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  • Name:  Guangwan Hu
  • Title:  Professor
  • Education:  PhD
  • TEL:  027-87700878
  • Email:  guangwanhu@wbgcas.cn
  • Address:  Wuhan Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences No. 201 Jiufeng 1 Road, East Lake High-Tech Development Zone, Wuhan, Hubei, P. R. China
  • Research Divisions:  Research Center for Plant Diversity

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  • 1992.9 –1996.6: Bachelor Student, Department of Biology, East China Normal University, got the Bachelor Degree in Jun. 1996.
    2001.9 – 2004.6: Part-time Master Student, the College of Life Sciences, Hunan Normal University, got the Master Degree in Jun. 2004.
    2005.3 – 2008.1: Ph.D. Student, Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, got the Philosophic Doctor Degree in Jul. 2008.
    1996.7 – 2001.8: Assistant Experimentalist, College of Life Sciences, Hunan Normal University, Changsha, China.
    2001.9 – 2005.3: Experimentalist (equal Lecturer), College of Life Sciences, Hunan Normal University, Changsha, China.
    2008.1 – 2013.5: Assistant Professor, Research Group for Biodiversity and Plant Resources, Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming, China.
    2009.9 – 2010.1: Visiting research fellow, Laboratory of Cytogenetics, Faculty of Agriculture, Okayama University, Okayama, Japan. To study the genes relative with sex expression in melon.
    2012.3 – 2013.3: Visiting Scholar in Dr. Timothy J. Motley’s Laboratory, Department of Biological Sciences, College of Sciences, Old Dominion University, Virginia, USA.
    2013.6 – 2018.3: Professor and Director of the Research Center on African Biodiversity, Wuhan Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Wuhan, China.
    2015.4 – Date: Director of the Herbarium, Wuhan Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Wuhan, China.

    Professional specialty:

  • Plant Taxonomy; Ethnobotany

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    Major publications:

  • 2023
      1. Zhang CF#, Tian J#, Cheng HY, Peng S, Wang Y, Chen YS, Gao TG*, Hu GW*, Wang QF. (In press). An updated phylogeny of Ainsliaea (Asteraceae: Pertyoideae) and its implications for classification and habit evolution. Taxon, xx(x): xxx–xxx.
      2. Xu Z, Folk RA, Gitzendanner MA, Hu GW, Soltis PS, Soltis DE*, Wang QF*. (In press). Re-examining the placement of Hydrostachys using a large-scale phylogenetic approach. Taxon, xx(x): xxx–xxx.
      3. Cheng YH,Yang PY,Liu GY,Jin SL,Yang JX, H GW*. 2024. Goodyera recurva, a newly recorded Species of Orchidaceae in Sichuan Province. Journal of Sichuan Forestry Science and Technology, 45(2): xxx–xxx.
      4. Chen LL, Yang JX, Jiang H, Liao M, Cai XZ*, Hu GW*. (In press). Pedicularis tamurensis (Orobanchaceae), a new record species of Pedicularis from China. Plant Science Journal, xx(x): xxx–xxx.
      5. Kong SS,Peng S,Jinag H,Yang JX,Liao M,Huang W,Zhang CF,Wang H*Hu GW*. (In press). Gastrodia putaoensis, a newly recorded species of Gastrodia from China. Plant Science Journal,xx(x): xxx–xxx.
      6. Wanga VO, Ngarega BK, Oulo MA, Mkala EM, Ngumbau VM, Onjalalaina GE, Odago WO, Nanjala C, Ochieng CO, Gichuae MK, Giturue RW, Hu GW*. (In press). Projected impacts of climate change on the habitat of Xerophyta species in Africa. Plant Diversity, xx(x): xxx–xxx. (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pld.2023.05.001)
      7. Song YX#, Hu T#, Peng S, Cong YY*, Hu GW*. (In press). Palynological and macroscopic characters evidences infer the evolutionary history and insight into pollination adaptation in Impatiens (Balsaminaceae). Journal of Systematics and Evolution,xx(x): xxx–xxx. (https:// doi: 10.1111/jse.12959)
      8. Rono PC, Mutie FM, Peng S, Malombe I, Njenga MN, Kirika PM, Hu GW*, Wang QF. 2024. Revisiting Oligo-Miocene epoch through the altitudinal patterns study of plant species and phylogenetic diversity of Mt. Elgon in Africa. Scientific African, 23 (2024): e02020. (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sciaf.2023.e02020)
      9. Liang C, Xu YB, Fan MX, Muema FW, Chen GL*, Guo MQ*, Hu GW*. 2023. Potential antioxidative and anti-Hyperuricemic components in Rodgersia podophylla A. Gray revealed by bio-affinity ultrafiltration with SOD and XOD. Frontiers in Pharmacology, 14: 1298049 (12 pages) (https://doi.org/10.3389/fphar.2023.1298049)
      10. Mutinda ES, Zhang DJ, Muema FW, Mkala EM, Waswa EN, Odago WO, Ochieng CO, Gichua MK, Muchuku JK, Kamande E, Hu GW*. 2024. The genus Balanophora J. R. Forst. & G. Forst. – Its use in traditional medicine, phytochemistry, and pharmacology: A review. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 319 (2024): 117276 (21 pages). (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jep.2023.117276)
      11. Waswa EN, Ding SX, Wambua FM, Mkala EM, Mutinda ES, Odago WO, Amenu SG, Muthui SW, Linda EL, Katumo DM, Waema CM, Yang JX, Hu GW*. 2024. The genus Actinidia Lindl. (Actinidiaceae): A comprehensive review on its ethnobotany, phytochemistry, and pharmacological properties. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 319 (2024): 117222 (27 pages). (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jep.2023.117222)
      12. Xu YB, Li YW, Chen GL, Fan MX, Hu GW*, Guo MQ*. 2023. Screening and identification of potential hypoglycemic and hypolipidemic compounds from Scutellaria baicalensis aqueous extract combing affinity ultrafiltration with multiple drug targets. Phytochemical Analysis, 2023: 1–15. (https://doi.org/10.1002/pca.3285)
      13. Rakotondrabe TF, Fan MX, Hu GW*, Guo MQ*. 2023. Potential hemostasic components targeting urokinase plasminogen activator (uPA) explored from three Euphorbiaceae species: E. maculata, E. humifusa, and A. australis with bio-affinity ultrafiltration UPLC/MS. Phytochemical Analysis, 2023: 1–12. ( https://doi.org/10.1002/pca.3270)
      14. Cheng YH, Liu GY, Li WJ, Jin SL, Yang JX, Hu GW*. Liparis rostrata, a newly recorded species of Orchidaceae in Sichuan Province, China. Journal of Sichuan Forestry Science and Technology, 44(3): 153–155.( https://doi.org/10.12172/202206060001)
      15. Mkala EM#, Jost M#, Dong X#, Mwachala G, Musili PM, Wanke S, Hu GW*, Wang QF. 2023. Phylogenetic and comparative analyses of Hydnora abyssinica plastomes provide evidence for hidden diversity within Hydnoraceae. BMC Ecology and Evolution, 23: 34 (11 page). (https://doi.org/10.1186/s12862-023-02142-w)
      16. Mkala EM, Mwanzia V, Nzei J, Oluoch WA, Ngarega BK, Wanga VO, Oulo MA, Ngarega BK, Mutie FM, Kilingo FM, Rono P, Waswa EN, Mutinda ES, Ochieng CO, Mwachala G,Hu GW*, Wang QF, Katunge JK, Victoire I. 2023. Predicting the potential impacts of climate change on the endangered endemic Annonaceae species in East Africa. Heliyon, 9: e17405 (14 pages). (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.heliyon.2023.e17405)
      17. Jiang H#, Cheng YH#, Liu GY, Jin SL, Munyao JN, Peng S, Yang JX, Ding SX, Tian J*, Hu GW*, Wang QF. 2023. Bulbophyllum wolongense, a new Orchidaceae species from Sichuan province in China, and its plastome comparative analysis. Ecosystem Health and Sustainability, 9: Article 0072 (13 pages). (https://doi.org/10.34133/ehs.0072)
      18. Waswa EN, Odago WO, Getachew SA, Mkala EM, Mutinda ES, Ding SX, Muthui SW,Hu GW*, Wang QF. 2023. Comparative chloroplast genomes analysis of Sambucus L. (Viburnaceae): Inference for phylogenetic relationships among the closely related S. adnata Wall. ex DC and S. javanica Blume. Frontiers in Plant Science, 14: 1179510 (18 pages). (https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2023.1179510)
      19. Liao M#, Wang H#, Ge BJ#, Wang Z, Zhong X*, Zhang CF*, Hu GW*. 2023. Updated taxonomy, distribution and systematic position of the little-known genus Treutlera (Apocynaceae, Marsdenieae). Plant Systematics and Evolution, 309: 23 (12 pages). (https://doi.org/10.1007/s00606-023-01860-4)
      20. Zhang CF, Onjalalaina GE, Liao M, Hu GW*. 2023. Cynanchum neoleucanthum (Apocynaceae), a replacement name for the later illegitimate homonym Cynanchum leucanthum (K. Schum.) K. Schum.. Phytotaxa, 597(4): 297–298. (https:// doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.597.4.5)
      21. Zhang DJ, Ren J, Jiang H, Wanga VO, Dong X, Hu GW*. 2023. Comparative and phylogenetic analysis of the complete chloroplast genomes of six Polygonatum species (Asparagaceae). Scientific Reports, 13: 7237 (19 pages). ( https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-023-34083-1)
