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Editors

International Editorial Team

Managing editor & Founder  
Zhi-Qiang Zhang (Auckland)

Editors for General subjects

  • Regional flora
    • African Flora: Ronell R. Klopper (Pretoria, South Africa)
    • South American Flora: Carla Poleselli Bruniera (Diadema, SP, Brazil); Pedro Fiaschi (Florianopolis, SC, Brazil); Daniela Zappi (Brazil)
    • North American FloraMarie-Stéphanie Samain (Pátzcuaro, Mexico)
    • Oceanian flora: Peter J. de Lange (Auckland, New Zealand); Yohan Pillon (Montpellier, France)
    • South Asian Flora: KM Prabhukumar (India); Harsh Singh (Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India); Priyanka Agnihotri (Lucknow, India); Arjun Tiwari (Karnataka, India)
    • Southeast Asian Flora: Yunfei Deng (Guangzhou, China), Wong Sin Yeng (Kota Samarahan, Sarawak, Malaysia)
    • East Asian Flora: Libing Zhang (St. Louis, Missouri, USA), Jinshuang MA (Shanghai, China), Hai He (Chongqing, China), Wen Ye (Guangzhou, China); Yihua Tong (Guangzhou, China)
    • Central Asian Flora: Alexander Sennikov (Helsinki, Finland)
    • Mediterranean Flora: Lorenzo Peruzzi (Pisa, Italy), Manuel B. Crespo (Alicante, Spain), Angelo Troìa (Palermo, Italy) 
  • BiogeographyJuan J. Morrone (Mexico City, Mexico); Robert P. Wagensommer (Bari, Italy)
  • Checklists: Alex Monro (London, England); Priyanka Agnihotri (Lucknow, India)
  • History of taxonomy: Piero Delprete (Cayenne); Jinshuang MA (Shanghai, China)
  • Morphometrics: Nicodemo G. Passalacqua (Arcavacata di Rende, Italy)
  • NomenclatureChristian Bräuchler (Freising, Germany); Karol Marhold (Bratislava/Prague, Czech Rep.); Mayur D. Nandikar (Satara, Maharashtra, India); Yihua Tong (Guangzhou, China); Wen Ye (Guangzhou, China); Priyanka Agnihotri (Lucknow, India)
  • Nomenclature (Fungi): Juan Carlos Zamora  (Spain)
  • Phylogenetics, Systematics & Evolution: Mark Chase (Kew, England); Eduardo Cires Rodríguez (Oviedo, Asturias, Spain); Samuli Lehtonen (Turku, Finland); Wen Ye (Guangzhou, China)

Editor for Magnoliids:

  • Amborellales: Mark Chase (Kew, England)
  • Nymphaeales: John H. Wiersema (Beltsville, Maryland, USA)
  • Austrobaileyales: Elton John de Lírio (São Paulo, Brazil)
  • Canellales: Mark Chase (Kew, England)
  • PiperalesMarie-Stéphanie Samain (Pátzcuaro, Mexico)
  • Magnoliales: Mark Chase (Kew, England)
  • Laurales: Jens Rohwer (Hamburg, Germany)
  • Chloranthales: Elton John de Lírio (São Paulo, Brazil)

Editors for Monocots:

  • Acorales: Samuli Lehtonen (Turku, Finland)
  • Alismatales: Samuli Lehtonen (Turku, Finland)
  • Petrosaviales: Mark Chase (Kew, England)
  • Dioscoreales: Lauren Raz (Bogotá, Colombia)
  • Pandanales: Martin Callmander (Saint Louis/Geneva, Switzerland)
  • Liliales: Mark Chase (Kew, England), Lorenzo Peruzzi (Pisa, Italy)
  • Asparagales: Orchidaceae: Adam Karremans (Costa Rica), Mark Chase (Kew, England), Zhong-Jian Liu (Shenzhen, China)
  • Asparagales (others): Mario Martínez Azorín (Alicante, Spain); AsparagaceaeNikolay Vislobokov (Moscow, Russia)
  • Arecales: Bill Baker (Kew, England)
  • Commelinales: Vinita Gowda (Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India), Mayur D. Nandikar (Satara, Maharashtra, India)
  • Zingiberales: Vinita Gowda (Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India); KM Prabhukumar (India); Yihua Tong (Guangzhou, China)
  • Poales: Bromeliaceae: Eric Gouda (Utrecht, The Netherlands) 
  • Poales (Panicoid grasses, Old World, and others): Marcin Nobis (Kraków, Poland); Arjun Tiwari (Karnataka, India)
  • Poales (phylogenetics, Pooid grasses, and New World grasses): Christian da Silva (Progresso Laguna/SC, Brazil)
  • Poales: Poaceae (Asia): Wenli Chen (Beijing, China); Yihua Tong (Guangzhou, China), Harsh Singh (Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India); Priyanka Agnihotri (Lucknow, India); Arjun Tiwari (Karnataka, India)
  • Poales: Triticeae (esp. genus Aegilops): Enrico V. Perrino (Bari, Italy) 
  • Poales: Cyperaceae: Muthama Muasya (Cape Town, South Africa); Arjun Tiwari (Karnataka, India)
  • Poales: Cariceae: Pedro Jimenez-Mejias (Pullman, WA, USA)

