Wood J.R.I.


J. R. I. Wood – publications related to East Asia (or general)


1994 Nees, Arnott & Some forgotten Acanthaceae types from Asia. Edinburgh Journal of Botany 51(1): 103-115 (1994)


1994 Notes Relating to the Flora of Bhutan: Acanthaceae with special reference to Strobilanthes. Edinburgh Journal of Botany 51(2): 175-273


1995 Notes on Strobilanthes for the Flora of Ceylon. Kew Bulletin 50(1): 1-24  


1998 Strobilanthes in M. D. Dassanayake & W. D. Clayton (eds). Revised Handbook of the Flora of Ceylon 12: 21-65.


1999 Rubiaceae (in part) in A. J. C. Grierson & D. G. Long (eds), Flora of Bhutan Vol 2(2) Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh  


2003 Notes on Strobilanthes: the Sympagis Group (with J.R.Bennett & R.W.Scotland). Kew Bulletin 58(1): 131-173


2003 The two-lipped species of Strobilanthes (Acanthaceae) (with R.W.Scotland). Kew Bulletin 58(1): 83-129


2003 Strobilanthes: panicled species from East Asia (with R.W.Scotland) Kew Bulletin 58(3): 679-702  


2006 New and reassessed species of Strobilanthes (acanthaceae) in the flora of China (with Y. F. Deng & R.W.Scotland). Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 150: 369-390.  


2006 Some notes on the Strobilanthes pentstemonoides (Acanthaceae) complex in China, India and South East Asia (with R.W.Scotland). Kew Bulletin 61: 5-16


2008 (with J.R. Bennett & R.W. Scotland) Uncorrelated variation in widespread species: species delimitation in Strobilanthes echinata Nees (Acanthaceae). Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 156: 131-141. 


2009 (With R.W. Scotland) New and little-known species of Strobilanthes (Acanthaceae) from India and South East Asia. Kew Bulletin 64: 3-47 


2010 (with Y.F.Deng & Li Heng)  Strobilanthes ovata (Acanthaceae), a new species from Gaoligong Shan in Yunnan, China. Novon   20(2): 143-146.


(with Y.F.Deng and Gao Chun-ming). New Combinations and New Species in Strobilanthes (Blume)from China. J. Trop & Subtrop Botany 18 (5): 469-484.


(with Y.F.Deng & Fu Ying). Strobilanthes biocullata (Acanthaceae), a new species from Hunan, China.  Novon   20(4):  406-411.   


(with D. Bebber, R. Scotland et al.). Herbaria are a major frontier for species discovery. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. 107 (51): 22169-22171.





(with Hu Chia-chi, Deng Yunfei and T.F.Daniel) Acanthaceae in Flora of China Vol 19: 369 -  477. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Mass.






Albertson, W. D. & Wood, J.R.I. 2012. Forotten types of Strobilanthes (Acanthaceae) in the Central National Herbarium, Kolkata, India. Phytotaxa 43: 49 – 60.


Bebber, D. P., Carine, M.A., Davidse, G., Harris, D.J., Haston, E.M., Penn, M.G., Cafferty, S., Wood, J.R.I. & Scotland, R.W. 2012. Big hitting collectors make massive and  disproportionate contribution to the discovery of plant species. Proceedings of the Royal Society B doi: 10.1098/rspb.2011.2439 


Wood, J.R.I. 2012. Strobilanthes lachenensis. Curtis’s Botanical Magazine 29(1): 34 – 43.


Wood, J.R.I., Williams, B.P. & Scotland, R.W. 2012. Diceratotheca, a new genus of Acanthaceae from Thailand. Kew Bulletin 67: 687 – 695. doi:10.1007/s12225-012-9404-2





Bebber, D. P., Wood, J.R.I., Barker, C. & Scotland, R.W. 2013 Author inflation masks global capacity for species discovery in flowering plants. New Phytologist Doi: 10.1111/nph.12522


Wood, J.R.I. & Beck, S.G. 2013 Una revisión de Polygala L. sensu lato en Bolivia. Revista de la Sociedad Bolibiviana de Botánica 7(1): 5 – 54.


Adhikari, B., Pendry, C.A., Watson, M.F. & Wood, J.R.I. 2013 An account of   Thunbergia (Acanthaceae) in Nepal, with a description of the new species T. nepalensis. Kew Bulletin 68: 651 – 661. Doi: 10.1007/S12225-013-9481-X




Wood, J.R.I. 2014 Strobilanthes attenuata. Curtis’s Botanical Magazine 31(2): 154 – 167.


Wood, J.R.I. & Adhikari, B. 2014 Strobilanthes nutans. Curtis’s Botanical Magazine 31(2): 168 – 179.


Wood, J.R.I. 2014 New Names and Combinations in Indian Acanthaceae. Novon 23 (3): 385-395.