      22. Hu GW, Ding SX*, Jiang Z, Tian J, Wang JJ, Jiang H. 2022. Seven new records of seed plants in Hubei Province. Journal of South-Central Minzu University(Natural Science Edition),42(3): 1–5. (https://doi.org/10.12130/znmdzk.20230301)
      23. Rono PC, Mutie FM, Kathambi V, Wei N, Watuma BM, Nanjala C, Wagutu GK, Kirika PK, Malombe I, Hu GW*, Wang QF. 2023. An annotated plant checklist of the transboundary volcanic Mt El-gon, East Africa. PhytoKeys, 223: 1–174. (https://doi.org/10.3897/phytokeys.223.97401)
      24. Du SL#, Wang MX#, Wei N, Mwachala G, Hu GW, Wu L*, Wang SW*, Wang QF. 2023. Contributions to the flora of tropical East Africa. Plants, 12: 1336 (11 pages) (https://doi.org/10.3390/plants12061336)
      25. Mutie FM, Mbuni YM, Rono PC, Mkala EM, Nzei JM, Phumthum M, Hu GW*, Wang QF. 2023. Important medicinal and food taxa (orders and families) in Kenya, based on three quantitative approaches. Plants, 12: 1145 (151 pages) (https://doi.org/10.3390/plants12051145)
      26. Ding SX, Jiang H, Tian J, Ren J, Mutie FM, Waswa EN, Hu GW*, Wang QF. 2023. Veronicastrum wulingense (Plantaginaceae), a new species from Southwestern Hubei, China. Botanical Studies, 64: 3 (11 pages) (https://doi.org/10.1186/s40529-023-00367-y)
      27. Zhang CF, Zhang DJ, Liao M, Hu GW*. 2023. A taxonomic revision of Cynanchum thesioides (Apocynaceae, Asclepideae), with two new synonyms. PhytoKeys, 219: 11–25. (https://doi:10.3897/phytokeys.219.93514)
      28. Wang Y#, Zhang CF#*, Odago WO, Jiang H, Yang JX, Liao M, Hu GW*, Wang QF. 2023. Evolution of 101 Apocynaceae plastomes and phylogenetic implications. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 180(2023): 107688 (17 pages). (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ympev.2022.107688)
      29. Mutinda ES, Kimutai F, Mkala EM, Waswa EN, Odago WO, Nanjala C, Oulo MA, Ndungu CN, Gichua MK, Njire MM, Gituru RW, Hu GW*. 2023. Ethnobotanical uses, phytochemistry and pharmacology of pantropical genus Zanthoxylum L. (Rutaceae): An update. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 303 (2023): 115895 (55 pages). (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jep.2022.115895)
      2022
      1. Ding S, Hu G, Ren J, Jinag H, Tiang J*. 2022. One newly recorded genus and five newly recorded species of angiosperms from Hubei Province. Biotic Resources,  44(6): 605–609.(https://doi.org/10.14188/j. ajsh. 2022. 06. 009)
      2. Xin H#, Wang Y#, Li Q#, Wan T#, Hou Y, Liu Y, Gichuki DK, Zhou H, Zhu Z, Xu C, Zhou Y, Liu Z, Li R, Liu B, Lu L, Jiang H, Zhang J, Wan J, Aryal R, Hu G, Chen Z, Gituru RW, Liang*, Wen J*, Wang Q*. 2022. A genome for Cissus illustrates features underlying the evolutionary success in dry savannas. Horticuture Research, 9: uhac208 (14 pages). (https://doi.org/10.1093/hr/uhac208)
      3. Onjalalaina GE, Jiang H, Rakotonasolo AR, Wanga VO, Hu G*. 2022. Reappraisal and lectotypification of Justicia tanalensis S. Moore (Acanthaceae), rediscovered from central Madagascar more than 100 years since the last collection. Phytotaxa, 573 (2): 293–300. (https://doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.573.2.9)
      4. Waswa EN, Mutinda ES, Mkala EM, Katumo DM, Oulo MA, Odago WO, Amenu SG, Ding S, Hu G*. 2022. Understanding the taxonomic complexes and species delimitation within Sambucus L. (Viburnaceae). Diversity, 14(11): 906 (14 pages). (https://doi.org/10.3390/d14110906)
      5. Zhang H#, Zhang X#, Sun Y, Landis JB, Li L, Hu G, Sun J, Tiamiyu BB, Kuang T, Deng T*, Sun H*, Wang H*. 2022. Plastome phylogenomics and biogeography of the subfam. Polygonoideae (Polygonaceae). Frontiers in Plant Science, 13: 893201 (14 pages). (https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2022.893201)
      6. Hu T#, Peng S#, Zhou X, Zheng Y, Cong Y*, Hu G*. 2022. Two new species of Impatiens (Balsaminaceae) from Gaoligong Mountains, Yunnan, China. Phytotaxa, 566 (3): 268–278. (https://doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.566.3.2/)
      7. Mutinda ES#, Mkala EM#, Ren J#, Kimutai F, Waswa EN, Odago WO, Nanjala C, Gichua MK, Njire MM, Hu G*, Wang Q. 2023. A review on the traditional uses, phytochemistry and pharmacology of the genus Veronicastrum (Plantaginaceae). Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 300: 115695 (15 pages). (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jep.2022.115695)
      8. Yang J, Peng S, Wang J, Wang Y, Ding S, Tian J, Hu G*, Wang Q. 2022. Hemipilia yajiangensis (Orchidoideae, Orchidaceae), a new species from western Sichuan, China, based on molecular and morphological evidences. Kew Bulletin, 77(3): 973–982. (https://doi.org/10.1007/S12225-022-10049-W)
      9. Zhang C#, Wang Y#, Chen F#, Zhou H, Liao M, Odago WO, Hu G*, Wang Q. 2022. Vincetoxicum pingtaoanum (Apocynaceae: Asclepiadeae), a new species from the Three Gorges District in Central China. Phytotaxa, 564(1): 059–070. (https://doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.564.1.4)
      10. Ding S#, Liu H#, Wang B, Peng S, Jiang H, Mutie FM, Waswa EN, Hu G*. 2022. Impatiens piufanensis var. villosa (Balsaminaceae), a new variety from Hubei and Hunan, China. Phytotaxa, 560(2): 241–246. (https://doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.560.2.7 )
      11. Ngarega BK, Gikonyo FN, Wanga VO, Karichuf MJ, Masocha VF, Gichua MK, Gituru RW, Hu G*, Wang Q*, Schneider H*. 2022. Threatened Fabaceae taxa in coastal East Africa: Current and future modelled distributions and conservation priorities. South African Journal of Botany, 150: 779–788. (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sajb.2022.08.033)
      12. Li J#, Wang Z#, Fan M, Hu G*, Guo M*. 2022. Potential antioxidative and anti-hyperuricemic components from Polygonatum sibiricum Red. revealed by bioaffinity Ul-trafiltration with SOD and XOD enzymes. Antioxidants, 11: 1651(14 pages). (https://doi.org/10.3390/antiox11091651)
      13. Zhang Q, Deng M, Bouchenak-Khelladi Y, Zhou Z, Hu G, Xing Y*. 2022. The diversification of the northern temperate woody flora – a case study of the Elm family (Ulmaceae) based on phylogenomic and paleobotanical evidence. Journal of Systematics and Evolution, 60(4): 728–746. (https://doi: 10.1111/jse.12720)
      14. Mkala EM#, Mutinda ES#, Wanga VO, Oulo MA, Oluoch WA, Nzei J, Waswa EN, Nanjia C, Mwachala G, Hu G*, Wang Q. 2022. Modeling impacts of climate change on the potential distribution of three critically endangered and endemic Aloe species in East Africa. Ecological Informatics, 71(2022): 101765 (10 pages). (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoinf.2022.101765)
      15. Nanjala C, Wanga VO, Odago W, Mutinda ES, Waswa E, Oulo MA, Mkala EM, Kuja J, Yang J, Dong X, Hu G*, Wang Q. 2022. Plastome structure of 8 Calanthe s.l. species (Orchidaceae): comparative genomics, phylogenetic analysis. BMC Plant Biology, 22 (2022): 387 (22 pages). (https://doi.org/10.1186/s12870-022-03736-0)
      16. Dong X#, Mkala EM#, Mutinda ES#, Yang J, Wanga VO, Oulo MA, Onjolo VO, Hu G*, Wang Q. 2022. Taxonomy, comparative genomics of Mullein (Verbascum, Scrophulariaceae), with implications for the evolution of Verbascum and Lamiales. BMC Genomics, 23: 566 (22 pages). (https://doi.org/10.1186/s12864-022-08799-9)
      17. Waswa EN, Muema FW, Odago WO, Mutinda ES, Nanjala C, Mkala EM, Amenu SG, Ding SX, Li J, Hu G*. 2022. Traditional uses, phytochemistry, and pharmacological properties of the genus Blechnum - a narrative review. Pharmaceuticals,15: 905 (26 pages). (https://doi.org/10.3390/ph15070905)
      18. Nanjala C, Odago WO, Rono PC, Waswa EN, Mutinda ES, Oulo MA, Muema FW, Wanga VO, Mkala EM, Kuja J, Njire MM, Hu G*. 2022. A review on ethnobotany, phytochemistry, and pharmacology of the genus Didymocarpus Wall. (Gesneriaceae). Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 295 (2022): 115404 (25 pages). (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jep.2022.115404)
      19. Ali M#, Nishawy E#, Ramadan WA, Ewas M, Rizk MS, Sief-Eldein AGM, El-Zayat MAS, Hassan AHM, Guo M, Hu G, Wang S, Ahmed FA, Amar MH*, Wang Q. 2022. Molecular characterization of a Novel NAD+-dependent farnesol dehydrogenase SoFLDH gene involved in sesquiterpenoid synthases from Salvia officinalis. PLoS One, 17(6): e0269045. (https://doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0269045. eCollection 2022.)
