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David Lemke, Ph.D.


Department of Biology


David Lemke, Ph.D.
David Lemke, Ph.D.


Phone: 512-245-3364

Fax: 512-245-8713

E-mail: david.lemke@txstate.edu

Biology Department
Texas State University
601 University Drive
San Marcos, TX 78666

Research Interests

Flora of Texas

Systematic plant anatomy

Aquatic plant biology  

Courses Taught

Bio 2410: General Botany [Syllabus]

Bio 3461: Plant Taxonomy [Syllabus]

Bio 4411/5411: Morphology of Vascular Plants

BIO 4410/5410: Field Biology of Plants [Syllabus]

BIO 5319: Topics in Botany (Agrostology) [Syllabus]


Olson, D. W., M. S. Olson, R. L. Doescher, L. L. Lambert, D. E. Lemke, A. M. Carl, R. Johnson, S. D. Smith and K. H. Trede. 1997. Piñon pines and the route of Cabeza de Vaca. Southwestern Historical Quarterly 101: 175 & Mac 246: 186.

Lemke, D. E. 1994. Quercus laceyi (Fagaceae) new to the Llano Uplift region of central Texas. Sida 16: 381 & Mac 246: 382.

Angerstein, M. B. and D. E. Lemke. 1994. First records of the aquatic weed Hygrophila polysperma (Acanthaceae) from Texas. Sida 16: 365 & Mac 246: 371.

Lemke, D. E. 1994. New collection records for the aquatic macrophytes Ceratopteris thalictroides (Parkeriaceae) and Limnophila sessiliflora (Scrophulariaceae) in Texas. Sida 16: 379 & Mac 246: 381.

Lemke, D. E. 1993. First record of Hydrilla verticillata (L. f.) Royle (Hydrocharitaceae) from the Lesser Antilles. Phytologia 74: 330 & Mac 246: 332.

Lemke, D. E. 1992. Schinus terebinthifolius (Anacardiaceae) in Texas. Phytologia 72: 42 & Mac 246: 44.

Lemke, D. E. and R. D. Worthington. 1991. Brassica and Rapistrum (Brassicaceae) in Texas. Southwestern Naturalist 36: 194-197.

Lemke, D. E. 1991. The genus Solanum (Solanaceae) in Texas. Phytologia 71: 362-378.

Hutzler, P. and D. E. Lemke. 1991. Recent collections of Heliotropium europaeum (Boraginaceae) from Texas. Sida 14: 618 & Mac 246: 619.

Lemke, D. E. and C. E. Main. 1990. Distribution of Nicotiana repanda in southern and central Texas; a potential source of inoculum. Pp. 179-182 IN Blue Mold Disease of Tobacco, C. E. Main and H. W. Spurr (eds.), North Carolina State Univ.

Lemke, D. E. and V. Wesby. 1989. Anchusa azurea (Boraginaceae), new to Texas. Sida 13: 516.

Lemke, D. E. 1989. Aquatic macrophytes of the upper San Marcos River, Hays Co., Texas. Southwestern Naturalist 34: 289-291.

Lemke, D. E. 1988. A synopsis of Flacourtiaceae. Aliso 12: 28-43.

Lemke, D. E. and E. L. Schneider. 1988. Xanthosoma sagittifolium (Araceae): New to Texas. Southwestern Naturalist 33: 498-499.

Lemke, D. E. 1987. Morphology, xylem anatomy, and relationships of Neopringlea (Flacourtiaceae). Systematic Botany 12: 609-616.

Lemke, D. E. 1987. First report of Lechea pulchella (Cistaceae) for Texas. Southwestern Naturalist 32: 278-279.

Lemke, D. E. 1987. Amsonia ludoviciana (Apocynaceae). In: Chromosome number reports XCVI, A. Love [ed.]. Taxon 36: 659.

Lemke, D. E. 1987. Recent collections and a redescription of Amsonia ludoviciana (Apocynaceae). Sida 12: 343-346.

Lemke, D. E. 1987. Tribal relationships of Bartholomaea (Flacourtiaceae). Brittonia 39: 436-439.

Lemke, D. E. 1983. Taxonomy of Neopringlea (Flacourtiaceae). Systematic Botany 8: 430-435.

Lemke, D. E., J. Tonzetich and M. V. Shumeyko. 1979. Resistance to radiation-induced chromosomal rearrangements in Drosophila simulans. Drosophila Information Service Bulletin 53: 159-161.

Lemke, D. E. and J. Tonzetich. 1978. Observations of inversions in polytene chromosomes using the alkali-urea technique. Drosophila Information Service Bulletin 52: 87-88.

Theses Directed

  • Labus, Z., M.S. 1989, Edinburg ISD, Edinburg, TX
  • Lyday, M., M.S. 1989, City of Austin Environmental Staff
  • Oakley, M., M.S. 1990
  • Angerstein, K., M.S. 1992, Clinical Pathology Labs, Victoria, TX
  • Benn, S., M.S. 1992, TPWD, Weslaco, TX
  • Ahmad, L., M.S. 1994, PEC Inc., Canyon Lake, TX
  • Roberts, R., M.S. 1996, Ph.D. candidate, Louisiana State Univ.
  • Sanchez, L., M.S. 1996, Texas Nature Conservancy

Students & Postdocs


  • Hagenbuch, K., M.S. 2000
  • Marr, M., M.S. 2000
  • Wakefield, A., M.S. 2000
  • Lehman, L., M.S. 2001
  • McHenry, D., M.S. 2001

Postdocs: None.