Carmen Puglisi

Photo by Kaylene Bransgrove.

Email: Carmen Puglisi

Phone: +44 (0)131 248 2915

Fax: +44 (0)131 248 2901

Gesneriaceae Researcher

I am postdoctoral researcher (Sibbald Fellow) and my interests are the taxonomy, phylogenetics and biogeography of the Southeast Asian Gesneriaceae, the African violet family.
Currently, I am working on a taxonomic revision of Microchirita (C.B.Clarke) Yin Z.Wang, a genus of 25 species, distributed in India, continental Southeast Asia and Central Indonesia. My PhD research focused on a different group of Southeast Asian Gesneriaceae, the Boea group, characterised by the twisted fruit. The aim of the project was to produce a detailed phylogeny of the group, revise the genus Boea and re-circumscribe several genera as a result of the phylogenetic and morphologic studies. Part of my current work is to fully revise some of these genera and prepare the relative accounts for the Flora of Thailand.


PUGLISI, C., Middleton, D.J., Triboun, P., Möller, M. (2011). New insights into the relationships between Paraboea, Trisepalum and Phylloboea (Gesneriaceae) and their taxonomic consequences. Taxon, 60: 1693-1702.

Wanntorp, L., PUGLISI, C., Penneys, D., Ronse De Craene, L.P. (2011). Multiplication of floral organs in flowers: a case study in Conostegia (Melastomataceae,  Myrtales). In: Wanntorp & Ronse de Craene (eds.) Flowers on the Tree of Life. Cambridge University Press. Pp 218-235.

PUGLISI, C., Wei, Y.-G., Nishii, K., Möller, M. (2011). Oreocharis × heterandra (Gesneriaceae): a natural hybrid from the Shengtangshan Mountains, Guangxi, China. Phytotaxa 38:1-18.

Weber, A., Wei, Y.-G., PUGLISI, C., Wen, F., Mayer, V., Möller, M. (2011). A new definition of the genus Petrocodon. Phytotaxa 23: 49-67.

Middleton, D.J., PUGLISI, C., Triboun, P. & Möller, M. (2010). Proposal to conserve Paraboea against Phylloboea and Trisepalum (Gesneriaceae). Taxon 59 (5): 1603.

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