Our website would not have been possible without the support of the staff of The William and Lynda Steere Herbarium of The New York Botanical Garden; to all of you many thanks, especially to Anthony Kirchgessner, Barbara Thiers, and Melissa Tulig. This website, which is already in its second reincarnation, is also the reflection of the work and ideas of Olga Orozco and Nestor Perez-Moliere, and of a dedicated and generous team of volunteers, Marjorie Graham and Rosemary Tineo, whom helped with the image metadata.

Colleagues, friends, and botany fans from around the globe have contributed images and collections for the website; the list is too long to mention each and everyone (e.g., J. Betancur, J. L. Clark, R. Foster, A. Fuentes, S. Mori, E. Ortiz,) but to all of you many thanks. This website also contains on-line syntheses of treatments prepared or being prepared by other botanists (e.g., S. Clements, G. Diggs, L. Dorr, W. Judd, N. Salinas, P. Sørensen, G. Wallace) and the full treatments are cited when relevant; to the authors and publishers thank you.

Our research on Ericaceae has been made possible through the support of many institutions and foundations (e.g., Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Garden Club of America, Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation, National Geographic Society, Sigma Delta Epsilon/Graduate Women in Science, The Swedish Natural Science Research Council, Torrey Botanical Society, USAID, USDA Agricultural Research Service, and especially the National Science Foundation).

Research Resources Digitization Acknowledgments

The National Science Foundation funded a multi-year initiative to digitize many resources of NYBG’s laboratory collections and herbarium specimens.  We thank the numerous staff, technicians, interns, and volunteers who contributed to this project, particularly Andres Botero, Alexandria Foster, Ana Gantzer, Lucy Klebieko, Kimberly Kruse, Talia Niederman, Colin Petry, Joel Raimerez, Mari Roberts, Nelson Salinas, Nicole Tarnowsky, Kimberly Watson, and Charles Zimmerman. Paola Pedraza-Peñalosa was instrumental in securing funding for, and initiating, this project. Arthur O. Tucker provided an image and formation about Barbara Palser, and Robert F. C. Naczi kindly identified specimens from northeastern America. The Curator and staff of the Chrysler Herbarium, Rutgers University, kindly facilitated a loan of their material.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. (CSBR: 1203278).