MELASTOMATACEAE
of the world



Photos and illustrations of selected species
Delta description of the family
Our current understanding of relationships within the family
Current and ongoing research around the world
A comprehensive listing of publications on  the family
Melastomatologists around the world


Information on the largest tribe including a synonymy database
Various databases that include references to the Melastomataceae
"Weedy" under normal circumstances, some species are especially problematic when introduced
Notes on the cultivation of melastomes, plus suggestions of species that merit attention
Web sites worth exploring

 
 

All attempts have been made to make this list of workers as complete as possible. If you would like to be included, excluded, or have your information here modified in any way, please contact the webmaster (dpenneys@ufl.edu).

Frank Almeda, Jr.
Department of Botany
California Academy of Sciences
Golden Gate Park
55 Music Concourse Drive
San Francisco, California   94118
Phone: 418-379-5359
Fax: 415-321-8637
email: falmeda@calacademy.org
Home page: http://www.calacademy.org/research/curators/almeda.htm
Research interests: Systematics of neotropical and Malagasy Melastomataceae.

Andrea Karla Almeida dos Santos
Departamento de Ciências Biológicas
Programa de Pós-graduação em Botânica
Universidade Estadual de Feira de Santana (UEFS)
BR 116 N, Km 03, s/n,
Feira de Santana, 44031-460, Bahia, Brasil
e-mail: andreakarla_uefs@yahoo.com.br

Eldis R. Bécquer-Granados
Jardín Botánico Nacional, Universidad de la Habana
Unidad de Ciencia y Técnica
Carr. "El Rocío" Km 3 1/2, Calabazar, Boyeros
CP 19230, Ciudad de la Habana, Cuba
email: luisro@fbio.uh.cu / eb_pachyanthus@yahoo.es
Research interests: Systematics of Pachyanthus, Flora of Cuba.

Nicoletta Cellinese
University of Florida
Florida Museum of Natural History
Assistant Curator, Herbarium & Informatics
354 Dickinson Hall
Museum Road & Newell Drive
Gainesville, FL 32611
Phone: (352) 273-1979
email: ncellinese@flmnh.ufl.edu
Research interests: Systematics and phylogeny of the Sonerileae and Bertolonieae.

Gudrun Clausing
Institut für Spezielle Botanik
University of Mainz
55099 Mainz, Germany
Fax: 49-6131-3 92 35 24
email: Clausing@mail.uni-mainz.de
Research interests: Systematics of Sonerileae & Dissochaeteae.

Elvira Cotton
Department of Systematic Botany
Nordlandsvej 68
DK-8240 Risskov

DENMARK

email: elvira.balslev@biology.au.dk
Research interests: Ecuadorian Melastomataceae.

Saara J. DeWalt
Department of Biological Sciences
Clemson University
132 Long Hall
Clemson, SC 29634
Phone: 864-656-1429
Fax: 864-656-0435
email: saarad@clemson.edu
Research Interests: Ecology and genetics of native and introduced populations of Clidemia hirta (Melastomataceae).
Home page: http://www.clemson.edu/biosci/faculty/dewalt/

Gustavo Dreyfus R.
Herbario MOL
Departamento de Biologia
Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina
Apartado 456. Lima. PERU
email: brachyotum@hotmail.com
Research Interests: Peruvian Melastomataceae.

Rosana Augstroze Rutter Drummond
Department of Botany Museu Nacional/UFRJ
Quinta da Boa Vista
s/n 20.940-040
São Cristovão, Rio de Janeiro BRAZIL
Telefax: (021) 2568 1314- Ramal 212
email: rosana_augs@ibest.com.br
Research interests: Brazilian Melastomataceae (Minas Gerais).

Renato Goldenberg
UFPR/SCB/Depto. de Botânica
Cx.P. 19031 - CEP 81531-970
Curitiba - PR - Brasil
Phone.: 041-3361-1627
Fax: 041-3266-2042
email: rgolden@ufpr.br
Research interests: Systematics of Miconieae.

Walter S. Judd
Department of Botany
University of Florida
220 Bartram Hall
Gainesville, FL 32611-8526, U.S.A.
Phone:  352-273-1983
email: wjudd@botany.ufl.edu
Research Interests: Angiosperm systematics, especially Ericaceae; Melastomataceae: Miconieae.

Claire Martin
Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle
Laboratoire de Phanerogamie
16 Rue Buffon
75005 Paris, France
Phone: 01 40 79 33 63
email: clairemiconia@voila.fr
Research interests: Phylogenetics of Leandra and Miconia.

Angela Borges Martins
Institute of Biology - University of Campinas (UNICAMP)
Cidade Universitaria Zeferino Vaz
13083-970
Campinas, Brazil
email: ruleite@embratel.net.br
Research interests: Brazilian Melastomataceae: Cambessedesia, Marcetia, Svitramia, Fritzschia.

Humberto Mendoza-Cifuentes
Instituto de Ciencias Naturales
Apart. 7495
Universidad Nacional de Colombia
Bogotá D.C. Colombia
email: hummendoza@gmail.com
Research interests: Colombian Melastomataceae: Merianieae.

Fabian A. Michelangeli
Research Associate
Cullman Program for Molecular Systematic Studies
The New York Botanical Garden
200th St & Southern Blvd.
Bronx, NY 10458
Phone: 718-817-8199
Fax: 718-817-8101
email: fabian@nybg.org
Home page: http://sciweb.nybg.org/science2/Profile_63.asp
Research Interests: Taxonomy of Tococa; ant-plant relationships; Miconieae phylogenetics; floristics of the Venezuelan Guayana.

