1998 HERBERT MEDALIST
ALAN W. MEEROW
I was born in 1952, the son of a garment center laborer, in a blue collar neighborhood of mostly Irish Catholics, ringed by greenery, and, perhaps most importantly, within walking distance of The New York Botanical Garden. The proximity of that august institution would, apparently at least, invade my subconscious mind. Yet science, and more specifically botany, was far from my mind in adolescence. I was fortunate to attend the Bronx High School of Science, one of the city's elite secondary schools that require an academic admissions test, and was introduced to smart kids from all over the city: sons and daughters of artists, theater people, writers and other intellectuals, as well as inner city youth with talent and inquiring minds. I was drawn to the art of writing and imagined myself a poet and crafter of fiction, with visions of a literary career. After high school I attended the State University of New York at Buffalo for one year, but despite my indulgence in creative writing, literature and philosophy, I felt restless and dissatisfied with school, and, to my parents' chagrin, opted to drop out of college after one year. A cross-country excursion that summer with two friends quickly persuaded me that my destiny lay west. In early 1972, at 19, I found myself in Santa Cruz, California.
Santa Cruz hosted a lively literary community, and a healthy alternative youth culture that by and large avoided the excesses of San Francisco's Haight Ashbury. I lived on an idyllic small farm in the Santa Cruz Mountains, nestled between redwoods and chaparral, and began my first tutelage in any local flora, with John Hunter Thomas' Flora of the Santa Cruz Mountains as my guide. By day, I grew vegetables, kept bees, goats and chickens; by night I wrote poems, imagined novels, and volunteered at a crisis intervention line called the Community Switchboard. When I moved off the farm into town, I began to investigate the burgeoning nursery industry around Santa Cruz, and worked at a variety of nurseries for varying stints of time, moving on to another specialty grower when I felt I'd learned all I could from the previous. In my spare time I broadened my botanical horizons, visiting the Mohave Desert in a particularly good spring, Munz' A California Flora in hand. I began to envision a career in horticulture as fair trade to support my artistic pretensions. This would lead me to the University of California at Davis, where I pursued a course of study equally divided between botany and environmental horticulture. At 23, I was four years older than the typical sophomore student, self-motivated and directed academically. I dove enthusiastically into plant taxonomy, anatomy, morphology, ecology, geography and paleobotany with the likes of Grady Webster, John Tucker, Ernest Gifford, Mike Barbour, and Daniel Axelrod. In the environmental horticulture department, I studied floriculture with Tony Kofranek, arboriculture with Richard Harris, and plant materials with John Madison and Andrew Leiser. I began to orient myself towards the less commercial arena of botanical gardens and arboreta, working during most of my three years at Davis as co-student manager of the UCD Arboretum which was expanding rapidly along the banks of Putah Creek at the southern end of campus. I also made the acquaintance of Bijan Dehgan, who supervised the botany department conservatory while finishing a doctorate on the systematics of Jatropha (Euphorbiaceae). Bijan, who also had successfully integrated horticulture and botany in his career, had accepted a faculty position with the University of Florida Environmental Horticulture Department. We discussed the possibility of my pursuing graduate studies in plant taxonomy with him in Gainesville once I graduated from UC Davis.
One of the most formative experiences of my time at Davis, arranged with the help of Tony Kofranek, would forever orient me to the tropics as a focus of my work in the plant sciences. I spent the summer of 1977 in Costa Rica, living and working at Linda Vista S.A., the F1 hybrid flower seed producer owned by Claude Hope, well known for his pioneering work in the development of modern impatiens varieties. One of the projects towards which Hope directed me was the evaluation and selection of his amaryllis (Hippeastrum) hybrids. Again, perhaps a subliminal effect was fostered by that exposure. Even more inspirational to me was Costa Rica's extraordinary local flora. At times by myself, or in the company of Linda Vista's plant breeder Leon Glicenstein, I traversed Costa Rica's diverse territory, adding thousands of new plants to my taxonomic vocabulary. I became particularly intrigued by the many species of Bomarea (Alstroemeriaceae) and epiphytic Ericaceae, and began to consider both as prospective subjects for graduate work. The experience also would later inspire my first contribution to Horticulture magazine, "The Cloud Forests of Costa Rica."
I left Davis, and California as well, upon graduation in December, 1978, heading back east with little planned other than beginning graduate school at the University of Florida the following fall. I began to look for something to occupy myself for the nine month duration, and, through Davis connections, managed to wrangle the position of interim greenhouse manager at the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens in Sarasota, Florida. This small, research botanical garden, barely six years old, had devoted itself to the study of epiphytic plants, and was under the direction of Calaway Dodson, one of the world's foremost authorities on orchids. I jumped at the opportuni ty, and joined Selby's diverse (and at times dysfunctional) staff with alacrity. When asked, a few months later, to consider staying on in the permanent position, I decided to postpone graduate school at least a year or two.
