, E.E., L. Landrum, and C. Gries. 2006. SEINet: The Southwest Environmental Information Network. SPNHC-NSCA 2006 Joint Annual Meeting, 23-27 May, Poster Session. Albuquerque, New Mexico.
  19. Lafferty, D. and L. Landrum. 2009. SALIX, a semiautomatic label information extraction system using OCR. Botany & Mycology 2009. Snowbird, Utah.
  20. Landrum, L., E. Gilbert, G. Davidse, B. Thiers, I. Granzow-De La Cerda, and E. Lucas. 2009. Cooperative Taxonomic Resource for American Myrtaceae (CoTRAM). Botany & Mycology 2009. Snowbird, Utah. 

Research Activity

  • Landrum,Leslie Roger*. Digitizing vascular plant type specimens from the University of Arizona the Desert Botanical Garden and the lichen type specimens at Arizona State U. A.W. MELLON FDN(1/22/2013 - 12/31/2014).
  • Landrum,Leslie Roger*, Gries,Corinna. Collaborative Research: Expanding SEINet. NSF-GEO-EAR(9/1/2009 - 8/31/2013).
  • Landrum,Leslie Roger*. Digitising Type Specimens from Latin American and Other Areas at Arizona State University. A.W. MELLON FDN(7/1/2009 - 6/30/2011).
  • Landrum,Leslie Roger*, Mccartney,Peter H. COMPLETION AND COORDINATION OF DATABASES OF ARIZONA VASCULAR PLANTS AT ASU, ARIZ, AND ASC. NSF-BIO(6/1/2003 - 5/31/2008).
  • Landrum,Leslie Roger*. BERBERIS OF CHILE. NATL GEOGRAPHIC SOC(1/5/1993 - 8/31/1995).
  • Landrum,Leslie Roger*. SUPPORT FOR THE ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY HERBARIUM. NSF(6/1/1989 - 11/30/1992).
  • Landrum,Leslie Roger*. STUDIES OF MESOAMERICAN MYRTINAE (MURTACEAE). NATL GEOGRAPHIC SOC(10/24/1988 - 6/1/1990).

Presentations

Trees and Shrubs of Arizona or Sonoran Desert Field Botany (most years); various seminars and classes taught irregularly (e.g., Taxonomic Revisions, Nomenclature, Neotropical Plant Systematics). 

 

  • D. Lafferty, L. R. Landrum, and M. Baker. Using herbarium databases to deduce plant associations. Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections, (Apr 2012).
  • Anne Baber, D. Lafferty, L. Landrum. SALIX (semi-automatic label information extraction method). Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections (Apr 2012).
  • L. Landrum. Life of Charles Darwin. Meeting of Phoenix area Mater Gardeners (Jan 2012).
  • Anne Barber, Daryl Lafferty and Leslie R. Landrum. SALIX - semi-automatic label information extractor system. Society for Preservation of Natural History Collections (Jun 2011).
  • Leslie R. Landrum. Recurso colaborativo taxon�mico de Mirt�ceas Americanas (CoTRAM). Simposio Estudios sistem�ticos y ecol�gicos de la familia Myrtaceae en America Latina (Oct 2010).
  • Daryl Lafferty and Leslie R. Landrum. SALIX - semi-automatic label information extractor system. Society for Preservation of Natural History Collections (Jun 2010).
  • L. R. Landrum, T. Nash, C. Gries, E. Gilbert. Future of SEINet. SEINet organizational meeting (Feb 2010).
  • Gilbert, E, Schroeder, R, Landrum, Leslie, Gries, C. Specimen Based Virtual Flora Model for Arizona. SPNHC-NSCA 2006 Joint Annual Meeting (May 2006).
  • Schroeder, R, Gilbert, E, Landrum, Leslie, Gries, C. SEINet: The Southwest Environmental Information Network. SPNHC-NSCA 2006 Joint Annual Meeting (May 2006).
  • Lafferty, D, Landrum, Leslie. Seed germination Strategies investigated using computer simulations. Internatrional Botanical Congress (Jul 2005).
  • Landrum, Leslie. Psidium etc. Meeting of Myrtaceae specialist (Feb 2005).
  • Landrum, Leslie. Phylogenetic relationships of Myrtaceae as inferred from nrDNA ITS sequence data. AIBS meeting (Aug 2004).
  • Landrum, Leslie. A COMPUTER SIMULATION OF SEED GERMINATION STRATEGIES. Annual meeting of the Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science (Apr 2004).
  • Landrum, Leslie. Progress on the Vascular Plants of Arizona Project, Feb. 8, 2003. Arizona Botanists meeting (Feb 2003).

