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John Dransfield

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John Dransfield
Known forBotany
Palm classification
Spouse(s)Soejatmi Dransfield
Scientific career
Author abbrev. (botany)J.Dransf.

John Dransfield (born 1945) is an honorary research fellow and former head of palm research at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, United Kingdom,[1] as well as being an authority on the phylogenetic classification of palms.

Dransfield has written or contributed to several books on palms, notably both the first and second editions of Genera Palmarum. The first edition was the standard reference for palm evolution and classification and the second edition, expanding on the original, is expected to achieve that same benchmark.[2]

In 2004, Dransfield was awarded the Linnean Medal,[3] an annual award given by the Linnean Society of London.

The genus Dransfieldia was named for him, as was the species adonidia dransfieldii.

Selected works

  • The typification of Linnean palms. International Bureau for Plant Taxonomy and Nomenclature, 1979.[4]
  • A manual of the rattans of the Malay Peninsula. By John Dransfield. Forest Dept., Ministry of Primary Industries, Malaysia, 1979.[5]
  • The rattans of Sabah. By John Dransfield. Forest Dept. Sabah, 1984.[6]
  • Palmae. By John Dransfield. Published on behalf of the East African Governments by Balkema, 1986.[7]
  • Genera Palmarum: a classification of palms based on the work of Harold E. Moore, Jr. By Harold E. Moore, Natalie W. Uhl and John Dransfield. L.H. Bailey Hortorium, 1987.[8]
  • The palms of the New World: a conservation census. By John Dransfield, Dennis Victor Johnson and Hugh Synge. IUCN, 1988.[9]
  • The rattans of Sarawak. By John Dransfield. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, 1992.[10]
  • The palms of Madagascar. By John Dransfield and Henk Beentje. Royal Botanic Gardens and the International Palm Society, 1995.[11]
  • Priority species of bamboo and rattan. Edited by A. N. Rao, V. Ramanatha Rao, and J.T. Williams. Bioversity International, 1998.[12]
  • Corybas west of Wallace's Line. By John Dransfield. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, 2000.[13]
  • World checklist of palms. By Rafaël Govaerts and John Dransfield. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, 2005.[14]
  • Field guide to the palms of Madagascar. By John Dransfield. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, 2006.[15]
  • Field guide to the palms of New Guinea. By William J. Baker and John Dransfield. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, 2006.[16]
  • Genera Palmarum: the evolution and classification of palms. By John Dransfield and Natalie W. Uhl. Kew Pub., 2008.[17] Received the 2009 Annual Literature Award of the Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries.[2]
  • Dransfield, John (10 June 2010). Growth forms of rain forest palms. pp. 247–268. ISBN 9780521142472., in Tomlinson & Zimmerman (1978)
  • Beyond Genera Palmarum: progress and prospects in palm systematics By William J. BakerJ & J Dransfield. 2016. .Oxford Academy, Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society,2016, 182, 207–233 ISSN 1095-8339[18]
  • See also


    1. ^ "Kew Magazine Photography". Kew Royal Botanic Gardens official website. Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Archived from the original on 7 October 2012. Retrieved 18 April 2011.
    2. ^ a b "Genera Palmarum: the Evolution and Classification of Palms Edition 2 – Project Completed". Kew Royal Botanic Gardens official website. Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Archived from the original on 5 December 2009. Retrieved 18 April 2011.
    3. ^ "Recipients of the Linnean Medal". The Linnean Society of London official website. The Linnean Society of London. Archived from the original on 27 May 2015. Retrieved 27 May 2014.
    4. ^ Harold Emery Moore; John Dransfield (1979). The typification of Linnean palms. International Bureau for Plant Taxonomy and Nomenclature. Retrieved 18 April 2011.
    5. ^ John Dransfield (1979). A manual of the rattans of the Malay Peninsula. Forest Dept., Ministry of Primary Industries, Malaysia. Retrieved 18 April 2011.
    6. ^ John Dransfield (1984). The rattans of Sabah. Forest Dept. Sabah. Retrieved 18 April 2011.
    7. ^ John Dransfield (1986). Palmae. CRC Press. ISBN 978-90-6191-329-0. Retrieved 18 April 2011.
    8. ^ Natalie W. Uhl; John Dransfield; Harold Emery Moore (1987). Genera Palmarum: a classification of palms based on the work of Harold E. Moore, Jr. L.H. Bailey Hortorium. ISBN 978-0-935868-30-2. Retrieved 18 April 2011.
    9. ^ John Dransfield; Dennis Victor Johnson; Hugh Synge (November 1988). The palms of the New World: a conservation census. IUCN. ISBN 978-2-88032-941-9. Retrieved 18 April 2011.
    10. ^ John Dransfield (1992). The rattans of Sarawak. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. ISBN 978-0-947643-41-6. Retrieved 18 April 2011.
    11. ^ John Dransfield; Henk Beentje (1995). The palms of Madagascar. Royal Botanic Gardens and the International Palm Society. ISBN 978-0-947643-82-9. Retrieved 18 April 2011.
    12. ^ A. N. Rao; V. Ramanatha Rao; J.T. Williams, eds. (1998). Priority species of bamboo and rattan (PDF). Bioversity International. ISBN 978-92-9043-491-7. Retrieved 18 April 2011.
    13. ^ John Dransfield (15 January 2000). Corybas West of Wallace's Line. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. ISBN 978-1-84246-226-3. Retrieved 18 April 2011.
    14. ^ Rafaël Govaerts; John Dransfield (2005). World checklist of palms. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. ISBN 978-1-84246-084-9. Retrieved 18 April 2011.
    15. ^ John Dransfield (2006). Field guide to the palms of Madagascar. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. ISBN 978-1-84246-157-0. Retrieved 18 April 2011.
    16. ^ William J. Baker; John Dransfield (December 2006). Field guide to the palms of New Guinea. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. ISBN 978-1-84246-138-9. Retrieved 18 April 2011.
    17. ^ John Dransfield; Natalie W. Uhl (2008). Genera Palmarum: the evolution and classification of palms. Kew Pub. ISBN 978-1-84246-182-2. Retrieved 18 April 2011.
    18. ^ Baker, William J.; Dransfield, John (2016). "Beyond Genera Palmarum: progress and prospects in palm systematics". Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society. 182 (2): 207–233 – via Oxford Academy.
    19. ^ IPNI.  J.Dransf.


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