Selby was a wonderful experience. I quickly began to acquaint myself with Florida's subtropical flora, as well as with Selby's extensive collections of orchids, bromeliads, gesneriads, and other epiphytic plants. Dodson and the Garden's other research botanists were concentrating their collecting efforts in Ecuador, and Cal, knowing that I intended to pursue graduate study in plant systematics, began urging me to consider a family whose representation in the Ecuadorean flora was significant, but poorly understood. That family was the Amaryllidaceae. Adding his encouragement to that direction was the late ethnobotanist and taxonomist Tim Plowman of Field Museum, who was a frequent visitor at Selby on his way to and from his extensive field expeditions in South America.
About this same time, I began a correspondence with the late Marcia Wilson, who ran a mail order bulb business from Brownsville, Texas. I had decided to develop a bulb garden outside one of the Selby greenhouses, and had run across Marcia's advertisement in a Horticulture magazine. We were soon trading bulbs, and our correspondence remained intact, if irregular, for many years. Marcia introduced me to the American Plant Life Society (now the International Bulb Society) and encouraged me to forge ahead into the taxonomy of the Amaryllidaceae. Marcia's parents, the Clints, had been ardent collectors of Mexican Amaryllidaceae and part of Hamilton Traub's circle of associates in the Society.
After a field trip in Costa Rica with some Selby associates, the temperament of the Garden began to change. Grumbling was heard in some quarters, and Mike Madison, Selby's Harvard educated aroid specialist abruptly quit the staff. The atmosphere became strained, and my long-postponed graduate school career began to look opportune. I left Selby, and after a brief vacation in California backpacking in the Sierra Nevada and writing, I began work on my Master's Degree at the University of Florida in 1981 with Dr. Bijan Dehgan.
I had decided to make the genus Eucharis, the Amazon lilies, the subject of my thesis. It was clear from the Ecuadorean material that Dodson and other Selby botanists had brought back to the garden that a lot more was going on in that genus than had previously been surmised. It was at that time that I had my first and only correspondence with Hamilton Traub. Traub welcomed my study of Eucharis, but reminded me that he had transferred the genus into Urceolina in 1971. I wrote back that yes, I was aware of his Taxonomic changes, but didn't necessarily agree. That seemed to end our correspondence prematurely.
At Marcia Wilson's behest, I wrote to many longtime amaryllid enthusiasts around the country, who were more than generous in sharing what material of Eucharis and the related Caliphruria they had obtained, as were many botanical gardens around the world. Chief among the former was the well-known Fred Meyer, and we began a friendship that has lasted to this day. The year 1981 was also a landmark for me in another way: I met my future wife, Linda Fisher, in an Advanced Plant Taxonomy class taught by her graduate supervisor, Walter Judd. Walt would become, in effect, my co-major professor during my graduate career.
Alan Meerow collecting Eucharis in Ecuador
Linda and I began a courtship that would take us to the Dominican Republic that summer where she completed field work for her own Masters Degree in Botany. While there, I searched in vain for the endemic Zephyranthes bifolia and had a nasty encounter with poisonwood (Metopium brownei) which, despite m efforts to avoid its resinous leaves, swelled my eyes shut for 24 hours with its volatile allergenic properties. We spent six unforgettable weeks on Hispaniola, exploring its cloud forests, pinelands and coastal scrub vegetation. Sadly, the once magnificent forests of the Republic's central mountains were almost completely gone.
In May, 1982, Linda and I were married at her family's summer cottage on Lake Ontario. The lakeside woods were carpeted with the pristine white of Trillium grandiflorum, as good an augury as any for a monocot taxonomist. We honeymooned in South America, mixing work with pleasure, hunting amaryllids in the Peruvian and Ecuadorean Andes and Amazonas in July and August of that year.
The early 1980's were exciting times to be a graduate student in plant taxonomy. The emerging technology of personal computing was changing the way we did research, and the principles of phylogenetics (cladistics) were creating a revolution in systematic theory and classification.
