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Frisby, Susan M. (Sue) [née Brodie]

Job title: 

Assistant Curator

Identification and Naming
Joined Kew: 


Foreign languages: 

Portuguese (basic)

Qualifications and appointments: 
  • BSc (Botany and Geography), Victoria Univ., Wellington, New Zealand, 1981

Herbarium curation, naming, databasing and research, including Neptropical Malvaceae and Compositae.

My work includes laying out material for mounting, incorporating specimens into the herbarium, rearranging collections according to new revisions, selecting material for loans, digitising and databasing specimens on CRIS, HerbCat, and BRAHMS, incorporating returned loans and generally maintaining the collections, supporting curation in other teams and assisting visitors as required.

I support the Americas Team’s research with identification and naming of incoming and project material, describing new species of Compositae in association with Dr Hind, providing content for online platforms such as Neotropikey, and various generic online keys.

Selected publications: 

Hind, D. J. N. & Frisby, S. (e- April 2014). Mikania manomoi (Compositae: Eupatorieae: Mikaniinae), a new, but epappose, species from the Cerro Manomó, Santa Cruz, Eastern Bolivia. Kew Bulletin 69(2): 1–7. [DOI: 10.1007/s12225-014-9502-4]

Frisby, S. & Hind,[D. J.] N.(2014). Ichthyothere sasakiae, (Compositae: Heliantheae: Milleriinae), a new species from the Amazonian campo rupestre of northern Mato Grosso Stat, Brazil. Kew Bulletin 69: 9504. [DOI:10.1007/s12225-014-9504-2]

Hind, D. J. N. & Frisby, S. (2014). Pectis harryi (Compositae: Heliantheae: Pectidinae), a new species from a rock platform in the Departmento de Santa Cruz, Eastern Bolivia. Kew Bulletin 69:9520. [DOI: 10.1007/s12225-014-9520-2]

Hind, D. J. N. & Frisby, S. (2014). Emiliella luwiikae (Compositae: Senecioneae: Senecioninae), a new species from northwestern Zambia. Kew Bulletin 69:9550. [DOI: 10.1007/s12225-014-9550-9]

Biggs, N., Edwards, S., Frisby, S. & Klitgård, B. B. (2011). Neotropical Malvaceae - Malvoideae. Available online