Scott Zona

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Born 24 July 1959.

USA. 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.


Selected Publications:

Zona, S. & R. A. Pursell. 2012. Erpodium domingense (Erpodiaceae), new to Florida. Evansia 29: 90–92.

Zona, S., T. Clase & A. Franck. 2011. A synopsis of Salvia section Wrightiana. Harvard Papers in Botany 16: 379–384.

Zona, S., J. Francisco-Ortega, B. Jestrow, W. J. Baker & C. E. Lewis. 2011. Molecular phylogenetics of the palm subtribe Ptychospermatinae (Arecaceae). Amer. Jour. Botany 98: 1716–1726.

Zona, S. 2008. The horticultural history of the Canary Island Date Palm (Phoenix canariensis). Garden History 36: 301–308.

Lewis, C. E. & S. Zona. 2008. Leucothrinax morrisii, a new name for a familiar Caribbean palm. PALMS 52: 84–88.

Baker, W. J., S. Zona, C. D. Heatubun, C. E. Lewis, R. A. Maturbongs & M. V. Norup. 2006. Dransfieldia (Arecaceae) – A new palm genus from western New Guinea. Syst. Bot. 31: 61–69.

Zona, S. 2005. A revision of Ptychococcus. Syst. Bot. 30: 520–529.

Zona, S. 2004. Raphides in palm embryos and their systematic distribution. Annals of Botany 93: 415–421.

Zona, S. 2002. A revision of Pseudophoenix. PALMS 46: 19–38.

Zona, S. 2001. Whose trees are these? Botanical gardens and the Convention on Biological Diversity. Public Garden 16(1): 32, 33.



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