I finished my Masters degree in August 1983. It amounted to supporting work for a full-blown monograph of Eucharis and Caliphruria, so I decided to continue the research to its logical conclusion for my Ph.D. I was fortunate in obtaining both a National Science Foundation Dissertation Improvement grant and a Garden Club of America/World Wildlife Fund Fellowship in Tropical Botany; these funds allowed me to make several additional trips to South America. I participated in the International Bulb Society's Louisiana symposium, and met many bulb world luminaries. During my graduate student years I maintained lively correspondences with Les Hannibal, Thad Howard, Dr. Walter Flory and others (sadly, I never seem to have the time these days to keep such exchanges going). My goals began to evolve beyond my immediate dissertation problem; I became fascinated with the phylogeny of the entire Amaryllidaceae, and especially with the Andean genera to which Eucharis belonged, and which seemed to form a natural group by their shared chromosome number of 2n = 46. Concurrent with my doctoral research, I accepted an appointment from the University of Goteborg in Sweden to prepare the treatment of the Amaryllidaceae for the Flora of Ecuador. Mitchell Beauchamp, editing HERBERTIA after the death of Hamilton Traub, invited me to take a more active role in the journal as one of several editorial board members.
In December, 1986, I graduated with my doctorate in plant systematics through the Horticultural Science department. My dissertation, entitled "A Monograph of Eucharis and Caliphruria (Amaryllidaceae)," was awarded that year as the best dissertation published in the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences of the University of Florida. That month also heralded the birth of our first child, Sara Anne. I needed to find gainful employment, fast!
It was not an easy time in the job market for budding plant systematists. Fortunately, my dual background in horticulture gave me some leeway in the search for an academic position. Almost as afterthought, I had applied for an assistant professorship at the University of Florida's Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center. The position involved teaching and extension. It wasn't exactly what I had in mind, but to my surprise, an offer was tendered. In July, 1987 our family of three moved to Fort Lauderdale. No sooner was I on the job then I was off to Berlin with then IBS Executive Director Mitch Beauchamp for the World Botanical Congress!
The next ten years would be hectic ones for me. My family grew by two; Andrew, born in 1989, and Erica, who arrived in 1993. At work, I walked a tightrope between fulfilling my duties as Florida's palm and tropical ornamental specialist and maintaining credibility as a plant systematist. At the 1989 IBS Symposium in Irvine, California, I met Drs. Julie Dutilh and Fernando Tombolato from Brazil, and spent a month doing field work with them that summer. Our cooperative work on Brazilian Amaryllidaceae and Alstroemeriaceae has brought me back to Brazil on six different occasions. I received tenure and promotion to associate professor in 1992, and petitioned successfully for a change in my academic appointment to 50% research in 1994. All indications are that I will receive promotion to full professor later this year (1998).
I began an extensive breeding program in Hippeastrum shortly after I took my current position, and received support for it from the American Floral Endowment for five years. The first patented varieties will be released from this program this year. A heat-tolerant Aistroemeria hybrid, 'Las Olas', developed jointly with Fred Meyer, is also being released in 1998. My work on the systematics of Amaryllidaceae was given a shot-in-the-arm two years ago with a National Science Foundation grant in support of molecular studies within the family, some of which is being completed in cooperation with Drs. Mark Chase and Mike Fay of the Jodrell Laboratory at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, where I spent the majority of my academic sabbatical in 1997. The final month of that wonderful respite from my sometimes mundane university responsibilities was spent in residence at South Africa's National Botanical Institute headquarters in Kirstenbosch where I worked with Dr. Dee Snijman on a morphologically based cladistic analysis of the Amaryllidaceae. The opportunity finally to see many South African amaryllids in their native haunts was an experience I will not soon forget. Dee and I recently collaborated on a treatment of the family for the "Families and Genera of Vascular Plants," a modern update of the German classic Die Naturlichen Pflazenfamilien by Engler and Prantl.
Oddly enough, my reputation in Florida mostly centers around palms, and people are often surprised to find that my active research projects are focused around tropical geophytes, with the occasional foray into areas as diverse as cycad population genetics and research on coconut coir dust as an alternative to sphagnum peat. Plans through the next millenium include increased activity in the area of molecular systematics (I am currently setting up a new laboratory for these efforts), continued breeding and selection of amaryllis and alstroemeria, and ultimately, a new and (hopefully) sumptuously illustrated revision of Traub's Genera of the Amarylidaceae, on which Dee Snijman has graciously agreed to collaborate. In 1997, I accepted appointment as chair of a new Bulb Specialists Group for the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, and hope that our task force will be able to contribute a significant plan of action towards the conservation, preservation, and sustainable use of the planet's rapidly shrinking geophytic flora. Through my years of association with the International Bulb Society, as member, editor and board member, it has been my privilege to interact with a marvelous cohort of individuals whose diversity of interests have had one common denominator: an unequivocal love of geophytic plants. It is an honor and equal privilege to accept the 1998 William Herbert Medal, the IBS' highest award. I look forward to many years of continued service to, research in, and enjoyment of the world of bulbous plants.
Meerow, A. W. 1992. Betrock's Guide to Landscape Palms. Betrock Information Systems, Cooper City, FL, 156 pp.
