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Selected recent publications from the staff of the University Gardens


Elliott, T.L., Spalink, D., Larridon, I., Zuntini, A.R., Escudero, M., Hackel, J., Barrett, R.L., Martín-Bravo, S., Márquez-Corro, J.I., Granados Mendoza, C., Mashau, A.C., Romero-Soler, K.J., Zhigila, D.A., Gehrke, B., Andrino, C.O., Crayn, D.M., Vorontsova, M.S., Forest, F., Baker, W.J., Wilson, K.L., Simpson, D.A., & Muasya, A.M. 2024. Global analysis of Poales diversification – parallel evolution in space and time into open and closed habitats. New Phytologist 242: 727–743. https://doi.org/10.1111/nph.19421


Akinlabi, F.M., Pirie, M.D., & Oskolski, A.A. 2023. Fire, frost, and drought constrain the structural diversity of wood within southern African Erica (Ericaceae). Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society boad033. https://doi.org/10.1093/botlinnean/boad033

Andersen HL, Tønsberg T. 2023. (2968) Proposal to conserve the name Fuscidea against Maronea (lichenized Ascomycota). TAXON 72: 925–926. https://doi.org/10.1002/tax.12995

Antonelli, A. et al. 2023. State of the World’s Plants and Fungi 2023. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. https://doi.org/10.34885/wnwn-6s63

Diaz AEC, Herfindal L, Andersen HL, Fossen T. 2023. Cytotoxic Natural Products Isolated from Cryptogramma crispa (L.) R. Br. Molecules 28: 7723. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules28237723

Jamnani MJ, Holmelid B, Vedeler A, Parsian HH, Andersen HL, Fossen T (2023) Natural Products from Leaves of the Ancient Iranian Medicinal Plant Echium amoenum Fisch. & C. A. Mey. Molecules 28: 385. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules28010385

Jørgensen, P.M. 2023. Personene i planteslektnavnene: IIIb. Botanikere og samlere S-W, og noen norske fra eksotiske områder. Blyttia 81: 142–149.

Jørgensen, P.M. 2023. Personene i plante-slektsnavnene: IIIa. Botanikere og samlere, A–P. Blyttia 81: 81–88.

Jørgensen, P.M. 2023. Personene i planteslektsnavnene: IV. Tillegg og rettelser. Blyttia 81: 225–229.

Jørgensen, P.M. 2023. Vakker bok om planter hos en stor nordisk dikter. Blyttia 81: 231.

Jørgensen, P.M., & Holien, H. 2023. Tor Tønsberg at seventy-five. Plant and Fungal Systematics 68: 246–248. https://doi.org/10.35535/pfsyst-2023-0009

Jørgensen, P.M., & Schmitt, I. 2023. The typification of Variolaria discoidea Pers. Plant and Fungal Syst. 378–381. https://doi.org/10.35535/pfsyst-2023-0021

Nelson, E.C., Oliver, E.G.H., & Pirie, M.D. 2023. Erica L. (Ericaceae): homonyms amongst published names for African species and proposed replacement names. PhytoKeys 236: 157–178. https://doi.org/10.3897/phytokeys.236.110498


Eriksson, T., Persson, N.L., & Smedmark, J.E.E. 2022. What is Potentilla? A phylogeny-based taxonomy for Potentillinae (Rosaceae). TAXON 71: 493–505. https://doi.org/10.1002/tax.12679

Jorgensen, P.M. 2022. Jordnøtt Conopodium majus – en av Oeders vestnorske oppdagelser. Blyttia 80 (1): 48–50.

Jorgensen, P.M. 2022. Personnavnene I plantenavnene I. Linné og linnea. Blyttia 80 (2): 86-88.

Jorgensen, P.M. 2022. Personene i planteslektsnavnene: II. Blant guder og sagnfigurer. Blyttia 80 (4): 211-217.

Kandziora, M., Gehrke, B., Popp, M., Gizaw, A., Brochmann, C., & Pirie, M.D. 2022. The enigmatic tropical alpine flora on the African sky islands is young, disturbed, and unsaturated. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 119: e2112737119. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2112737119

Nelson, E.C., & Pirie, M. 2022. Where have all the heathers gone? Sibbaldia: The International Journal of Botanic Garden Horticulture. https://doi.org/10.24823/Sibbaldia.2022.1887

Pirie, M.D., Blackhall-Miles, R., Bourke, G., Crowley, D., Ebrahim, I., Forest, F., Knaack, M., Koopman, R., Lansdowne, A., Nürk, N.M., Osborne, J., Pearce, T.R., Rohrauer, D., Smit, M., & Wilman, V. 2022. Preventing species extinctions: A global conservation consortium for Erica. PLANTS, PEOPLE, PLANET n/a. https://doi.org/10.1002/ppp3.10266

