John R.I Wood

Research interests

Taxonomy and systematics of Acanthaceae (especially Strobilanthes, Stenostephanus, Justicia), Convolvulaceae (especially Ipomoea, Convolvulus) and Lamiacreae (especially Salvia, Lepechinia).

Floristics of Bolivia (especially of the Andes and Cerrado)

Contact details

+44 (0) 1865 275000

Publications (while at this department)

Wood, J.R.I., Carine, M.A., Harris, D.J., Wilkin, P., Williams, B.R.M. & Scotland, R.W. 2015 Ipomoea (Convolvulaceae) in Bolivia Kew Bulletin 70 (3).

Wood, J.R.I., Williams, B.R.M., Mitchell, T.C., Carine, M.A., Harris, D.J., & Scotland, R.W. 2015 A Foundation Monograph of Convolvulus L. (Convolvulaceae). Phytokeys 51 (special issue)

Wood, J.R.I. 2015 Acanthaceae. In Bernal, R., Gradstein, S.R. & Celis, M. (eds.) Catálogo Plantas Líquenes Colombia-Catalogue Plants Lichens Colombia. Universidad Nacional de Colombia.

Wood, J.R.I., Simão-Bianchini,R & Fuentes, A.F. 2015. Convolvulaceae. In Jorgensen, P.M. Beck, S.G. & Nee, M. (eds.) Catalogo de las Plantas Vasculares de Bolivia. 520 – 531. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis, Mo.

Wood, J.R.I. (2014) New names and combinations in Indian Acanthaceae Novon. 23 (3): pp 385-395doi:10.3417/2013046.

Adhikari, B, Pendry, C.A, Watson, M.F, Wood, J.R.I. (2013) An account of Thunbergia (Acanthaceae) in Nepal, with a description of the new species T. nepalensis Kew Bulletin. 68 (4): pp 651-661doi:10.1007/s12225-013-9481-x.

Adhikari, B, Pendry, C.A, Watson, M.F, Wood, J.R.I. (2013) An account of Thunbergia (Acanthaceae) in Nepal, with a description of the new species T. nepalensis Kew Bulletin. pp 1-11doi:10.1007/s12225-013-9481-x.

Bebber, D.P, Wood, J.R.I, Barker, C, Scotland, R.W. (2013) Author inflation masks global capacity for species discovery in flowering plants New Phytologist..

Mendoza, F.J, Wood, J.R.I. (2013) Taxonomic revision of Talinum (Talinaceae) in Bolivia with a note on the occurrence of Phemeranthus (Montiaceae) Kew Bulletin. 68 (2): pp 233-247doi:10.1007/s12225-013-9454-0.

Wood, J.R.I. (2013) New records of Malvaceae from the Chiquitania of Eastern Bolivia Kew Bulletin. 68 (4): pp 609-617doi:10.1007/s12225-013-9472-y.

Wood, J.R.I. (2013) Bonamia (Convolvulaceae) in Bolivia Kew Bulletin. pp 1-12doi:10.1007/s12225-013-9452-2.

Albertson, W.D, Wood, J.R.I. (2012) Forgotten types of Strobilanthes (Acanthaceae) in The Central National Herbarium, Kolkata, India Phytotaxa. 43: pp 49-60

Bebber, D.P, Carine, M.A, Davidse, G, Harris, D.J, Haston, E.M, Penn, M.G, Cafferty, S, Wood, J.R.I, Scotland, R.W. (2012) Big hitting collectors make massive and disproportionate contribution to the discovery of plant species Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 279 (1736): pp 2269-2274.

Huaylla, H, Wood, J.R.I. (2012) Cypella boliviana (Iridaceae), a new species from Bolivia Kew Bulletin. pp 1-4doi:10.1007/s12225-012-9401-5.

Lewis, G.P, Wood, J.R.I, Lavin, M. (2012) Steinbachiella (Leguminosae: Papilionoideae: Dalbergieae), endemic to Bolivia, is reinstated as an accepted genus Kew Bulletin. pp 1-8doi:10.1007/s12225-012-9415-z.

Scotland, R.W, Wood, J.R.I. (2012) Accelerating the pace of taxonomy Trends in Ecology and Evolution.. doi:10.1016/j.tree.2012.04.013.

Wood, J.R.I. (2012) Two new species of Acanthaceae from Bolivia Kew Bulletin. pp 1-6doi:10.1007/s12225-012-9352-x.

Wood, J.R.I, Williams, B.P, Scotland, R.W. (2012) Diceratotheca, a new genus of Acanthaceae from Thailand Kew Bulletin. pp 1-9doi:10.1007/s12225-012-9404-2.

Villarroel, Segarra D, Wood, J.R.I. (2011) Plantago pyrophila (Plantaginaceae), a new species from the cerrados of Eastern Bolivia Kew Bulletin. pp 1-4.

Wood, J.R.I. (2011) Clinopodium L. (Lamiaceae) in Bolivia Kew Bulletin. pp 1-28doi:10.1007/s12225-011-9282-z.