Broschat, T. K. and A. W. Meerow. 1991. Betrock's Reference Guide to Florida Landscape Plants. Betrock Information Systems, Cooper City, FL, 429 pp.
Meerow, A. W. 1995. Towards a phylogeny of the Amaryllidaceae. Pp. 169-179 in P. J. Rudall, P. J. Cribb, D. F. Cutler and C. J. Humphries (eds.), Monocotyledons: Systematics and Evolution, vol. 2. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
Meerow, A. W. In Press. Breeding Amaryllis in D. and P. Callaway (eds.), Breeding Ornamental Plants. Timber Press, Portland, OR.
Meerow, A. W. and R. Cruden. In press. Liliaceae in Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana. Timber Press, Portland, OR.
Meerow, A. W. and D. A. Snijman. In Press. Amaryllidaceac, In: (K. Kubitzki, ed.) Families and Genera of Vascular Plants. Berlin: Springer-Verlag. Scientific
Meerow, A. 1984. Two new species of pancratioid Amaryllidaceae from Peru and Ecuador. Brittonia 36: 18-25.
Meerow, A. W. 1984. Karyotype evolution in the Amaryllidaceae. HERBERTIA 40: 139-154.
Meerow, A. W. 1985. A new species of Eucrosia and a new combination in Stenomesson. (Amaryllidaceae). Brittonia 37: 305-309.
Meerow, A. W. 1985. Notes on Florida Zephyranthes. HERBERTIA 41: 86-94.
Meerow, A. W. 1985. Eucrosia stricklandii (Baker) Meerow (Amaryllidaceae), a prior epithet for E. brachyandra Meerow & Dehgan. Phytologia 58: 499-500.
Meerow, A. W. 1986. Eucrosia stricklandii var. montana and the identity of Phaedranassa loxana (Amaryllidaceae). Phytologia 60: 101-103.
Meerow, A. W. 1986. Proposal to supplement Art. 37 [of the ICBN] regarding valid publication. Taxon 35: 608.
Meerow, A. W. 1987. New species of Phaedranassa and Eucharis (Amaryllidaceae). Sida 12: 29-49.
Meerow, A. W. 1987. A monograph of Eucrosia (Arnaryilidaceae). Syst. Bot. 12: 460-492.
Meerow, A. W. 1987. The identities and systematic relationships of Mathieua Klotzsch and Plagiolirion Baker (Amaryllidaceae). Taxon 36: 566-572.
Meerow, A. W. 1987. Chromosome cytology of Eucharis, Caliphruria, and Urceolina (Amaryllidaceae). Amer. J. Bot. 74: 1559-1575.
Meerow, A. W. 1987. Biosystematics of tetraploid Eucharis (Amaryllidaceae). Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 74: 291-309.
Meerow, A. W. 1988. New trends in amaryllis (Hippeastrum) breeding. Proc. Fl. State Hort. Soc. 101: 285-288.
Meerow, A. W.,1989. Biosystematics of two sympatric species of Eucharis. Pl. Syst. & Evol. 166: 11-30.
Meerow, A. W. 1989. Systematics of the Amazon lilies, Eucharis and Caliphruria (Amaryllidaceae). Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 76: 136-220.
Meerow, A. W. 1989. Systematics and evolution of the Stenomesseae (Amaryllidaceae). HERBERTIA 45: 138-151.
Meerow, A. W. 1990. 202, Amaryllidaceae, in Flora of Ecuador (G. Harling, ed.), No. 41. University of Goteborg.
Meerow, A. W. 1994. Container production of palms. Acta Hortic. 360: 173-179.
Meerow, A. W. 1994. Field production of palms. Acta Hortic. 360: 181-188.
Meerow, A. W. 1994. Fungicide treatment of pygmy date palm seeds affects seedling emergence. HortScience 29: 1201.
Meerow, A. W. 1994. Growth of two subtropical ornamentals using coir dust (coconut mesocarp pith) as a peat substitute. HortScience 29: 1484-1486.
Meerow, A. W. 1995. Growth of two tropical foliage plants using coir dust as a container media amendment. HortTechnology 5: 237-239.
Meerow, A. W. 1997. Response to Müller-Doblies & Müller-Doblies (1996), Feddes Repertorium 108 (7-8): S.c. 1-3.
Meerow, A. W. 1997. Coconut coir dust as a substitute for peat in Horticulture. Biocycle 26: in press.
Meerow, A. W. and T. K. Broschat. 1991. Anatomical aspects of nutrient deficiencies in Queen palm. HortScience 26: 581-583.
Meerow, A. W. and T. K. Broschat. 1996. Growth of hibiscus in media amended with a cremaic diamtomaceous earth granule and treated with a kelp extract. HortTechnology 6: 70-73.
