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5th International Flora Malesiana Symposium

9-14 September 2001, SYDNEY, Australia

Cryptogam Mini-symposium
a symposium on the cryptogams of the Malesian region


Rogier de Kok (

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Conference and Symposium: Royal Botanic Gardens, SYDNEY, Australia
Associated workshops: Tropical Forest Research Centre, ATHERTON, North Queensland, Australia
Preconference tour: starting CAIRNS, North Queensland, Australia

Introduction and organization

A mini-symposium on Malesian cryptogam is being run as part of the 5th International Flora Malesiana Symposium in Sydney, 9 - 14 September 2001.

This mini-symposium will focus on the biogeography, phytogeography and conservation patterns of cryptogams or the ecological importance of cryptogams. Presentations will be in the form of presented papers and/or poster displays. While these plant groups are not part of the official Flora Malesiana publication program, we feel that some overview presentations on major non-vascular plant groups would be of great benefit to those associated with the Malesian region.

The Cryptogam Symposium will be programmed an run to fit in with and be a part of the main Flora Malesiana Symposium.

The Organizing Committee has decided to hold a special session at this next meeting on cryptogams.

Tentative program

The following tentative program is based on preliminary indications from the people concerned. Understandably attendance and titles are not final yet, and other committments and funding problems may prevent some people from attending. Nevertheless we will attempt to keep this web version of the program as up to date as possible. Any changes to the program and the attendee list will be made on this web version first before being printed and distributed by other means.

Surname Firstname Country Email Activity   Taxon Topic Additional information
Suhirman   Indonesia Keynote ok    
Horak Egan Switzerland Overview article ok Fungi Mycota (Fungi: Agaricales, Boletales) in the Malesian Region
Pippo S. Finland Overview article ok Liverworts Introduction to bryofloristic connections of New Guinea
Vyverman Wim Belgium Overview article ok Diatoms Diatoms
Tan Benito Singapore Overview article ok Mosses Pattern of moss distribution in Malesia
United Kingdom Overview article ok lichens & bryophytes Cotricolous lichen and bryophyte communities in lowland
dipterocarp forests under differing management regimes
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Ratagopal K. India Paper ok   Fungal Endophytes of some Ficus species  
Lumbsch T. Germany Paper ok   Diversity and relationships of lecanoroid lichens in Malesia  
Reddell P. Australia Paper ok   Mycorrhizas in tropical forests  

Field Trips

Pre- and mid-conference field trips and excursions are being organized.

Organizers and Sponsors

The 5th International Flora Malesiana Symposium is being organized by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney and the Centre for Plant Plant Biodiversity Research and Australian National Herbarium, Canberra, on behalf of the Flora Malesiana Foundation, Leiden.

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