Scott Zona

Scott Zona
Alma materRancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden & Claremont Graduate University
Known forBotany
Palm natural history
Scientific career
Doctoral advisorSherwin Carlquist
Author abbrev. (botany)Zona

Scott Zona (born 1959) is an American botanist. From 1993 to 2008, he was the Palm Biologist at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden. From 2008 to 2017, he served as the curator for the Florida International University Wertheim Conservatory.[1] He is noted for his study of palms[2] and is co-editor for Palms, the journal of the International Palm Society.[3]

He has done botanical research in the Western Pacific, Caribbean, Central America, South America, Madagascar, Malesia and the continental United States[4] and published over 175 scientific and popular articles.[1] He was honored with the Jesse M. Greenman Award in 1991 for his monograph of Sabal.[5]


  1. ^ a b Evelyn Perez (2012-07-12). "Palm species named after Wertheim Conservatory curator" . FIU News. 12 July 2012.
  2. ^ Georgia Tasker (1999-06-27). "Taxonomist does a little pruning of palms' family tree". Miami Herald. 27 June 1999: KB-2.
  3. ^ "Pacific Horticulture Magazine Contributors" . Retrieved 6 March 2018.
  4. ^ Josh Schonwald (2006-04-06). "Palm of His Hand" . Miami New Times. 6 Apr 2006. Retrieved 28 Nov 2014.
  5. ^ "The 1991 Jesse M. Greenman Award" (PDF). Brittonia. 43 (3): 200. 1991. doi:10.1007/BF02821185 .
  6. ^ IPNI.  Zona .

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Categories: American horticulturists | Florida International University people | 1959 births | Living people | 21st-century American botanists | American botanist stubs | Horticulture stubs

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