Meerow, A. W., T. K. Broschat and M. E. Kane. 1992. Breeding of new Hippeastrum cultivars using diploid species. Acta Hortic. 325: 583-589.
Meerow, A. W. and B. Dehgan. 1984. Re-establishment and lectotypification of Eucharis amazoriica Linden ex Planchon (Amaryl lidaceae). Taxon 33: 416-422.
Meerow, A. W. and B. Dehgan. 1984. Proposal to conserve Eucharis against Caliphruria (Amaryllidaceae). Taxon 33: 516-517.
Meerow, A. W. and B. Dehgan. 1985. A new species and a new combination in Eucrosia Ker-Gawl. (Amaryllidaceae). Brittonia 37: 47-55.
Meerow, A. W. and B. Dehgan. 1985. The auriculate pollen grain of Hymenocallis quitoensis Herb. (Amaryllidaceae) and its systematic implications. Amer. J. Bot. 72: 540-547.
Meerow, A. W., N. B. Dehgan and B. Dehgan. 1986. Pollen tetrads in Stenomesson elwesii (Amaryllidaceae). Amer. J. Bot. 73: 1642-1644.
Meerow, A. W. and B. Dehgan, 1988. Pollen morphology of the Eucharideae. Amer. J. Bot. 75: 1857-1870.
Meerow, A. W. and L. R. Hodyss. 1990. Growth of Spathiphyllum 'Tasson' in recycled waste product composts. Foliage Digest 13(10): 1-3.
Meerow, A. W. and F. Meyer. 1998. Alstroemeria 'Las Olas' PPAF , a semi-dwarf, tetraploid hybrid selection for hot climates. HortSci: in press.
Meerow, A. W. and P. Silvers tone-Sopkin. 1995. The rediscovery of Plagiolirion horsmannii Baker (Amaryllidaceae). Brittonia 47: 426-431.
Meerow, A. W. and A. F. C. Tomolato. 1996. The Alstroemerias of Itatiaia. HERBERTIA 51: 14-21.
Meerow, A. W. M. Roh and R. S. Lawson. 1992. Breeding of Eucrosia (Amaryllidaceac) for cutflower and pot production. Acta Hortic. 325: 555-560.
Meerow, A. W., S. E. Svenson and M. E. Kane. 1994. DCPTA inhibits growth and flowering of amaryllis. HortScience 29: 1149-1150.
Meerow, A. W., J. van Scheepen and J. H. A. Dutilh. 1997. Transfers from Amaryllis L. to Hippeastrum Herb. (Amaryllidaceae). Taxon 46: 15-19.
Backhaus, R. A., G. R. Pettit III, D. S. Huang, G. R. Pettit, G. Groszek, J. C. Odgers, J. Ho, A. W. Meerow. 1992. Biosynthesis of the antineoplastic pancratistaten following tissue culture of Hymenocallis littoralis (Amaryllidaceae). Acta Hort. 320: 364-366.
Black, R. J. and A. W. Meerow. 1989. Landscaping to conserve energy. Proc. Fl. State Hort. Soc. 102: 142-144.
Donselman, H., T. K. Broschat, and A. W. Meerow. 1988. Select-A-Plant, a landscape plant retrieval system for Florida ornamentals. Proc. Fl. State Hort. Soc. 101: 117.
Gereau, R. E., A. W. Meerow and L. Brako. 1993. New combinations in Hippeastrum, Ismene and Leptochiton (Amaryllidaceae) for the Flora of Peru. Novon 3: 28-30.
Giblin-Davis, R. M., A. W. Meerow and F. G. Bilz. 1992. Host suitability of Ixora spp. for the root-knot nematodes Meloidogyne incognita Race 1 and M. javanica. Supp. J. Nematology 24: 722-728.
Haydu, J. J., A. W. Meerow and G. Sitaras. 1991. Buyer perceptions of foliage trade shows: implications for marketing. Jour. Env. Hort. 9: 75-79.
Haydu, J. J. And A. W. Meerow. 1994. Profiling buyer opinions in industry trade exhibitions. HortTechnology 4: 163-165.
Howard, F. W. and A. W. Meerow. 1994. Effect of mahogany shoot borer on growth of West Indian mahogany in Florida. J. Trop.Forest Sci. 6: 201-203.
Pettit, G. R., G. R. Pettit III, R. A. Backhaus, M. R. Boyd and A. W. Meerow. 1993. Antineoplastic agents 256. Cell growth inhibitory isocarbostyrils from Hymenocallis. J. Nat. Prod.: 56: 1682-1687.
