Taxonomy of Cyperaceae & Poaceae.
My main responsibility in the Herbarium is the curation of selected plant families pertaining to Africa. Curation activities include laying away specimens and preparing loans for other institutions. I also manage three volunteers who undertake other curation activities such as preparation for mounting.
My research interest is African Cyperaceae where I am undertaking a research project on species complexes within the genus Cyperus. I also identify specimens collected on expeditions to Africa, particularly Cyperaceae and Poaceae. In addition, I teach these families on the Kew Diploma for Horticulture and the Tropical Plant Identification course.
- BSc (Hons.) Botany, University of Reading 2002
Cheek, M. & Xanthos, M. (2012)
Ardisia ebo sp. nov. (Myrsinaceae) a creeping forest herb of Cameroon and Gabon
Kew Bulletin 67(2), 281-284
Xanthos, M. (2013)
Hypolytrum pahiense, a new name for the illegitimate Hypolytrum costatum (Cyperaceae) from Liberia.
Phytotaxa 79 (1), 45-46
Xanthos, M., Simpson, D.A. & Tolley, B. (2011)
In: The plants of Mefou Proposed National Park, Yaounde, Cameroon: A conservation checklist. Cheek, M., Harvey, Y.B. & Onana, M-J. Editors. Pp. 221-223.
Cope, T.A., Xanthos, M., Cheek, M., Fenton, E. & Van der Burgt, X. (2011)
In: The plants of Mefou Proposed National Park, Yaounde, Cameroon: A conservation checklist. Cheek, M., Harvey, Y.B. & Onana, M-J. Editors. Pp. 224-226.
Onana, J-M, Harvey, Y.B. & Xanthos, M. (2011)
In: The plants of Mefou Proposed National Park, Yaounde, Cameroon: A conservation checklist. Cheek, M., Harvey, Y.B. & Onana, M-J. Editors. pp. 218-220.
Xanthos, M. (2010)
Curtis’ Botanical Magazine 27(1), pp. 2-9.
Xanthos, M. (2006)
Kew Magazine 52, 28-31.
Evolution, diversity and conservation of Cyperaceae
Researching the evolution, diversity and conservation of Cyperaceae, one of the World’s most diverse monocot families.
Tropical Important Plant Areas (TIPAs) in Cameroon
Identifying and promoting the long-term conservation and sustainable management of Cameroon’s most important sites for plant diversity.