Strijk, J.S., Hinsinger, D.D., Roeder, M.M., Chatrou, L.W., Couvreur, T.L.P., Erkens, R.H.J., Sauquet, H., Pirie, M.D., Thomas, D.C., & Cao, K. 2022. The Soursop Genome (Annona muricata L., Annonaceae). Pp. 149–174 in: M.A. Chapman (ed.), Underutilised Crop Genomes. Compendium of Plant Genomes. Cham: Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-00848-1_9


Brochmann, C., Gizaw, A., Chala, D., Kandziora, M., Eilu, G., Popp, M., Pirie, M.D., & Gehrke, B. 2021. History and evolution of the afroalpine flora: in the footsteps of Olov Hedberg. Alp Botany. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00035-021-00256-9

Global Carex Group, Roalson, E.H., Jiménez-Mejías, P., Hipp, A.L., Benítez-Benítez, C., Bruederle, L.P., Chung, K.-S., Escudero, M., Ford, B.A., Ford, K., Gebauer, S., Gehrke, B., Hahn, M., Hayat, M.Q., Hoffmann, M.H., Jin, X.-F., Kim, S., Larridon, I., Léveillé-Bourret, É., Lu, Y.-F., Luceño, M., Maguilla, E., Márquez-Corro, J.I., Martín-Bravo, S., Masaki, T., Míguez, M., Naczi, R.F.C., Reznicek, A.A., Spalink, D., Starr, J.R., Uzma, Villaverde, T., Waterway, M.J., Wilson, K.L., & Zhang, S.-R. 2021. A framework infrageneric classification of Carex (Cyperaceae) and its organizing principles. Journal of Systematics and Evolution 59: 726–762. https://doi.org/10.1111/jse.12722

Jørgensen, P.M., Brinda, J.C., & Wedin, M. 2021. (2823) Proposal to reject the name Riccia sinuata (Marchantiophyta). TAXON 70: 897–897. https://doi.org/10.1002/tax.12545

Morales-Briones, D.F., Gehrke, B., Huang, C.-H., Liston, A., Ma, H., Marx, H.E., Tank, D.C., & Yang, Y. 2021. Analysis of Paralogs in Target Enrichment Data Pinpoints Multiple Ancient Polyploidy Events in Alchemilla s.l. (Rosaceae). Systematic Biology syab032. https://doi.org/10.1093/sysbio/syab032

Strijk, J.S., Hinsinger, D.D., Roeder, M.M., Chatrou, L.W., Couvreur, T.L.P., Erkens, R.H.J., Sauquet, H., Pirie, M.D., Thomas, D.C., & Cao, K. 2021. Chromosome-level reference genome of the soursop (Annona muricata): A new resource for Magnoliid research and tropical pomology. Molecular Ecology Resources 21: 1608–1619. https://doi.org/10.1111/1755-0998.13353


Bremer, B. & Eriksson, T. 2020. Rubiaceae. – Pp. 401–402 in: de Queiroz, K., P. D. Cantino and J. A. Gauthier (eds). Phylonyms. A Companion to the PhyloCode. – CRC Press. ISBN 9781138332935

Nürk, N. M., Linder, H. P., Onstein, R. E., Larcombe, M. J., Hughes, C. E., Piñeiro Fernández, L., Schlüter, P. M., Valente, L., Beierkuhnlein, C., Cutts, V., Donoghue, M. J., Edwards, E. J., Field, R., Flantua, S. G. A., Higgins, S. I., Jentsch, A., Liede-Schumann, S., & Pirie, M. D. 2020. Diversification in evolutionary arenas-Assessment and synthesis. Ecol. Evol., 636803. https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.6313

Øvstedal, D. O., Fryday, A. M., & Lewis Smith, R. I. 2020. Lecanora muscigena (Lichenized Ascomycota, Lecanorales), a new lichen species in the Lecanora fuscescens group from South Georgia. New Zeal. J. Bot., 58: 145–152. https://doi.org/10.1080/0028825X.2019.1682625

Persson, N. L., Toresen, I., Andersen, H. L., Smedmark, J. E. E., & Eriksson, T. 2020. Detecting destabilizing species in the phylogenetic backbone of Potentilla L. (Rosaceae) using low-copy nuclear markers. AoB Plants. https://doi.org/10.1093/aobpla/plaa017

Persson, N. L., Eriksson, T., & Smedmark, J. E. E. 2020. Complex patterns of reticulate evolution in opportunistic weeds (Potentilla L., Rosaceae), as revealed by low-copy nuclear markers. BMC Evol. Biol., 20: 38. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12862-020-1597-7

