Anna Trias Blasi

Anna Trias Blasi
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew · Identification & Naming - Asia

MSc, PhD

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Introduction
My role is to conduct research primarily with an Asian regional focus on: (1) the grape family (Vitaceae) and selected petaloid monocots, and (2) large-scale plant conservation priority-setting.
Additional affiliations
September 2017 - present
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Position
  • Research Leader
December 2014 - August 2017
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Position
  • Research Associate
Description
  • My role is to conduct research primarily with an Asian regional focus on: (1) the grape family (Vitaceae) and selected petaloid monocots, and (2) large-scale plant conservation priority-setting.
October 2010 - November 2014
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Position
  • Researcher, Bulbous Monocot Systematics & Conservation
Education
October 2006 - October 2008
Trinity College Dublin
Field of study
  • Statistics
September 2005 - September 2009
Trinity College Dublin
Field of study
  • Botany
September 2004 - September 2005
The University of Edinburgh
Field of study
  • Biodiversity and Taxonomy of Plants

Publications

Publications (54)
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This paper provides an up-to-date linear sequence of monocot families and genera (excluding Orchidaceae and Poaceae) based on current phylogenetic evidence. The sequence is provided in a numbered list of each of the 1225 genera in 75 monocot families, together with a complementary alphabetical list. The sequence represents a standardized tool for t...
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Hybridization caused by frequent environmental changes can lead to both species diversification (speciation) and speciation reversal (despeciation), but the latter has rarely been demonstrated. Parthenocissus, a genus with its trifoliolate lineage in the Himalayan‐Hengduan Mountains (HHM) region showing perplexing phylogenetic relationships, provid...
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Species radiations, despite immense phenotypic variation, can be difficult to resolve phylogenetically when genetic change poorly matches the rapidity of diversification. Genomic potential furnished by palaeopolyploidy, and relative roles for adaptation, random drift and hybridisation in the apportionment of genetic variation, remain poorly underst...
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We report here Tetrastigma planicaule (Hook.f.) Gagnep. of the Vitaceae family as a new species record in Bhutan. It is sighted inside the Tongling Kuenphen Community Forest, Gangzur Gewog in the Lhuentse district. It is an economically important plant that has medicinal properties in traditional Chinese medicine. From our field observations,...
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Background and Aims Condensed tannins, responsible for berry and wine astringency, may have been selected during grapevine domestication (Narduzzi et al., 2015). This work examines the phylogenetic distribution of condensed tannins throughout the Vitaceae phylogenetic tree. Methods Green berries and mature leaves of representative true-to-type mem...
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The three species of Causonis (Vitaceae) that occur on the island of New Guinea, namely C. australasica, C. maritima and C. trifolia, are here revised. We provide synonymy, descriptions, a distribution map and diagnostic character illustrations.
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Sternbergia mishustinii (Amaryllidaceae, Amaryllidoideae), a new species with hysteranthous leaves and mainly cleistogamous flowers, possibly endemic to the Mersin area (Cilician Plain, southern Turkey), is described and illustrated. Morphological differences between the new species and other related species are discussed. Photographs (habitat and...
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A new species, Causonis sessilifolia, from Thailand is described, based on morphological and phylogenetical methods. A full description, conservation assessment, a key, images and phylogenetic tree are provided. Diagnostic characters for this species are sessile leaves that are sometimes opposite and inflorescence insertion interfoliar.
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A new species, Causonis sessilifolia, from Thailand is described, based on morphological and phylogenetical methods. A full description, conservation assessment, a key, images and phylogenetic tree are provided. Diagnostic characters for this species are sessile leaves that are sometimes opposite and inflorescence insertion interfoliar.
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Species radiations have long fascinated biologists, but the contribution of adaptation to observed diversity and speciation is still an open question. Here, we explore this question using the clove genus, Syzygium, the world’s largest genus of tree species comprising approximately 1200 species. We dissect Syzygium diversity through shotgun sequenci...
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The species of Iris subser. Chrysographes are herbaceous perennials found mainly in southwestern and central China and also in the Eastern Himalayas. To date, six species have been recognized in this group. In the framework of its taxonomic revision, we have carried out molecular and morphological studies. For this, we have sequenced four chloropla...
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Causonis (Vitaceae) is widely distributed in the tropical, sub-tropical and temperate regions from Asia to Australia. The genus was established by Rafinesque in 1830 but included under Cayratia by Gagnepain in 1911. Generic status of Causonis was restored in 2013, but circumscription of the genus and its species remained poorly understood. Here, we...
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Biodiversity exchanges across the Malesian region, linking the distinct biotas of Asia and Australia, have long attracted the curiosity of biologists. Tetrastigma (Vitaceae) has a wide distribution in Asia through the Sunda archipelago to Australia and provides a good case to elucidate floristic exchange between Asia and Australia. Tetrastigma spec...
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A taxonomic revision of Iris subser. Sibiricae is provided based on morphological and molecular analyses and the study of protologues and original material. Two to three species have been recognized in this subseries by botanists. To address the question of species delimitations and relationships within this group, we analyzed four non-coding regio...
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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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Historically, the species composition of Iris ser. Lacteae has been controversial. Morphological and molecular analyses have been conducted here including specimens covering most of their distribution range. The results suggest I. ser. Lacteae includes three species: the well-known I. lactea and I. oxypetala, plus a newly defined taxon which is end...
