St. John 107A

Honolulu, HI 96822

Phone: (808) 956-8492

Fax: (808) 956-3894

Email: criley@hawaii.edu

Richard A. Criley

Emeritus Horticulturist 

Specialties:

Flowers in gen.-Production-all aspects Flowers in gen.-Propagation Flowers in gen.-Nutrition Flowers in gen.-Growth Regulation Flowers in gen.-Control Flowers in gen.-Species Identification Foliage in gen.-Production-all aspects Foliage in gen.-Propagation

Education:

B.S., Pennsylvania State University, 1962; M.S., Horticulture, Pennsylvania State University, 1964; Ph.D., Plant Science, UCLA, 1968

Courses Taught:

Research Interests:

Flowering: physiological manipulation of flowering in Dendrobium, ginger (Curcuma, Globba, Etlingera, Zingiber), plumeria, Rhododendron spp., Leucospermum, Leucadendron); Propagation of ornamental native plants; Alternative trees to commonly planted ones

Selected Publications:

  • Criley, R. A. 2009. Plumeria rubra: an old ornamental, a new crop. Acta Hortic. 813:183-190.
  • Criley, R. A. 2008. Ornamentals -- More than just beautiful. Acta Hortic. 788:23-28.
  • Criley, R. A., K. W. Leonhardt , D. Oka, P. N. Shingaki. 2008. Extending the flowering period of Leucospermum hybrids through disbudding. Acta Hortic. 766:183-186.
  • Criley, R. A., M. S. Roh, M. Kikuchi, and R. M. Manshardt. 2008. A comparison of Gardenia augusta cultivars using isozymes and RAPD markers. Acta Hortic. 766:461-468.
  • Criley, R. A. 2008. Heliconia cut flower production – a 2-year study in Hawaii. Revista Brasiliera de Horticultura Ornamental 14(2): 109-113.
  • Roh, M. S., R. Lawson, J.S. Lee, J. K. Suh, R. A. Criley, P. Apavatjrut. 2006. Evaluation of Curcuma as potted plants and cut flowers. J. Hort. & Biotechnol. 81:63-71.
  • Criley, R. A. 2006. Ethephon defoliation of Plumeria rubra for winter flowering. Proc. 32nd Ann. Mtg. Plant Growth Regulator Society of America. pp 65-68.
  • Criley, R. A. 2006. Note on propagation of various tropical woody ornamentals. Comb. Proc. Intern. Plant Prop. Soc. 55:507-511.
  • Miller, W. S. and R. Criley. 2006. The micropropagation and reintroduction into an open environment of sterile Plumeria rubra adult and seedling tissue. Comb. Proc. Intern. Plant Prop. Soc. 55:512-516.
  • Roh, M. S., R. Lawson, J.S. Lee, J. K. Lee, R. A. Criley, P. Apavatjrut. 2006. Evaluation of Curcuma as potted plants and cut flowers. J. Hort. Sci. & Biotechnol. 81:63-71.