Rodrigo Bernal

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Rodrigo Bernal
Amacayacu, Leticia, feb 2011, GG 145.jpg
Born (1959-06-06) June 6, 1959 (age 60)
NationalityColombian
Alma materUniversity of Aarhus
Scientific career
FieldsBotany

Rodrigo Bernal González (born June 6, 1959 in Medellín) is a Colombian botanist who specialises in the palm family. Bernal was a faculty member at the Institute of Natural Sciences, National University of Colombia until 2007. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Aarhus, Denmark, in 1996. He was general curator of the National Colombian Herbarium (1986-1987), and editor of the scientific journal Caldasia (1989-1991, 1997-1999).

Bernal has published five books and 105 scientific papers and book chapters, most on them on palm systematics, ecology, uses and conservation. He has described one new genus (Sabinaria) and 25 new species of palms in the genera Aiphanes, Astrocaryum, Bactris, Chamaedorea, Geonoma, Oenocarpus, Sabinaria, Socratea, and Wettinia. He has described also new species in the plant families Cyclanthaceae, Sapindaceae, and Caprifoliaceae.

Bernal coauthored a Field Guide to the Palms of the Americas[1] and a field guide to the palms of Colombia (2010). Bernal is also coauthor of Common Names of Plants in Colombia, an online dictionary of over 18,000 common names applied to plants in Colombia, which provides information on the distribution of each name, and its corresponding scientific name. Since 2001 he has coordinated the production of the Catalogue of the Plants of Colombia [1], a checklist of the ca. 30,000 plant species occurring in Colombia. The production of this work involves 171 botanists in 19 countries. Since 2007 Bernal has been involved in building up the National Collection of Colombian Palms, an initiative to gather living specimens of all native Colombian palms at the Quindío Botanic Garden, in Calarcá. In 1996 he received the Sciences Award of the Fundación Alejandro Angel Escobar[2] for In 1996 for the Field guide to American palms (co-authored by Andrew Henderson & Gloria Galeano Garcés).[2]

Books[edit]

  • Aprovechamiento sostenible de palmas colombianas. Editorial Universidad Nacional de Colombia. Instituto de Ciencias Naturales-Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá. 244 pp. ISBN 978-958-761-611-8
  • Galeano, G. & R. Bernal. 2010. Palmas de Colombia. Guía de Campo. Editorial Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá. 688 pp. ISBN 978-958-719-501-9
  • Henderson, A., G. Galeano and R. Bernal. 1995. Field Guide to the Palms of the Americas. Princeton University Press, Princeton, New Jersey. 352 pp., 256 photos, 553 maps. ISBN 0-691-01600-3
  • Galeano, G. y R. Bernal. 1987. Las Palmas del Departamento de Antioquia. Región Occidental. Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Centro Editorial, Bogotá. ISBN 958-170005-6

New species of plants discovered[edit]

Arecaceae[edit]

Cyclanthaceae[edit]

Sapindaceae[edit]

Caprifoliaceae[edit]

Plants named after Bernal[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Henderson, Andrew; Gloria Galeano; Rodrigo Bernal (1995). Field Guide to the Palms of the Americas. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press. ISBN 978-0-691-08537-1.
  2. ^ "Fundacion Alejandro Angel Escobar : Ganadores premios ciencias por año". www.faae.org.co. Retrieved 2017-10-10.
  3. ^ "Aiphanes acaulis Galeano & R.Bernal — The Plant List". www.theplantlist.org. Retrieved 6 March 2018.
  4. ^ "Aiphanes bicornis Cerón & R.Bernal — The Plant List". www.theplantlist.org. Retrieved 6 March 2018.
  5. ^ IPNI Plant Name Query Results. www.ipni.org. 32. Retrieved 6 March 2018.
  6. ^ "Aiphanes graminifolia Galeano & R.Bernal — The Plant List". www.theplantlist.org. Retrieved 6 March 2018.
  7. ^ IPNI Plant Name Query Results. www.ipni.org. 32. Retrieved 6 March 2018.
  8. ^ "Aiphanes pilaris R.Bernal — The Plant List". www.theplantlist.org. Retrieved 6 March 2018.
  9. ^ "Aiphanes spicata Borchs. & R.Bernal — The Plant List". www.theplantlist.org. Retrieved 6 March 2018.
  10. ^ "Aiphanes tricuspidata Borchs., M.Ruíz & Bernal — The Plant List". www.theplantlist.org. Retrieved 6 March 2018.
  11. ^ "Astrocaryum triandrum Galeano-Garces, R.Bernal & F.Kahn — The Plant List". www.theplantlist.org. Retrieved 6 March 2018.
  12. ^ "Bactris rostrata Galeano & R.Bernal — The Plant List". www.theplantlist.org. Retrieved 6 March 2018.
  13. ^ "Chamaedorea ricardoi R.Bernal, Galeano & Hodel — The Plant List". www.theplantlist.org. Retrieved 6 March 2018.
  14. ^ "Geonoma santanderensis Galeano & R.Bernal — The Plant List". www.theplantlist.org. Retrieved 6 March 2018.
  15. ^ "Geonoma wilsonii Galeano & R.Bernal — The Plant List". www.theplantlist.org. Retrieved 6 March 2018.
  16. ^ "Oenocarpus makeru R.Bernal, Galeano & A.J.Hend. — The Plant List". www.theplantlist.org. Retrieved 6 March 2018.
  17. ^ "Oenocarpus simplex R.Bernal, Galeano & A.J.Hend. — The Plant List". www.theplantlist.org. Retrieved 6 March 2018.
  18. ^ a b "IPNI Plant Name Query Results". www.ipni.org. Retrieved 6 March 2018.
  19. ^ "Socratea montana R.Bernal & A.J.Hend. — The Plant List". www.theplantlist.org. Retrieved 6 March 2018.
  20. ^ "Wettinia aequatorialis R.Bernal — The Plant List". www.theplantlist.org. Retrieved 6 March 2018.
  21. ^ "Wettinia disticha (R.Bernal) R.Bernal — The Plant List". www.theplantlist.org. Retrieved 6 March 2018.
  22. ^ "Wettinia lanata R.Bernal — The Plant List". www.theplantlist.org. Retrieved 6 March 2018.
  23. ^ "Wettinia minima R.Bernal — The Plant List". www.theplantlist.org. Retrieved 6 March 2018.
  24. ^ "Wettinia oxycarpa Galeano-Garcés & R.Bernal — The Plant List". www.theplantlist.org. Retrieved 6 March 2018.
  25. ^ IPNI Plant Name Query Results. www.ipni.org. 26. Retrieved 6 March 2018.
  26. ^ IPNI Plant Name Query Results. www.ipni.org. 64. Retrieved 6 March 2018.
  27. ^ "Dichapetalum bernalii Prance — The Plant List". www.theplantlist.org. Retrieved 6 March 2018.
  28. ^ "Chigua bernalii D.W.Stev. — The Plant List". www.theplantlist.org. Retrieved 6 March 2018.
  29. ^ "Orphanodendron bernalii Barneby & J.W.Grimes — The Plant List". www.theplantlist.org. Retrieved 6 March 2018.
  30. ^ "Anthurium bernalii Croat — The Plant List". www.theplantlist.org. Retrieved 6 March 2018.
  31. ^ IPNI Plant Name Query Results. www.ipni.org. 17. Retrieved 6 March 2018.

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