Dianxiang Zhang
  • Key Laboratory of Plant Resources Conservation and Sustainable Utilization, South China Botanical Garden, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Research fields
  • Plant science
Personal information


Ph.D., University of Hongkong, 1999

Current position

Director, Herbarium IBSC & Professor of Botany, South China Botanical Garden, CAS.

Publications (since 2012)

  1. Gong, W., Liu, W.Z., Gu, L., Kaneko, S., Koch, M. A., and Zhang, D. X. (2016). From glacial refugia to wide distribution range: demographic expansion of Loropetalum chinense (Hamamelidaceae) in Chinese subtropical evergreen broadleaved forest. Organisms Diversity & Evolution doi:10.1007/s13127-015-0252-4
  2. Ma, Z. H., Bramley, G. L. and Zhang, D. X. (2016). Pollen morphology of Callicarpa L. (Lamiaceae) from China and its systematic implications. Plant Systematics and Evolution
  3. Yao, G. and Zhang, D. X. (2016). Pollen morphology of Chinese Glochidion (Phyllanthaceae) and its taxonomic implications. Nord. J. Bot. 33:
  4. Yao, G. and Zhang, D. X. (2015). Taxonomic notes on Glochidion acuminatum and G. triandrum (Phyllanthaceae) Phytotaxa 236 (1): 079–085.
  5. Li, S. J., Long, K. L., Tu, T.Y. and Zhang, D. X. (2015). (2371) Proposal to conserve the name Dalbergia polyphylla Benth. against D. polyphylla Poir. (Leguminosae: Papilionoideae). Taxon 64(4):851-852 .
  6. Pei, N. C., Kress, W. J., Chen, B.F., Erickson, D. L., Wong, K. M., Zhang, J. L., Ye, W. H., Huang Z. L. & Zhang, D. X. (2015). Phylogenetic and climatic constraints drive flowering phenological patterns in a subtropical nature reserve. Journal of Ecology 8 (2): 187-196.
  7. Luo, Z., Duan, T., Yuan, S., Chen, S., Bai, X. and Zhang, D. X. (2015). Reproductive isolation between sympatric sister species, Mussaenda kwangtungensis and M. pubescens var. alba. J Integr Plant Biol 57(10): 859-870.
  8. Wu, X.Q., Li, P. X., Deng, X. F. and Zhang, D. X. (2015). Distyly and cryptic heteromorphic self-incompatibility of Mussaenda macrophylla (Rubiaceae). J. Syst. Evol. 53(2): 166-178.
  9. Song, Z.Q., Xu, D.X., Li, S.J. and Zhang, D. X. (2014). Proposal to conserve the name Maackia hupehensis against M. chinensis (Leguminosae). Taxon 63 (3): 687–688.
  10. Shi, M. M., Guo, X. M., Zhou, L. X. and Zhang, D. X. (2014). Isolation and characterization of 16 polymorphic microsatellite loci for Scaevola taccada (Goodeniaceae), a widespread coastal plant. Journal of Genetics 93, e66–e69.
  11. Shi, M. M., Guo, X. M., Chen, Y.Z., Zhou, L. X., & Zhang, D. X. (2014). Isolation and characterization of 19 polymorphic microsatellite loci for Atalantia buxifolia (Rutaceae), a traditional medicinal plant. Conservation Genetics Resources DOI 10.1007/s12686-014-0224-6
  12. Chen, Y. Z., Shi, M. M., Duan, T. T. and Zhang, D. X. (2014). Isolation and characterization of ten microsatellite loci for wild Citrus japonica (Rutaceae). J Genet 93(2): e41-43.
  13. Duan, T. and Zhang, D. X. (2014). Fourteen additional microsatellite markers for Mussaenda pubescens and cross-species amplification. J Genet 93(2): e44-47.
  14. Li, Y. Q., Luo, S. X. and Zhang, D. X. (2014). Fly Pollination and Duodichogamy in Bridelia stipularis and Cleistanthus sumatranus (Phyllanthaceae). Plant Species Biology 29, e85–e92.