      20. Zhou Y, Mwachala G, Hu G*, Wang Q*. 2022. Annotated checklist of the vascular plants of Mount Kenya, East Africa. Phytotaxa, 546(1): 1–108. (https://doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.546.1.1)
      21. Wang T#, Chen L#, Shu H, You F, Liang X, Li J, Ren J, Wanga VO, Mutie FM, Cai X*, Liu K*, Hu G*. 2022. Fortunella venosa (Champ. ex Benth.) C.C. Huang and F. hindsii (Champ.) Swingle as independent species: evidence from morphology and molecular systematics and taxonomic revision of Fortunella (Rutaceae). Frontiers in Plant Science,13: 867659 (15 pages). (https://doi:10.3389/fpls.2022.867659)
      22. Chen L#, Lu B#, Morales-Briones DF#, Moody ML, Liu F, Hu G, Huang C*, Chen J*, Wang Q*. 2022. Phylogenomic analyses of Alismatales shed light into adaptations to aquatic environments. Molecular Biology and Evolution, msac079 (18 pages). (https://doi.org/10.1093/molbev/msac079)
      23. Cheng Y, Jin S, Tan Y, Lin H, He X, Peng S, Hu G*. 2022. Conchidium griff, a newly recorded genus of Orchidaceae in Sichuan, China. Journal of Sichuan Forestry Science and Technology, 43(2): 159–161. ( https://doi:10.12172/202108120001)
      24. Jiang H, Tian J, Yang J, Dong X, Zhong Z, Mwachala G, Zhang C*, Hu G*, Wang Q. 2022. Comparative and phylogenetic analyses of six Kenya Polystachya (Orchidaceae) species based on the complete chloroplast genome sequences. BMC Plant Biology, 22 (2022): 177 (21 pages). (https://doi.org/10.1186/s12870-022-03529-5)
      25. Mkala EM, Jost M, Wanke S, Ngarega BK, Hughes A, Mutinda ES, Waswa EN, Mwanzia VM, Oulo MA, Wanga VO, Ngumbau VM, Mwachala G, Hu G*, Wang Q. 2022. How vulnerable are holoparasitic plants with obligate hosts to negative climate change impacts? Ecological Informatics,69(2022): 101636 (12 pages). (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoinf.2022.101636)
      26. Waswa EN#, Li J#, Mkala EM, Wanga VO, Mutinda ES, Nanjala C, Odago WO, Katumo DM, Gichua MK, Gituru RW, Hu G*, Wang Q. 2022. Ethnobotany, phytochemistry, pharmacology, and toxicology of the genus Sambucus L. (Viburnaceae). Journal of Ethnopharmacology,292 (2022): 115102 (20 pages). ( https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jep.2022.115102)
      27. Watuma BM, Kipkoech S, Melly DK, Ngumbau VM, Rono PC, Mutie FM, Mkala EM, Nzei JM, Mwachala G, Gituru RW, Hu G*, Wang Q. 2022. An annotated checklist of the vascular plants of Taita Hills, Eastern Arc Mountains. PhytoKeys, 191: 1–158. (https://doi: 10.3897/phytokeys.191.73714)
      28. Amenu SG#, Wei N#, Wu L, Oyebanji O, Hu G, Zhou Y*, Wang Q*. 2022. Phylogenomic and comparative analyses of Coffeeae alliance (Rubiaceae): deep insights into phylogenetic relationships and plastome evolution. BMC Plant Biology, 22: 88 (13 pages). ( https://doi.org/10.1186/s12870-022-03480-5)
      29. Ren J#, Tian J#, Jiang H, Zhu X, Mutie FM, Ding S, Yang J, Dong X, Wanga V, Chen L, Cai X*, Hu G*. 2022. Comparative characteristics and phylogenetic analysis based on chloroplast genome of Coleanthus subtilis (Tratt.) Seidel, a globally protected rare species. Frontiers in Plant Science, 13: 828467 (18 pages). (https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2022.828467)
      30. Song Y#, Peng S#, Mutie FM, Jiang H, Ren J, Cong Y*, Hu G*. 2022. Evolution and taxonomic significance of seed micromorphology in Impatiens (Balsaminaceae). Frontiers in Plant Science, 13: 835943 (20 pages). ( https://doi: 10.3389/fpls.2022.835943)
      31. Mekbib Y, Tesfaye K, Dong X, Saina JK, Hu G*, Wang Q. 2022. Whole-genome resequencing of Coffea arabica L. (Rubiaceae) genotypes identify SNP and unravels distinct groups showing a strong geographical pattern. BMC Plant Biology, 22(2022): 69 (9 pages). ( https://doi.org/10.1186/s12870-022-03449-4)
      32. Odago W, Waswa EN, Nanjala C, Mutinda ES, Wanga V, Mkala EM, Oulo MA, Zhang C*, Hu G*, Wang Q. 2022. Analysis of the complete chloroplast genome of 31 Hoya species: Insights into their comparative genomics and phylogenetic relationships. Frontiers in Plant Science, 12: 814833 (12 pages). ( https://doi:10.3389/fpls.2021.814833)
      33. Mutinda ES, Mkala EM, Dong X, Yang J, Waswa EN, Nanjala C, Odago WO, Hu G*, Wang Q. 2022. Comparative genomics, phylogeography, and effects of climate change on Toddalia asiatica (L.) Lam. (Rutaceae) from Africa and Asia. Plants, 11: 231 (20 pages). ( https://doi.org/10.3390/plants11020231)
      34. Kyalo CM, Chen L, Lema M, Malombe I, Hu G*, Wang Q. 2022. Multiple Pleistocene refugia and recent diversification for Streptocarpus ionanthus (Gesneriaceae) complex: Insights from multiple molecular sources. Journal of Systematics and Evolution, 60(1): 128–143. (https://doi:10.1111/jse.12658)
      35. Yang J, Hu G*, Hu G*. 2022. Comparative genomics and phylogenetic relationships of two endemic and endangered species (Handeliodendron bodinieri and Eurycorymbus cavaleriei) of two monotypic genera within Sapindales. BMC Genomics, 23: 27 (22 pages). (https://doi.org/10.1186/s12864-021-08259-w)
      36. Dai C#*, Gong Y#, Liu F, Hu G, Fu P, Wang S, Ouyang J, Zhang L, Zhou Y, Yan X, Liu X, Wan T, Wang Q*. 2022. Touch induces rapid floral closure in gentians. Science Bulletin, 67(2022): 577–580. (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scib.2021.12.026)
      37. Nanjala C, Ren J, Mutie FM, Waswa EN, Mutinda ES, Odago WO, Mutungi MM, Hu G*. 2022. Ethnobotany, phytochemistry, pharmacology and conservation of the genus Calanthe R. Br. (Orchidaceae). Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 285: 114822 (19 pages). (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jep.2021.114822)
      38. Saina JK, Gichira AW, Ngarega BK, Li Z, Gituru RW, Hu G, Liao K*. 2022. Development and utilization of microsatellite markers to assess genetic variation coupled with modelling range shifts of Dodonaea viscosa (L.) Jacq. in isolated Taita Hills and Mount Kenya forests. Molecular Biology Reports, 49: 917–929. (https://doi.org/10.1007/s11033-021-06911-y)
      39. Mutinda ES#, Mkala EM#, Nanjala C, Waswa EN, Odago WO, Kimutai F, Tian J, Gichua MK, Gituru RW, Hu GW*. 2022. Traditional medicinal uses, pharmacology, phytochemistry, and distribution of the genus Fagaropsis (Rutaceae). Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 284 (2022): 114781. (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jep.2021.114781)
      2021
      1. Tian J, Wang Y, Ren J, Peng S, Wang J, Zhang C, Hu G*. 2021. Rediscovery, supplemental description of Begonia hymenophylloides (Begoniaceae) as new record in China. Phytotaxa, 528(2): 139–143. ( https://doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.528.2.7)
      2. Peng S#, Cheng Y#, Mutie FM, Yang J, Wang J, Lin H, He T, Hu G*, Wang Q. 2021. Ponerorchis wolongensis (Orchidaceae, Orchidinae), a new species with variable labellum from Hengduan Mountains, western Sichuan, China. Nordic Journal of Botany, 2021: e03295.(8 pages). (https://doi.org/10.1111/njb.03295)
      3. Yang J#, Peng S#, Wang J, Ding S, Wang Y, Tian J, Yang H, Hu G*, Wang Q. 2021. Morphological and genomic evidence for a new species of Corallorhiza (Orchidaceae: Epidendroideae) from SW China. Plant Diversity, 43(5): 409–419. (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pld.2021.01.002)
