Julie F. Barcelona

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Julie F. Barcelona is a Filipino botanist (plant taxonomist), working as Research Associate at University of Canterbury (Christchurch, New Zealand).[1]


Julie F. Barcelona is married to Pieter B. Pelser. The pitcher plant species Nepenthes barcelonae was named in her honour.[2]

Co's Digital Flora of the Philippines[edit]

Julie F. Barcelona is a Co-Founder and a Main editor for Co's Digital Flora of the Philippines,[3] a website dedicated to collating photos of Philippine Botanical Species.[4]

Other Projects[edit]

Research on the Philippine members of the genus Rafflesia, which has the biggest flowers of any plant, and in particular the conservation of them.

Publications by Barcelona[edit]

  • Barcelona, J.F., M.M.E. Manting, R.B. Arbolonio, R.B. Caballero & P.B. Pelser. 2014. Rafflesia mixta (Rafflesiaceae), a new species from Surigao del Norte, Mindanao, Philippines. Phytotaxa 174: 272-278.
  • Barcelona, J.F. & P.B. Pelser. 2014. Phanerosorus (Matoniaceae), a new fern genus record for the Philippines. Phytotaxa 170: 133-135.
  • Molina, J.E., K.M. Hazzouri, D.L. Nickrent, M. Geisler, R.S. Meyer, M.M. Pentony, J.M. Flowers, P.B. Pelser, J.F. Barcelona, S.A. Inovejas, I. Uy, W. Yuan, O. Wilkins, C.-I. Michel, S. LockLear, G.P. Concepcion & M.D. Purugganan. 2014. Possible loss of the chloroplast genome in the parasitic flowering plant Rafflesia lagascae (Rafflesiaceae). Molecular Biology and Evolution 31: 793-803.
  • Pelser, P.B., D.N. Tandang & J.F. Barcelona. 2014. Balanophora coralliformis (Balanophoraceae), a new species from Mt. Mingan, Luzon, Philippines. Phytotaxa 170: 291-295.
  • Journé, V., J.F. Barcelona, J.V. LaFrankie & P.B. Pelser. 2014. Stylidium javanicum (Stylidiaceae), a new triggerplant record for the Philippines. Phytotaxa 186: 113-116.
  • Barcelona, J.F., D.L. Nickrent, J.V. LaFrankie, J.R.C. Callado & P.B. Pelser. 2013. Co’s Digital Flora of the Philippines: plant identification and conservation through cybertaxonomy. Philippine Journal of Science 142 (special issue): 57-67.
  • Pelser, P.B., D.L. Nickrent, J.R.C. Callado & J.F. Barcelona. 2013. Mt. Banahaw reveals: The resurrection and neotypification of the name Rafflesia lagascae (Rafflesiaceae) and clues to the dispersal of Rafflesia seeds Phytotaxa 131: 35-40.
  • Pelser, P.B. & J.F. Barcelona. 2013. Discovery through photography: Amyema nickrentii, a new species of Loranthaceae from Aurora Province, Philippines. Phytotaxa 125: 47-52.
  • Barcelona, J.F., E.S. Fernando, D.L. Nickrent, D.S. Balete & P.B. Pelser. 2011. An amended description of Rafflesia leonardi and a revised key to Philippine Rafflesia (Rafflesiaceae). Phytotaxa 24: 11-18.
  • Balete, D.S., P.B. Pelser, D.L. Nickrent & J.F. Barcelona. 2010. Rafflesia verrucosa (Rafflesiaceae), a new species of small-flowered Rafflesia from eastern Mindanao, Philippines. Phytotaxa 10: 49-57.
  • Barcelona, J.F., P.B. Pelser, D.S. Balete & L.L. Co. 2009. Taxonomy, ecology, and conservation status of Philippine Rafflesia (Rafflesiaceae). Blumea 54: 77-93.
  • Barcelona, J.F., P.B. Pelser, E.M. Cabutaje & N.A. Bartolome. 2008. Another new species of Rafflesia (Rafflesiaceae) from Luzon, Philippines: R. leonardi. Blumea 53: 223-228.
  • Barcelona, J.F., P.B. Pelser & M.O. Cajano. 2007. Rafflesia banahaw (Rafflesiaceae), a new species from Luzon, Philippines. Blumea 52: 345-350.


  • Barcelona, J.F. & P.B.Pelser. 2008. The story continues… the 8th Philippine species of Rafflesia, R. leonardi, discovered and named. Art-i-Facts 10(2): 6.
  • Barcelona, J.F., P.B. Pelser, A.M. Tagtag, R.G. Dahonog & A.P. Lilangan. 2008. The rediscovery of Rafflesia schadenbergiana Göpp. ex Hieron. (Rafflesiaceae). Flora Malesiana Bulletin 14: 162-165.


Outstanding Young Scientist 2005[dead link]


  1. ^ "Contact us | Biological science | Schools and Department | College of Science | University of Canterbury". The University of Canterbury.
  2. ^ Cheek, M., D.N. Tandang & P.B. Pelser 2015. Nepenthes barcelonae (Nepenthaceae), a new species from Luzon, Philippines. Phytotaxa 222(2): 145–150. doi:10.11646/phytotaxa.222.2.7
  3. ^ "UC SPARK - University of Canterbury - New Zealand". www.canterbury.ac.nz.
  4. ^ Pelser, Pieter B.; Barcelona, Julie F. (21 August 2013). "Discovery through photography: Amyema nickrentii , a new species of Loranthaceae from Aurora Province, Philippines". Phytotaxa. 125 (1).
  5. ^ IPNI.  Barcelona.

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