Sandra Knapp

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Sandra Diane Knapp (born 1956) is a botanist. She is Head of the Plants Division of the Natural History Museum, London. She oversaw the Flora Mesoamericana inventory of Central American plants.[1]

Knapp has a B.A. in botany from Pomona College (1978) and a Ph.D. from Cornell University (1986). Her main research interest is "the megadiverse genus Solanum, which contains potatoes, tomatoes and eggplants and is one of only a handful of flowering plant genera with more than 1000 species".[2]

She is a trustee of the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature[3] and a member of the Advisory Board for National Geographic's Global Exploration Fund.[4]

In October 2014 she appeared on BBC Radio 4's The Museum of Curiosity.


  1. ^ Dr Sandra Knapp at the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature
  2. ^ "Dr Sandra Knapp". Staff Directory. Natural History Museum. Retrieved 13 October 2014. 
  3. ^ "Dr Sandra Knapp". International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature. Retrieved 13 October 2014. 
  4. ^ "Sandra Knapp, Botany". Global Exploration Fund. National Geographic. 
  5. ^ "Author Query for 'S.Knapp'". International Plant Names Index. 

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