Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

John Boggan

Information Management

I have served a number of different support roles within the department since 1991, including Biological Diversity of the Guianas (Funk), Gesneriaceae research (Skog), and Vitaceae research (Wen).  My current duties include data management for the Type Specimen Register and collections management of the Type Specimen Herbarium.

Department / Division
Education
  • Master of Science, Systematic Botany (1991, Cornell University)
Research Interests

Information management, collections management, botanical nomenclature and typification, systematics of Gesneriaceae.

Publications
Article
  • Clark, J. L., Skog, Laurence E., Boggan, John K., and Ginzbarg, S. 2020. "Index to names of New World members of the Gesneriaceae (subfamilies Sanangoideae and Gesnerioideae)." Rheedea, Journal of the Indian Association for Angiosperm Taxonomy 30 (1):190–256. https://doi.org/10.22244/rheedea.2020.30.01.14
  • Wen, Jun, Lu, Li-Min, Hsu, Tsai-Wen, Viet-Cuong Dang, Habib, Sadaf, Boggan, John K., Okada, Hiroshi, Chen, I-Ju, and Chen, Zhi-Duan. 2018. "Pseudocayratia, a new genus of Vitaceae from China and Japan with two new species and three new combinations." Journal of Systematics and Evolution 56 (4):374–393. https://doi.org/10.1111/jse.12448
  • Wen, Jun, Lu, Li-Min, Nie, Ze-Long, Liu, Xiu-Qun, Zhang, Ning, Ickert-Bond, Stefanie, Gerrath, Jean, Manchester, Steven R., Boggan, John, and Chen, Zhiduan. 2018. "A new phylogenetic tribal classification of the grape family (Vitaceae)." Journal of Systematics and Evolution 56 (4):262–272. https://doi.org/10.1111/jse.12427
  • Wen, Jun, Boggan, John, and Nie, Ze-Long. 2014. "Synopsis of Nekemias Raf., a segregate genus from Ampelopsis Michx. (Vitaceae) disjunct between eastern/southeastern Asia and eastern North America, with ten new combinations." PhytoKeys (42): 11–19. https://doi.org/10.3897/phytokeys.42.7704
  • Wen, Jun, Lu, L. M., and Boggan, J. K. 2013. "Diversity and evolution of Vitaceae in the Philippines." Philippine Journal of Science 142 (Special Issue):223–244.
  • Dorr, Laurence J., Pilz, George E., and Boggan, John K. 2009. "The transfer of types from the Escuela Agrícola Panamericana to the U.S. National Herbarium in 1956 by Louis O. Williams." Taxon 58 (3):993–1001.
  • Boggan, John K., Skog, Laurence E., and Roalson, Eric H. 2008. "A review of the Neotropical genera Amalophyllon, Niphaea, and Phinaea (Gesneriaceae - Gloxinieae)." Selbyana 29 (2):157–176.
  • Skog, Laurence E. and Boggan, John K. 2006. "A new classification of the Western Hemisphere Gesneriaceae." Gesneriads 56 (3):12–17.
  • Roalson, E. H., Boggan, John K., and Skog, Laurence E. 2005. "Reorganization of tribal and generic boundaries in the Gloxinieae (Gesneriaceae: Gesnerioideae) and the description of a new tribe in the Gesnerioideae, Sphaerorrhizeae." Selbyana 25 (2):225–238.
  • Roalson, E. H., Boggan, John K., Skog, Laurence E., and Zimmer, Elizabeth Anne. 2005. "Untangling Gloxinieae (Gesneriaceae). I. Phylogenetic patterns and generic boundaries inferred from nuclear, chloroplast, and morphological cladistic datasets." Taxon 54 (2):289–310.
  • Skog, Laurence E., Roalson, E. H., Boggan, John K., and Zimmer, Elizabeth Anne. 2002. "The changing relationships within the Gesnerioideae, particularly the Gloxinieae." Talk abstracts: Gesneriaceae Workshop, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh 000.
  • Zimmer, Elizabeth Anne, Roalson, E. H., Skog, Laurence E., Boggan, John K., and Idnurm, A. 2002. "Phylogenetic relationships in the Gesnerioideae (Gesneriaceae) based on nrDNA ITS and cpDNA trnL-F and trnE-T spacer region sequences." American Journal of Botany 89:296–311.
  • Boggan, John K. 1998. "The cultivated species of Chirita." Gloxinian 48 (2):14–23.

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Chapter
  • Boggan, John K., Cruden, R. W., and Meerow, A. W. 2007. "Liliaceae; Checklist of the Plants of the Guiana Shield (Venezuela: Amazonas, Bolivar, Delta Amacuro; Guyana, Surinam, French Guiana)." in Contributions from the United States National Herbarium, edited by Funk, Vicki Ann, Hollowell, Thomas H., Berry, P. E., Kelloff, Carol L., and Alexander, Sara N., 112–114. Washington D. C.: Smithsonian Institution.
Book
  • Boggan, John K., Funk, Vicki Ann, Kelloff, Carol L., Hoff, M., Cremers, G., and Feuillet, Christian. 1997. Checklist of the Plants of the Guianas (Guyana, Surinam, French Guiana), 2nd Edition. Smithsonian Institution.
  • Boggan, John K., Funk, Vicki Ann, Kelloff, Carol L., Hoff, M., Cremers, G., and Feuillet, Christian. 1993. A Checklist of the Plants of Surinam. Smithsonian Institution.
  • Boggan, John K., Funk, Vicki Ann, Kelloff, Carol L., Hoff, M., Cremers, G., and Feuillet, Christian. 1993. A Checklist of the Plants of French Guiana. Smithsonian Institution.
  • Boggan, John K., Funk, Vicki Ann, Kelloff, Carol L., Hoff, M., Cremers, G., and Feuillet, Christian. 1993. A Checklist of the Plants of Guyana. Smithsonian Institution.
  • Boggan, John K., Funk, Vicki Ann, Kelloff, Carol L., Hoff, M., Cremers, G., and Feuillet, Christian. 1992. A Checklist of the Plants of the Guianas (Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana). Smithsonian Institution.