Bebber, D.P, Carine, M.A, Wood, J.R.I, Wortley, A.H, Harris, D.J, Prance, G.T, Davidse, G, Paige, J, Pennington, T.D, Robson, N.K.B, Scotland, R.W. (2010) Herbaria are a major frontier for species discovery Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 107 (51): pp 22169-22171doi:10.1073/pnas.1011841108.

Huaylla, H, Scotland, R.W, Wood, J.R.I. (2010) Further notes on a rare species of selaginella (pteridophyta - Selaginellaceae) from the cerrados of eastern bolivia Edinburgh Journal of Botany. 67 (1): pp 69-73doi:10.1017/S0960428609990205.

Wood, J.R.I. (2010) Further notes on Bolivian Justicia L. (Acanthaceae) Kew Bulletin. 65 (1): pp 77-81doi:10.1007/s12225-010-9174-7.

Yunfei, D, Wood, J.R.I, Ying, F. (2010) Strobilanthes biocullata (Acanthaceae), a New Species from Hunan, China Novon. 20 (4): pp 406-411doi:10.3417/2009128.

Yunfei, D, Wood, J.R.I, Heng, L. (2010) Strobilanthes ovata (Acanthaceae), a new species from Gaoligong Shan in Yunnan, China Novon. 20 (2): pp 143-146doi:10.3417/2009114.

Wood, J.R.I. (2009) Aloysia axillaris (Verbenaceae), a new species, with notes on the genus in Bolivia Kew Bulletin. 64 (3): pp 513-523doi:10.1007/s12225-009-9131-5.

Wood, J.R.I. (2009) New names, combinations and synonyms in Justicia and Stenostephanus (Acanthaceae) Kew Bulletin. 64 (1): pp 49-55doi:10.1007/s12225-008-9093-z.

Wood, J.R.I, Scotland, R.W. (2009) New and little-known species of Strobilanthes (Acanthaceae) from India and South East Asia Kew Bulletin. 64 (1): pp 3-47.

Bennett, J.R, Wood, J.R.I, Scotland, R.W. (2008) Uncorrelated variation in widespread species: Species delimitation in Strobilanthes echinata Nees (Acanthaceae) Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society. 156 (1): pp 131-141doi:10.1111/j.1095-8339.2007.00756.x.

Miller, J.S, Wood, J.R.I. (2008) New Boraginaceae from tropical America 6: A new species of Varronia from Bolivia Novon. 18 (1): pp 86-89doi:10.3417/2006004.

Wood, J.R.I. (2008) A revision of Tecoma Juss. (Bignoniaceae) in Bolivia Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society. 156 (1): pp 143-172. doi:10.1111/j.1095-8339.2007.00731.x.

Wood, J.R.I. (2007) The Salvias (Lamiaceae) of Bolivia Kew Bulletin. 62 (2): pp 177-221

Deng, Y.F, Wood, J.R.I, Scotland, R.W. (2006) New and reassessed species of Strobilanthes (Acanthaceae) in the flora of China Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society. 150 (3): pp 369-390doi:10.1111/j.1095-8339.2006.00473.x.

Wood, J.R.I, Scotland, R.W. (2006) Some notes on the Strobilanthes pentstemonoides (Acanthaceae) complex in China, India and South East Asia Kew Bulletin. 61 (1): pp 5-16

Goyder, D.J, Wood, J.R.I, Williamson, H.J. (2005) Aspidosperma resonans (Apocynaceae: Rauvolfioideae), a new species from the inter-Andean dry valleys of Bolivia Kew Bulletin. 60 (2): pp 313-317

Rogers, Z.S, Antezana, C, Wood, J.R.I, Beck, S.G. (2004) A distinctive new species of Ovidia (Thymelaeaceae) from Bolivia Novon. 14 (3): pp 332-336

Wasshausen, D.C, Wood, J.R.I. (2004) Notes on the genus Dicplitera (Acanthaceae) in Bolivia Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington. 117 (1): pp 140-149

Wasshausen, D.C, Wood, J.R.I. (2003) Notes on the genus Justicia in Bolivia Kew Bulletin. 58 (4): pp 769-831

Wood, J.R.I, Bennett, J.R, Scotland, R.W. (2003) Notes on Strobilanthes: The Sympagis group Kew Bulletin. 58 (1): pp 131-173

Wood, J.R.I, Scotland, R.W. (2003) The 2-lipped species of Strobilanthes (Acanthaceae) Kew Bulletin. 58 (1): pp 83-129

Wood, J.R.I, Scotland, R.W. (2003) Strobilanthes: Panicled species from East Asia Kew Bulletin. 58 (3): pp 679-702

Fricker, MD, Chow, C-M, Errington, RJ, May, M, Mellor, J, Meyer, AJ, Tlalka, M, Vaux, DJ, Wood, J, White, NS. (1997) Quantitative imaging of intact cells and tissues by multi-dimensional confocal fluorescence microscopy Experimental Biology Online. 2 (19): pp 1-23doi:10.1007/s00898-997-0019-2.