Roalson, E. H., Jiménez‐Mejías, P., Hipp, A. L., Benítez‐Benítez, C., Bruederle, L. P., Chung, K., Escudero, M., Ford, B. A., Ford, K., Gebauer, S., Gehrke, B., Hahn, M., Hayat, M. Q., Hoffmann, M. H., Jin, X., Kim, S., Larridon, I., Léveillé‐Bourret, É., Lu, Y., Luceño, M., Maguilla, E., Márquez‐Corro, J. I., Martín‐Bravo, S., Masaki, T., Míguez, M., Naczi, R. F. C., Reznicek, A. A., Spalink, D., Starr, J. R., Uzma, Villaverde, T., Waterway, M. J., Wilson, K. L., & Zhang, S. 2020. A framework infrageneric classification of Carex (Cyperaceae) and its organizing principles. J. Syst. Evol., jse.12722. https://doi.org/10.1111/jse.12722


Ekman, S., & Jørgensen, P. M. 2019. The Sticta fuliginosa group in Norway and Sweden. Graph. Scr., 31: 23–33.

Fossen, T., Holmelid, B., & Øvstedal, D. O. 2019. Bumblebee death associated with Tilia x europaea L. Biochem. Syst. Ecol., 82: 16–23. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bse.2018.11.001

Gillespie, E. L., Madsen-McQueen, T., Eriksson, T., Bailey, A., & Murrell, Z. E. 2019. Microsatellite markers for the biogeographically enigmatic sandmyrtle (Kalmia buxifolia, Phyllodoceae: Ericaceae). Appl. Plant Sci., 7: 4–7. https://doi.org/10.1002/aps3.11267

Haji Ibrahim, A. H., Herfindal, L., Rathe, B., Andersen, H. L., Almeida, J. R. G. da S., & Fossen, T. 2019. A novel poly-oxygenated flavone glucoside from aerial parts of the Brazilian plant Neoglaziovia variegata (Bromeliaceae). Heliyon, 5: 1–13. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.heliyon.2019.e01369

Jørgensen, P. M. 2019. The troublesome genus Thamnolia (lichenized Ascomycota). Lichenologist, 51: 221–226. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0024282919000203

Jørgensen, P. M., & Nimis, P. L. 2019. On the typification of the lichen genus Lepra Scop. Taxon, 68: 132–136. https://doi.org/10.1002/tax.12017

Jørgensen, P. M., Andersen, H. L., & Elvebakk, A. 2019. The genus Massalongia (lichenised ascomycetae) in the Southern Hemisphere. MycoKeys, 60: 125–140. https://doi.org/10.3897/MYCOKEYS.60.37725

Le Maitre, N. C., Pirie, M. D., & Bellstedt, D. U. 2019. Floral Color, Anthocyanin Synthesis Gene Expression and Control in Cape Erica Species. Front. Plant Sci., 10: 1–9. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2019.01565

Le Maitre, N. C., Pirie, M. D., & Bellstedt, D. U. 2019. An approach to determining anthocyanin synthesis enzyme gene expression in an evolutionary context: an example from Erica plukenetii. Ann. Bot., 1–9. https://doi.org/10.1093/aob/mcz046

Lukešová, H., Andersen, H. L., Kolínová, M., & Holst, B. 2019. Is It Hop? Identifying Hop Fibres in a European Historical Context. Archaeometry, 61: 494–505. https://doi.org/10.1111/arcm.12437

Pirie, M. D., Kandziora, M., Nürk, N. M., Le Maitre, N. C., Mugrabi de Kuppler, A., Gehrke, B., Oliver, E. G. H., & Bellstedt, D. U. 2019. Leaps and bounds: geographical and ecological distance constrained the colonisation of the Afrotemperate by Erica. BMC Evol. Biol., 19: 222. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12862-019-1545-6

Tønsberg, T., & Andersen, H. L. 2019. Miriquidica majae, a new lichen species from oldgrowth Picea abies forests in central Norway. Graph. Scr., 31: 14–22.


Ezhkin, A. K., & Jørgensen, P. M. 2018. New Records of Pannariaceae (Lichenized Ascomycota) from Sakhalin and the Kuril Islands, Russian Far East. Evansia, 35: 43–52. https://doi.org/10.1639/0747-9859-35.2.043

ØVSTEDAL, D. O., LINDBLOM, L., KNUDSEN, K., & FRYDAY, A. M. 2018. A new species of Acarospora (Acarosporaceae, Acarosporales, lichenized Ascomycota) from the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas). Phytotaxa, 340: 86. https://doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.340.1.7

Øvstedal, D. O. 2018. Maritime species of the genus Verrucaria in Kerguelia. Australas. Lichenol., 82: 146–155.

