Contributors to Palmweb

Citing content

Many people have participated in the development of Palmweb with multiple and varied contributions that have been essential to build and enrich this palm taxonomy portal.

Particular mention goes to the authors, photographers and publishers who have kindly provided content and agreed to make it available on Palmweb. Authors are cited in the taxon pages in the manner standard in a scientific publication and photographers are credited on their images.

Open access journals and large aggregators like the Biodiversity Heritage Library have inmensely facilitated the job of gathering the relevant palm literature.

Palmweb was developed as a part of the European Distributed Institute of Taxonomy (EDIT), a project that aimed to facilitate access to taxonomic data and collaboration among taxonomists by taking advantage of Information Technology.

Palmweb now continues through the EU FP7 Palms project, the eMonocot project, and the generous support of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, the Botanischer Garten und Botanisches Museum, Berlin-Dahlem, and Aarhus University.

Many thanks from the Palmweb team!


Palmweb team

Palmweb Team Leader

Bill Baker, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, UK

Content development

Lauren Gardiner, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, UK


Previous members of the Palmweb team

Soraya Villalba, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, UK (management and content development)

Katrine Hansen Lemming, Aarhus University, Denmark (content development)

Birgitte Bergmann, Aarhus University, Denmark (content development)

Sara Anderson, Aarhus University, Denmark (content development)

Alex Theys, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, UK (software development)



Andreas Kolhbecker, Andreas Müller, Niels Hoffmann,  Pepe Ciardelli, Anahit Babadshanjan, Katja Luther, Francisco Revilla, Eun-Mok Lee (EDIT WP5 developer team based at the Botanischer Garten und Botanisches Museum, Berlin-Dahlem); Benjamin R. Clark (CATE); Alex Theys (EU FP7 Palms)


Image digitisation

Russell Hall, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, UK



Simon Mayo, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, UK

John Dransfield, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, UK

Anders Barfod, University of Aarhus, Denmark

Henrik Balslev, University of Aarhus, Denmark

Finn Borchsenius, University of Aarhus, Denmark

European Network of Palm Scientists (EUNOPS - )


Content Contributors


S. Andrews, Bill Baker, Anders Barfod, Sasha Barrow, Henrik Baslev, Ross Bayton, John Beaman, Henk Beentje, H. Benzinger, Rodrigo Bernal, Finn Borchsenius, Adam Britt, Anne Bruneau, Jose Carvalho, Felipe Castano, Mark Coode, David Cooke, Phil Cribb, W.  Donovan, John Dowe, John Dransfield, Tad Dyer, Peter Edwards, Tom Evans, Aljos Farjon, Edwino Fernando, M. Ferrero, M. Gibbons, Charles Godfray, Paul Green, John Grimshaw, Ray Harley, Andrew Henderson, S. Hoope, J. Horn, Ian Hutton, Haytham Ibrahim, Helen Keating, Carl Lewis, Gwilym Lewis, Simon Mayo, Andrew McRobb, Xavier Metz, Sue Minter, Harold Moore, M. Newman, Alan Paton, Jean-Christophe Pintaud, Mijoro Rakotoarinivo, Steve Renvoize, B. Rogers, Julissa Roncal, K. Rubeli, Martin Sands, G. Schatz , J. Simmons, F. Simonett, Engkik Soepadmo, Toby Spanner, Fred Stauffer, T. Sunderland, Nigel Taylor, P. Tuley, Natalie Uhl, Tim Upson, Johan van Valkenburg, T. C. Whitmore, Paul Wilkin, Brian Wood, Jeff Wood, Scott Zona


Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL)

Botanischer Garten und Botanisches Museum Press

Donald Hodel

Forest Department of Sabah

Forestry Department of Sarawak

Forest Department of Malaysia

International Palm Society

Institute of Botany, China


Kew Publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

Mertz Library at New York Botanic Garden

Minsitry of Industry and Primary Resources Brunei Darussalam

Missouri Botanical Garden, Library

National Herbarium of New South Wales

NYBG Press

Singapore Botanic Gardens

Institute of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, National Taiwan University


American Journal of Botany



Fieldiana Botany

Flora Neotropica Monographs

Journal of Systematics and Evolution (formerly Acta Phytotaxonomica Sinica )

Kew Bulletin

Notizblatt des Königlichen Botanischen Gartens und Museums zu Berlin


The Gardens' Bulletin Singapore

Palms (formerly Principes)


Smithsonian Contributions to Botany


The Palm Journal