      4. Wei N, Mutie FM, Mwachala G, Grace OM, Hu G*, Wang Q*. 2021. Euphorbia mbuinzauensis, a new succulent species in Kenya from the Synadenium group in Euphorbia sect. Monadenium (Euphorbiaceae). PhytoKeys, 183: 21–35. (https://doi:10.3897/phytokeys.183.70285)
      5. Wei N, Mutie FM, Mwachala G, Hu G*, Wang Q. 2021. A new combination in Zehneria (Cucurbitaceae). Phytotaxa, 521 (2): 123–126. (https://doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.521.2.7)
      6. Peng S, Rono P, Yang J, Wang J, Hu G*, Wang Q. 2021. Description of a new species and lectotypification of two names in Impatiens sect. Racemosae (Balsaminaceae) from China. Plants, 10: 1812. (11 pages). (https://doi.org/10.3390/plants10091812)
      7. Song Y, Xiao Y, Peng S, Cong Y*, Hu G*. 2021. Two new species of Impatiens from China, and taxonomic insights on the longifilamenta group, which is endemic to China. Plants, 10: 1697 (15 pages). (https://doi.org/10.3390/plants10081697)
      8. Wei N, Mwachala G, Hu G, Wang Q*. 2021. Dracaena neobella nom. nov., a replacement name for D. bella (L.E.Newton) Byng & Christenh. (Asparagaceae). Phytotaxa, 514(1): 85–87. (https://doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.514.1.6)
      9. Gichira AW#, Chen L#, Li Z, Hu G, Saina JK, Gituru RW, Wang Q*, Chen J*. 2021. Plastid phylogenomics and insights into the inter-mountain dispersal of the Eastern African giant senecios (Dendrosenecio, Asteraceae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 164: 107271. (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ympev.2021.107271)
      10. Wei N, Pérez-Escobar OA, Musili PM, Huang W, Yang J, Hu A, Hu G, Grace OM*, Wang Q*. 2021. Plastome evolution in the hyperdiverse genus Euphorbia (Euphorbiaceae) using phylogenomic and comparative analyses: large-scale expansion and contraction of the inverted repeat region. Frontiers in Plant Science, 12: 712064. (18 pages). (https://doi:10.3389/fpls.2021.712064)
      11. Wang T, Kuang R, Wang X, Liang X, Wanga VO, Liu K, Cai X*, Hu G*. 2021. Complete chloroplast genome sequence of Fortunella venosa (Rutaceae): comparative analysis, phylogenetic relationships and robust support for its status of independent species. Forests, 12: 996.(22 pages). (https://doi.org/10.3390/f12080996)
      12. Wan T, Liu Z, Leitch IJ, Xin H, Maggs-K?lling G, Gong Y, Li Z, Marais E, Liao Y, Dai C, Liu F, Wu Q, Song C, Zhou Y, Huang W, Jiang K, Wang Q, Yang Y, Zhong Z, Yang M, Yan X, Hu G, Hou C, Su Y, Feng S, Yang J, Yan J Chu, J, Chen F, Ran J, Wang X*, de Peer YV*,Leitch AR*, Wang Q*. 2021. The Welwitschia genome reveals a unique biology underpinning extreme longevity in deserts. Nature Communications, 12: 4247 (15 pages). (https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-021-24528-4)
      13. Wang J#, Cheng Y#, Ding S, Wang Y, Peng S, Yang J, Sun H, Leng Z, Hu G*. 2021. Six new records of Orchidaceae in Sichuan Province. Plant Science Journal, 39(3): 223–228. ( https://doi.org/10.11913/PSJ.2095-0837.2021.30223)
      14. Ngumbau VM, Musili PM, Hu G*. 2021. Premna mwadimei (Lamiaceae), a new species from Cha Simba, a remnant of coastal forests of Kenya, East Africa. Phytotaxa, 510(2): 155–162. (https://doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.510.2.4)
      15. Wang Z#, Peng S#, Peng Y, Hu G*, Wang Q. 2021. Aspidistra longhuiensis (Asparagaceae), a new speices from Hunan, China. Phytotaxa, 510 (1): 089–093. (https://doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.510.1.10)
      16. Huang X#, Deng T#, Chen S#,Landis JB, Lin N, Yang Y, Hu G, Zhou Z, Wang Y, Wang H*, Tojibaev KS*, Sun H*. 2021. Western Tethys origin, tropical Asia and tropical America disjunction in Berchemia and reinstatement of Phyllogeiton (Rhamneae, Rhamnaceae). Taxon, 70(3): 515–525. (https://doi.org/10.1002/tax.12498)
      17. Zhou Y, Amenu SG, Mwachala G, Hu G, Wang Q*. 2021. Reinstatement of the independent specific status of Oldenlandia violacea (Rubiaceae) from the synonymy of O. monanthos. Phytotaxa, 507(4): 293–300. (https://doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.507.4.3)
      18. Wanga VO#, Dong X#, Oulo MA, Mkala EM, Yang J, Onjalalaina GE, Gichua MK, Kirika P, Gituru RW, Hu G*, Wang Q. 2021. Complete chloroplast genomes of Acanthochlamys bracteata (China) and Xerophyta (Africa) (Velloziaceae): Comparative genomics and phylogenomic placement. Frontiers in Plant Science, 12: 691833 (16 pages). (https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2021.691833)
      19. Wang X, Hu G, Liao W, Guo X, Cui D. 2021. On the orientation of carpel sutures in Fabaceae. Plant Science Journal, 39(2): 208–210.(https://doi.org/10.11913/PSJ.2095-0837.2021.20208)
      20. Peng S, Cong Y*, Tian J, Zhang C, Hu G*, Wang Q. 2021. Impatiens bullatisepala (Balsaminaceae), a new species from Guizhou, China. Phytotaxa, 500(3): 217–224. (https://doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.500.3.5)
      21. Onjalalaina GE, Sattler C, Razafindravao MB, Wanga VO, Mkala EM, Mwihaki JK, Ramananirina BMR, Jeannoda VH, Hu G*. 2021. Ethnobotanical survey in Tampolo Forest (Fenoarivo Atsinanana, Northeastern Madagascar). Forests, 12: 566 (24 pages). (https://doi.org/10.3390/f12050566)
      22. Ding S, Dong X, Yang J, Guo C, Cao B, Guo Y, Hu G*. 2021. Complete chloroplast genome of Clethra fargesii Franch., an original sympetalous plant from Central China: Comparative analysis, adaptive evolution, and phylogenetic relationships. Forests, 12: 441 (17 pages). (https://doi.org/10.3390/f12040441)
      23. Elijah MM#, Mutungi MM#, Oulo MA, Wanga VO, Mutinda ES, Mwachala G, Hu G*. 2021. Understanding the ethnobotany, chemistry, pharmacology, and distribution of genus Hydnora (Hydnoraceae). Plants, 10(3): 494 (21 pages). (https://doi.org/10.3390/plants10030494)
      2020
      1. Kathambi V, Mutie FM, Rono PC, Wei N, Munyau JN, Kamau P, Gituru RW, Hu G*, Wang Q. 2020. Traditional knowledge, use and conservation of plants by the communities of Tharaka-Nithi County, Kenya. Plant Diversity, 42(6): 479–487. (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pld.2020.12.004)
      2. Rono PC#, Dong X#, Yang J #, Mutie FM, Oulo MA, Malombe I, Kirika PM, Hu G*, Wang Q. 2020. Initial complete chloroplast genomes of Alchemilla (Rosaceae), comparative analysis and phylogenetic relationships. Frontiers in Genetics, 1: Article 560368 (16 pages). (https://doi.org/10.3389/fgene.2020.560368)
      3. Zhang C#, Tian J#, Peng S, Wang J, Wang Y, Hu G*, Wang Q. 2020. Didymocarpus longicalyx (Gesneriaceae), a new species from southwestern Yunnan, China. Phytotaxa, 475 (1): 059–066. (https://doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.475.1.6)
      4. Tian J, Zhang C, Peng S, Wang J, Wang Y, Hu G*, Wang Q. 2020. Lysionotus coccinus (Gesneriaceae), a new species from southwestern Yunnan, China. Nordic Journal of Botany, 38(11): 1–6. (https://doi.org/10.1111/njb.02912)
      5. Xu Z, Tian J, Rapanarivo SHJV, Letsara R, Rakotonasolo RA, Onjalalaina GE, Hu G*, Wang Q*. 2020. Hydrostachys flabellifera (Hydrostachyaceae), a new species from Madagascar. PhytoKeys, 167: 45–56. (https://doi.org/10.3897/phytokeys.167.58538)
