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Morphology and anatomy of gentians

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Anatomy and comparative morphology

Structural aspects of achlorophyllous gentians (and other myco-heterotrophic plants), in particular their underground parts and mycorrhiza (S. Imhof)

Paleogeographic correlates of comparative wood anatomy of Gentianales (V. A. Albert with I. Poole)

Anatomy of roots in Gentiana (especially the change of roots covering tissue during ontogeny), morphological differentiation of roots in the root system, the structure of shoot systems and their development, architectural models and the shoot building models (A. Prokopiv)

 

Ecology

Structural aspects of achlorophyllous gentians (and other myco-heterotrophic plants), in particular their underground parts and mycorrhiza (S. Imhof)

 

Ethnobotany and economic uses of gentians

The ethnobotany of Fagraea (T. Motley)

The ethnobotany of Potalia (L. Struwe)

Anti-malarial properties of Tachia (A. Pohlit)

 

Floristic projects

Flora Neotropica - Halenia (B. von Hagen)

Flora Neotropica - Macrocarpaea (J. R. Grant)

Flora Neotropica - Symbolanthus (L. Struwe)

Gentianaceae of Bolivia (L. Struwe, J. R. Grant, J. Pringle, K. Lepis, and others)

Gentianella of New Zealand (D. Glenny)

Flora of North America North of Mexico - Gentianaceae (J. Pringle)

Gentiana and Gentianella in the Americas (J. Pringle)

Gentianaceae for Flora of Cambodia, Laos, & Vietnam (S. Hul)

 

Flower anatomy and development

Coronas in Symbolanthus (L. Struwe)

Evolution of supermerous flowers in Gentianaceae (L. Struwe)

 

Karyology, chromosome numbers

Chromosome numbers in Centaurium s. lat. (G. Mansion)

 

Palynology

Vestures and orbicules in Gentianales (E. Smets)

 

Phylogeny, biogeography, evolution, classification (systematics)

Early diversification of Gentiana, its biogeography, infrageneric phylogeny and relationships to sister groups (Y.-M. Yuan)

Phylogeny, character evolution, biogeography and phylogenetic classification of the Swertioid complex (P. Chassot)

Phylogeny of Lisianthius (J. DeLaet)

Phylogeny and character evolution in Potalieae (L. Struwe & V. A. Albert)

Monograph of Potalia (L. Struwe & V. A. Albert)

Phylogeny, diversity, and biogeography of Helieae (L. Struwe)

Systematics of Symbolanthus (L. Struwe & K. Gould)

Morphological evolution and neotropical biogeography in Macrocarpaea  (J. R. Grant)

Phylogeny and biogeography of paleotropical Exaceae (Y-M. Yuan, P. Kuepfer)

Phylogenetic position of Bisgoeppertia (M. Thiv)

Gentianella of New Zealand (D. Glenny)

Phylogeny of Canscorinae (M. Thiv)

Phylogenetic relationships within the subtribe Chironiinae (Gentianaceae) with a particular focus on the evolutionary trends and biogeographic patterns of the genus Centaurium s. l. (G. Mansion)

Paleogeographic correlates of comparative wood anatomy of Gentianales (V. A. Albert with I. Poole)

Reevaluation of Gentianella sect. Gentianella in Europe (J. Greimler)

Biogeography and phylogeny of Eurasian Gentiana (A. Prokopiv)

Revision of Tachia (L. Struwe)

Revision of Chelonanthus (K. Lepis)

Phylogeny, biogeography and morphological evolution of Gentianopsis
(B. Whitlock and P. Groff)

Phylogeny and taxonomy of Sebaea (J. Kissling)

 

Population biology, endangered species

Population dynamics and reproductive biology of the endangered species Sabatia kennedyana (L. Orrell)

Population dynamics of Swertia albomarginata in the eastern Mojave Desert (T. Schweich)

 

Gentian Research Network, 2002-2011.
For corrections and additions, contact Lena Struwe at struwe@aesop.rutgers.edu