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Haigh, Anna L.

Job title: 

Curator (Americas)

Identification and Naming
Joined Kew: 


Foreign languages: 

Basic French, Spanish and Portuguese

Qualifications and appointments: 
  • BSc (Hons), Biology, Univ. Bristol, 2000

I curate all plants from the Americas, with a particular focus on curation and identification of monocots. Research interests include Neotropical Monocots, with a particular interest in Araceae (from all areas). I have a strong background in eTaxonomy, which includes the Creating a Taxonomic e-Science (CATE) project, eMonocot and Neotropikey. I manage  which aims to keep up-to-date with pages for all Araceae taxa.

Selected publications: 

Haigh, A., Boyce, P. C. (2012). Araceae. In: Flora Zambesiaca Volume 12(1), ed. J. Timberlake & E. S. Martins, pp. 1-54. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Haigh, A., Mayo, S. J., Nadruz Coelho, M. A. (2011). Four new species of Anthurium (Araceae) from Bahia, Brazil. Kew Bulletin 66 (1): 123-132. DOI: 10.1007/s12225-011-9269-9

Haigh, A., Mayo, S.J., Croat, T.B., Reynolds, L., Mora Pinto, M., Boyce, P.C., Lay, L., Bogner, J., Clark, B., Kostelac, C., Hay, A. (2009). Interactive web-taxonomy for the Araceae: Blumea 54. Available online

Mayo, S.J., Allkin, R., Baker, W., Blagoderov, V., Brake, I., Clark, B., Govaerts, R., Godfray, C., Haigh, A., Hand, R., Harman, K., Jackson, M., Kilian, N., Kirkup, D.W., Kitching, I., Knapp, S., Lewis, G.P., Malcolm, P., von Raab-Straube, E., Roberts, D.M., Scoble, M., Simpson, D.A., Smith, C., Smith, V., Villalba, S., Walley, L., Wilkin, P. (2008). Alpha e-taxonomy: responses from the systematics community to the biodiversity crisis. Kew Bulletin 63(1): 1-16