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e-Monocot is a NERC funded consortium between Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, Oxford University and the Natural History Museum.

 

Grant no's 279981, 279984 & 279970. Period, Nov./Dec. 2010 to Oct./Nov. 2013.

 

 

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  • Dr. Nura Abdul Karim

    Institution
    Singapore Botanic Gardens

    Area of taxonomic interest
    General

     

    Personal interests / role in project

    I am interested in the database of all the monocots as I am very involved in outreach programme and plant identification for the collection in Singapore Botanic Gardens.

     

    What's your favourite monocot and why?

    Orchidaceae is my favourite monocot because this is the family that I had done my mycorrhizal research on and I have found how fascinating the inter-relationship between the plant and the fungi to the survival of the plant.

     

     

     

  • Dr Bob Allkin

    Institution
    Kew

    Area of taxonomic interest
    use of taxonomic information

     

    Personal interests / role in project

    Use of plant name services.

     

    What's your favourite monocot and why?

    Agave tequilana - glug

     

     

     

  • Doctor Fernando Alzate

    Institution
    University of Antioquia

    Area of taxonomic interest
    Liliales systematics and evolution

    What's your favourite monocot and why?

    Bomarea: because is my group of interest and because they are the most beatiful plants in the world

     

     

     

  • H S Bedekar Hemant Bedekar Bedekar

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    Institution
    self ( retired consultant)

    Area of taxonomic interest
    Bamboos of western ghats

     

    Personal interests / role in project

    Bamboo study. the non flowering and flowering sps of Pseudoxytnenthera being used by masses.But additional industrial uses are to be culcated on the minds of rural folks.

     

    What's your favourite monocot and why?

    Bamboo. Maharashtra ( INDIA) contributed 5% of bamboos in India.It is available every where in the state. its occurrence in forests is significant.But in western ghat of the State mainly it is grown as homestead.It is one of the best species with potential of upliftment of rural masses.

     

     

     

  • Annanimate Annanimate Bhuchaisri

    Area of taxonomic interest
    Zingiberaceae

    What's your favourite monocot and why?

    Zingiberaceae because a flowers so beutiful.

     

     

     

  • Mr IAn Chalmers

    Area of taxonomic interest
    Orchids

     

    Personal interests / role in project

    Research into Orchids

     

    What's your favourite monocot and why?

    Orchids

    I am the Registrar for Judges for NSW Australia and on the RHS Orchid Hubrid Registration Committee.

     

     

     

  • student Cynthia Corporal

    Institution
    biology

    What's your favourite monocot and why?

    corn

     

     

     

  • Ms Kerry Alison Ford

    Institution
    Allan Herbarium, Landcare Research

    Area of taxonomic interest
    Cyperaceae, Poaceae

    What's your favourite monocot and why?

    Carex dissita, a common forest sedge. Tall elegant and forming swards in forest gaps.

     

     

     

  • Dr Lauren Maria Gardiner

    Institution
    RBG Kew

    Area of taxonomic interest
    Palmae; Arecaceae; Orchidaceae; Systematics; Taxonomy; Conservation; Economic uses; Sustainable use

    What's your favourite monocot and why?

    Coelogyne cristata - a beautiful white orchid which I found growing in enormous numbers in a mist-strewn cardamom field, at a steep angle overhanging a winding road through the foothills of the Himalayas in Sikkim. We'd hoped to see it at this site, having seen a few plants of the species in other locations, but nothing prepared us for how many enormous plants we'd find, in full flower, covering the trunks of the shade trees. I climbed and scrambled up the steep slope first out of our group, and others followed much more slowly - but could hear my exclamations as I found the first plant - the largest clump of flowering orchids I'd ever seen in the wild, and then as the mist parted I saw that the next tree had an even bigger clump, and the next tree, and the next. Truly breathtaking.

     

     

     

  • MR AKEEM OLAMIDE HASSAN

    Institution
    HASMAN INVESTMENT LIMITED

    Area of taxonomic interest
    IMPORT AND EXPORT

    What's your favourite monocot and why?

