Malaysia - Singapore - Brunei Darussalam - Indonesia - Philippines - Papua New Guinea

5th International Flora Malesiana Symposium

9-14 September 2001, SYDNEY, Australia

Orchidaceae Mini-symposium
a symposium on the Orchidaceae of the Malesian region


Mark Clements (mark.clements@anbg.gov.au)

General symposium information: http://plantnet.rbgsyd.gov.au/fm/fm.html
General symposium enquiries: fmv@rbgsyd.gov.au


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 Orchidaceae 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 orchids and the ecological importance of orchids. Presentations will be in the form of presented papers and/or poster displays. This is a very complex group of plants in the Flora Malesiana area and the presentation planned will be of great benefit to our understanding of the plants of this region.

The Orchidaceae mini-symposium will be programmed and run to fit in with and be a part of the main Flora Malesiana Symposium.

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
Cribb Philip United Kingdom Keynote Address ok Orchidaceae New thoughts on the phylogeny and classification of Cymbidium (Orchidaceae)
Gravendeel Barbara Netherlands Paper ok Coelogyne Reorganisation of Coelogyne?
Juswara Lina Indonesia Paper ok Goodyera Towards a revision of Goodyera sect. Otosepalum
Kocyan Alexander Switzerland Paper ok Apostasia Revision of Apostasia
Clements Mark Australia Paper ok Dendrobium Molecular phylogenetic systematics of the Dendrobiinae
Qamaruz Zaman Faridah Malayaia Paper ok   Orchid conservation genetics  
de Vodel Ed Netherlands Paper ok Orchidaceae Malesian orchids checklist on CD-ROM etc with Andre Schuiteman
Harris Wayne Australia Paper ok Diplocaulobium Revision of Diplocaulobium
Cootes Jim Australia Paper ok Orchidaceae Orchids of Philippines


Tentative Program

First Session (Topic: Recent systematic treatments) Chair (Dr Mark Clements/Ed de Vogel)
8.30-8.35 - Introduction (MC)
8.35-9.15 - Keynote address "New thoughts on the phylogeny and  classification of Cymbidium (Orchidaceae)" [confirmed]
	Dr Phillip Cribb, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, United Kingdom
9.15-9.35 - Reorganisation of Coelogyne?
	Dr Barbara Gravendeel, Nationaal Herbarium Nederland, Universiteit Leiden branch, Leiden, Nederlands [confirmed]
9.35-9.55 - Towards a revision of Goodyera sect. Otosepalum
	Lina Juswara, Herbarium Bogorense, Indonesia
9.55- 10.15 - 
10.15- 10.35 Revision of Apostasia (confirmed)
	Alexander Kocyan, Institute of Systematic Botany, University of Zurich
Morning Tea - 10.35-11.00

Second Session (Molecular systematics?) Chair (Dr Ed de Vogel)
11.00-11.20 -11.20-11.40 - 
11.40-12.10 - Molecular phylogenetic systematics of the Dendrobiinae
	  Dr Mark A. Clements, CPBR
12.10-12.30 -Orchid conservation genetics
	  Dr. Faridah Qamaruz Zaman, Genome Centre, Institute of Bioscience, University Putra Malaysia, 43400 Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia.
Lunch - 13.00-14.00

Afternoon Session (Topic: Inventory/ Revisions/Biology) Chair (Dr Mark Clements)
14.00-14.20 - Malesian orchids checklist on CD-ROM etc
	Dr Ed de Vogel and Dr Andre Schuiteman, Leiden Herbarium
14.20-14.40 - Revision of Diplocaulobium (confirmed)
	Wayne Harris, Queensland Herbarium
14.40-15.00 - [Bulbophyllum]
	  Dr Jaap Vermeulen, Singapore Botanic Gardens,
15.00-15.2016.15-16.45 - Orchids of the Philippines
   Jim Cootes, Australia
  6.45-17.15 - 

15.20. Summary and Close

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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