What we do

The three main activities of Plant Gateway

Publish practical field guides as print copies and/or e-Books
  1. Byng, J. W. (2014 [2015]). The Flowering Plants Handbook: A practical guide to families and genera of the world. Plant Gateway: Hertford.
  2. Byng, J. W. (2014). eBook Version of The Flowering Plants Handbook: A practical guide to families and genera of the world. Plant Gateway: Hertford.
  3. Byng, J. W. (2015). The Gymnosperms Handbook: A practical guide to extant families and genera of the world. Plant Gateway: Hertford.
  4. Byng, J. W. (2015). eBook version of The Gymnosperms Handbook: A practical guide to extant families and genera of the world. Plant Gateway: Hertford.
Teach on our plant identification courses
June 2014 courses: 37 people taught (Durham, Aberdeen, Manchester, Sheffield)
November 2014 courses: 45 people taught (Canary Islands)
May 2015 courses: 29 people taught (Aberdeen, Manchester, Glasgow)
Publish peer-reviewed scientific papers
  1. Byng, J.W., Bernardini, B., Joseph, J.A., Chase, M.W. and Utteridge, T.M.A. (2014). Phylogenetic relationships of Icacinaceae focusing on the vining genera. Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 176: 277–294.
  2. Byng, J.W., Phillipson, P.B. and Snow, N. (2015). Nomenclatural notes on Malagasy Syzygium Gaertn. (Myrtaceae). Candollea. 70(1):151-155.
  3. Byng, J.W., Wilson, P.G. and Snow, N. (2015). Typifications and nomenclatural notes on Indian Myrtaceae. Phytotaxa 217 (2): 101–116.
  4. Christenhusz, M.J.M., Vorontsova, M.V., Fay, M.F. & Chase, M.W. (2015). Results from an online survey of family delimitation in angiosperms and ferns: recommendations to the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group for thorny problems in plant classification. Bot. J. Linn. Soc.
  5. Christenhusz, M.J.M. (2015). New combinations in Drynaria (Polypodiaceae subfam. Polypodioideae). Phytotaxa 230 (3): 299–300.
  6. Byng, J.W. (2015). Picrodendraceae. In: Sosef, M. (ed.). Flore d’Afrique Centrale. Meise Botanic Garden. [Nov. 2015]
  7. Byng, J.W. (2015). Ixonanthaceae. In: Sosef, M. (ed.). Flore d’Afrique Centrale. Meise Botanic Garden. [Nov. 2015]
  8. Byng, J.W. (2015). Two new species of Syzygium (Myrtaceae) from Madagascar. Nordic Journal of Botany [early view].
  9. Byng, J.W. (2015). Review of East African Plant Collectors. Phytotaxa 234 (1): 100.
  10. Zona, S. & Christenhusz, M.J.M. (2015). Litter-trapping plants: Filter-feeders of the plant kingdom. Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 179: 554-586.
  11. Clark, J., Hidalgo, O., Pellicer, J., Liu, H., Marquardt, J.,  Robert, Y., Christenhusz, M.J.M, Zhang, S., Gibby, M., J Leitch, I. and  Schneider, H. (2016). Genome evolution of ferns: evidence for relative stasis of genome size across the fern phylogeny. New Phytologist.
  12. Byng, J.W., Barthelat, F., Snow, N. and Bernardini, B. (2016). Revision of Eugenia and Syzygium (Myrtaceae) from the Comoros Archipelago. Phytotaxa. 252: 163-184.
  13. APG IV (Byng, J.W., Chase, M.W., Christenhusz, M.J.M.……) (2016). An update of the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group classification for the orders and families of flowering plants: APG IV. Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 181: 1-20.
  14. Byng, J.W., Bernardini, B., Christenhusz, M.J.M. & Chase, M.W. (2016) Systematics of Irvingiaceae and Ixonanthaceae (Malpighiales): phylogenetic analysis based on three plastid DNA loc. Phytotaxa. 260: 157-166.
  15. Christenhusz, M.J.M. & Byng, J.W. (2016) The number of known plants species in the world and its annual increase. Phytotaxa 261: 201-217.
  16. Byng, J.W. (2016). Icacinaceae. In: Watson, M.F., Ikeda, H., Rajbhandari, K.R., Akiyama, S., Pendry, C.A. and Shrestha, K.K. (eds.). Flora of Nepal. RBGE.
  17. Snow, N., Byng, J. W., Munzinger, J. & Dawson, J. W. (in review). New Caledonian Piliocalyx transferred to Syzygium (Myrtaceae), with nomenclatural notes, typifications, and diagnostic characters. Candollea.
  18. Byng, J.W., Bernardini, B., Chase, M.W. & Christenhusz, M.J.M. (in review) Puzzling plant parasites: phylogeny and classification of Santalales revisited. Bot. J. Linn. Soc.
  19. Byng, J.W. & Snow, N. (in review). A new name and a new combination for Syzygium (Myrtaceae) from tropical Africa. Phytotaxa.
  20. Byng, J.W. & Pahladsingh, F. (in review). A new species of Syzygium (Myrtaceae) from South Africa. European Journal of Taxonomy.

 

Miscellaneous

Funded publications

Byng, J.W., Florens, F.B.V. and Baider, C. (2015) Syzygium pyneei (Myrtaceae), a new critically endangered endemic species from Mauritius. PhytoKeys 46: 61–66.

Non-peer reviewed

SYZWG (2016). Syzygium (Myrtaceae): Monographing a taxonomic giant via 22 coordinated regional revisions. PeerJ Preprints

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