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Gosline, George W.

Job title: 

Honorary Research Associate

Honorary Research Associate
Joined Kew: 


Foreign languages: 

French, basic German

Qualifications and appointments: 

BSc, Univ. Washington, 1968


Conservation of the plant diversity of western Cameroon.

Volunteer taxonomist and computer programmer working on the Flora of tropical Africa, particularly the Guineo-Congolian region.  Co-principal investigator for fieldwork, surveys and inventories in Cameroon and Congo (Brazzaville). Development and maintenance of Wet Tropics Africa (Cameroon) specimen database. Identification and publication of new species of Ebenaceae, Annonaceae, Celastraceae, Olacaceae (especially Octoknema). Statistical vegetation analysis. Research interests in electronic floras and identification aides, Octoknema and Hippocrateoids (Celastraceae).

Selected publications: 

Gosline, G. & Malécot, V. (in press).  A Monograph of Octoknema (Octoknemaceae - Olacaceae s.l.). Kew Bull.


Gosline, G. (2011). Author/co-author of Annonaceae, Ebeneaceae, Celastraceae. In Cheek, M., Harvey, Y., & Onana, J-M. (eds). The plants of Mefou Proposed National Park, Cameroon: a conservation checklist. Pp. 252.  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.


Gosline, G. (2009).  Diospyros korupensis sp. nov. and Diospyros onanae sp. nov. (Ebenaceae) from Cameroon. Nordic Journal of Botany 27: 353–358.