Renata Borosova

Assistant Curator (Asia)

I curate all plant specimens from Asia, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. My curation duties in the herbarium are to organise and incorporate specimens into the collection, rearrange the collection according to new revisions, identify specimens from New Guinea, deal with specimen loans and requests, digitise specimens and supervise volunteers and visitors to the herbarium. I also provide research support within Kew and I carry out teaching and public engagement activities to contribute to the Strategic Output 'Science in the Gardens'. 

  • BSc (Hons) Ecology and Environmental Science, Nature Protection and Landscape Ecology, Technical Univ. Zvolen, Slovakia, 2003

Landrein, S., Borosova, R., Osborne*, J., Ghazanfar, S.A., McAllister, H., Rajput, M.T.M. & Tahir, S.S. (2017).

Rosaceae (II). In: Ali, S.I. & Qaiser, M. (eds).

Flora of Pakistan. Karachi, Pakistan: Centre for Plant Conservation, University of Karachi. Vol. 221: 161.

Kumar, P., Gale, S.W., Kocyan, A., Fischer, G.A., Averyanov, L., Borosova, R. Bhattacharjee, A., Li, J.-H & Pang, K.S. (2014).

Gastrochilus kadooriei (Orchidaceae), a new species from Hong Kong, with notes on allied taxa in section Microphyllae found in the region.

Phytotaxa 164: 091–103.

Yang, Q., Landrein, S., Osborne, J. & Borosova, R. (2011).

Caprifoliaceae. In: Flora of China. Vol. 19 (Cucurbitaceae through Valerianaceae, with Annonaceae and Berberidaceae), ed. Wu, Z. Y., P. H. Raven & D. Y. Hong.

Science Press, Beijing, and Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis. 616-641. Available online

Osborne, J., Borosova, R., Briggs, M. & Cable, S. (2009).

Survey for baseline information on introduced vascular plants: South Georgia.

South Atlantic Invasive Species Project (SAISP), co-ordinated by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds and funded by the European Commission through EDF-9.


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.