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The Alpinia sect. Myriocrater (Zingiberaceae) of the Philippines

Project summary:

The Alpinia sect. Myriocrater of the Philippines is understudied. Initial examination of specimens from several localities identified as A. musifolia or A. vulcanica revealed that it did not match the morphology of the two latter species. This project aims to provide a taxonomic revision of the section in the Philippines.

Cost: $


Rudolph Valentino A. Docot

Highest degree:

Masters Degree

Year obtained:


Applicant Status:

Early-career researcher (PhD obtained within last three years)


Flowering plants

Far Eastern University

Relevant publications (minimum 1, maximum 4):

Docot, R.V.A., Banag, C.I. & Poulsen, A.D. (2019). Reinstatement and revision of the genus Adelmeria Ridl. (Zingiberaceae) endemic to the Philippines. Taxon 68(3): 499−521.

Docot, R.V.A., Banag C.I., Tandang, D.N., Funakoshi, H. & Poulsen, A.D. (2019 in press). Recircumscription and revision of Vanoverberghia (Zingiberaceae). Blumea 64(2): 140–157.

Poulsen, A.D. & Docot, R.V.A. (2018). How many Etlingera species are there in the Philippines? Edinburgh Journal of Botany 75(3): 1‒12.

Docot, R.V.A., Gutierrez, K.D., Mamalias, R.E.E., Espino, N.B.R., Java, A.A.B., Dineros, C.D. & Mijares, E.M.L. (2019). Two new Zingiber species (Zingiberaceae) from Sorsogon, Philippines. Gardens Bulletin Singapore 71(2): 459–475. https://doi: 10.26492/gbs71(2).2019-14

Referee 1:

Axel Dalberg Poulsen, Ph.D.

Referee 2:

Sandra L. Yap, Ph.D.

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1.  Contribution to novel methods for research in systematics and taxonomy and/or
     Building taxonomic capacity in developing countries

2.  Contribution to the generation of novel systematic data

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4.  Adequacy of methods for testing hypotheses (data collection/analysis/use of different tools)

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