Dr Benoit Loeuille

B.A. Krukoff Curator of African Botany

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Accelerated Taxonomy




Systematics, taxonomy, phylogenetics, biogeography, Compositae.

My taxonomic research focuses upon the Compositae (Asteraceae) family with a particular interest for the tribe Vernonieae. Before joining the team, I have worked in Brazil for 15 years. I am interested in systematics, taxonomy, phylogenetics, evolution and biogeography of plant families. I am the editor of Flora Zambesiaca and writing up the Compositae with Nicholas Hind.

  • Assistant Professor of Botany, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil, 2016-2021
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil, 2012-2015
  • PhD Botany, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil, 2011
  • MSc Biodiversity: Genetics, History and Mechanisms of Evolution, Université Jussieu (Paris 6), Paris, France, 2004
  • PharmD. Faculté de Pharmacie de Lille, Lille, France, 2004

Loeuille, B., Semir, J. & Pirani, J.R. (2019).

A synopsis of Lychnophorinae (Asteraceae: Vernonieae).

Phytotaxa, 398: 1-139.

Siniscalchi, C.M., Loeuille, B., Funk, V., Mandel, J. & Pirani, J.R. (2019).

Phylogenomics Yields New Insight Into Relationships Within Vernonieae (Asteraceae).

Frontiers in Plant Science, 10: 1.

Loeuille, B., Semir, J., Lohmann, L.G. & Pirani, J.R. (2015).

A phylogenetic analysis of Lychnophorinae (Asteraceae: Vernonieae) based on molecular and morphological data.

Systematic Botany, 40: 299-315.

Loeuille, B. & Roque, N. (2017).

Maschalostachys, a new genus of Vernonieae (Asteraceae) from Brazil.

Phytotaxa 295: 35-48.

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