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Henk van der WerffHenk van der Werff, Ph.D.
Head of Monographic Studies Department
Deputy Director of Research Emeritus

Adjunct Associate Professor and Research Associate Professor, University of Missouri-St. Louis

office phone: + 1 (314) 577-5109

Missouri Botanical Garden
4344 Shaw Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63110

Ph.D., State University of Utrecht, the Netherlands, 1978
Neotropical Lauraceae Lauraceae worldwide Flora of the Galapagos Islands
Available upon request
Research Emphases Lauraceae of Central America Lauraceae of Peru/Ecuador Lauraceae of Madagascar
Selected Publications 2010. Yasunia (Lauraceae), a new genus with two species from Ecuador and Peru. Novon 20: 493-502 (with S. Nishida). 2009. Nine new species of Licaria (Lauraceae) from tropical America. Harvard Papers in Botany 14 : 145-159. 2009. Eight new species of Lauraceae from Ecuador, Peru and Panama. Novon 19 : 534-548. 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.