Pettit, G. R., G. B. Pettit III, G. Groszek, R.A.Backhaus, D. L. Doubek and A. W. Meerow. 1995. Antineoplastic agents 301. An investigation of the genus Hymenocallis Salibury (Amaryllidaceae). J. Nat. Prod. 58: 756-759.
Roh, M. S. and A. W. Meerow. 1992. Flowering of Eucrosia as influenced by bulb weight. HortScience: 1227.
Rob, M. S., K. C. Gross, R. S. Lawson and A. W. Meerow. 1992. Flower bud initiation and development of Eucrosia bicolor as influenced by bulb storage temperatures. Acta Hortic. 325: 105-111.
Yang, S. L. and A. W. Meerow. 1996. The Cycas pectinata (Cycadaceae) complex: genetic structure and gene flow. Intl. J. Plant Sci. 157: 468-483.
Yang, S. L. and A. W. Meerow. 1997. Genetic variation in Chinese cycad populations. Pp 71-82 in S. Chen and D. W. Stevenson (eds.), Proceedings of the IV International Symposium on Cycad Biology, Beijing.
Meerow, A. W. 1992. Review of "Bulbs" by John Bryan. HERBERTIA 46: 62-63.
Meerow, A. W. 1993. Book review of "A Passion for Daylilies" by Sydney Eddison. Econ. Bot. 57: 117-119.
Meerow, A W. 1994. Review of "Woody Iridaceae" by Peter Goldblatt. HortScience 29: 128-129.
Meerow, A. W. 1995. Book review of "Cape Bulbs" by Richard Doutt, American Society of Plant Taxonomists Newsletter 25(3): 7-8.
Meerow, A. W. 1995. Review of "Alliums" by Brian Matthew. HERBERTIA 50: 74.
Meerow, A. W. 1996. Book review of "Palms Throughout the World." HortSci. 31: 893-894. University Extension:
Meerow, A. W. 1989. Plant Importation. University of Florida, Ornamental Horticulture Fact Sheet OH 76.
Meerow, A. W. 1989. Commercial Eucharis Production. University of Florida, Ornamental Horticulture Fact Sheet OHC 20.
Meerow, A. W. 1989. Native Shrubs for South Florida. Energy Extension Service Circular EES-59.
Meerow, A. W. 1990. Native Ground Covers for South Florida. Energy Extension Circular Service EES-60.
Meerow, A. W. 1991. Palm Seed Germination. University of Florida Extension Bulletin 274.
Meerow, A. W. 1992. Salvaging hurricane damaged palms in the nursery. University of Florida Extension Fact Sheet ENH 106.
Meerow, A. W. 1992. Caring for hurricane damaged palms. University of Florida Extension Fact Sheet ENH 109.
Meerow, A. W. 1992. Treating cold damaged palms. University of Florida Fact Sheet OH-92, Gainesville.
Meerow, A. W. 1995. Palms. Pp 61-76 in R. J. Black and K. C. Ruppert (eds.), Your Florida Landscape. University of Florida Cooperative Extension Sale Publication SP 135.
Meerow, A. W. 1996. Container Production of Palms. University of Florida Cooperative Extension Circular No. 1163
Meerow, A. W. and R. J. Black. 1987. Landscaping to Conserve Energy: Annotated Bibliography. University of Florida Energy Extension Service, EES-44.
Meerow, A. W. and R. J. Black. 1988. Landscaping to Conserve Energy: A Guide to Microclimate Modification. University of Florida Energy Extension Service, EES-43.
Meerow, A. W. and R. J. Black. 1988. Landscaping to Conserve Energy: Trees for Central Florida. University of Florida Energy Extension Service, EES-41.
Meerow, A. W. and R. J. Black. 1988. Landscaping to Conserve Energy: Trees for South Florida. University of Florida Energy Extension Service, EES-42.
Meerow, A. W. and R. J. Black. 1988. Landscaping to Conserve Energy: Ground Covers for Central Florida. University of Florida Energy Extension Service, EES-38.
Meerow, A. W. and R. J. Black. 1988. Landscaping to Conserve Energy: Ground Covers for South Florida. University of Florida Energy Extension Service, EES-39.
Meerow, A. W. and R. J. Black. 1989. Landscaping to Conserve Energy: Determining Shade Patterns for Central Florida. University of Florida Energy Extension Service, EES-50.
Meerow, A. W. and R. J. Black. 1989. Landscaping to Conserve Energy: Determining Shade Patterns for South Florida. University of Florida Energy Extension Service, EES-48.
Meerow, A. W. and T. K. Broschat. 1992. Transplanting Palms. University of Florida Extension Circular 1047.
Meerow, A. W. and J. G. Norcini. 1989. Native Trees for North Florida. University of Florida, Ornamental Horticulture Circular.