María Eugenia Morales-Puentes
Instituto de Ciencias Naturales
Universidad Nacional de Colombia
Esc. Biología, U. Pedagógica y Tecnológica de Colombia
Apartado 7495
Bogota, Colombia
Phone: 57-1-316-5000 ext. 11544, 11543, 11536
Fax: 57-1-316-5365
email: mmoralespuentes@yahoo.com, memoralesp@unal.edu.co
Research Interests: Huilaea and Chalybea; genera endemic to Colombia

Ingrid Parmentier
Université Libre de Bruxelles
50 av. F. Roosevelt CP 169
1050
Bruxelles, Belgium
email: inparmen@ulb.ac.be
Research Interests: African Melastomataceae (central Africa, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon and Cameroun).

Darin S. Penneys
Research Associate
Department of Botany
California Academy of Sciences
Golden Gate Park
55 Music Concourse Drive
San Francisco, California   94118
Phone: 418-379-5389
email: dpenneys@calacademy.org
Home page: http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/melastomes/dspenneys.htm
Research Interests: Phylogenetic systematics of the Melastomataceae: Blakeeae, Henrietteeae, and Miconieae.

Jacinto C. Regalado, Jr.
Missouri Botanical Garden
P.O. Box 299
St. Louis, MO 63166-0299, U.S.A.
Phone: 314-577-9488
Fax: 314-577-9596
email: jack.regalado@mobot.org
Home page: http://www.mobot.org/MOBOT/Research/curators/regalado.shtml
Research Interests: Melastomataceae: Medinilla.

Susanne S. Renner
Department of Biology
University of Missouri St. Louis
8001 Natural Bridge Road
St. Louis, MO 63121-4499, U.S.A.
Phone: 314-516-6672
Fax: 314-516-6233
email: renner@umsl.edu
Home page: http://www.umsl.edu/~biosrenn/
Research Interests: Systematics & reproductive biology; Laurales; Melastomataceae.

Karina Fidanza Rodrigues
Institute of Biology - University of Campinas (UNICAMP)
Cidade Universitaria Zeferino Vaz
13083-970
Campinas, Brazil
email: fidanzak@yahoo.com.br
Research interests: Brazilian Melastomataceae: Microlicieae, Cambessedesia.

Rosana Romero
Herbarium Uberlandense
Instituto de Biologia
Universidade Federal de Uberlandia
C. Postal 593
38401-902
Uberlandia Province, Minas Gerais, Brazil
email: romero@inbio.ufu.br
Research Interests: Melastomataceae

Kalle Ruokolainen
Department of Biology
University of Turku
FIN-20014
Turku, Finland
Phone: 358-2-3336015
Fax: 358-2-3336598
email: karuoko@utu.fi
Research Interests: Vegetation classification and mapping, general floristics, ecology of South American Melastomataceae

Leif Schulman
Section of Biodiversity and Environmental Research
Department of Biology
FIN-20014
University of Turku
FINLAND
Phone: 358-2-333-60-15
Fax: 358-2-333-65-50
email: leif.schulman@utu.fi
Home page: http://fibre.utu.fi/proj/28.htm
Research Interests: Systematics of Adelobotrys.

J. Dan Skean Jr.
Department of Biology
Albion College
Albion, MI 49224-1899, U.S.A.
Phone: 517-629-0525
Fax: 517-629-0509
email: dskean@albion.edu
Home page: http://www.albion.edu/biology/fac_biol/skean/
Research Interests: Melastomataceae of the West Indies; flora of Haiti.

Robert Douglas Stone
School of Biological & Conservation Sciences
University of KwaZulu-Natal
Pietermaritzburg campus
Private Bag X01
Scottsville 3209
South Africa
Phone: +27 (0) 33 260 6085
Fax: +27 (0) 33 260 5105
email: StoneRD@ukzn.ac.za
Research Interests: Systematics of Olisbeoideae (memecycloids), relationships of basal melastomes.

Carol A. Todzia
Plant Resources Center

Biolabs 308

Austin, TX 78713-7640, U.S.A.
email ctodzia@mail.utexas.edu
Home page: http://www.utexas.edu/ftp/depts/prc/todzia.html
Research interests: Systematics of Tibouchina.

Carmen Ulloa Ulloa
Missouri Botanical Garden
P.O. Box 299
St. Louis, MO 63166-0299, U.S.A.
Phone: (314) 577-5168
email: carmen.ulloa@mobot.org

Research interests: Andean Melastomataceae; Merianieae.

Jan Frits Veldkamp
Rijksherbarium
P. O. Box 9514
NL-2300 RA
Leiden
NETHERLANDS
Phone: +31-71-5273549
email: VELDKAMP@NHN.leidenuniv.nl

Bruno Wallnöfer
Botanische Abteilung, (Herb. W), Naturhistorisches Museum Wien
Burgring 7
A-1014
Wien (Vienna)
Austria
email: bruno.wallnoefer@nhm-wien.ac.at
Research interests: Melastomataceae: Alloneuron.

Elizabeth M. Woodgyer
Collections Management Unit
Herbarium
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Richmond, Surrey, TW9 3AB, UK.
email: e.woodgyer@rbgkew.org.uk
Research interests: South American Melastomataceae, especially Microlicia from Bahia.


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