Research

The Spermatophytes and Pteridophyta Research Groups of the department of Biology, Faculty of Sciences, collaborate closely with the Botanical Garden. Their research is directed towards morphology and anatomy as well as towards molecular genetics. Several projects rely on the available living plant collections. The Botanical Garden co-ordinates the acquisition of seeds, bulbs, spores, cuttings etc. with a view to maintaining and extending scientific reference collections.

The following taxa are used:

We work on identification keys for different taxa:

  • Acer
  • Alnus
  • Betula
  • Buxaceae
  • Carpinus - Ostrya - Ostryopsis
  • Cornus (draft)
  • Fagus
  • Fraxinus
  • Hamamelidaceae
  • Hydrangeaceae (draft)
  • Juglandaceae
  • Quercus (draft)
  • Rhipsalis (draft)
  • Tilia
  • Viburnum (draft)

    Click here to consult these identification keys.

    Gabriëlle De Waele Fund

    Each year the Gabriëlle De Waele Fund presents a prize for a valuable study, written in Dutch and involving the Botanical Garden’s collections.

    Yannick De Smet received the Prize Gabriëlle De Waele this year for his work "Soort zkt. grens. Epimedium (Berberidaceae): soorten zonder grenzen?".