Sue Zmartzy

Curator (Americas Team)

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.

  • BSc Botany (Hons), University of Manchester, 1980

Zmarzty, S. (2010)

Xylosma congesta (Lour.) Merr. (Salicaceae) the correct name for the species otherwise known as X. japonica or X. racemosa

Taxon59(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 Bulletin 57: 141-181. Available online