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Borosova, Renata

Job title: 

Assistant Botanist

Herbarium, Library, Art and Archives
Regional Teams and Monocot Systematics
Joined Kew: 


Foreign languages: 

Slovakian, Czech, basic Russian & Hungarian

Qualifications and appointments: 

BSc (Hons) Ecology and Environmental Science, Nature Protection and Landscape Ecology, Technical Univ. Zvolen, Slovakia, 2003


Research & curation of herbarium collections for the Temperate regional team and Orchidaceae systematics. Vegetation survey work.

Responsibility for curation of families within Temperate Team and of the Orchidaceae Herbarium. Preparing specimens for loans to other institutions. Identification of incoming material from Temperate regions and verifying specimens from the gardens. Databasing and imaging for the Global Plant Initiative and for outgoing image requests from other institutions including specimens from Lindley Herbarium. Databasing of all incoming CITES material. Vegetation survey work of introduced plants in South Georgia. Botanical fieldwork in Kyrgyzstan, Ireland, United Arab Emirates, China. Writing Rosaceae account for Flora of Pakistan.

Selected publications: 

Kumar, P., Gale, S.W., Kocyan, A., Fischer, G.A., Averyanov, L., Borosova, R. Bhattacharjee, A., Li, J.-H & Pang, K.S. (2014). Gastrochilus kadooriei (Orchidaceae), a new species from Hong Kong, with notes on allied taxa in section Microphyllae found in the region. Phytotaxa 164 (2): 091–103. Available online

Yang, Q., Landrein, S., Osborne, J. & Borosova, R. (2011) Caprifoliaceae. In: Flora of China. Vol. 19 (Cucurbitaceae through Valerianaceae, with Annonaceae and Berberidaceae), ed. Wu, Z. Y., P. H. Raven & D. Y. Hong. Science Press, Beijing, and Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis. 616-641. Available online

Osborne, J., Borosova, R., Briggs, M. & Cable, S. (2009). Survey for baseline information on introduced vascular plants: South Georgia. South Atlantic Invasive Species Project (SAISP), co-ordinated by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds and funded by the European Commission through EDF-9. South Georgia Introduced Vascular Plants