School of Life Sciences

Dr Benny Bytebier

Senior Lecturer & Curator of the Bews Herbarium

Dr Benny Bytebier obtained his PhD from Stellenbosch University in 2007. His research focuses on the systematics, biogeography and evolutionary history of African orchids. He is a C-rated researcher with the National Research Foundation and has published over 60 peer-reviewed scientific papers and contributed to several books. He is the editor-in-chief of the Journal of East African Natural History. He hails from Belgium but has been living and working in Africa since 1990.

Research interests

Plant taxonomy, nomenclature, phylogenetics, biogeography, African orchids, herbarium management, history of African botany.

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