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John M. Miller, Ph.D. has published numerous abstracts, articles, floristic treatments, and technical reports including one coauthored, case-bound monograph. Dr. Miller's list of more than three dozen publications appears below. A separate list of conference abstracts and technical reports is available.

The left-hand image is a preparation of three microspore mother cells of Joinvillea plicata (Joinvilleaceae, Poales, Lilianae, No. 971). Each cell contains a tetrad of haploid (n = 18) microspores, × 400.

Metaphase I of meiosis in a squashed microspore mother cell of Joinvillea plicata is imaged to the right, × 2000. Eighteen pairs of chromosomes (2n = 36) are visible in the squashed microspore mother cell. Living tissues, cells, and chromosomes of a Joinvillea clone growing along a roadside on the island of Viti Levu, Fiji were field-fixed in a mixture of chloroform, 100% ethanol, and glacial acetic acid on 11 April 1986. A staining technique developed by R. Snow (1963, Stain Technology 38: 9-13) was used to prepare the tissue for phase-contrast light microscopy. Voucher specimens of J. M. Miller No. 971 are deposited at the Bishop Museum (BISH) and Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden (RSA).



Miller, J. M. 2012. Montiaceae, Miner's Lettuce Family. Pp. 900-910 In: B. G. Baldwin, D. H. Goldman, D. J. Keil, R. Patterson, T. J. Rosatti, and D. H. Wilken (eds.), The Jepson Manual: Vascular Plants of California, Second Edition. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1568 pp.

Miller, J. M. and J. D. Jokerst. 2012. Acanthomintha, thornmint. P. 836 In: B. G. Baldwin, D. H. Goldman, D. J. Keil, R. Patterson, T. J. Rosatti, and D. H. Wilken (eds.), The Jepson Manual: Vascular Plants of California, Second Edition. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1568 pp.

Miller, J. M. and R. L. Schlising. 2012. Cucurbitaceae, Gourd Family. Pp. 678-680 In: B. G. Baldwin, D. H. Goldman, D. J. Keil, R. Patterson, T. J. Rosatti, and D. H. Wilken (eds.), The Jepson Manual: Vascular Plants of California, Second Edition. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1568 pp.

Miller, J. M. and D. H. Wilken. 2012. Anacardiaceae, Sumac or Cashew Family. Pp. 170-171 In: B. G. Baldwin, D. H. Goldman, D. J. Keil, R. Patterson, T. J. Rosatti, and D. H. Wilken (eds.), The Jepson Manual: Vascular Plants of California, Second Edition. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1568 pp.

Miller, J. M. and D. H. Wilken. 2012. Glechoma, ground ivy. P. 837 In: B. G. Baldwin, D. H. Goldman, D. J. Keil, R. Patterson, T. J. Rosatti, and D. H. Wilken (eds.), The Jepson Manual: Vascular Plants of California, Second Edition. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1568 pp.

Miller, J. M. and D. H. Wilken. 2012. Hedeoma, mock pennyroyal. Pp. 837-838 In: B. G. Baldwin, D. H. Goldman, D. J. Keil, R. Patterson, T. J. Rosatti, and D. H. Wilken (eds.), The Jepson Manual: Vascular Plants of California, Second Edition. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1568 pp.

Miller, J. M. and D. H. Wilken. 2012. Lamium, dead nettle. P. 838 In: B. G. Baldwin, D. H. Goldman, D. J. Keil, R. Patterson, T. J. Rosatti, and D. H. Wilken (eds.), The Jepson Manual: Vascular Plants of California, Second Edition. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1568 pp.

Miller, J. M. and D. H. Wilken. 2012. Lycopus, bugleweed. P. 839 In: B. G. Baldwin, D. H. Goldman, D. J. Keil, R. Patterson, T. J. Rosatti, and D. H. Wilken (eds.), The Jepson Manual: Vascular Plants of California, Second Edition. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1568 pp.

Miller, J. M. and D. H. Wilken. 2012. Marrubium, horehound. P. 839 In: B. G. Baldwin, D. H. Goldman, D. J. Keil, R. Patterson, T. J. Rosatti, and D. H. Wilken (eds.), The Jepson Manual: Vascular Plants of California, Second Edition. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1568 pp.

Miller, J. M. and D. H. Wilken. 2012. Melissa. P. 839 In: B. G. Baldwin, D. H. Goldman, D. J. Keil, R. Patterson, T. J. Rosatti, and D. H. Wilken (eds.), The Jepson Manual: Vascular Plants of California, Second Edition. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1568 pp.

Miller, J. M. and D. H. Wilken. 2012. Nepeta. P. 850 In: B. G. Baldwin, D. H. Goldman, D. J. Keil, R. Patterson, T. J. Rosatti, and D. H. Wilken (eds.), The Jepson Manual: Vascular Plants of California, Second Edition. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1568 pp.

Miller, J. M. and D. H. Wilken. 2012. Poliomintha. P. 851 In: B. G. Baldwin, D. H. Goldman, D. J. Keil, R. Patterson, T. J. Rosatti, and D. H. Wilken (eds.), The Jepson Manual: Vascular Plants of California, Second Edition. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1568 pp.

Miller, J. M. and D. H. Wilken. 2012. Prunella, self-heal. P. 852 In: B. G. Baldwin, D. H. Goldman, D. J. Keil, R. Patterson, T. J. Rosatti, and D. H. Wilken (eds.), The Jepson Manual: Vascular Plants of California, Second Edition. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1568 pp.

Miller, J. M. and D. H. Wilken. 2012. Teucrium. P. 859 In: B. G. Baldwin, D. H. Goldman, D. J. Keil, R. Patterson, T. J. Rosatti, and D. H. Wilken (eds.), The Jepson Manual: Vascular Plants of California, Second Edition. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1568 pp.

Wetherwax, M. and J. M. Miller. 2012. Clinopodium P. 837 In: B. G. Baldwin, D. H. Goldman, D. J. Keil, R. Patterson, T. J. Rosatti, and D. H. Wilken (eds.), The Jepson Manual: Vascular Plants of California, Second Edition. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1568 pp.

Miller, J. M. and K. L. Chambers. 2006. Systematics of Claytonia (Portulacaceae). Systematic Botany Monographs 78: 1-236.

Kelley, W. A., J. M. Miller and J. G. Packer.  2003. 2. Cistanthe. Pp. 460-464 In: K. Gandhi et al. (eds.), Flora of North America, Volume 4. New York: Oxford University Press, 559 pp.

Miller, J. M.  2003.  3. Claytonia. Pp. 465-475 In: K. Gandhi et al. (eds.), Flora of North America, Volume 4. New York: Oxford University Press, 559 pp.

Miller, J. M.  2003.  5. Montia. Pp. 485-488 In: K. Gandhi et al. (eds.), Flora of North America, Volume 4. New York: Oxford University Press, 559 pp.

Miller, J. M. and S. Sotheeswaran.  1993.  Bud exudate composition and ecogeography of Fijian Gardenia species (Rubiaceae).  Biotropica 25(1): 117-122.

Miller, J. M. and K. L. Chambers.  1993.  Nomenclatural changes and new taxa in Claytonia (Portulacaceae) in western North America.  Novon 3(3): 268-273.

Davies, N. W., J. M. Miller, R. Naidu, and S. Sotheeswaran.  1992.  Triterpenoids in bud exudates of Fijian Gardenia species.  Phytochemistry 31(1): 159-162.

Miller, J. M.   1992.  Noteworthy Collections, Montana, Claytonia arenicola Henderson (Portulacaceae).  Madroņo 39(3): 242.

Miller, J. M., R. Naidu, S. Sotheeswaran, M. Bokel, and W. Kraus.  1989.  Unusual flavonols from bud exudates of Fijian Gardenia species (Rubiaceae).  Indian Journal of Chemistry 28B: 1093-1095.


An image of a long-wave ultraviolet-illuminated polyamid thin layer chromatogram of flavonoids isolated from flowers of diploid Claytonia perfoliata subsp. mexicana is depicted in the kodachrome on the right. Development of the chromatogram with β-aminoethyl-diphenylboronate reveals gel-filtration column sieving of fluorescing flavonol mono-, di-, and triglycosides. The yellow-orange spot to the right is a standard sample of quercetin-3-O-glucoside.

Professor Bruce Bohm's elegant techniques, which were adopted in this study, were discussed in J. M. Miller (1981), Flavonol glycoside variation in diploids of the Claytonia perfoliata complex (Portulacaceae), Systematic Botany 6(1): 27-30. I thank the Bohm Lab and the Department of Botany, The University of British Columbia for sharing methodology.



Miller, J. M.  1989.  The archaic flowering plant family Degeneriaceae:  Its bearing on an old enigma.  National Geographic Research 5(2): 218-231.

Miller, J. M.  1988.  Floral pigments and phylogeny in Echinocereus  (Cactaceae). Systematic Botany 13(2): 173-183.

Miller, J. M. 1988. Puzzling new floral variation in a possible Mesozoic relict flowering plant, Fiji Islands. P. 4, In: H. J. de Blij (ed.), Letters, National Geographic Research Volume 4. Washington, D. C.: National Geographic Society, 144 pp.

Miller, J. M.  1988.  A new species of Degeneria (Degeneriaceae) from the Fiji archipelago.  Journal of the Arnold Arboretum 69: 275-280.

Mamay, S. H., J. M. Miller, D. M. Rohr, and W. E. Stein, Jr.  1988.  Foliar morphology and anatomy of the gigantopterid plant Delnortea abbottiae from the Lower Permian of west Texas.  American Journal of Botany 75(9): 1409-1433.