Editorships

  • Member of the Editorial Board of the Vascular Plants of Arizona Project (1988-present). 
  • Co-editor of the Journal of the Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science, flora issues only (1991- 2005)
  • Member of the Editorial Board of the Memoirs of the New York Botanical Garden (1985-1990 term).
  • Editorial Board of Flora Neotropica Monographs (1990-1995).
  • Member of the editorial board of Bonplandia (botanical journal in Argentina), 2003-present. 
  • Canotia, Editor (2005 - Present)
  • Journal of the Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science, Back issue Editor for the JournaI am in charge of keeping and selling back issues of the Journal (2005 - Present)

Service

  • Journal of the Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science, reviewer of manuscript (2009 - Present)
  • Journal of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas, reviewer of manuscript (2009 - Present)
  • Proceedings of California Academy of Science, reviewer of manuscript (2009 - Present)
  • THE NATURAL AREAS JOURNAL, reviewer of manuscript (2009 - Present)
  • Brittonia, Review manuscript (2006 - Present)
  • Canotia, Editor (2005 - Present)
  • Journal of the Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science, Back issue Editor for the JournaI am in charge of keeping and selling back issues of the Journal (2005 - Present)
  • NSF, Review proposal (2005 - Present)
  • US Fish and Wildlife Service, Review proposal (2004 - Present)
  • Assembly of Delegates of the Organization for Tropical Studies, Member (1999 - Present)
  • Vascular Plants of Arizona Project, Editorial Board Member (1988 - Present)
  • Commission of the Organization for Flora Neotropica, Member (1986 - Present)
  • ASU Herbarium, Curator (2009 - 2014)
  • Canotia, Editor (2005 - 2014)
  • ASU Arboretum Committee, advise as to species that should be planted and species identification (2013 - 2013)
  • Brittonia, Reviewer (2013 - 2013)
  • Caldasia, Reviewer (2013 - 2013)
  • Phytotaxa, Reviewer (2013 - 2013)
  • SOLS adjunct committee, Member (2013 - 2013)
  • Systematic Botany, Reviewer (2013 - 2013)
  • ASU Herbarium, Curator (2009 - 2013)
  • Canotia, Editor (2005 - 2013)
  • Canotia, Editor (2005 - 2012)
  • Flora Neotropica Monographs, reviewer of manuscript (2011 - 2011)
  • http://cotram.org/index.php, directed development of these three websites (2011 - 2011)
  • http://www.herbariovaa.org/index.php, website (2011 - 2011)
  • ASU Herbarium, Curator (2009 - 2011)
  • CLAS Academic Professionals committee, Member (2008 - 2011)
  • University Academic Professionals committee, Member (2008 - 2011)
  • Canotia, Editor (2005 - 2011)
  • Caldasia (Colombian Journal of Botany), reviewer of manuscript (2011 - 2011)
  • National Geographic Society, reviewer of proposal (2011 - 2011)
  • Plant Ecology and Diversity, reviewer of manuscript (2011 - 2011)
  • Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections, Presentation with studetns at annual meeting in San Francisco, CA (2011 - 2011)
  • Arizona Native Plants Society, gave presentation of Flora of Chile (2011 - 2011)
  • Global Plant Initiative meeting, Panama City, Contributor to Global Plant Initiative type imageing project supported by Mellon Foundation (2011 - 2011)
  • Journal of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas, reviewer of manuscripts (2010 - 2010)
  • ASU Herbarium, Curator (2009 - 2010)
  • ASU Herbarium part 2, Curator (2009 - 2010)
  • Canotia, Editor (2005 - 2010)
  • Organization for Tropical Studies, Delegate (2009 - 2009)
  • ASU Herbarium, Curator (2008 - 2009)
  • SOLS, Herbarium Curator (2008 - 2009)
