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Collectors of the UNC Herbarium
Information compiled October 2011 by Carol Ann McCormick,
Assistant Curator of the University of North Carolina Herbarium.

Steven Richard Hill
(b. 1950 )

The University of North Carolina Herbarium has catalogued about 300 specimens collected by Steven R. Hill.  Most specimens are from Florida, South Carolina, and Maryland, though other southeastern states are well represented.   As cataloguing continues, without doubt many hundreds more specimens collected by Hill will be found in NCU’s collection.

Other herbaria that hold Hill’s specimens include CLEMS and ILLS.


Steven Hill graduated from Bates College in 1972 with degrees in Geology and Botany.  He earned M.A. in Botany from Lehman College of the City University of New York in 1974, then a Ph.D. in Botany from Texas A&M in 1979 with his dissertation, “A revision of the genus Malvastrum A. Gray (Malvaceae:  Malveae).”


Hill taught at the University of Maryland in College Park and was Curator of the Norton-Brown Herbarium (MARY) from 1979 to 1987.  In April of 1987 he moved to Clemson University and was an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Forestry in addition to being the Curator of the Herbarium (CLEMS).  Since 1994 he has been a botanist with the Illinois Natural History Survey in Champaign, Illinois, and since 1995 has been an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Departments of Plant Biology and Natural Resources & Environmental Sciences. 


Hill maintains the “List of the Organisms of Illinois” database as well as continuing his research on plant systematic and surveys of rare/threatened/endangered plant species.


PUBLICATIONS (incomplete list)

Hill, S.R. 1982. A monograph of the genus Malvastrum A. Gray (Malvaceae: Malveae). Rhodora 84: 1-83, 159-264, 317-409.

Hill, S.R. 1986. 100 Poisonous Plants of Maryland. Bulletin 314 Cooperative Extension Service, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland. 56 p.

Hill, S.R. and A. James. 1998. New plant records for Dominica, Lesser Antilles. Sida 18: 297-305.

Hill, S.R. 1999. The Relict Flora of Ice Ponds in South Carolina. Castanea 64(1): 14-22.

Hill, S.R. 2002. Malvaceae, pp. 370 - 375, in Baldwin, B.G, et al., eds. 2002. The Jepson Desert Manual - Vascular Plants of Southeastern California. University of California Press: Berkeley. xiv, 624 pp., plates, maps.





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Last Updated: 4 October 2011