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Lectotypifications, neotypifications, epitypifications, and nomenclatural corrections are provided for fifty-eight Asian Vitaceae names (excluding those belonging to Tetrastigma) for the forthcoming floristic account in the Flora of Thailand. A total of fifty-four lectotypes, three neotypes, and one epitype are designated here and two nomenclatural...
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Less than 6% of the worlds described plant species have been assessed on the IUCN Red List, leaving many species invisible to conservation prioritization. Large-scale Red List assessment of plant species is a challenge, as most species’ ranges have only been resolved to a coarse scale. As geographic distribution is a key assessment criterion on the...
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Tulipa cypria, a Cyprus endemic plant, is protected under local and international legislations and categorised as “Endangered” by IUCN. Detailed habitat and distribution information was previously limited, particularly for northern Cyprus. Our objective was to accurately map the distribution and to collect habitat, subpopulation and threat data to...
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Two new species of Tetrastigma from Thailand, T. calcicola Kochaiph. & Trias-Blasi sp. nov. and T. jaichagunii C.L.Li ex Kochaiph. & Trias-Blasi sp. nov. are described and illustrated. Tetrastigma calcicola sp. nov. is a slender climber restricted to the open areas on limestone mountains at high elevation in the northern part of Thailand. The other...
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Cissus erecta, a new endemic species of Vitaceae from Myanmar, is described and illustrated. The species is similar to C. aubertiana in habit, but it is readily distinguished by its less deeply lobed leaves with serrate margins, persistent stipules, and larger berries. This species is also similar to C. woodrowii in leaf shape, but it is distinguis...
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Arthur Francis George Kerr’s life is reviewed and related to a previously published account. Kerr’s collecting activity is analysed using an expanded version of the Thai Biogeography Group’s database of collections. 8,666 of the total 48,970 collections are Kerr’s and 3,178 are those of his colleagues and friends. Therefore, the total number of col...
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Two Ampelocissus species are newly recorded for Thailand: Ampelocissus araneosa (Dalz.) Planch. ex Gamble and Ampelocissus rugosa (Wall. ex Roxb.) Planch. Full typification is presented together with images of the type material, and descriptions and distribution maps of the species in Thailand. Also included is a key to all Thai Ampelocissus.
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The presence of the predominantly Indian Cyphostemma auriculatum (Roxb.) P. Singh & B. V. Shetty is confirmed for Thailand. An updated generic key for the Vitaceae of Thailand is included. Full typification is undertaken and presented together with an illustration of the lectotype, a description and a distribution map of the species in Thailand.
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Article PHYTOTAXA ISSN 1179-3155 (print edition) ISSN 1179-3163 (online edition) 272 Accepted by Zhi-Qiang Zhang: 28 Jul. 2014; published: 24 Oct. 2014 Abstract Four species of Tetrastigma are newly recorded for Thailand, including T. assimile (Kurz) C.L.Li ex P.Kochaiphat & Trias-Blasi, T. macrocorymbum Gagnep. ex J.Wen, Boggan & Turland, T. pyrif...
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The bibliographic citation of Crinum balfourii is revised. The species authority has traditionally been attributed to J.G. Baker who described the species in honour of its discoverer, I.B. Balfour, from a flowering specimen cultivated at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, England. However, the species name and a brief diagnostic description were publi...
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A revision of Pterisanthes in Thailand is presented with three species: P. eriopoda, P. polita and P. cissioides. Pterisanthes cissioides Blume is newly recorded for Thailand. A description and illustration are provided. Full typification is presented for all species and synonyms and lectotypes are selected for five names. Distribution maps are pre...
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Arthur Francis George Kerr’s life is reviewed and related to a previously published account. Kerr’s collecting activityis analysed using an expanded version of the Thai Biogeography Group’s database of collections. 8,666 of the total 48,970 collections are Kerr’s and 3,178 are those of his colleagues and friends. Therefore, the total number of coll...
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The two species of Veratrum in Thailand, V. mengtzeanum and V. chiengdaoense, are supported as conspecific with a detailed morphological study. Two distinct subspecies of V. mengzeanum s.l. are defined based on morphology and distribution, and a new subspecies, Veratrum mengzeanum subsp. phuwae is described. Conservation assessments are provided fo...
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Phylogenetic relationships of 34 species and 11 out of 14 Vitaceae genera, were evaluated using parsimony and Bayesian analyses of four plastid DNA sequence regions (trnL intron, trnL-trnF spacer, atpB-rbcL spacer, and rps16 intron). Vitaceae were shown to be monophyletic and at infrafamilial level, well-supported groups included a Cayratia-Cyphost...
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The rare Iberian endemic Campanula primulifolia, sometimes treated as a synonym of C. alata, was investigated. Its relationships with the two other species placed in C. sect. Pterophyllum, the disjunct E. Mediterranean C. peregrina and the NW African C. alata s.str., were re-assessed. All three taxa, based principally on morphological and distribut...
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The new species Cayratia emarginata is validly published. A latin diagnosis, a full description and an illustration are provided. Diagnostic characters for this species are 3-foliolate leaves, farinose hairless petals and a cuspidate leaf apex.
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Two databases containing distribution data of species and specimens show that within Thailand preferably four floristic or phytogeographical regions can be discriminated (areas with a typical, unique and distinct plant composition): the Southern, Northern, Eastern and Central Region. They differ from the seven regions used at present in the Flora o...
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Summary The newly discovered, endemic Thai species Cissus amplexicaulis Trias-Blasi & J. Parn. is validly published. A latin diagnosis, a full description and an illustration are provided.
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The taxonomic status of two Cissus species is reassessed. The Thai endemic Cissus craibii Gagnep. is divided into two subspecies (the type subspecies and another based on C. dissecta Craib) and lectotypes are designated. New synonyms and lectotypes for Cissus modeccoides Planch. are designated. Descriptions for all three taxa are given.

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