  • Organization for Tropical Studies, Delegate (2007 - 2009)
  • Adjunct and Affiliate committee, Sols, Judge applicants for adjunct and affiliate status (2004 - 2009)
  • ASU vascular plant herbarium, Herbarium Curator/director of herbarium website (2003 - 2009)
  • Assembly of Delegates of the Organization for Tropical Studies, Member (1999 - 2009)
  • ASU vascular plant herbarium, (2003 - 2008)
  • NSF panel Systematic Biology, member (2008 - 2008)
  • Bonplandia, reviewer of manuscripts (2008 - 2008)
  • evaluation of research of A. Van Wyk, South Africa, member of committee (2008 - 2008)
  • reviewer of book proposal (2007 - 2007)
  • California Botanical Society, (2007 - 2007)
  • Instituto Botanico del NE de Argentina, Editorial Board (2007 - 2007)
  • NY Botanical Garden, (2007 - 2007)
  • U of Texas Herbarium, (2007 - 2007)
  • NSF, Reviewer of proposals (2006 - 2007)
  • Field Trips of High School Students, Leader (2006 - 2007)
  • Bonplandia, Review article (2005 - 2007)
  • Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society, Reviewer of manuscripts (2005 - 2007)
  • Canotia, Editor (2005 - 2007)
  • Bonplandia, Editorial Board (2004 - 2007)
  • NSF, Reviewer of manuscripts (2003 - 2007)
  • Springer Publishing, the Netherlands, manuscript reviewer (2007 - 2007)
  • Ad hoc committee on landscaping of campus, Advisor (2006 - 2007)
  • SIDA, Reviewer of manuscripts (2006 - 2006)
  • SOLS collections committee, Member (2004 - 2006)
  • ASU Herbarium, Curator-supervisor of others (2003 - 2006)
  • Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections, Participant (2006 - 2006)
  • Systematic Botany, Reviewer (2005 - 2005)
  • CES advisory committee, ASU CES, Member (2003 - 2005)
  • International Association for Plant Taxonomy, Participatant (2005 - 2005)
  • Taxon, Review manuscript (2005 - 2005)
  • Worldwide Checklist of Myrtaceae - Kew Gardens, UK, Consultant (2005 - 2005)
  • Systematic Botany Monographs, Reviewer of manuscripts (2005 - 2005)
  • Journal of the Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science, Co-editor (1991 - 2005)
  • Kuwaiti Journal of Science and Engineering, Review article (2004 - 2004)
  • Brenesia (biological journal of Costa Rica), Review article (2004 - 2004)
  • SWEON-NSF, Attend organizational meeting of SW Ecological Observatory Network (2004 - 2004)
  • Journal of Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science, Brittonia, Novon, Systematic Botany, Reviewer of manuscripts (2003)
  • Organization for Flora Neotropica (1986-present)., Member of the Commission (2003)
  • Plant Biology, ASU, Personnel committee (2003)
  • Search committee for curator of biology collections, SOLS, Member (2003)

Graduate Faculties / Mentoring History

Past co-chair:
J. Bricker, K. Rice, C. Christy, G. Imdorf, C. Shohet, J. Buegge, S. Pilversack, A. Trauth, G. Walters, E. Gilbert, A. Salywon, E. Makings, Bethany Lester, Darin Jenke, Douglas Newton, Anne Barber, Francis Coburn.

Work History

-1980 - 1983, B. A. Krukoff Research Associate at the New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, New York.
-1983 - 1986, Tilton Fellow at the California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, California. -1986-1990, Herbarium Curator, Department of Plant Biology, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona.
-1990-2003, Associate Research Scientist/Herbarium Curator, Department of Plant Biology, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona.
-2003-2014, Senior Research Scientist/Herbarium Curator, School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona.
-2014-Present, Emeritus Senior Research Scientist/Herbarium Curator, School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona.