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Flora Neomexicana Series

Pocket Guide to the Flora of the Jornada Plain

Seventh Edition, revised. 2011.

by Kelly W. Allred

The flora of the Jornada Plain, in the Chihuahuan Desert of southern New Mexico, is described, with identification keys and descriptions for the mosses, ferns and fern allies, and seed plants.

157 pages. Paperback. Available at lulu.com

A Field Guide to the Grasses of New Mexico

3rd Edition, November 2005
by Kelly W. Allred
This guide describes over 480 different kinds of grasses growing in New Mexico, with all the species illustrated.

INTRODUCTORY MATERIAL explains the structure and terminology of the grass plant and summarizes the scientific classification of New Mexico grasses.

KEYS allow the correct identification of grass plants growing in the state (including cultivated, lawn, and ornamental species), giving the correct scientific and common names, notes on habitat and uses, and county-level distribution maps.

APPENDICES provide information on important grass weeds, poisonous or harmful species, grasses for pasture and range improvement, life history characteristics of important range and wildlife grasses, and vegetative identification.

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A Guide to the Common Locoweeds and Milkvetches

by W.E. Fox, K.W. Allred, & E.H. Roalson.

This guide describes New Mexico's 19 most common locoweeds and milkvetches (genera Astragalus and Oxytropis), including 35 different varieties. Range managers and ranchers will find helpful information about toxins in locoweeds and milkvetches and their effects on livestock, plus techniques for controlling and managing these poisonous plants. A helpful feature of this guide is computer software for identifying the common species in New Mexico. The guide also provides a dichotomous key to the species. A thorough identification section provides common and scientific names, detailed descriptions, 87 color photographs, habitat and distribution information, and maps.

The guide can be downloaded here: http://aces.nmsu.edu/pubs/_circulars/circ557.pdf

Theses from Work Done at the Herbarium

Soreng, Robert J. 1980. A biosystematical comparison of Poa occidentalis Vasey and Poa tracyi Vasey.

Loomis, Lynn E. 1983. Some taxonomic and ecological relationships of New Mexico perennial snakeweeds.

Trent, Jonathon S. 1985. A study of morphological variability in divaricate Aristida of the southwestern United States.

Columbus, J. Travis. 1988. Flora of Cooke's Range, southwestern New Mexico.

Fox, William E. III. 1993. A field guide to selected New Mexico locoweeds and milkvetches.

McSweeney, A.M. 1995. Views on land and nature: Conversations with northern New Mexican ranchers.

Roalson, Eric H. 1995. A floristic inventory of the upper main Diamond Creek drainage area.

Adams, T.P. 1998. An inventory of herbaceous vascular aquatic plants of perennial waters of southwestern New Mexico.

Forbes, A.C. 1999. A floristic inventory of the new Mexico State University Range and Livestock Research Center.

Johnson Fulton, Susannah B. 2003. A floristic inventory of the vascular plants of the saddle mountain area, Catron County, New Mexico.

Fink, R.W. II. 2007. A floristic inventory of Salinas Peak, White Sands Missile Range.

Selected Publications from the Herbarium

  1. Allred, K.W. 1981. Epidermal features of the Bothriochloa saccharoides complex. (Poaceae). Iselya 2:17-23.

  2. Allred, K.W. 1981. Cousins to the south: Amphitropical disjunctions in southwestern grasses. Desert Plants 3:98-106.

  3. Allred, K.W. 1982. Paspalum distichum L. var. indutum Shinners (Poaceae). Great Basin Naturalist 42:101-104.

  4. Allred, K.W. 1982. Describing the grass inflorescence. J. Range Manage. 35:672-675.

  5. Allred, K.W. & F.W. Gould. 1983. Systematics of the Bothriochloa saccharoides complex (Poaceae: Andropogoneae). Syst. Bot. 8:168-184.

  6. Allred, K.W. 1984. Morphologic variation and classification of the North American Aristida purpurea complex (Gramineae). Brittonia 36:382-395.

  7. Allred, K.W. 1984. Studies in the genus Aristida (Gramineae) of the southeastern United States. I. Spikelet variation in A. purpurascens, A. tenuispica, and A. virgata. Rhodora 86:73-77.

  8. Allred, K.W. 1985. Studies in the Aristida (Gramineae) of the southeastern United States. II. Morphometric analysis of A. intermedia and A. longespica. Rhodora 87:137-145.

  9. Allred, K.W. 1985. Studies in the Aristida (Gramineae) of the southeastern United States. III. Nomenclature and a taxonomic comparison of A. lanosa and A. palustris. Rhodora 87:147-155.

  10. Allred, K.W. 1986. Studies in the Aristida (Gramineae) of the southeastern United States. IV. Key and conspectus. Rhodora 88:367-387.

  11. Allred, K.W. & J.T. Columbus. 1988. The grass spikelet formula: An aid in teaching and identification. J. Range Manage. 41:350-351.

  12. Allred, K.W. 1989. Observations on seed dispersal and implantation in burrograss (Scleropogon brevifolius - Gramineae). Sida 13(4):493-496.

  13. Allred, K.W. 1990. Elmer Ottis Wooton and the botanizing of New Mexico. Syst. Bot. 15(4):700-719.

  14. Trent, J.S. and K.W. Allred. 1990. A taxonomic comparison of Aristida ternipes Cav. and Aristida hamulosa Henr. (Gramineae). Sida 14(2):251-261.

  15. Allred, K.W. 1991. The biology of Astragalus allochrous: halfmoon locoweed (var. allochrous) and Wooton's locoweed (var. playanus). New Mexico Agr. Exp. Sta. Res. Rept. 652.

  16. Allred, K.W. 1992. The genus Aristida (Gramineae) in California. Great Basin Naturalist 52(1):41-52.

  17. Allred, K.W. 1993. The Trail of E.O. Wooton. New Mexico Resources, Spring, 9:3-18.

  18. Allred, K.W. 1993. Bromus, section Pnigma, in New Mexico, with a key to the bromegrasses of the state. Phytologia 74(4):319-345.

  19. Fox, W.E. & K.W. Allred. 1994. A bibliography of the plant genera Astragalus and Oxytropis (Fabaceae). NMSU Agr. Exp. Sta. Res. Rep. 686.

  20. Allred, K.W. 1994(1995). A new name for Aristida hamulosa. Phytologia 77:411-413.

  21. Allred, K.W. & J. Valdes-Reyna. 1995. Novelties and notes in North American Aristida (Gramineae). Novon 5(3):209-222.

  22. Roalson, E.H., S.D. Jones, & K.W. Allred. 1995. Carex amplifolia and Carex rossii (Cyperaceae), new to New Mexico and a key to section Montanae in New Mexico. Sida 16(3):592-594.

  23. Allred, K.W. 1996. Vegetative changes in New Mexico rangelands. New Mexico Journal of Science 36:168-231.

  24. Allred, K.W. & J. Valdes-Reyna. 1997. The Aristida pansa complex and a key to the Divaricatae group of North America (Gramineae: Aristideae). Brittonia 49(1):54-66.

  25. Roalson, E.H. & K.W. Allred. 1997. Atlas of New Mexico Astragalus and Oxytropis. New Mexico Agric. Exp. Sta. Res. Rpt. 715. 23 p.

  26. Roalson, E.H. & K.W. Allred. 1997. Vegetative proliferation in Polypogon monspeliensis (Gramineae). Aliso 16:81.

  27. Fox, W.E., K.W. Allred, & E.H. Roalson. 1998. A Guide to Common Locoweeds and Milkvetches of New Mexico. New Mexico Coop. Ext. Circ. 557. 94 pp.

  28. Roalson, E.H. & K.W. Allred. 1998. A clarification of Centaurea americana and Centaurea rothrockii (Compositae: Cardueae). The New Mexico Botanist 7:3-5.

  29. Roalson, E.H. & K.W. Allred. 1998. A floristic study in the Diamond Creek drainage area, Gila National Forest, New Mexico. Aliso 17(1):47-62.

  30. Allred, K.W. 1998. Natural history of New Mexico mosses: A preliminary view. New Mexico Naturalist's Notes 1(1):1-27.

  31. Allred, K.W. 1998. Second collection of a little moss, Fissidens littlei (Williams) Grout, rediscovered from a little sinkhole in New Mexico. Evansia 15(4):148-149.

  32. Allred, K.W. & R. Lee. 1999. Knapweeds, starthistles, and basketflowers of New Mexico. The New Mexico Botanist 10:1-4.

  33. Allred, K.W. 1999. Eponymy of New Mexico grass names. Desert Plants 15(1):3-10.

  34. Forbes, A.C. & K.W. Allred. 1999. An investigation of Salsola L. (Chenopodiaceae) in New Mexico. The New Mexico Botanist 12:4-7.

  35. Frazier, C.K. & K.W. Allred. 2000. The botanical Brandegees and their eponyms. The New Mexico Botanist 16:1-3.

  36. Darigo, C.E. & K.W. Allred. 2001. Mosses of New Mexico - County checklist. Evansia 18(1):1-18.

  37. Forbes, A.C. & K.W. Allred. 2001. A Field Guide to the Flora of New Mexico State University's Corona Range and Livestock Research Center. New Mex. Agr. Exp. Sta. Res. Rpt. 745. 56 pp.

  38. Allred, K.W. 2002. Bernardia (Euphorbiaceae) in New Mexico. The New Mexico Botanist 24:5.

  39. Allred, K.W. 2002. Identification and Taxonomy of Tamarix (Tamaricaceae) in New Mexico. Desert Plants 18(2):26-32.

  40. Johnson, S. & K.W. Allred. 2003. A taxonomic review of the tendril-bearing legumes (Leguminosae) in New Mexico. I. Lathyrus. The New Mexico Botanist 25:1-7.

  41. Allred, K.W. & S. Johnson. 2003. A taxonomic review of the tendril-bearing legumes (Leguminosae) in New Mexico. II. Vicia. The New Mexico Botanist 26:1-5.

  42. Valdes-R., J. & K.W. Allred. 2003. El género Aristida (Gramineae) en el noreste de México. Acta Botánica Mexicana 63:1-45.

  43. Allred, K.W. 2004. Datura (Solanaceae) in New Mexico. The New Mexico Botanist 30:5.

  44. Allred, K.W. 2005. Chenopodium in New Mexico. The New Mexico Botanist 32:1-5.

  45. Allred, K.W. 2005. A synopsis of Symphoricarpos (Caprifoliaceae) in New Mexico. The New Mexico Botanist 33:5-6.

  46. Allred, K.W. 2005. A Field Guide to the Grasses of New Mexico, 3rd ed. Agric. Exp. Sta. New Mexico State Univ. 388 pp.

  47. Allred, K.W. 2005. Perennial Festuca (Gramineae) of New Mexico. Desert Plants 21(2):3-12.

  48. Allred, K.W. 2005. Aristidae eludendae: Aristida hitchcockiana (Poaceae) -- a valid species? Sida 21(4):2113-2118.

  49. Valdés Reyna, J. & K.W. Allred. 2005. Subfamilia Aristidoideae. Flora del Bajío y de Regiones Adyacentes, fasc. 137, Inst. Ecol. Centro Regional del Bajío, Michoacán. 45 pp.

  50. Allred, K.W. 2007. What's in a name - Suckleya suckleyana. The New Mexico Botanist 36:7.

  51. Strahan, R.T. & K.W. Allred. 2008. Aristidae Eludendae II: A re-evaluation of the Aristida gibbosa complex (Poaceae: Aristideae), including A. marginalis, A. orizabensis, and A. sorzogonensis. J. Bot. Res. Inst. Texas 2(1):309-322.

  52. Allred, K.W. 2008. Flora Neomexicana I : The Vascular Plants of New Mexico. lulu.com. 617 pp.

  53. Allred, K.W. 2008. E.O. Wooton: New Mexico's Pioneer Botanist. Rangelands, October:1-7.

  54. Allred, K.W. 2008. Vulpia octoflora (Walter) Rydberg var. tenella (Willdenow) Fernald: The correct name for what has been called Vulpia octoflora (Walter) Rydberg var. glauca (Nuttall) Fernald. Phytologia 90(3):406-407.

  55. Allred, K.W. 2009. Flora Neomexicana II : Glossarium Nominum. lulu.com. 142 pp.

  56. Allred, K.W. 2009. A Field Guide to the Flora of the Jornada Plain. lulu.com. 103 pp.

  57. Allred, K.W. 2010. An annotated checklist of poisonous or injurious range plants of New Mexico. New Mex. St. Univ. Coop. Ext. Serv. Circ. 636, revised. 28 pp.

  58. Book – Allred, K.W. 2011. Pocket Guide to the Flora of the Jornada Plain, 7th ed. Lulu.com. 163 pp.

  59. Kleinman, R., K. Blissard, & K. Allred. 2011. Brothera leana (Sull.) Müll. Hal. (Dicranaceae) in New Mexico: A significant range extension for this acrocarpous moss in North America. Evansia 28(3):69-71.

  60. Allred, K.W. 2012. Flora Neomexicana I : Annotated Checklist, 2nd ed. Lulu.com. 603 pp.

  61. Allred, K.W. 2012. Flora Neomexicana II : Glossarium Nominum, 2nd ed. Lulu.com. 151 pp.

  62. Allred, K.W. 2012. Flora Neomexicana III : An Illustrated Identification Manual. Lulu.com. 719 pp.