André Schuiteman

André Schuiteman
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew · Identification and Naming

PhD

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Introduction
André Schuiteman currently works at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. André does research in Systematics (Taxonomy), Botany and Evolutionary Biology, with an emphasis on tropical Orchidaceae. He is especially interested in the orchids of SE Asia and New Guinea and in the systematics, beogeography and evolution of the genus Dendrobium.

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Publications (201)
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Thrixspermum obyrneanum (sect. Thrixspermum) is a new species described from Narathiwat Province, southern Thailand, and from Kelantan, Peninsular Malaysia. It is morphologically similar to T. leucarachne but differs in the much shorter sepals and petals, tepals and lip pale yellow, lateral lobes of the lip 6–7 mm long, broadly triangular to ovate,...
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Paphiopedilum barbigerum var. lannaense is a new combination for P. charlesworthii var. lannaense. Hemipilia hui is a new combination and the correct name for H. occidensichuanensis.
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Coelogyne squamulosa is illustrated from a specimen flowering in cultivation. The history of its discovery and rediscovery in Borneo and its ecology are described. Related species are discussed and a detailed description of C. squamulosa is given.
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A list of 800 orchid species with variegated leaves from 101 genera is presented. Their modes of variegation are classified using a simple scheme of five elements. The systematic occurrence of variegation is tabulated and analysed, and the potential ecological functions of variegation are discussed.
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The genus Thalictrum L. in New Guinea is revised based on morphological evidence. Full descriptions of the genus and the four taxa recognised are given. Two species are recognised: Thalictrum papuanum , widespread across New Guinea, and a new species described here; T. umbraticola , endemic to west New Guinea. Two new varieties are described: Thali...
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Based on field observations and examination of preserved specimens, Anoectochilus medogensis is described as a new species from Tibet, China. Phylogenetic evidence using combined plastid regions (matK, trnL-F and rbcL) further supports the systematic status of A. medogensis. A detailed morphological description, photographic plates and line drawing...
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Coelogyne has been shown in analyses of molecular data to be polyphyletic with 14 other genera of Coelogyninae (Arethuseae) embedded. Three possible solutions to establish an alternative classification are considered: lumping all of these in the oldest genus, in this case Coelogyne, distinguishing two genera corresponding to the two main clades in...
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Four new species of Orchidaceae from China, Heminium lijiangense, Peristylus fasciculatus, Platanthera milinensis, and Ponerorchis gongshanensis, together with a new country record, Peristylus tenuicallus, are described and illustrated based on morphological and phylogenetic analyses. Heminium lijiangense is closely related to H. elisabethae but di...
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A new lowland species of Bulbophyllum of section Codonosiphon from Papua New Guinea is described as Bulbophyllum cophocropion.
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Eulophia (Eulophiinae; Epidendroideae) has been found in molecular phylogenetic studies to be non-monophyletic. Here, we propose to combine it with Acrolophia, Cymbidiella, Eulophiella, Geodorum, Oeceoclades and Paralophia and discuss the characters that have been used previously to discriminate among these genera, demonstrating that none of them i...
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Coelogyne cymbidioides Rchb.f., formerly known as Gynoglottis cymbidioides (Rchb.f.) J.J.Sm. from the mountains of Sumatra, is illustrated from a plant flowering at Kew. Its taxonomy, habitat in the wild and pollination are discussed. Details of its successful cultivation are given.
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Hemipilia flabellata, a terrestrial orchid from western China is illustrated. Its history, ecology, introduction and cultivation are described.
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Dendrobium hekouense Z.J. Liu & L.J. Chen is illustrated. Its distribution, ecology and successful cultivation are described.
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We explore the origins of the extraordinary plant diversity in the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau (QTP) using Orchidinae (Orchidaceae) as a model. Our results indicate that six major clades in Orchidinae exhibited substantial variation in the temporal and spatial sequence of diversification. Our time-calibrated phylogenetic model suggests that the species...
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To address the polyphyly of Phaius and Calanthe in recent molecular studies, we recommend the merger of these genera along with Cephalantheropsis and Gastrorchis, which are embedded among the first two genera. Some authors have instead proposed to segregate new genera from both Phaius and Calanthe, but this results in generic concepts for which the...
