Andrew Henderson (botanist)

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Andrew J. Henderson
Born September 8, 1950 (1950-09-08) (age 66)[1]
Surrey, England
Citizenship United States[1]
Fields Palm systematics
Institutions Institute of Systematic Botany, New York Botanical Garden[1]

Andrew James Henderson (born September 8, 1950) is a palm-systematist and Curator of the Institute of Systematic Botany at the New York Botanical Garden.[1] He has authored taxonomic descriptions of 140 species, subspecies and varieties of plants, especially in the palm family[2]


Henderson was educated in Wycliffe College in Gloucestershire and Birkbeck College, University of London, and received his Ph.D. from City University of New York in 1987. He joined the New York Botanic Garden in 1987.[1]


He has authored several books, including The Palms of the Amazon[3] and a field guide to the palms of the Americas.[4]


  1. ^ a b c d e Andrew J. Henderson. International Plant Science Center, New York Botanical Garden.
  2. ^ International Plant Names Index
  3. ^ Henderson, Andrew J. (1995). The Palms of the Amazon. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-508311-3. 
  4. ^ Henderson, Andrew; Gloria Galeano; Rodrigo Bernal (1995). Field Guide to the Palms of the Americas. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press. ISBN 0-691-08537-4. 
  5. ^ IPNI.  A.J.Hend.