Editors for Eudicots:

  • Ceratophyllales: Mark Chase (Kew, England)
  • Ranunculales: Eduardo Cires Rodríguez (Oviedo, Asturias, Spain); Qin-er Yang (Guangzhou, China); Harsh Singh (Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India); Priyanka Agnihotri (Lucknow, India)
  • Proteales: Yohan Pillon (Montpellier, France)
  • Trochodendrales: (vacant*)
  • Buxales: (vacant*)
  • Gunnerales: (vacant*)
  • Dilleniales: James Horn (Washington DC, USA)
  • Saxifragales: Nicodemo G. Passalacqua (Arcavacata di Rende, Italy); Harsh Singh (Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India); Priyanka Agnihotri (Lucknow, India)
  • Vitales: Anna Trias Blasi (Kew, England)
  • Zygophyllales: Dirk Bellstedt (Stellenbosch, South Africa)
  • Fabales (New world): Rafael Barbosa Pinto (Goiânia, Brazil)
  • Fabales (Africa & other regions): James Stephen Boatwright (Cape Town, South Africa); Enrico V. Perrino (Bari, Italy); Arjun Tiwari (Karnataka, India)
  • Rosales: Urticaceae: Alex Monro (London, England)
  • Rosales (other): Leandro Cardoso Pederneiras (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil); Harsh Singh (Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India)
  • Fagales: Min Deng (Shanghai, China)
  • Cucurbitales: Mark Hughes (Edinburgh, UK); Daike Tian (Shanghai, China)
  • Celastrales: Jinshuang MA (Shanghai, China)
  • Oxalidales: Emanuele Del Guacchio (Salerno, Italy)
  • Malpighiales: Hajo Esser (Munich, Germany)
  • Malpighiales: Podostemaceae: Gabriel Ameka (Ghana)
  • Malpighiales: Violaceae: Yousheng Chen (Beijing, China)
  • Geraniales: Enrico V. Perrino (Bari, Italy) 
  • Myrtales (except Melastomataceae): Marcos Sobral (Curitiba - Paraná, Brazil) 
  • Myrtales: Melastomataceae: Renato Goldenberg (Curitiba, Brazil), Mayara Krasinski Caddah (Santa Catarina, Brazil); Lucas C. Majure (Gainesville, Florida, USA)
  • Crossosomatales: (vacant*)
  • Picramniales: Mark Chase (Kew, England)
  • Huerteales: (vacant*)
  • Sapindales: Hajo Esser (Munich, Germany) 
  • Sapindales:  Aceraceae: Yousheng Chen (Beijing, China)
  • Malvales: Mayur D. Nandikar (Satara, Maharashtra, India); Priyanka Agnihotri (Lucknow, India) 
  • Brassicales: Karol Marhold (Bratislava/Prague, Czech Rep.)
  • Berberidopsidales: Priyanka Agnihotri (Lucknow, India); Arjun Tiwari (Karnataka, India)
  • Santalales: Piero Delprete (Cayenne, French Guiana)
  • Caryophyllales: Duilio Iamonico (Rome, Italy); PlumbaginaceaeGianniantonio Domina (Palermo, Italy)
  • Cornales: (vacant)
  • Cornales: Hydrostachyaceae: Gabriel Ameka (Ghana) 
  • Ericales: Emily Gillespie (Indianapolis, Indiana, USA); Balsaminaceae: KM Prabhukumar (India); Ericaceae: Yihua Tong (Guangzhou, China); Primulaceae: Harsh Singh (Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India)
  • Icacinales (vacant*)
  • Metteniusales (vacant*)
  • Garryales: Mark Chase (Kew, England)
  • Gentianales: Rubiaceae (Asia): Axel Arriola (Manila, Philippines); KM Prabhukumar (India)
  • Gentianales: Rubiaceae (Africa and America): Piero Delprete (Cayenne, French Guiana)  
  • Gentianales: Apocynaceae: Apocynoideae, Periplocoideae and Secamonoideae: Justin K. Williams (Huntsville, Alabama, USA)
  • Gentianales: Apocynaceae: Asclepiadoidae: Michele Rodda (Singapore)
  • Boraginales: Norbert Holstein (London, UK)
  • Vahliales: Mark Chase (Kew, England)
  • Solanales: Convolvulaceae: John Wood (Oxford, England)
  • Solanales (other): Arjun Tiwari (Karnataka, India)  
  • Lamiales: Acanthaceae: Yunfei Deng (Guangzhou, China); Priyanka Agnihotri (Lucknow, India); Arjun Tiwari (Karnataka, India)
  • Lamiales: Bignoniaceae: Lúcia Lohmann (São Paulo)
  • Lamiales: Orobanchaceae: Gianniantonio Domina (Palermo, Italy); KM Prabhukumar (India)
  • Lamiales: Gesneriaceae: Vinita Gowda (Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India)
  • Lamiales: Lentibulariaceae: Giovanni Astuti (Pisa, Italy), Andreas Fleischmann (Munich, Germany)
  • Lamiales: Lamiaceae (especially): Jesús G. González-Gallegos (Guadalajara, Brazil); Enrico V. Perrino (Bari, Italy); Priyanka Agnihotri (Lucknow, India); Arjun Tiwari (Karnataka, India)
  • Lamiales (other): Christian Bräuchler (Freising, Germany)
  • Aquifoliales: Mark Chase (Kew, England)
  • Asterales: Asteraceae: Alexander Sennikov (Helsinki, Finland)
  • Asterales (other): Arjun Tiwari (Karnataka, India)
  • Escalloniales: (vacant*)
  • Bruniales: Mark Chase (Kew, England)
  • Paracryphiales: Mark Chase (Kew, England)
  • Dipsacales: Robert P. Wagensommer (Bari, Italy) 
  • Apiales: Hajo Esser (Munich, Germany); Apiaceae: KM Prabhukumar (India)
  • Apiales: Araliaceae: Yunfei Deng (Guangzhou, China)