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Sixteen new species of Bulbophyllum section Polymeres (Orchidaceae) from New Guinea (Papua New Guinea and Papua Province of Indonesia) are described. Four informal series in this speciose section are distinguished as an aid to identification and a key for these is provided. The sixteen species belong to two series, sharing one character: new shoots...
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With about a dozen species, Dendrobium section Fugacia Smith (1905: 343) is one of the smaller but also one of the more distinctive clades within the large genus Dendrobium Swartz (1799: 82) (Schuiteman 2014). The plants have unbranched, tufted, clavate and usually distinctly angular stems of several internodes, of which only two or three of the up...
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New Guinea is the world’s largest tropical island and has fascinated naturalists for centuries. Home to some of the best-preserved ecosystems on the planet and to intact ecological gradients—from mangroves to tropical alpine grasslands—that are unmatched in the Asia-Pacific region, it is a globally recognized centre of biological and cultural diver...
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The widespread and variable Cymbidium dayanum Rchb. f. is discussed. A variety from Mount Kinabalu, var. angustifolium is illustrated, and the new combination is made, based on C. angustifolium Ames & C. Schweinf.
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Bulbophyllum ankylochele, a native of New Guinea, is illustrated. Its ecology and pollination are explained, and it is compared with the superficially similar Masdevallia from South America. Suggestions for its successful cultivation are given.
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Mediocalcar umboiense Schuit., a native of New Guinea, is illustrated. Its ecology and possible pollinators are explained. Suggestions for its successful cultivation are given.
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Morphological studies based on the protologues, observations of herbarium specimens and field surveys suggest that Goodyera rosulacea is a synonym of G. brachystegia. According to genetic studies, accessions of G. rosulacea and G. brachystegia form a single clade in the phylogenetic trees obtained from analyses of the nuclear ribosomal DNA ITS regi...
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Goodyera araneosa, a new species of Orchidaceae from Wanglang National Nature Reserve, Sichuan, is described and illustrated. It shows close morphological affinity to G. marginata and G. wuana, but can be distinguished from the former on the basis of smaller plant stature and presence of regular white reticulation on the leaves, and from the latter...
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Coelogyne annamensis Rolfe is illustrated, and compared with C. assamica Linden & Rchb.f.), C. brunnea Lindl. and other members of Coelogyne section Fuscescentes Pfitzer & Kraenzl. Suggestions for its successful cultivation are given.
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The orchid tribe Tropidieae comprises three genera, Tropidia , Corymborkis and Kalimantanorchis . There are three fully mycoheterotrophic species within Tropidieae: Tropidia saprophytica , T. connata and Kalimantanorchis nagamasui . A previous phylogenetic study of K. nagamasui , based only on plastid matK data, placed K. nagamasui outside the clad...
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Dendrobium moiorum Saputra, Schuit., Wanma & Naive (Orchidaceae; Epidendroideae; Dendrobieae), a new endemic species from West Papua, Indonesia, is described and illustrated. The new species resembles Dendrobium isthmiferum and the diagnostic differences are discussed. Information on distribution, ecology, phenology and conservation status are prov...
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New Guinea is the most biologically and linguistically diverse tropical island on Earth, yet the potential impacts of climate change on its biocultural heritage remain unknown. Analyzing 2353 endemic plant species distributions, we find that 63% of species are expected to have smaller geographic ranges by 2070. As a result, ecoregions may have an a...
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The second largest genus of Orchidaceae, Dendrobium Swartz (1799: 82), has close to 1600 accepted species names (Govaerts et al. 2019). Indonesia is particularly rich in species of Dendrobium, with, for example, 114 and 53 species recorded from Sumatra and Java, respectively (Comber 1990, 2003). However, this pales in comparison to New Guinea, wher...
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Coelogyne kaliana from Malaysia is illustrated and the history of its collection and habitat are described. Distinctions from related species are discussed, and suggestions for its cultivation are given.
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Coelogyne susanae, an endemic of the islands of the Bismarck and Solomon Archipelagos is illustrated. Instructions for its successful cultivation are given.
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Pterostylis repanda, a recently‐named species from New Caledonia, is illustrated. Its distinctions from related species are discussed, and suggestions for its cultivation are given.