  15. Chen, S., Luo, Z. and Zhang, D. X. (2014). Pre- and post-zygotic reproductive isolation between co-occurring Mussaenda pubescens var. alba and M. shikokiana (Rubiaceae). J Integr Plant Biol 56(4): 411-419.
  16. Li, B, Zhang, Z. Y. and Zhang, D. X. (2014). Conservation status of the unique population of Wenchengia alternifolia, an enigmatic plant endemic to Hainan Island, China. Oryx 48(3): 354–357
  17. Xie, P., Tu, T., Razafimandimbison, S. G., Zhu, C. and Zhang, D. X. (2014). Phylogenetic position of Guihaiothamnus (Rubiaceae): its evolutionary and ecological implications. Mol Phylogenet Evol 78: 375-385.
  18. Li, B, Tan, Y. H., Zhang, Z. Y. and Zhang, D. X. (2013). Premna menglaensis, a new name for Premna laevigata C. Y. Wu (Lamiaceae). Phytotaxa 153 (1): 58–59.
  19. Chen, S., Luo, Z. L., and Zhang, D. X. (2013). Self-pollination in buds and homostyly in Mussaenda shikokiana (Rubiaceae), a monomorphic species in a distylous clade. J. Syst. Evol. 51 (6): 731–742
  20. Tu, T.Y.and Zhang, D. X. (2013). Bauhinia hekouensis (Leguminosae-Caesalpinioideae), a new species from China. Novon 22: 332-335.
  21. Ma, Z.H., Luo, S.X. and Zhang, D. X. (2013). Isolation and characterization of 12 polymorphic microsatellite loci in Illicium verum (Schisandraceae).  Conservation Genetics Resources 5(2): 583-585.
  22. Xie, P.W., Luo, Z. L. and Zhang, D. X. (2013). Syrphid fly pollination of Guihaiothamnus acaulis, a species with “butterfly” flowers. J. Syst. Evol. 51(1): 86-93.
  23. Duy V. N., Chen T., and Zhang, D. X. (2012). Phaius baolocensis sp. nov. (Orchidaceae), a new species endemic to the southern highlands of Vietnam. Adansonia, série 3, 34 (2): 251-255.
  24. Luo, Z. L., Chen, S. and Zhang, D. X. (2012). Floral reward presentation favored the expression of male function in the pollen-only flower Melastoma malabathricum. J. Syst. Evol. 50: 488-495
  25. Ma, Z.H. and Zhang, D. X. (2012). A new species of Callicarpa from Hainan, China. J. Syst. Evol. 50: 573
  26.  Duan, T.T., Gong, W., and Zhang, D. X. (2012). Development of microsatellite markers from Mussaenda pubescens (Rubiaceae). Am. J. Bot. 99(11): e437–e439.
  27. Mou, F. J., Ma, S. Z., Xu, Q. H. and Zhang, D. X. (2012). Floral morphology and anatomy of Glycosmis (Rutaceae) in China and their systematic implications. Plant Science Journal 30(4): 327-336. (In Chinese)
  28. Mou, F. J. and Zhang, D. X. (2012). Chromosome counts in the tribe Clauseneae and the karyological homogeneity in the orange subfamily (Aurantioideae, Rutaceae). J. Syst. Evol. 50: 460-466.
  29. Gong, W., Duan, T. and Zhang, D. X. (2012). Development of microsatellite markers from Cercis chinensis (Fabaceae). Am J Bot 99(8): e337-339.
  30. Mou, F. J. and Zhang, D. X. (2012). Systematic significance of pollen morphology in Clausena (Rutaceae) from China.  J. Jpn. Bot. 87: 241-252.
  31. Li, B., Xu, W. X., Tu, T. Y., Wang, Z. S., Olmstead, R. G., Peng, H., Francisco-Ortega, J., Cantino, P. D. and Zhang, D. X. (2012). Phylogenetic position of Wenchengia (Lamiaceae): a taxonomically enigmatic and critically endangered genus. Taxon 61: 392–401
  32. Liu, Y., Luo, Z. L., Wu, X. Q., Bai, X. F., and Zhang, D. X. (2012). Functional dioecy in Morinda parvifolia (Rubiaceae), a species with stigma-height dimorphism. Plant Systematics and Evolution 298:775–785.
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