Zahradníková, M., Andersen, H. L., & Tonsberg, T. 2018. Fuscidea lightfootii and F. pusilla (Fuscideaceae, Umbilicariomycetidae, Ascomycota), two similar but genetically distinct species. Lichenologist, 50: 425–438. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0024282918000270

Zamora, J. C., [...] Jørgensen, P.M. [...] & Ekman, S. 2018. Considerations and consequences of allowing DNA sequence data as types of fungal taxa. IMA Fungus, 9: 167–175. https://doi.org/10.5598/imafungus.2018.09.01.10


Fryday, A. M., Ertz, D., & Jorgensen, P. M. 2017. Insights into the genus Austrella (Pannariaceae, Peltigerales), including a new species from the Falkland Islands. Lichenologist, 49: 57–65. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0024282916000621

Juvik, O. J., Holmelid, B., Francis, G. W., Andersen, H. L., De Oliveira, A. P., De Oliveira, R. G. alves, Da Silva Almeida, J. R. G., & Fossen, T. 2017. Non-Polar natural products from Bromelia laciniosa, Neoglaziovia variegata and Encholirium spectabile (Bromeliaceae). Molecules, 22. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules22091478

Jørgensen, P. M. 2017. The development of lichenology in the history of botany. Bryologist, 120: 37–44. https://doi.org/10.1639/0007-2745-120.1.037

Wedin, M., Otalora, M. A. G., & Jørgensen, H. B. 2017. Erratum to: The genus Paracollema validated (Collemataceae, Peltigerales, Lecanoromycetes). Stud. Fungi, 2: 218. https://doi.org/10.5943/sif/2/1/23

Zahradníková, M., Andersen, H. L., Tønsberg, T., & Beck, A. 2017. Molecular Evidence of Apatococcus, including A. fuscideae sp. nov., as Photobiont in the Genus Fuscidea. Protist, 168: 425–438. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.protis.2017.06.002

Zahradníková, M., Tonsberg, T., & Andersen, H. L. 2017. The taxonomy of the lichen Fuscidea cyathoides (Fuscideaceae, Umbilicariomycetidae, Ascomycota) in Europe. Lichenologist, 49: 547–560. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0024282917000524


Andersen, H. L., Næss, S. J., & Salvesen, P. H. 2016. Hybridization between the locally endangered Rosa spinosissima and Rosa mollis results in the pentaploid Rosa × sabinii in western Norway. Nord. J. Bot., 34: 645–657. https://doi.org/10.1111/njb.01070

Jørgensen, P. M., Weidemann, E., & Fremstad, E. 2016. Flora Norvegica av J.E. Gunnerus. GUNNERIA, 80: 505.

Juvik, O. J., Nguyen, X. H. T., Andersen, H. L., & Fossen, T. 2016. Growing with dinosaurs: natural products from the Cretaceous relict Metasequoia glyptostroboides Hu & Cheng—a molecular reservoir from the ancient world with potential in modern medicine. Phytochem. Rev., 15: 161–195. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11101-015-9395-3

Jørgensen, P. M., & Palice, Z. 2016. Leptogium insigne New to Ecuador, with Notes on Its Generic Position. Evansia, 33: 14–17. https://doi.org/10.1639/0747-9859-33.1.14


Eriksson, T., Lundberg, M., Töpel, M., Östensson, P., & Smedmark, J. E. E. 2015. Sibbaldia: a molecular phylogenetic study of a remarkably polyphyletic genus in Rosaceae. Plant Syst. Evol., 301: 171–184. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00606-014-1063-3

Jørgensen, P. M., & Andersen, H. L. 2015. The lichen genus Psoromidium (Pannariaceae) re-evaluated, with nomenclatural notes on Degeliella and Psoromaria. Lichenologist, 47: 343–348. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0024282915000171

Jørgensen, P. M., & Palice, Z. 2015. Additions to the Cyanolichens of the Andes. Herzogia, 28: 285–287. https://doi.org/10.13158/heia.28.1.2015.285

Jørgensen, P. M., & Goward, T. 2015. Notes on the Collema tenax Complex, with Recognition of Two Further Species in the Genus Enchylium (Ach.) Gray. Evansia, 32: 42–47. https://doi.org/10.1639/079.032.0101

Older publications

Salvesen, P.H., Kanz, B. & Moe, D., 2009. Historical Cultivars of Buxus sempervirens L. Revealed in a Preserved 17th Century Garden by Biometry and Amplified Fragment Length Plymorphism (AFLP). European Journal of Horticultural Science. 74 (3): 130-136. Link to PDF

Moe, B. 1995. Studies of the alpine flora along an east‐west gradient in central Western Norway. Nord. J. Bot., 15: 77–89. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1756-1051.1995.tb00125.x