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Rafaël Govaerts

Rafaël Herman Anna Govaerts
Scientific career
FieldsBotany, Taxonomy
Author abbrev. (botany)Govaerts

Rafaël Herman Anna Govaerts (born 1968) is a Belgian botanist. He is particularly noted for his work on plant taxonomy.

He studied a Bachelor in Science at the European University College Brussels (EHSAL), and since 1994, has worked at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.[1] He is the principal contributor to the World Checklist of Selected Plant Families, which was completed in 2023, and will continue to be updated as Plants of the World Online.[2]

He is also a Fellow of the Linnean Society of London.[3]


  1. ^ "Directory". Archived from the original on 1 December 2013. Retrieved 7 August 2013.
  2. ^ Govaerts, Rafaël (23 October 2023). "Naming plants to save them". Royal Botanic Gardens Kew. Retrieved 23 November 2023.
  3. ^ "Rafaël H A Govaerts". Retrieved 3 January 2024.
  4. ^ IPNI Author Query Results for Govaerts, The International Plant Names Index, retrieved 2013-01-28

External sources

Royal Botanic Gardens Kew Staff Profile

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