Meerow, A. W., T. K. Broschat, and J. Miller. 1990. Palm Field Production. Commercial Ornamental Circular 877.
Meerow, A. W., H. M. Donselsman, and T. L. Broschat. 1989. Native Trees for South Florida. University of Florida, Ornamental Horticulture Circular.
Black, R. J. and A. W. Meerow. 1988. Landscaping to Conserve Energy: Ground Covers for North Florida. University of Florida Energy Extension Service, EES-37.
Black, R. J. and A. W. Meerow. 1988. Landscaping to Conserve Energy: Trees for North Florida. University of Florida Energy Extension Service, EES-40.
Black, R. J. and A. W. Meerow. 1989. Landscaping to Conserve Energy: Determining Shade Patterns for North Florida. University of Florida Energy Extension Service, EES-49.
Broschat, T. K. and A. W. Meerow. 1990. Palm Nutrition Guide.Extension Special Series Publication 002.
Meerow, A. W. 1979. Some interesting begonias of Costa Rica.Begonian 46: 59-60.
Meerow, A. W. 1979. Epiphytic begonias. Bull. Marie Selby Bot. Gard. 6(4): 25-28.
Meerow, A. W. 1980. Tropical Cloud Forests. Horticulture 58(1): 40-49.
Meerow, A. W. 1980. A look at Malaysian rhododendrons. Bull. Marie Selby Bot. Gard. 7(1): 1-4.
Meerow, A. W. 1981. Make way for anthuriums. Horticulture 59(2): 54-69.
Meerow, A. W. 1981. Passionflowers. Horticulture 59(12): 16-24.
Meerow, A. W. 1983. Tropical Bulbs for Southern Gardens. Horticulture 61(11): 24-29.
Meerow, A. W. 1984. Book review: Growing Bulbs by Martyn Rix. Horticulture 62(5): 60-63.
Meerow, A. W. 1984. From Amaryllis to Zephyranthes. Horticulture 62(9): 40-46.
Meerow, A. W. and B. Schutzman. 1985. Cycads, A Study in Plantiquity. Horticulture 64: 66-72.
Meerow, A. W. 1985. A Survey of Ecuadorean Amaryllidaceae. HERBERTIA 41: 2-11.
Meerow, A. W. 1987. Hardy Palms. American Horticulturist 66: 26-32.
Meerow, A. W. 1987. A review of Stenomesson. HERBERTIA 43: 42-49.
Meerow, A. W. 1988. Native Plants. What's an Objective Perspective? Fl. Nurseryman. 35: 59-63.
Meerow, A. W. 1989. Dogwoods. Horticulture 67: 60-65.
Meerow, A. W. 1989. Rediscovering A!stroemeria pulchella. Nursery Digest 23: 8-10.
Meerow, A. W. 1989. Tropical bulbs for the interioscape. Interior Landscape Industry 28-40.
Meerow, A. W. 1989. The undiscovered realm of anthuriums. Interior Landscape Industry 6: 24-31.
Meerow, A. W. 990. In Search of the Blue Amaryllis. Nursery Digest 24(2): 4-8.
Meerow, A. W. 1990. Handling Tissue Cultured Plants at the Nursery. Nursery Digest 24(2): 13-14.
Meerow, A. W. 1990. Report on the 1st International Palm Symposium. Nursery Digest 24(3): 12.
Meerow, A. W. 1990. Harvesting Field Grown Palms from the Nursery. Nursery Digest 24(3): 18.
Meerow, A. W. 1990. New Evolvulus makes outstanding basket, landscape ground cover. Greenhouse Manager 9(5): 25.
Meerow, A. W. 1991. Palm Seed Germination, part 1. Nursery Digest 25(5) (1991): 30-31.
Meerow, A. W. 1991. Palm Seed Germination, part 2. Pretreatments and Sowing. Nursery Digest 25(6): 21-22.
Meerow, A. W. 1991. Palm Seed Germination, part 3. Pretreatments and Sowing. Nursery Digest 25(11):13-14.
Meerow, A. W. 1991. New crops with potential: crinum and rain lilies. Nursery Digest 25(10): 20-21, 32-33.
Meerow, A. W. 1992. Salvaging hurricane damaged palms in the nursery. Southern Nursery Digest 26(10): 26-27.
Meerow, A. W. 1992. From out of the ashes. Southern Nursery Digest 26(11): 44-47.
Meerow, A. W. 1993. The Cutting Edge: Highlights in Hortscience. Landscape and Nursery Digest 27(9): 7, 63.
Meerow, A. W. 1993. The potential of coir (coconut mesocarp) pith as a peat substitute in container media. Landscape and Nursery Digest 27(9): 30-31, 63.
