Scott Zona

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Scott Zona (born 1959), U.S. botanist.

IPNI standard form: Zona

Specialist in palms (Arecaceae) but has published research on Hypoxidaceae, Eriocaulaceae, Paeoniaceae, Lamiaceae, Agavaceae, Oleaceae, Solanaceae, and bryophytes.

B.S., Plant Science (Horticulture), University of Florida, 1981.

M.S., Botany, University of Florida, 1983. Major advisor: Dr. Walter S. Judd.

Ph.D., Botany, Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden and Claremont Graduate School, Calif., 1989. Major advisor: Dr. Sherwin Carlquist.

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Publications[edit]

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  • Zona, S. 2001. Whose trees are these? Botanical gardens and the Convention on Biological Diversity. Public Garden 16(1): 32, 33.
  • Zona, S. 2002. A revision of Pseudophoenix. PALMS 46: 19–38.
  • Zona, S. 2004. Raphides in palm embryos and their systematic distribution. Annals of Botany 93: 415–421.
  • Zona, S. 2005. A revision of Ptychococcus. Syst. Bot. 30: 520–529.
  • Baker, W.J., Zona, S., Heatubun, C.D., Lewis, C.E., Maturbongs, R.A. & Norup, M.V. 2006. Dransfieldia (Arecaceae) – A new palm genus from western New Guinea. Syst. Bot. 31: 61–69.
  • Lewis, C.E. & Zona, S.. 2008. Leucothrinax morrisii, a new name for a familiar Caribbean palm. PALMS 52: 84–88.
  • Zona, S. 2008. The horticultural history of the Canary Island Date Palm (Phoenix canariensis). Garden History 36: 301–308.
  • Zona, S., Clase, T. & Franck, A. 2011. A synopsis of Salvia section Wrightiana. Harvard Papers in Botany 16: 379–384.
  • Zona, S., Francisco-Ortega, J., Jestrow, B., Baker, W.J. & Lewis C.E. 2011. Molecular phylogenetics of the palm subtribe Ptychospermatinae (Arecaceae). American Journal of Botany 98: 1716–1726.
  • Zona, S. & Pursell, R.A. 2012. Erpodium domingense (Erpodiaceae), new to Florida. Evansia 29: 90–92.
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