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van der Burgt, Xander

Job title: 


Regional Teams
Joined Kew: 


Foreign languages: 

Dutch, German, French, Spanish

Qualifications and appointments: 
  • MSc study Forestry, Wageningen University, 1988-1994
  • Herbarium WAG, Wageningen University, 1997-1999 and 2001
  • Institute of Plant Sciences, University of Bern, Switzerland, 1999-2000 and 2002-2005.

Botanical inventories for conservation management in Cameroon.

Botanist and ecologist with 15 year's experience with the flora of Central Africa, of which 5 years in the field. Responsible for the curation/naming of herbarium collections.

Selected publications: 

Burgt, X.M. van der, Haba, P.K., Haba, P.M., Goman, A.S., (in press).  Eriosema triformum (Leguminosae: Papilionoideae) a new unifoliolate species from Guinea, West Africa. Kew Bull.


Burgt, X.M. van der, Eyakwe, M., Motoh, J. (in press).  Gilbertiodendron newberyi (Leguminosae: Caesalpinioideae), a new tree species from Korup National Park, Cameroon. Kew Bull.


Burgt, X.M. van der (2010).  Two new taxa in Magnistipula (Chrysobalanaceae) from Korup National Park, Cameroon.  Pl. Ecol. Evol. 143 (2): 191-198.


Mackinder, B.A.,Wieringa, J.J., Burgt, X.M. van der (2010).  A revision of the genus Talbotiella Baker.f. (Caesalpinioideae: Leguminosae).  Kew Bull. 65: 401-420.


Burgt, X.M. van der, Maesen, L.J.G. van der, Onana, J.-M. (eds.) (2010).  Systematics and Conservation of African Plants.  Systématique et Conservation des Plantes Africaines. Proceedings of the 18th AETFAT Congress, Yaoundé, Cameroon.  Comptes Rendus du 18ème Congrès de l’AETFAT, Yaoundé, Cameroun.  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.