FM Symposia

FM Symposia

International Flora Malesiana Symposia

Flora Malesiana Symposia have been held every three years since 1989.

Flora Malesiana 11, Brunei, 2019

The Universiti Brunei Darussalam will host the Symposium from the 30th June to 5th July 2019.

  • 30th December 2018: Symposia proposal submission.
  • 28th February 2019: Early bird registration and abstract submission deadline.

For further information, please check the FM11 website:

For inquiries, please contact the FM11 secretariat:

Following the announcement at the close of the last FM Symposium, Daniele Cicuzza has informed us that the Vice Chancellor of University of Brunei Darussalam, the Dean of the Faculty of Science, and the Director of the Institute for Biodiversity and Environmental Research (IBER) are fully supportive of his proposal to host the next FM symposium (2019). IBER will handle the logistics of the Symposium. Daniele is very pleased to take on this big commitment, of hosting FM 11 at the UBD. (2016-09-21)

Flora Malesiana 10, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, 2016

The tenth International Flora Malesiana Symposium was hosted by the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, Scotland, U.K., from 11 to 15 July 2016. Under the theme “Classify, Cultivate and Conserve”, the symposium brought together over 180 participants from 25 countries, including key regional stakeholders and scientists working on the taxonomy, systematics, ecology, cultivation and conservation of the Malesian flora. Several talks emphasized the urgent need to complete Flora Malesiana because of pressures from expanding extractive industries and increased conversion of forests as many of the Malesian nations strive for financial security for their citizens. Institutional commitments and efforts to secure funding for the project at institutional, national and international level clearly need to be stepped-up to achieve this.

The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh hosted the 10th International Flora Malesiana Symposium under the theme ‘Classify, Cultivate and Conserve’ between the 11th and 15th of July 2016. See:

Proceedings published in Sibbaldia.

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Flora Malesiana 9, Bogor, Indonesia, 2013

The 9th International Flora Malesiana Symposium was hosted by the Herbarium Bogoriense (Botany Division, Research Center for Biology, The Indonesian Institute of Sciences) under the theme ‘Contributions of Flora Malesiana to the welfare of people in Asia’.

Flora Malesiana 8, Singapore, 2010

Singapore Botanic Gardens hosted the 8th International Flora Malesiana Symposium in August 2010.

Proceedings published in Gardens’ Bulletin Singapore (2011) 63(1-2). Wong, K.M. (ed.) (2010). Proceedings of the 8th Flora Malesiana Symposium. Singapore: Singapore Botanic Gardens.

Flora Malesiana 7, Leiden, Netherlands, 2007

Proceedings published in Blumea (2009) 54(1-3). Hovenkamp, P. (ed.) (2009). Proceedings of the 7th Flora Malesiana Symposium. Leiden: Nationaal Herbarium Nederland.

Flora Malesiana 6, Los Baños, Philippines, 2004

Flora Malesiana 5, Sydney, Australia, 2001

Proceedings were published in Telopea (2003) 10(1): Everett, J. & Wilson, P.G. (eds). Proceedings of the 5th International Flora Malesiana Symposium 2001. Sydney: Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney, 2003.

Flora Malesiana 4, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 1998

Proceedings: Saw, L.G., Chua, L.S.L. & Khoo, K.C. (eds) (2001). Taxonomy: the cornerstone of biodiversity. Proceedings of the Fourth International Flora Malesiana Symposium 1998. Kuala Lumpur: Forest Research Institute Malaysia.

Flora Malesiana 3, London/Kew, UK, 1995

Proceedings: Dransfield, J., Coode, M.J.E. & Simpson, D.A. (eds) (1997). Plant Diversity in Malesia III: Proceedings of the Third International Flora Malesiana Symposium 1995. Kew: Royal Botanic Gardens.

Flora Malesiana 2, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, 1992

Flora Malesiana 1, Leiden, Netherlands, 1989

Proceedings: Baas, P., Kalkman, K. and Geesink, R. (eds) (1990). The Plant Diversity of Malesia: Proceedings of the Flora Malesiana Symposium Commemorating Professor Dr. C.G.G.J. van Steenis. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers.