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Edwards, Sara L.

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Job title: 

Assistant Curator

Department: 
Identification and Naming
Joined Kew: 

2002

Foreign languages: 

Portuguese (working), French (working)

Qualifications and appointments: 
  • BSc (Hons), Environmental Biology, City College Norwich, 1998.
  • Cert. level 2. RHS Horticulture, Richmond Adult Community College, 2009.
Role: 

My curation duties are to digitize, name and incorporate specimens, supervise visitors and volunteers, process loans and I’m a member of the pest management team.  My research interests are Neotropical Malvaceae, Aristolochiaceae, Passifloraceae and Pouteria (Sapotaceae).  I also teach and train people in plant identification, curation and pest management.

Selected publications: 

Vanderplank, J. & Edwards, S.L. (in ed.) 779. Passiflora edulis f. albida. (Passifloraceae) Curtis's Botanical Magazine.

Edwards, S.L. (2014). Neotropical Papaveraceae. In: Milliken, W., Klitgård, B. & Baracat, A. (2009 onwards), Neotropikey - Interactive key and information resources for flowering plants of the Neotropics. Available online

Biggs, N., Edwards, S., Frisby, S. & Klitgård, B. B. (2011 and ongoing). Interactive key to neotropical Malvaceae - Malvoideae Available online

Edwards, S. (2009). Neotropical Aristolochiaceae. In: Milliken, W., Klitgård, B. & Baracat, A. (2009 onwards), Neotropikey - Interactive key and information resources for flowering plants of the Neotropics.

Edwards, S. & Leon, C. (2007). Plate 584. Isotrema manshuriense (Aristolochiaceae). Curtis's Botanical Magazine. 24(2): 86 – 92.