Nathan Taylor Curator

Joined: Jul 03, 2014 Last Active: Apr 17, 2019

I am a recent graduate (Master's Degree) from Sul Ross State University. I worked at the Sul Ross Herbarium with Dr. A. Michael Powell as the curator. My primary interest is in Euphorbia sect. Anisophyllum (synonym Chamaesyce), but I am interested in most plants and like trying to identify them, particularly plants of the Llano Estacado (essentially the high plains of Texas and New Mexico) and the Trans-Pecos. I am currently working as the land manager at I-20 Wildlife Preserve in Midland, Texas.

For anyone interested in the Chamaesyce-type Euphorbias of Trans-Pecos Texas, here is a link to my thesis.

For those interested in following what I post about Euphorbia on iNaturalist and possibly helping me by posting Euphorbias, I have a couple iNat projects. The United States project can be found here and the Mexico project can be found here. Because I don't speak Spanish, there isn't much content in the Mexico project. However, the US project has many journal posts including information about Euphorbia that you might find helpful. A list of my recommended resources is provided at the bottom of the description for each project (you may want to start here).

I also have a couple guides for the Chamaesyces of primarily Texas. I hope to add more in the future. Here is the High Plains guide and here is the weedy species guide.

The Euphorbia subgenus Esula group is the most difficult of the US Euphorbia subgroups to me. Thus, I have written a resource to the Texas species and the California species to help myself identify them.

I also have a strong interest in the flora of Gaines Co., Texas and other places on the southern High Plains. A list of species can be found here.

In addition to these, I have some journal posts to help identify Crotons (of Central Texas and Trans-Pecos Texas) and Medicago (in Texas).

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