Keir Morse Curator

Joined: Jul 24, 2015 Last Active: Jul 16, 2024 iNaturalist

I'm a professional field botanist specializing in California vascular plants.

My PhD research focused on the genus Malacothamnus trying to resolve some of the taxonomic difficulties within the group. My monograph of the genus, which includes a new treatment with lots of photos and a geographically focused key, is available here. The Wikipedia articles for each species now link to photo galleries of each Malacothamnus taxon if you would like more reference photos. The iNat Malacothamus taxonomy now follows the 2023 treatment. The Jepson eFlora abridgement of the California part of this treatment is available here. All of my Malacothamnus papers are available for free on ResearchGate here and you can watch my dissertation presentation on YouTube here.

Links to my collection of diagnostic photos of over 3,200 plant taxa on Calphotos can be found here. Note taxon names there may not match iNaturalist taxonomy.

If interested in becoming a patron of my botanical work, see my Patreon page here.

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