      6. Zhou Y, Mwangi BN, Ndungu JM, Wang S, Hu G*, Wang Q*. 2020. Simulating potential distribution of Afrocanthium (Rubiaceae) in Kenya based on MaxEnt and its application in the Flora of Kenya. Plant Science Journal, 38(5): 636–643. (https://doi.org/10.11913/PSJ.2095-0837.2020.50636)
      7. Wei N, Zhong Z, Melly DK, Kipkoech S, Watuma BM, Ngumbau VM, Kamau P, Hu G*, Wang Q. 2020. Zehneria grandibracteata (Cucurbitaceae), an overlooked new species from western Kenyan forests. PhytoKeys, 165: 85–98. (https://doi.org/10.3897/phytokeys.165.57399)
      8. Zhang C #, Peng S#, Tian J, Hu G*, Wang Q. 2020. A new species and a newly recorded species of Impatiens (Balsaminaceae) from Yunnan, China. Plant Sciences Journal, 38(4): 437-446. (https://doi.org/10.11913/PSJ.2095-0837.2020. 40437)
      9. Wang X*, Liu Z, Liu W, Liao W, Zhang X, Liu Z, Hu G, Guo X, Wang Y. 2020. Stepping out of the shadow of Goethe: for a more scientific plant systematics. Chinese Bulletin of Botany, 55(4): 505–512.(https://doi.org/10.11983/CBB19093)
      10. Mutie FM, Rono PC, Kathambi V, Hu G*, Wang Q. 2020. Conservation of wild food plants and their potential for combatting food insecurity in Kenya as exemplified by the drylands of Kitui County. Plants, 9: 1017 (25 pages). (https://doi.org/10.3390/plants9081017)
      11. Li Z, Lehtonen S, Martins K, Gichiraa AW, Wu S, Li W, Hu G, Liu Y, Zou C, Wang Q, Chen J*. 2020. Phylogenomics of the aquatic plant genus Ottelia (Hydrocharitaceae): Implications for historical biogeography. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 152: 106939 (9 pages). (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ympev.2020.106939)
      12. Melly DK, Kipkoech S, Muema BW, Kamau P, Malombe I, Hu G*, Wang Q. 2020. An annotated checklist of the vascular flora of South and North Nandi Forests. PhytoKeys, 155: 87–139. (https://doi.org/ 10.3897/phytokeys.155.51966)
      13. Oulo MA, Yang J, Dong X, Wang VO, Mbadi EM, Munyao JN, Onjolo V, Rono PC, Mwachala G, Hu G*, Wang Q. 2020. Complete chloroplast genome of Rhipsalis baccifera, the only Cactus with natural distribution in the Old World: Genome rearrangement, intron gain and loss, and implications for phylogenetic studies. Plants, 9: 979 (19 pages). (https://doi.org/10.3390/plants9080979)
      14. Li H, Zhong Z, Xie J, Hu G*. 2020. In vitro culture and rapid propagation of Hypoxis angustifolia. Subtropic Plant Science, 49(2): 145–147. (https://doi.org/10.3969/j.issn.1009-7791.2020.01.012)
      15. Teshome GE, Mekbib Y, Hu G, Li Z*, Chen J*. 2020. Comparative analyses of 32 complete plastomes of Tef (Eragrostis tef) accessions from Ethiopia phylogenetic relationships and mutational hotspots. PeerJ, 8: e9314 (20 pages). (http://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.9314)
      16. Kipkoech S, Melly DK, Muema BW, Wei N, Kamau P, Kirika PM, Wang Q, Hu G*. 2020. An annotated checklist of the vascular plants of Aberdare Ranges Forest, a part of Eastern Afromontane Biodiversity Hotspot. PhytoKeys, 149: 1–88. (https://doi.org/10.3897/phytokeys.149.48042)
      17. Ngumbau VM, Nyange M, Wei N, Malombe I,Hu G*, Wang Q. 2020. Zehneria monocarpa (Cucurbitaceae), a new species from the relicts of Kenya’s coastal forests. Phytotaxa, 443(3): 258–264. (https://doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.443.3.2)
      18. Mutie FM, Rono PC, Kathambi V, Wei N, Kamau P, Gituru RW, Hu G*, Wang Q. 2020. Peponium elgonense (Cucurbitaceae), a new species from Mount Elgon in Kenya. Phytotaxa, 443(2): 189–197. (https://doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.443.2.6)
      19. Ngumbau VM, Nyange M, Wei N, van Ee BW, Berry PE, Malombe I, Hu G*, Wang Q. 2020. A new species of Croton (Euphorbiaceae) from a Madagascan lineage discovered in coastal Kenya. Systematic Botany, 45(2): 242–248. (https://doi.org/10.1600/036364420X15862837791294)
      20. Ngumbau VM, Luke Q, Nyange M, Wanga VO, Watuma BM, Mbuni YM, Munyao JN, Oulo MA, Mkala EM, Kipkoech S, Malombe I, Hu G*, Wang Q. 2020. An annotated checklist of the coastal forests Kenya, East Africa. PhytoKeys, 147: 1–191. (https://doi.org/10.3897/phytokeys.147.49602)
      21. Shen J, Hu G, Gao T*. 2020. Calyptocarpus (Asteraceae: Heliantheae: Ecliptinae), a newly naturalized genus in Tropical East Africa. Phytotaxa, 441 (1): 069–077. (https://doi.org/10.1007/s11105-020-01212-3)
      22. Mekbib Y, Saina JK, Tesfaye K, Eshetu G, Hu G, Chen J*, Li Z*. 2020. Chloroplast fenome sequence variations and development of polymorphic markers in Coffea arabica. Plant Molecular Biology Reporter, 38: 491–502. (https://doi.org/10.1007/s11105-020-01212-3)
      23. Cai L, Pan B, Lin C, Dao Z*, Hu G*. 2020. Aspidistra xichouensis (Asparagaceae), a new species from the karst region in southeastern Yunnan, China. Phytotaxa, 439 (2): 143–149. (https://doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.439.2.5)
      24. Kyalo CM, Li Z, Mkala EM, Malombe I, Hu G*, Wang Q. 2020. The first glimpse of Streptocarpus ionanthus (Gesneriaceae) phylogenomics: Analysis of five subspecies’ chloroplast genomes. Plants, 9: 456 (18 pages). (https://doi.org/10.3390/plants9040456)
      25. Chen G#, Mutie FM#, Xu Y, Saleri FD, Hu G, Guo M*. 2020. Antioxidant, Anti-inflammatory Activities and Polyphenol Profile of Rhamnus prinoides. Pharmaceuticals, 13: 55 (12 pages). (https://doi.org/10.3390/ph13040055)
      26. Mutie FM, Gao L, Kathambi V, Rono PC, Musili PM, Ngugi G, Hu G*, Wang Q. 2020. An Ethnobotanical Survey of a Dryland Botanical Garden and Its Environs in Kenya: The Mutomo Hill Plant Sanctuary. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2020: 1543831 (22 pages). (https://doi.org/10.1155/2020/1543831)
      27. Zhou Y, Mwangi BN, Musili PM, Hu G, Wang Q*. 2020. Phyllopentas schimperi comb. nov. (Rubiaceae), a replacement name for the illegitimate combination Phyllopentas schimperiana. Phytotaxa, 435 (3): 251–254. (https://doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.435.3.6)
      28. Mbuni YM, Wang S, Mwangi BN, Mbari NJ, Musili PM, Walter NO, Hu G, Zhou Y*, Wang Q*. 2020. Medicinal Plants and Their Traditional Uses in Local Communities around Cherangani Hills, Western Kenya. Plants, 9: 331 (16 pages). (https://doi.org/10.3390/plants9030331)
      29. Munyao JN#, Dong X#, Yang J, Mbandi EM, Wanga VO, Oulo MA, Saina JK, Musili PM, Hu G*. 2020. Complete Chloroplast Genomes of Chlorophytum comosum and Chlorophytum gallabatense: Genome Structures, Comparative and Phylogenetic Analysis. Plants, 9: 296 (18 pages). (https://doi.org/10.3390/plants9030296)
      30. Fan M, Chen G, Zhang Y, Nahar L, Sarker SD, Hu G, Guo M*. 2020. Antioxidant and Anti-Proliferative Properties of Hagenia abyssinica Roots and Their Potentially Active Components. Antioxidants, 9: 143(17 pages). (https://doi.org/10.3390/antiox9020143)
      31. Wang S, Boru BH, Njogu AW, Ochola AC, Hu G, Zhou Y*, Wang Q. 2020. Floristic composition and endemism pattern of vascular plants in Ethiopia and Eritrea. Journal of Systematics and Evolution, 58(1): 33–42 (https://doi.org/10.1111/jse.12527)
      32. Wang S, Zhou Y*, Musili PM, Mwachala G, Hu G, Wang Q. 2020. Inventory incompleteness and collecting priority on the plant diversity in tropical East Africa. Biological Conservation, 241: 108313 (8 pgaes). (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2019.108313)