Miller, J. M., R. Naidu, S. Sotheeswaran, and W. Kraus. 1987.  Methoxylated flavonols from two Fijian Gardenia species (Rubiaceae).  South Pacific Journal of Natural Sciences 9: 31-39.

Miller, J. M. 1987. The South Pacific Regional Herbarium. Taxon 36(2): 422-424.

Rohr, D. M., R. A. Davis, S. H. Mamay, and J. M. Miller. 1987. Leonardian plant-bearing beds from the Del Norte Mountains, west Texas. Pp. 67-68 In: D. W. Cromwell, Jr. and L. J. Mazzullo (eds.), The Leonardian Facies in W. Texas and S.E. New Mexico and Guidebook to the Glass Mountains, West Texas, Society of Economic Paleontologists and Mineralogists (SEPM) Guidebook 87-27. Midland: Permian Basin Section, SEPM, 111 pp.

Miller, J. M. and R. A. Backhaus.  1986.  Rubber content in diploid guayule (Parthenium argentatum): chromosomes, rubber variation, and implications for economic use.  Economic Botany 40(3): 366-374.

Miller, J. M.  1986.  Phytogeography and potential economic use of the guayule rubber plant on Chihuahuan Desert limestone geologic formations.  Journal of Arid Environments 10: 153-162.

Rohr, D. M., A. J. Boucot, J. Miller, and M. Abbott.  1986.  Oldest termite nest from the Upper Cretaceous of west Texas.  Geology 14(1): 87-88.

Rohr, D. M., A. J. Boucot, J. Miller, and M. Abbott. 1986. Oldest evidence of wood damage by termites from the Upper Cretaceous of Big Bend National Park, Texas. Pp. 139-140 In: P. H. Pausé and R. Gay Spears (eds.), Geology of the Big Bend Area and Solitario Dome, Texas, Society of Economic Paleontologists and Mineralogists Guidebook 86-82. Midland: West Texas Geological Society, 279 pp.

Mamay, S. H., J. M. Miller, D. M. Rohr, and W. E. Stein, Jr.  1986.  Delnortea: A new genus of Permian plants from west Texas.  Phytologia 60(5): 345-346.

Mamay, S. H., J. M. Miller, and D. M. Rohr.  1984.  Late Leonardian plants from west Texas:  the youngest Paleozoic plant megafossils in North America.  Science 223: 279-281.

Miller, J. M., K. L. Chambers, and C. E. Fellows.  1984.  Cytogeographic patterns and relationships in the Claytonia sibirica complex (Portulacaceae).  Systematic Botany 9(3): 266-271.

Bohm, B. G., U. G. Bhat, and J. M. Miller.  1984.  Further studies of flavonoids in Saxifraga.  Biochemical Systematics and Ecology 12(4): 367-368.

Miller, J. M.  1984.  Chromosome numbers and cytogeographic patterns in Claytonia perfoliata and Claytonia parviflora (Portulacaceae).  Madroņo 31(1): 60-61.

Miller, J. M. and B. A. Bohm.  1982.  Flavonol and dihydroflavonol glycosides of Echinocereus triglochidiatus var. gurneyi.  Phytochemistry 21(4): 951-952.

Leuck, E. E., II and J. M. Miller.  1982.  Pollination biology and chemotaxonomy of the Echniocereus viridiflorus complex (Cactaceae).  American Journal of Botany 69(10): 1669-1672.

Breckenridge, F. G. and J. M. Miller.  1982.  Pollination biology, distribution, and chemotaxonomy of the Echinocereus enneacanthus complex (Cactaceae).  Systematic Botany 7(4): 365-378.

Miller, J. M.  1981.  Flavonol glycoside variation in diploids of the Claytonia perfoliata complex (Portulacaceae).  Systematic Botany 6(1): 27-30.

Miller, J. M.  and B. A. Bohm.  1980.  Flavonoid variation in some North American Saxifraga species.  Biochemical Systematics and Ecology 8(3): 279-284.

Miller, J. M.  and B. A. Bohm.  1979.  Flavonoids of Leptarrhena pyrolifolia. Phytochemistry 18(8): 1412-1413.

Miller, J. M.  1978.  Diploid Claytonia perfoliata from southern México.  Madroņo 25(1): 57-58.

Miller, J. M.  1978.  Phenotypic variation, distribution, and relationships of diploid and tetraploid populations of the Claytonia perfoliata complex (Portulacaceae).  Systematic Botany 3(3): 322-341.

Miller, J. M.  and K. L. Chambers.  1977.  Chromosome numbers and relationships of Claytonia saxosa and Claytonia arenicola.  Madroņo 24(1): 62-63.

Miller, J. M.  1976.  Variation in populations of Claytonia perfoliata s.l. (Portulacaceae). Systematic Botany 1(1): 20-34.

Miller, J. M.  1975.  Claytonia perfoliata P. 513 In: Á. Löve (ed.), International Organization of Plant Biosystematists (IOPB) Chromosome Number Reports XLIX.  Taxon 24(4): 501-516.




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