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Zmarzty, Sue

Job title: 

Curator (Americas Team)

Identification and Naming
Joined Kew: 


Qualifications and appointments: 
  • BSc Botany (Hons), University of Manchester, 1980 

My role focuses on the management of herbarium collections from the Americas and involves the naming and curation of incoming specimens, maintaining the high standard of the Collections through recuration, and the provision of access to the collections via digitisation, material loan, and direct support of visitors to the Herbarium. 

As Americas Curation Co-ordinator I oversee the delegation of transactional tasks forwarded to our Team. My current research projects include the collaborative publication of new accounts of the families Salicaceae and Achariaceae, and resolution of the Lindackerieae  (Achariaceae). I manage an online interactive key to the genera of Euphorbiaceae and allies, Salicaceae and Achariaceae, and the Scratchpad to which it links.

Selected publications: 

Zmarzty, S. (2010). Xylosma congesta (Lour.) Merr. (Salicaceae) the correct name for the species otherwise known as X. japonica or X. racemosa. Taxon 59(1): 289-290.

Zmarzty, S. (2008). Flacourtiaceae. In Hokche, O., Berry, P.E. & Huber, O. (eds) Nuevo catalogo de la flora vascular de Venezuela. Caracas: Fundacion Instituto Botanico de Venezuela Dr. Tobias Lasser. 400-403.

Zmarzty, S. & Argus, G. (2008). Salicaceae. En F. O. Zuloaga, O. Morrone & M. J. Belgrano (eds.), Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares del Cono Sur. Monogr., vol. 3. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 107: 2927-2934.

Yang, Q. & Zmarzty, S. (2007). Flacourtiaceae, in Wu, Z. & Raven, P. H. (co-chairs of editorial committee) Flora of China, vol. 13, Clusiaceae through Araliaceae. Science Press (Beijing) & Missouri Botanical Garden press (St. Louis). []

Chase, M. W., Zmarzty, S.,  Lledó M. D., Wurdack, K. J., Swensen, S. M., & Fay, M. F., (2002). When in doubt, put it in Flacourtiaceae: a molecular phylogenetic analysis based on plastid rbcL DNA sequences. Kew Bull. 57: 141-181.