      33. Wanga VO#, Dong X#, Oulo MA, Munyao JN, Mkala EM, Kirika P, Gituru RW, Hu G*. 2020. The complete chloroplast genome sequence of Xerophyta spekei (Velloziaceae). Mitochondrial DNA Part B, 5(1): 100–101. (https://doi.org/10.1080/23802359.2019.1698365)
      2019
      1. Gichuki DK, Ma L, Zhu Z, Du C, Li Q, Hu G, Zhong Z, Li H, Wang Q, Xin H*. 2019. Genome size, chromosome number determination, and analysis of the repetitive elements in Cissus quadrangularis. PeerJ, 7: e8201 (23 pages). (http://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.8201)
      2. Melly DK, Wei N, Kathambi V, Rono PC, Kipkoech S, Watuma BM, Kamau P, Gituru RW, Hu G*. 2019. Coccinia subsessiliflora, a new record for Kenya and notes on its phylogenetic position. Phytotaxa, 424(2): 106–114. (https://doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.424.2.4)
      3. Tian J, Kathambi V, Kamau P, Mwachala G, Malombe I, Hu G*. 2019. The first report of Nervilia lilacea Jum. & H. Perrier (Orchidaceae, Epidendroideae) from Kenya and the Northern Hemisphere. PhytoKeys, 135: 35–38. (https://doi.org/10.3897/phytokeys.135.46629)
      4. Cai L, Zhang G, Hu G*, Dao Z*. 2019. Aspidistra bogneri H.-J. Tillich, a newly recorded species of Aspidistra (Asparagaceae) from China. Plant Science Journal, 37(5): 572–575.(https://doi.org/10.11913/PSJ.2095-0837.2019. 50572)
      5. Peng S, Hu G*, Cong Y*, Wang Q. 2019. Impatiens dalaiensis, a new recorded species of Impatiens from Yunnan, China. Plant Science Journal, 37(5): 569–571. (https://doi.org/10.11913/PSJ.2095-0837.2019. 50569)
      6. Li Z, Wu S, Zhou C, Liu Y, Hu G, Lehtonen S, Wang Q*, Chen J*. 2019. Ottelia fengshanensis, a new bisexual species of Ottelia (Hydrocharitaceae) from southwestern China. PhytoKeys, 135: 1–10. (https://doi.org/10.3897/phytokeys.135.38531)
      7. Kipkoech S, Melly DK, Mwema BW, Mwachala G, Musili PM, Hu G*, Wang Q. 2019. Conservation priorities and distribution patterns of vascular plant species along environmental gradients in Aberdare ranges forest. PhytoKeys, 131: 91–113. (https://doi.org/10.3897/phytokeys.131.38124)
      8. Gichira AW, Avoga S, Li Z, Hu G, Wang Q*, Chen J*. 2019. Comparative genomics of 11 complete chloroplast genomes of Senecioneae (Asteraceae) species DNA barcodes and phylogenetics. Botanical Studies, 60: 17 (17 pages). (https://doi.org/10.1186/s40529-019-0265-y)
      9. Watuma BM, Wei N, Melly DK, Kipkoech S, Kirika PM, Hu G*, Wang Q. 2019. Zehneria tuberifera (Cucurbitaceae), a new species from Taita Hills, Kenya. Phytotaxa, 411(3): 215–222. (https://doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.411.3.5)
      10. Hu G. 2019. A new synonym of Rohdea annulata (Asparagaceae) and the first report of its wild distribution in China. Phytotaxa, 411(2): 116–118. (https://doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.411.2.3)
      11. Tian J, Huang W, Mbuni YM, Kamau P, Mwachala G, Malombe I, Hu G*, Wang Q. 2019. Polystachya danielana (Orchidaceae: Polystachyinae), a new species from Kenya. Phytotaxa, 405(4): 195–202. (http://doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.405.4.3)
      12. Mbuni YM, Zhou Y, Wang S, Ngumbau VM, Musili PM, Mutie FM, Njoroge B, Kirika PM, Mwachala G, Vivian K, Rono PC, Hu G*, Wang Q*. 2019. An annotated checklist of vascular plants of Cherangani Hills, western Kenya. PhytoKeys, 120: 1–90. (https://doi.org/10.3897/phytokeys.120.30274)
      13. Zhou Y, Wang S, Njogu AW, Ochola AC, Boru BH, Mwachala G, Hu G, Wang Q*. 2019. Spatial congruence or mismatch between phylogenetic and functional structure of seed plants along a tropical elevational gradient: different traits gave different patterns. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 7: 100 (11 pages). (https://doi.org/10.3389/fevo.2019.00100)
      14. Zhou Y, Ochola AC, Njogu AW, Boru BH, Mwachala G, Hu G, Xin H, Wang Q*. 2019. The species richness pattern of vascular plants along a tropical elevational gradient and the test of elevational Rapoport’s rule depend on different life-forms and phytogeographic affinities. Ecology and Evolution, 9: 4495–4503. (https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.5027)
      15. Xu Z, Wei N, Tan Y, Peng S, Ngumbau VM, Hu G*, Wang Q. 2019. Paris lihengiana (Melanthiaceae: Parideae), a new species from Yunnan, China. Phytotaxa, 392(1): 45–53. (https://doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.392.1.4)
      16. Islam MR, Li Z, Gichira AW, Alam MN, Fu P, Hu G, Wang Q*, Chen L*. 2019. Population Genetics of Calotropis gigantea, a medicinal and fiber resource plant, as inferred from microsatellite marker variation in two native countries. Biochemical Genetics, 57: 522–539. (https://doi.org/10.1007/s10528-019-09904-6)
      17. Zhao D, Shi Y, Senthilkumar HA, Qiao Q, Wang Q, Shen Y*, Hu G*. 2019. Enriched networks ‘nucleoside/nucleotide and ribonucleoside ribonucleotide metabolic processes’ and ‘response to stimulus’ potentially conferred to drought adaptation of the epiphytic orchid Dendrobium wangliangii. Physiology and Molecular Biology of Plants, 25(1): 31–45. (https://doi.org/10.1007/s12298-018-0607-3)
      2018
      1. Peng S, Cong Y, Wei N, Hu G*, Wang Q. 2018. Aspidistra nutans, a newly recorded species of Aspidistra from China. Plant Science Journal, 36(6): 790–793. ( https://doi.org/10.11913/PSJ.2095-0837.2018.60790)
      2. Saina JK, Gichira AW, Li Z, Hu G, Wang Q*, Liao K*. 2018. The complete chloroplast genome sequence of Dodonaea viscosa: comparative and phylogenetic analyses. Genetica, 146: 101–113. (https://doi.org/10.1007/s10709-017-0003-x)
      3. Zhou Y, Chen S, Hu G, Mwachala G, Yan X*, Wang Q*. 2018. Species richness and phylogenetic diversity of seed plants across vegetation zones of Mount Kenya, East Africa. Ecology and Evolution, 2018(8): 8930–8939. (https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.4428)
      4. Li Z, Liao K, Zou C, Liu Y, Hu G, Wang Q*, Chen J*. 2018. Ottelia guanyangensis (Hydrocharitaceae), a new species from southwestern China. Phytotaxa, 361(3): 294–300. (https://doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.361.3.5)
      5. Cai L#, Peng S#, Tian J, Dao Z, Wei N, Hu G*, Wang Q. 2018. Aspidistra austroyunnanensis (Asparagaceae), a new species from southern Yunnan, China. Phytotaxa, 356(3): 233–237. (https://doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.356.3.5)
      6. Huang W, Wang Z, Wei N, Zhu J, Lan S*, Hu G*, Wang Q. 2018. Gastrodia elatoides (Orchidaceae: Epidendroideae: Gastrodieae, a new holomycoheterotrophic orchid from Madagascar. Phytotaxa, 349(2): 167–172. (https://doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.349.2.7)
      7. Kyalo CM, Gichira AW, Li Z, Saina JK, Malombe I, Hu G*, Wang Q*. 2018. Characterization and comparative analysis of the complete chloroplast genome of the critically endangered species Streptocarpus teitensis (Gesneriaceae). BioMed Research International, 2018: 1507847 (11 pages). (https://doi.org/10.1155/2018/1507847)
      8. Li Z, Wei N, Liu Y, Chen J, Hu G*, Wang Q*. 2018. Lobelia hongiana (Campanulaceae), a new species from Guangxi, China. PhytoKeys, 95: 27–36. (https://doi.org/10.3897/phytokeys.95.20245)