    IMPORTING

     

     

     

  • Mr Gregory John Keighery

    http://www.dec.wa.gov.au/content/section/41/1808/

    Institution
    Science Division, Department of Environment and Conservation

    Area of taxonomic interest
    Western Australian Monocotyledons, except Grasses and Orchids

     

    Personal interests / role in project

    Undertaking revisionary/ biological studies on Western Australian Monocotyledons, revealing numerous new taxa and generic issues.WA is an isolated state and few other Australian taxonomists are interested in the groups since the flora of australia treatment in 1986!

     

    What's your favourite monocot and why?

    Baxteria australis, because it is such an odd plant, that one would not have considered inventing if it was not real.

     

     

     

  • Mrs Ronell R. Klopper

    www.sanbi.org

    Institution
    SANBI

    Area of taxonomic interest
    Aloe, Asphodelaceae

     

    Personal interests / role in project

    Aloes of the World Project Co-ordinator

     

    What's your favourite monocot and why?

    The genus Aloe. It is a flagship African genus. Southern Africa, where I am based, is one of the hotspots for aloe diversity.

     

     

     

  • Dr Koshy, K.C. Konnath

    http://www.koshykc.blogspot.com

    Institution
    Tropical Botanic Garden and Research Institute

    Area of taxonomic interest
    Bamboos:Taxonomy,Conservation

     

    Personal interests / role in project

    Interested in the taxonomy of the Western Ghat (India) bamboos. There are c.22 bamboo species in the region. The identification of c.50% is a difficult task. The flowering cycles, reproductive biology etc are poorly known.

    Monocot Photo:Pseudoxytenanthera bourdillonii (Gamble) H. B. Naithani, a species from the Western Ghats,India

     

    What's your favourite monocot and why?

    Bamboos are my favourite monocots. They are beautiful and add charm to any landscape. Its potential in rural economy of India is great. Its flowering and reproduction are fascinating. Working with bamboos since 1987 and could develop a Bambusetum at Tropical Botanic Garden and Research Institute (TBGRI).

     

     

     

  • Dr Mark Newman

    http://elmer.rbge.org.uk/zrc/

    Institution
    Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

    Area of taxonomic interest
    Zingiberaceae

     

    Personal interests / role in project

    Verifying taxonomic data on Zingiberaceae and making them available publicly.

     

    What's your favourite monocot and why?

    Ginger, Zingiber officinale. It's delicious and good for you whilst introducing you to a fascinating family of beautiful tropical plants.

     

     

     

  • Dr Bhaskar Saikia

    Institution
    Anandaran dhekial Phookan college

    Area of taxonomic interest
    Monocot

    What's your favourite monocot and why?

    Dioscorea

     

     

     

  • Mr Alexandre Theys

    Institution
    RBG Kew

    What's your favourite monocot and why?

    Calamus aruensis, that's the only one I can remember (also a good test taxon on PalmWeb).

     

     

     

  • Mr Red Whittaker

    Institution
    FREE WORLD ORG.

    Area of taxonomic interest
    Palmae

    What's your favourite monocot and why?

    Phytelephas / save elephant live

     

     

     

  • Mr Alejandro Zuluaga

    Institution
    University of Wisconsin-Madison

    Area of taxonomic interest
    Systematics Araceae

     

    Personal interests / role in project

    Systematics and evolution of Araceae, particularly the Neotropical genus Monstera.

     

    What's your favourite monocot and why?

    The aroids or Araceae are an incredibly variable group of flowering plants that grow in very humid areas and comprise terrestrial, aquatic and epiphytic plants. They range in size from as small as 2 millimeters in the duckweeds, to as large as several meters, as is the case in Titan arum (Amorphophallus titanum). The genus Monstera is an hemiepiphyte with and incredible transformation from the seedling to the adult plant (heteroblastic development)

     

     

     

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