Meerow, A. W. 1994. Coconut byproduct shows promise as peat substitute. Amer. Nurs. 180(8): 79-80.
Meerow, A. W. 1995. Interiorscaping with Palms. Landscape and Nursery Digest 29(1): 14-22.
Meerow, A. W. 1995. (Ae)Rhododendrons? Landscape and Nursery Digest 29(3): 42-45.
Meerow, A. W. 1995. Palms Beyond the Tropics. Landscape and Nursery Digest 29(4): 12-15, 56-58.
Meerow, A. W. 1995. Jurassic Bark. Landscape and Nursery Digest 29(6): 14-17, 36-37.
Meerow, A. W. 1995. In Praise of Dogwood. Landscape and Nursery Digest 29(7): 14-20.
Meerow, A. W. 1995. Natives. Landscape and Nursery Digest 29(8): 12-15, 17-21.
Meerow, A. W. 1995. Passionflowers. Landscape and Nursery Digest 29(9): 18-24.
Meerow, A. W. 1995. Bulbs, Bulbs, Bulbs. Landscape and Nursery Digest 29(10): 18-11, 65-69.
Meerow, A. W. 1995. The Year of the Bat. Landscape and Nursery Digest 29(11): 18-19, 69.
Meerow, A. W. 1995. Southern Bulbs. Landscape and Nursery Digest 29(12): 8-11, 68-69.
Meerow, A. W. 1996. Anthuriums. Landscape and Nursery Digest 30(1): 14-17, 66-69.
Meerow, A. W. 1996. Orchidmania. Landscape and Nursery Digest 30(2): 14-20.
Meerow, A. W. 1996. Kew. Landscape and Nursery Digest 30(3): 8-16.
Meerow, A. W. 1996. Cocopeat. Landscape and Nursery Digest 30(4): 12-17.
Meerow, A. W. 1996. Wild Azaleas. Landscape and Nursery Digest 30(5): 8-14.
Meerow, A. W. 1996. The Name Game. Landscape and Nursery Digest 30(7): 14-16, 18, 20-22, 24-26.
Meerow, A. W. 1996. Natives Made in the Shade. Landscape and Nursery Digest 30(8): 38-42.
Meerow, A. W. 1996. Royalty of the Landscape. Landscape and Nursery Digest 30(9): 12-14, 16, 18.
Meerow, A. W. 1996. Bring Them Back Alive. Landscape and Nursery Digest 30(10): 14-18, 20, 22, 24-25.
Meerow, A. W. 1996. China's Cycads. Landscape and Nursery Digest 30(11): 8-16, 18, 57-58, 60-61.
Meerow, A. W. 1997. Lilies of the Andes. Landscape and Nursery Digest 31(2): 12-16, 56, 58, 60-61.
Meerow, A. W. 1997. Spring Delight. Landscape and Nursery Digest 31(3): 8-10.
Meerow, A. W. 1997. Coir Dust, A Viable Alternative to Peat Moss. Greenhouse Product News 7(1): 17-21.
Meerow, A. W. 1997. Not Your Mother's Begonias. Landscape and Nursery Digest 31(4): 8-13, 40.
Meerow, A. W. 1998. Good Breeding. Landscape and Nursery Digest 32(2): 6-8, 10, 12.
Meerow, A. W. 1998. Good Breeding. Landscape and Nursery Digest 32(2): 6-8, 10, 12.
Meerow, A. W. 1998. Iris for the South. Landscape and Nursery Digest 32(3): 8-10, 12, 14, 40.
Meerow, A. W. 1997. Undiscovered Jewels of the Forest. Landscape and Nursery Digest 31(5): 6-8, 10, 41.
Meerow, A. W. and R. J. Black. 1988. IFAS Working for You. Fl. Nurseryman 35(3): 9-13.
Meerow, A. W. and R. J. Black. 1988. IFAS Working for You. Fl. Nurseryman 35(4): 11-14.
Meerow, A. W. and J. J. Haydu. 1990. Who shops at foliage trade shows? Greenhouse Manager 9(5): 26.
Meerow, A. W. and T. K. Broschat. 1990. Field palm nurseries: monitor your crop for potassium deficiency. Fl. Nurseryman 37(9): 35-37, 39.
Broschat, T. K. and A. W. Meerow. 1990. Palm Nutrition Guide. Nursery Digest 24(4): 15-18.
Norcini, J. G., A. W. Meerow and C. W. Meister. 1991. Weed Control in Palm Production. Fl. Nurseryman 38(12): 12, 14.
Verkade, S. D., A. W. Meerow and G. E. Fitzpatrick. 1992. Pruning in the nursery. Fl. Nurseryman 39(5): 22-24.