      2017
      1. Zhou Y, Liu B, Mbuni Y, Yan X, Mwachala G, Hu G*, Wang Q*. 2017. Vascular flora of Kenya, based on the Flora of Tropical East Africa. PhytoKeys, 90: 113–126. (https://doi.org/10.3897/phytokeys.90.20531)
      2. Wei N, Miyawa DO, Melly DK, Ngumbau VM, Zhong Z, Mwachala G, Hu G*, Wang Q. 2017. Zehneria longiflora (Cucurbitaceae), a new species from Kenya. Phytotaxa, 324(1): 89–94. (https://doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.324.1.7)
      3. Wang Z, Cai X, Zhong Z, Xu Z, Wei N, Xie J, Hu G*, Wang Q. 2017. Paris nitida (Melanthiaceae), a new species from Hubei and Hunan, China. Phytotaxa, 314(1): 145–149. (https://doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.314.1.16)
      4. Ngumbau VM, Nyange M, Dai C Zhong, Z, Wei N, Malombe I, Hu G*, Wang Q*. 2017. Adenia angulosa (Passifloraceae), a new species from coastal forests of Kenya and Tanzania. Phytotaxa, 313(1): 137–142. (https://doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.313.1.10)
      5. Zhong Z, Miyawa DO, Hu G*, Wang Q*. 2016. A new variety of Impatiens L. from Taita, Kenya. Plant Science Journal, 35(3): 318–320. ( https://doi.org/10.11913/PSJ.2095-0837.2017.30318)
      6. Gichira AW, Li Z, Saina JK, Hu G, Gituru RW, Wang Q*, Chen J*. 2017. Demographic history and population genetic structure of Hagenia abyssinica (Rosaceae), a tropical tree endemic to the Ethiopian highlands and eastern African mountains. Tree Genetics & Genomes, (2017) 13: 72. (https://doi.org/10.1007/s11295-017-1156-6)
      7. Wei N, Zhang Y, Xu Z, Kamande EM, Ngumbau VM, Hu G*. 2017. Epimedium zhaotongense (Berberidaceae), a new species from Yunnan Province, China. Phytotaxa, 296(1): 88–92. (https://doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.296.1.7)
      8. Zhou Y, Mbuni Y, Hu G, Zhong Z, Yan X, Mwachala G, Wang Q*. 2017. Cissampelos keniensis (Menispermaceae), a new species from Mt. Kenya, East Africa. Phytotaxa, 292(1): 57–64. (https://doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.292.1.5)
      9. Gichira AW, Li Z, Saina JK, Long Z, Hu G, Gituru RW, Wang Q*, Chen J*. 2017. The complete chloroplast genome sequence of an endemic monotypic genus Hagenia (Rosaceae): structural comparative analysis, gene content and microsatellite detection. PeerJ, 5: e2846, 1-19. (https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.2846)
      2016
      1. Zhong Z, Cai X, Tian J, Hu G*, Wang Q*. 2016. Aspidistra radiata, a new species of Asparagaceae from Yunnan Province, China. Plant Science Journal, 34(6): 842–848.(https://doi.org/10.11913/PSJ.2095-0837.2016.60842)
      2. Zhou Y, Mbuni Y, Hu G, Yan X, Mwachala G, Wang Q*. 2016. Zehneria subcoriacea (Cucurbitaceae), a new species from Kenya. Phytotaxa, 277(3): 282–286. (http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.277.3.6) 
      3. Gichira A, Long Z, Hu G, Gituru RW, Wang Q*, Chen J*. 2.16. Development of microsatellite markers in Hagenia abyssinica (Bruce) J.F. Gmel, an endangered tropical tree of eastern Africa, using next-generation sequencing. Genetics and Molecular Research, 15(2): gmr.15028168 (4 pages). (http://dx.doi.org/10.4238/gmr.15028168)
      4. Zhou Y, Hu G, Yan X, Mwachala G, Gituru RW, Wang Q*. 2016. Sedum keniense (Crassulaceae), a new species from Mt. Kenya, East Africa. Phytotaxa, 261(2): 177–184. (http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.261.2.7)
      5. Zhao S, Chen L, Muchuku JK, Hu G, Wang Q*. 2016. Genetic adaptation of giant Lobelias (Lobelia aberdarica and Lobelia telekii) to different altitudes in East African mountains. Frontiers in Plant Science, 7: 488 (9 pages). (http://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2016.00488)
      6. Tian Y, Hu G, Guo M*. 2016. Components and Anti-HepG2 activity comparison of Lycopodium Alkaloids from four geographic origins. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2016: 4631843 (9 pages). (http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/4631843)
      2015
      1. Long B, Hu G*, Kamande EM, Ngumbau VM, Wei N. 2015. Habenaria luquanensis (Orchidaceae), a new species from Yunnan, China. Phytotaxa, 238(2): 190–195. (http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.238.2.7)
      2. Cai X, Hu G*, Kamande EM, Ngumbau VM, Wei N. 2015. Polygonatum campanulatum (Asparagaceae), a new species from Yunnan, China. Phytotaxa, 236(1): 94–96. (http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.236.1.10)
      3. Cai X, Hu G*, Cong Y. 2015. Impatiens xanthinoides (Balsaminaceae), a new species from Yunnan, China. Phytotaxa, 227(3): 261–267. (http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.227.3.5)
      4. Chen L, Muchuku JK, Yan X, Hu G, Wang Q*. 2015. Phylogeography of Haplocarpha rueppelii (Asteraceae) suggests a potential geographic barrier for plant dispersal and gene flow in East Africa. Science Bulletin, 60(13): 1184–1192. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11434-015-0832-x)
      5. Wand X, Liu Z, Liu W, Zhang X, Guo X, Hu G, Zhang S, Wang Y, Liao W. 2015. Breaking the stasis of current plant systematics. Science & Tecknology Review, 33(22): 97–105. (http://dx.doi.org/10.3981/j.issn.1000-7857.2015.22.017)
      Before 2015
      1. Zhou Y, Xiao K, Hu G, Zhan Q, Wang Q*. 2014. Reappraisal of Nymphoides coronata (Menyanthaceae), a 100-year-lost species endemic to South China. Phytotaxa, 184(3): 170–173. (http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.184.3.8)
      2. Hu G, Li H, Tan Y, Liu Y, Long C*. 2013. Tupistra hongheensis (Ruscaceae), a new species from Yunnan, China based on morp hology, karyotype and pollen morphological studies. Journal of Systematics and Evolution, 51(2): 230. (http://doi.org/10.1111/jse.12008)
      3. Hu G, Long C*, Motley TJ*. 2013. Cremastra malipoensis (Orchidaceae), a new species from Yunnan, China. Systematic Botany, 38(1): 64–68.
      4. Zhao D, Hu G, Chen Z, Shi Y, Zheng L, Tang A, Long C*. 2013. Micropropagation and in vitro flowering of Dendrobium wangliangii: A critically endangered medicinal orchid. Journal of Medicinal Plants Research, 7(28) 2098–2110.
      5. Yang S, Sun Q, Yang F, Hu G, Luo J, Wang Y*, Long C*. 2013. Sarmentosumols A to F, new Mono- and Dimeric Alkenylphenols from Piper sarmentosum. Planta Medica, 79: 93–96.
      6. Su Y, Xu J, Bi J, Wang Y, Hu G, Yang J, Yin G, Long C*. 2013. Chemical constituents of Arisaema franchetianum tubers. Journal of Asian Natural Products Research, 15(1):71–77.
      7. Liu H, Chen K, Sun Q, Yang F, Hu G, Wang Y*, Long C*. 2013. Nudibaccatumone, a trimer comprising a Phenylpropanoid and two Sesquiterpene Moieties from Piper nudibaccatum. Journal of Natural Products, 76: 732–736.
      8. Wang Z, Yang J, Tan Y, Hu G, Long C*. 2013. Comprehensive evaluation of woody oil-bearing plants in Yunnan as sources for biodiesel. Plant Diversity and Resources, 35(5): 630–640.
      9. Hu G, Li H, Long C*. 2012. Arisaema lushuiense sp. nov. (Araceae) from Gaoligong Mountains in Yunnan, China. Nordic Journal of Botany, 30(6): 684–686.
      10. Hu G, Li H, Liu Y, Tan Y, Long C*. 2012. A new Arisaema species from Guangxi and first report of A. austroyunnanense from Hainan, China. Journal of Systematics and Evolution, 50(6): 577–578.
