Colin Pendry

Colin Pendry
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh · Department of Science

PhD

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July 2004 - present
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
Position
  • Editor, Flora of Nepal
October 1990 - June 1994
University of Stirling
Position
  • PhD Student

Publications

Publications (110)
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A field guide to identify 27 invasive alien plant species of Nepal written both in English and Nepali language.
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A new variety of Isodon lophanthoides (Buch.-Ham. ex D.Don) H.Hara is described and a key to the varieties of this species in Nepal is presented.
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The species Phlomoides longidentata Pendry is described from Nepal and Bhutan and a key to the species of Phlomoides in Nepal is presented.
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Tropical forests are the most diverse and productive ecosystems on Earth. While better understanding of these forests is critical for our collective future, until quite recently efforts to measure and monitor them have been largely disconnected. Networking is essential to discover the answers to questions that transcend borders and the horizons of...
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As part of the ongoing revision of the Himalayas species of Aquilegia (Ranunculaceae), three names applicable to three accepted species are typified, and some nomenclatural and taxonomic remarks are provided. Lectotypes are designated for A. glauca (a taxonomic synonym of A. fragrans) and A. vulgaris subsp. nivalis (a nomenclatural synonym of A. ni...
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While preparing the account of Salvia L. for the Flora of Nepal, two unnamed species were noted. These species are described here as Salvia clementae Pendry & Y.K.Wei and S. manasluensis Pendry & Y.K.Wei. Salvia transhimalaica Yonek., recently described from Mustang, is reduced to synonymy under S. przewalskii Maxim. A key to the species of Salvia...
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Salvia subviolacea Y.K.Wei & Pendry, a new species from China, is described. Salvia subviolacea belongs to Salvia subg. Glutinaria (Raf.) G.X.Hu, C.L.Xiang & B.T.Drew, sect. Eurysphace E.Peter, and is distinguished from morphologically similar species by differences in its habit, leaves, inflorescences and flowers. It has a disjunct distribution in...
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It is time to synthesize the knowledge that has been generated through more than 260 years of botanical exploration, taxonomic and, more recently, phylogenetic research throughout the world. The adoption of an updated Global Strategy for Plant Conservation (GSPC) in 2011 provided the essential impetus for the development of the World Flora Online (...
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Hegemone micrantha (C. Winkl. & Komarov) Butkov (Ranunculaceae) is reported from Nepal and China (Xizang) for the first time. This is also the first record of the genus from Nepal. The specimen collected in China (Xizang) is the easternmost occurrence of this species
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The sensitivity of tropical forest carbon to climate is a key uncertainty in predicting global climate change. Although short-term drying and warming are known to affect forests, it is unknown if such effects translate into long-term responses. Here, we analyze 590 permanent plots measured across the tropics to derive the equilibrium climate contro...
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The sensitivity of tropical forest carbon to climate is a key uncertainty in predicting global climate change. Although short-term drying and warming are known to affect forests, it is unknown if such effects translate into long-term responses. Here, we analyze 590 permanent plots measured across the tropics to derive the equilibrium climate contro...
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Revision of Himalayan Aquilegia Linnaeus (1753: 533) revealed that some names need typification or clarification. Aquilegia are perennial herbs widely distributed at high elevations in Afghanistan, Pakistan, northern India, Nepal, Bhutan and China (Riedl & Nasir 1991, Rau 1993, Press 2000, Yonekura 2008, Shrestha et al. 2018). The purpose of this...
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A new species Aquilegia bashahrica and a new nothospecies Aquilegia × emodi from North-western Himalayas, are described and illustrated. In addition A. lactiflora is recorded for India and Pakistan for the first time and Aquilegia kareliniana is excluded from the flora of India. An identification key to the species of Aquilegia from the North-weste...
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Salvia daiguii (Lamiaceae): a new species from west Hunan, China - ERRATUM - Volume 76 Issue 3 - Colin Pendry
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Salvia daiguii Y.K.Wei & Y.B.Huang, a new species from China, is described. Salvia daiguii belongs to Salvia subg. Glutinaria (Raf.) G.X.Hu, C.L.Xiang & B.T.Drew, sect. Sobiso (Raf.) G.X.Hu, A.Takano & B.T.Drew, and is distinguished from morphologically similar species by differences in its habit, leaves, inflorescences and flowers. It has a narrow...
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Gene map of the plastid genome of Berberis aristata. Genes on the outside of the circle are transcribed clockwise and genes on the inside anti-clockwise. The dark gray histograms in the inner circle show the GC content.
