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Adjunct Professors
Henk van der Werff
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Missouri Botanical Garden P.O. Box 299


  • Neotropical Lauraceae
  • Lauraceae worldwide
  • Flora of the Galapagos Islands
  • Achievements:

  • 2008. A synopsis of the genus Tachigali (Leguminosae: Caesalpinioideae) in northern South America. Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 95: 618-660.
  • 2007. Are cuticular characters useful in solving generic relationships of problematic species of Lauraceae? Taxon 56: 1229-1237 (with S. Nishida as co-author).
  • 2006.  A revision of the Malagasy endemic genus Aspidostemon Rohwer & Richter (Lauraceae). Adansonia, ser. 3, 28: 7-44.
  • 2001. Phylogeny and Historical Biogeography of Lauraceae: Evidence from the Chloroplast and Nuclear Genomes [with A. Chanderbali and S. Renner]. Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 88: 104-134.
  • 2000. New species of Lauraceae from Central Amazonia, Brazil. Novon 10: 264-297. [with A. Vicentini].
  • 1999. New taxa and combinations in the Ocotea helicterifolia (Lauraceae) species group. Novon 9: 571-583.
  • 1999. Lauraceae. Pp. 700-750 in P. Berry, K. Yatskievych & B. Holst (editors), Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana, Volume 5 (excl. Nectranda). Missouri Bot. Gard. Press, St. Louis.
  • 1996. Toward an improved classification of Lauraceae. Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 83: 409-418. [with H.G. Richter].
  • 1997. Flora del Bajio y de regiones adyacentes. Familia Lauraceae. Fasciculo 56: 1-58. [with F. Lorea].
  • 1993. A revision of the genus Pleurothyrium (Lauraceae). Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 80: 39-119.
  • 1991. A key to the genera of Lauraceae in the New World. Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 78: 377-387.
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