      11. Liu H, Bi J, Wang Y, Gu W, Su Y, Liu F, Yang S, Hu G, Luo J, Yin G, Long C*. 2012. Methyl Pothoscandensate, a new ent-18(4->3)-Abeokaurane from Pothos scandens. Helvetica Chimica Acta, 95(7): 2468.
      12. Zhao F, Sun Q, Yang F, Luo J, Hu G, Liu F, Wang Y*, Long C*. 2012. Lycopodium Alkaloids from Palhinhaea cernua. Journal of the Brazilian Chemical Society, 23(2): 349–354.
      13. Liu F, Wang Y, Hu G, Long C*. 2012. Research progress of Alkaloids from Araceae. Chinese Agricultural Science Bulletin, 28(19): 90–96.
      14. Tang G, Chen D, Qiu B, Sheng L, Wang Y, Hu G, Zhao F, Ma L, Wang H, Huang Q, Xu J, Long C*, Jia L. 2011. Cytotoxic Amide Alkaloids from Piper boehmeriaefolium. Journal of Natural Products, 74: 45–49.
      15. Tan Y, Wang Z, Sui X, Hu G, Motley T, Long C*. 2011. The systematic placement of the monotypic genus Paraisometrum (Gesneriaceae) based on molecular and cytological data. Plant Diversity and Resources, 33(5): 465–476.
      16. Wang Z, Tan Y, Hu G, Long C. 2011. Biodiversity status in Wulingyuan District of Zhangjiajie and its conservation strategies. Forest Inventory and Planning, 36(1): 355–62.
      17. Zhao F, Sun Q, Yang F, Hu G, Luo J, Tang G, Wang Y*, Long C*. 2010. Palhinine A, a noval Alkaloid from Palhinhaea ceernua. Organic Letters, 12(17): 3922–3925.
      18. Fang X, Di Y, He H, Hu G, Li S, Hao X*. 2010. Chemical constituents of Toona microcarpa (C. DC.) Harms (Meliaceae). Biochemical Systematics and Ecology, 38(1): 128–130.
      19. Rui D, Hu G, Long C*. Study advances on molecular biology of Magnolia. Modern Agricultural Sciences and Technology, 2010(11): 195–197.
      20. Ma G, Li Q, Zhang T, Hu G, Yang H, Liu C, Long C*. 2010. Study on ecological niche characteristics of dominant populations at arbor layer on roadside vegetation along highway. Forest Inventory and Planning, 35(4): 32–36.
      21. Ma G, Li Q, Zhang T, Hu G, Yang H, Liu C, Long C*. 2010. The impact of freeway on route ecosystem and progress on study of technology for the restoration. Forest Inventory and Planning, 35(3): 29–34.
      22. Fang X, Di Y, Hu G, Li S, Hao X*. 2009. Chemical constituents from Cipadessa cinerascens (Pellegr) Hand.-Mazz (Meliaceae). Biochemical Systematics and Ecology, 37(4): 528–530.
      23. Hu G, Lei L*, Liu K, Long C*. 2009. Floral development in Nymphaea tetrogana (Nymphaeaceae). Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society, 159: 211–221.
      24. Hu G, Long C, Jin X. 2008. Dendrobium wangliangii (Orchidaceae), a new species belonging to section Dendrobium from Yunnan, China. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society, 157: 217–221.
      25. Hu G, Chen Z, Long C*. 2008. A newly recorded species of Utricularia (Lentibulariaceae) to China and a newly recorded species of Nervilia (Orchidaceae) to Mainland China. Acta Botanica Yunnanica, 30(2): 146.)/li>
      26. Hu G, Long C*, Murrell G, Liu K. 2008. Lectotypification of Sambucus chinensis Lindley (Caprifoliaceae) and a new variety from Hunan, China. Novon, 18(1): 61–66.
      27. Hu G, Long C*. 2007. The ethnobotany and developmental strategy of “Ba Qi”. Scientia Silvae Sinicae, 43(11): 103–112.
      28. Hu G, Long C*, Liu K. 2007. Utricularia mangshanensis (Lentibulariaceae), a new species from Hunan, China. Annales Botanici Fennici, 44: 389–392.
      29. Huang W, Liu K, Cai X, Tian J, Hu G. 2004. Some newly recorded plants from Hunan Province of China (Ⅵ). Bulletin of Botanical Research, 23(4): 396–399.
      30. Tian J, Liu K, Hu G. 2004. Pollination ecology and pollination system of Impatiens reptans (Balsaminaceae) endemic to China. Annals of Botany, 93: 167–175.
      31. Hu G, Liu K, Lei L. 2003. Comparative study on peduncular anatomy of three genera in Nymphaeaceae (s. l.) and Nymphoides peltatum of Gentianaceae. Acta Scientiarum Naturalium Universitatis Normalis Hunanensis, 26(4): 70–75.
      32. Hu G, Liu K, Lei L. 2003. Advances in the systematics of Nelumbo Adans. and the establishment of Nelumbonaceae. Acta Laster Biology Sinica, 12(6): 415–420.
      33. Hu G, Liu K, Liu L. 2003. Some newly recorded plants from Hunan Province of China. Bulletin of Botanical Research, 23(4): 399–401.
      34. Hu G, Liu K, Lei L. 2003. Comparative study on leaf anatomy of three genera in Nymphaeaceae. Life Science Research, 7(3): 243–248.
      35. Hu G, Liu K, Lei L. 2002. Notes of Paris from Hunan Province of China. Life Science Research, 6(3): 250–254.
      36. Liu K, Lei L, Hu G. 2002. Developmental study on the inflorescence and flower of Caldesia grandis Samuel (Alismataceae). Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society, 140: 39–47.
      37. Hu G, Lei L, Liu K. 2002. Some newly recorded plants from Hunan Province of China (IV). Bulletin of Botanical Research, 22(2): 136–138.
      38. Liu L, Liu K, Hu G. 1999. A new species of Epimedium L. (Berberidaceae) from Hunan, China. Acta Phytotaxonomica Sinica, 37(3): 288–290.
      39. Liu K, Liu L, Hu G. 1999. Development and conservation of the wild Orchids resources in Hunan Province. Acta Scientiarum Naturalium Universitatis Normalis Hunanensis, 22(1):75–79.
      40. Liu K, Hu G. 1998. Some newly recorded plants from Hunan (Ⅱ). Life Science Research, 2(1): 37–39.
      41. Lei L, Hu G. 1998. The Problems of the Origin of Monocotyledons and the Evidence from Plant Molecular Biology (Abtract). Presented at the 65th Anniversary of the Botanical Society of China: 79–80, Beijing: Forestry Press of China.
      Academic reports of international and domestic conferences
      1. Guang-Wan Hu: Size-dependent sex expression in two species of Arisaema (Araceae) that can change gender. Symposium on Plant Genetic Resources in East Asia, October 6-7, Okayam University, 2009, Okayama, Japan.
      2. Guang-Wan Hu, Li-Gong Lei, Ke-Ming Liu, and Timothy J. Motley: Floral development in Euryale ferox (Nymphaeaceae). Botany 2012 – The Next Generation, July 7-11, Columbus, Ohio, USA – 2012, Botanical Society of America.
      3. Guang-Wan HU. Discovery and Micropropagation of Dendrobium wangliangii, a critically endangered orchid. The 3rd Shanghai Chenshan International Orchid Symposium. 2016.4.22-23. Shanghai.
      4. Guang-Wan HU. Synopsis of plant resources and traditional medicinal utilization in Tropical East Africa. 2016.5.17. The 16th International Congress on Ethnopharmacology. 2016.5.16-18. Yulin Guangxi.
      5. Guang-Wan HU. Compiling Format of Flora of Kenya. 2017.7.17. Satellite Meetings of XIX International Botanical Congress (ST-10) –“Editorial Meeting on Flora of Kenya”. Shenzhen Guangdong.
      6. Guang-Wan Hu, Elizabeth M. Kamande, Qing-Feng Wang. Plant diversity and traditional utilization of medicinal plants in Tropical East Africa -- an example in Kenya. 2019.9.5. The ANSO – MMU – SAJOREC International Conference: Biodiversity in Drylands and Wetlands: Challenges and Opportunities in the 21st Century.2019.9.4-6. Nairok Kenya.
      7. HU Guangwan. Plant diversity in tropical East Africa and the project of Flora of Kenya. 2021.1.20. The Second International Symposium of Mapping Asia Plants. (online)
      8. Guang-Wan Hu. Plant Biodiversity in East Africa. 2022.12.16. Conservtion of plant diversity in Belt and Road countries (CBD-COP15 Side Event). Montreal (online)
      9. Guang-Wan Hu, Qing-Feng Wang. Process of Cooperation between China and Africa on Research of Plant Diversity. 2023.9.26. China-Africa Science and Technology Cooperation and Innovation for Social and Economic Benefits Symposium. Kenya, Nairobi. (in English)
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