*Qualified individuals who like to fill the vacant posts should write to the Managing editor with CV and summary of past editorial roles or services.

 

Editor for Gymnosperms:

  • Francesco Roma-Marzio (Pisa, Italy)

Editors for Pteridophytes:

  • Lycophytes: Angelo Troìa (Palermo, Italy)
  • Ferns: Marcus Lehnert (Stuttgart, Germany), Joel Nitta (Tokyo, Japan), Libing Zhang (St. Louis, Missouri, USA); Liang Zhang (Kunming, China)

Editors for Bryophytes:

  • Bryophyta: Lars Söderström (Trondheim, Norway); Wen Ye (Guangzhou, China)
  • Marchantiophyta: Chris Cargill (Canberra, Australia)
  • Anthocerotophyta: Karen Renzaglia (Carbondale, Illinois, USA)

Editors for Algae:

  • Microalgae, diatoms: Zlatko Levkov (Skopje, Macedonia); Jeffrey Johansen (University Heights, Ohio, USA); Eduardo A. Morales (Évora, Portugal); Chiara Pennesi (Ancona, Italy)
  • Microalgae, non-diatoms:  Marina Aboal (Murcia, Spain), Thomas Proschold (Innsbruck, Austria), H. Dail Laughinghouse  (Davie, Florida, USA), Elena Patova (Syktyvkar, Russia)
  • Marine Macroalgae: Ga Hun Boo (Suwon, Korea), Frederico D. Gurgel (Santa Catarina, Brazil)

Editors for Lichens:

  • Mohammad Sohrabi (Tehran, IROST, Iran)
  • Christian Printzen (Frankfurt, Germany)

Editors for Fungi:

  • Ascomycetes (Hyphomycetes and Coelomycetes): Eric McKenzie (Auckland, New Zealand), Sajeewa Maharachchikumbura (Oman)
  • Ascomycetes: Ausana Mapook (Chiang Rai, Thailand), Jian-Kui Liu (Guiyang, Guizhou, China), Rajesh Jeewon (Reduit, Mauritius), Ruvishika Jayawardena (Chiang Rai, Thailand), Sinang Hongsanan (Shenzhen, China)
  • Basidiomycota: Masoomeh Ghobad-Nejhad (Tehran, Iran), Genevieve Gates (Australia), Samantha Karunarathna (Kunming, Yunnan, China); Juan Carlos Zamora (Madrid, Spain); Else C. Vellinga (Berkeley, California, USA); Alfredo Vizzini (Torino, Italy); Francesco Dovana (Italy)