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DNA barcoding of herbal medicines has been mainly concerned with authentication of products in trade and has raised awareness of species substitution and adulteration. More recently DNA barcodes have been included in pharmacopoeias, providing tools for regulatory purposes. The commonly used DNA barcoding regions in plants often fail to resolve iden...
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The original version of this Article contained an error in the third sentence of the abstract and incorrectly read "Here, using long-term plot monitoring records of up to half a century, we find that intact forests in Borneo gained 0.43 Mg C ha-1 year-1 (95% CI 0.14-0.72, mean period 1988-2010) above-ground live biomass", rather than the correct "H...
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Quantifying the relationship between tree diameter and height is a key component of efforts to estimate biomass and carbon stocks in tropical forests. Although substantial site‐to‐site variation in height–diameter allometries has been documented, the time consuming nature of measuring all tree heights in an inventory plot means that most studies do...
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Less than half of anthropogenic carbon dioxide emissions remain in the atmosphere. While carbon balance models imply large carbon uptake in tropical forests, direct on-the-ground observations are still lacking in Southeast Asia. Here, using long-term plot monitoring records of up to half a century, we find that intact forests in Borneo gained 0.43...
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p class="Default"> Balancing the trade-offs between biodiversity conservation and ecosystem service delivery is a colossal challenge in the areas of the globe with high productivity and high demand, such as in south Asia. In order to meet this challenge, we need enhanced knowledge of the species constituting these semi-natural systems. This paper r...
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Stipa krylovii is newly reported for the flora of Nepal, and this is the most southerly location yet found for this species. A full description of S. krylovii is included, along with illustrations, notes on its taxonomy and a distribution map.
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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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Chromosome numbers are presented for 18 species from seven genera of Cyperaceae collected from Api Himal and adjacent areas in Far Western Nepal. The chromosome numbers for Carex cruenta Nees (2n = 44), C. kumaonensis Kük. (2n = 50), C. obscura Nees (2n = 56), C. stracheyi Boott ex C. B. Clarke (2n = 44), Kobresia esbirajbhandarii Rajbh. & H. Ohba...
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Hooker’s name Calamagrostis munroana var. stricta (Poaceae, agrostidinae) is lectotypified by a specimen housed at the Royal Botanic gardens, Kew (K). Pencil drawings on the Kew sheet and field labels on the CaL duplicate have provided clues to the identification of C. munroana var. stricta and to the collection locality.
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Berberis is the largest genus in the Berberidaceae, comprising more than 500 species. It is now recognised to include all of the compound-leaved species formally ascribed to Mahonia, as well as simple-leaved species comprising Berberis s.str. Berberis s.l. has a mainly Northern Hemisphere distribution, with a centre of diversity in the Sino-Himalay...
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Eleocharis uniglumis (Link) Schult. (Cyperaceae) is recorded from the Api Himal area, Far Western Nepal. This is the first record for the species from Nepal.
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In an age when biodiversity is being lost at an unprecedented rate, it is vital that floristic and faunistic information is up to date, reliable and easily accessible for the formulation of effective conservation strategies. Electronic data management and communication are transforming descriptive taxonomy radically, enhancing both the collection a...
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Chromosomes were counted for nine of the 24 taxa of Berberis (Berberidaceae) from Nepal, five of which were counted for the first time. The results show that all these species have somatic chromosome numbers of 2n = 28. The absence of polyploids suggests that polyploidy may not have been a major driver of speciation and diversification of Berberis...
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A new species of Neillia from eastern Nepal is described and illustrated. Neillia velutina Pendry is most similar to Neillia rubiflora D. Don, but differs in the dense, villous indumentum on its twigs, leaves, inflorescences and ovary versus a glabrous ovary and glabrous to sparsely appressed-pubescent twigs, leaves and inflorescences in the latter...
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Traditional knowledge is influenced by ancestry, inter-cultural diffusion and interaction with the natural environment. It is problematic to assess the contributions of these influences independently because closely related ethnic groups may also be geographically close, exposed to similar environments and able to exchange knowledge readily. Medici...
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In an age when biodiversity is being lost at an unprecedented rate, it is vital that floristic and faunistic information is up to date, reliable and easily accessible for the formulation of effective conservation strategies. Electronic data management and communication are transforming descriptive taxonomy radically, enhancing both the collection a...
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In an age when biodiversity is being lost at an unprecedented rate, it is vital that floristic and faunistic information is up to date, reliable and easily accessible for the formulation of effective conservation strategies. Electronic data management and communication are transforming descriptive taxonomy radically, enhancing both the collection a...
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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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Descriptions, distribution maps and preliminary IUCN conservation assessments for all five species of Thunbergia that occur in Nepal are provided. A new species, T. nepalensis, is described from western Nepal. T. lutea T. Anderson and T. coccinea Wall. ex D. Don are lectotypified.
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Agrostis griffithiana (Poaceae: Agrostidinae) is typified, fully described and illustrated, and its distribution in northeast India is elucidated. A new synonym is identified, its circumscription and taxonomy is clarified and discussed, especially in relation to the similar species A. pilosula and A. munroana.
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Deyeuxia gaoligongensis, a new species from the Gaoligong Shan region of NW Yunnan, SW China, is described and illustrated. The new grass is morphologically similar to D. debilis, but differs from the latter by its well-developed lemma awn that is twisted at the base, geniculate, and inserted on the lower half of the back of the lemma.
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Insect pollination is reported for Cyperus niveus Retz. (Cyperaceae) from Far West Nepal. Cyperus niveus has white spikelet glumes, and we observed that honeybees made frequent visits to the inflorescences and collected pollen grains. This suggests that honeybees may play a role in the pollination of C. niveus. This is the first record of insect-po...
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The genus Berberis (Berberidaceae) in Nepal is revised and 21 species are recognised. Two species, Berberis pendryi Bh.Adhikari and Berberis karnaliensis Bh.Adhikari, are newly described and 11 taxa are lectotypified. A key to species is provided and all species are fully described and illustrated, and their distributions within Nepal mapped. An IU...
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There is controversy about whether traditional medicine can guide drug discovery, and investment in bioprospecting informed by ethnobotanical data has fluctuated. One view is that traditionally used medicinal plants are not necessarily efficacious and there are no robust methods for distinguishing those which are most likely to be bioactive when se...
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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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Chromosome numbers of four species of Cyperaceae collected from Far West Nepal are presented. The chromosome number for Carex gracilenta Boott ex Boeck. (2n = 52) is reported for the first time. Our finding of 2n = 46 for C. longipes D. Don differs from previous reports. It seems that C. longipes may consist of a series of aneuploids. Chromosome nu...
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The degree of overlap between the Malesian and Nepalese floras was analyzed by comparison of the distributions of twenty plant families revised for Flora Malesiana. Despite their geographic separation in some plant families there is significant overlap between the two areas at both the generic and specific levels. In seven of these families at leas...
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The Flora of Nepal Project aims to produce a complete Flora of its 7000 species within 15 years and will shortly publish the fi rst of 10 volumes. Nepal is of particular importance in Asian botany because many widespread Asian plants were fi rst described from specimens collected in Nepal in the early 19th century. Nepal has a huge diversity of hab...
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Large-scale biodiversity informatics projects will not properly address the needs of one important potential user group. Ecologists do not have ready access to datasets which allow them to assign plant species to functional types. We believe that information technology has developed sufficiently to allow taxonomists and ecologists to work together...
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Since tropical rain forests are widely threatened by conversion to agriculture, even within protected areas, an understanding of recovery processes is important for restoration of forest ecosystems and thus conservation of their biodiversity. Secondary succession following land clearance and crop cultivation was studied in a lower montane rain fore...
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Historical climate changes have had a major effect on the distribution and evolution of plant species in the neotropics. What is more controversial is whether relatively recent and rapid Pleistocene climatic changes have driven speciation, or whether neotropical species diversity is more ancient. This question is addressed using evolutionary rates...
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Historical climate changes have had a major effect on the distribution and evolution of plant species in the neotropics. What is more controversial is whether relatively recent Pleistocene climatic changes have driven speciation, or whether neotropical species diversity is more ancient. This question is addressed using evolutionary rate analysis of...
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Ruprechtia is a genus of 37 species of dioecious trees, shrubs, and lianas in the tribe Triplarideae of the Polygonaceae. Its range extends from Uruguay and northern Argentina to northern Mexico. The greatest diversity is found in Brazil, which has 17 species. Most species are found in lowland and montane, seasonally dry tropical forests and have n...