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Landrein, Sven

Job title: 

Horticultural Botanist

Department: 
Herbarium, Library, Art and Archives
Section: 
Temperate Regional Teams
Joined Kew: 

2004

Foreign languages: 

French

Qualifications and appointments: 
  • MSc, Pierre et Marie Curie Univ., Paris, 1999
  • DES, Botany, Pierre et Marie Curie Univ., Paris, 2000
Role: 

Liaison between Gardens and Herbarium, with a focus on the naming and curation of cultivated plants.

Verification of the names of plants in the living collections grown at RBG Kew and naming specimens as part of the Temperate team remit in the Herbarium. Systematic revision of the genus Abelia (Caprifoliaceae tribe Linnaeaceae). Systematic Botany lectures, practical sessions and projects for the First Year students of the Kew Diploma in Horticulture. Answering public inquiries and assisting visitors to the Herbarium's Temperate section and herbarium curation. Fieldwork, collecting for the living collections and Herbarium.

Selected publications: 

Yang, Q.; Landrein, S.; Osborne, J. & Borosova, R. (2011) Caprifoliaceae. In Wu, Z. Y., P. H. Raven & D. Y. Hong, eds. Flora of China. Vol. 19 (Cucurbitaceae through Valerianaceae, with Annonaceae and Berberidaceae). Science Press, Beijing, and Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis. 616-64; Available online

Yang, Q.; Landrein, S. (2011) Linnaeaceae. In Wu, Z. Y., P. H. Raven & D. Y. Hong, eds. Flora of China. Vol. 19 (Cucurbitaceae through Valerianaceae, with Annonaceae and Berberidaceae). Science Press, Beijing, and Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis. 642-648; Available online

Landrein, S. (2010). Abelia and its relatives. The Plantsman New series vol. 9. Part. 1: 40-47

Landrein, S. (2010). Diabelia, a new genus of tribe Linnaeeae subtribe Linnaeinae (Caprifoliaceae). Phytotaxa 3: 34–38

Landrein, S.; Borosova, R.; Osborne, J.; Shah, M.; Rajput, M.T.M.; Tahir, S.S. & Zielinski, J. (2009). Flora of Pakistan No. 216. Rosaceae (I) – Potentilleae & Roseae. Jointly published by the Institute of Plant Conservation, University of Karachi and Missouri Botanical Press