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Cymbidium sichuanicum is illustrated and its habitat is described. Distinctions from related species are discussed, and suggestions for its cultivation are given.
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The Manokwari Declaration is an unprecedented pledge by the governors of Indonesia's two New Guinea provinces to promote conservation and become SE Asia's new Costa Rica. This is an exciting, yet challenging endeavour that will require working on many fronts that transcend single disciplines. Because Indonesian New Guinea has the largest expanse of...
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Hydriastele gibbsiana is a beautiful palm with a pronounced belly and is found in western New Guinea.
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Based on fieldwork and examination of fresh as well as preserved specimens, Goodyera bomiensis and G. wolongensis are reduced under the synonymy of G. brachystegia and G. serpens respectively. Goodyera serpens and G. marginata are reinstated as accepted species, and G. afzelii, previously thought to be restricted to Madagascar and Mozambique, is ad...
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Herbarium specimens provide verifiable and citable evidence of the occurrence of particular plants at particular points in space and time, and are vital resources for assessing extinction risk in the tropics, where plant diversity and threats to plants are greatest. We reviewed approaches to assessing extinction risk in response to the Convention o...
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Herbarium specimens provide verifiable and citable evidence of the occurrence of particular plants at particular points in space and time, and are vital resources for assessing extinction risk in the tropics, where plant diversity and threats to plants are greatest. We reviewed approaches to assessing extinction risk in response to the Convention o...
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Herbarium specimens provide verifiable and citable evidence of the occurrence of particular plants at particular points in space and time, and are vital resources for assessing extinction risk in the tropics, where plant diversity and threats to plants are greatest. We reviewed approaches to assessing extinction risk in response to the Convention o...
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Coelogyne weixiensis X.H. Jin, from montane forest in Yunnan is described and illustrated.
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A short overview of the genus Coelogyne is given. C. alboaurantia Elis. George & J.‐C. George from northern Thailand is described and illustrated.
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The rarely‐grown Coelogyne calcicola Kerr, from Laos, Vietnam, Yunnan, NE India and Myanmar is described and illustrated. Suggestions for its successful cultivation are given.
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A phylogenaetic hypothesis for tribe Podochileae with emphasis on subtribe Eriinae s.s. is based on nucleotide sequences of the nuclear ITS and four plastid regions (matK, trnL-F spacer, trnL intron and ycf1). The strict consensus tree based on parsimony is largely congruent with the maximum likelihood tree with a few major differences; most import...
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MAMBRASAR, Y. M. & SCHUITEMAN, A. 2017. A new species of Trichotosia (Orchidaceae: Epidendroideae: Podochileae) from Tambrauw, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia. Reinwardtia 16(2): 107-110. - Trichotosia gabriel-asemiana Mambrasar & Schuiteman. Its description and illustration was presented.
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Background Subtribe Orchidinae (Orchidaceae, Orchidoideae) are a nearly cosmopolitan taxon of terrestrial orchids, comprising about 1800 species in 47 to 60 genera. Although much progress has been made in recent years of phylogenetics of Orchidinae, considerable problems remain to be addressed. Based on molecular phylogenetics, we attempt to illust...
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Coelogyne putaoensis, a new species of section Ocellatae from Putao, Kachin State, Myanmar, is described and illustrated. It is morphologically similar to C. taronensis and C. weixiensis, presumably its nearest relatives. An identification key and colour photographs are provided. A preliminary risk-of-extinction assessment according to the IUCN Red...
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Recently, two new genera of mycoheterotrophic orchids were described from China: Danxiaorchis Zhai, Xing & Liu (2013: e60371) and Yunorchis Liu, Zhang & Li (2015: e123382). Both were considered to be monospecific, and in each case the descriptions were accompanied by a phylogenetic analysis. It was inferred that Danxiaorchis is the sister genus of...
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Little published information exists about Eulophia obtusa, a showy and distinctive species previously recorded from North India and Nepal. It is here reported from Bangladesh for the first time. The population occurring in Bangladesh may represent a distinct colour form, with pure white instead of bright yellow sepals and petals as in previous reco...
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Cypripedium fargesii Franch., an endangered species from West China, is described and illustrated. Notes on its discovery, taxonomy, habitat, conservation status, and cultivation are provided.