FM Symposia

FM Symposia

International Flora Malesiana Symposia

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

Flora Malesiana 11

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

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:

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Flora Malesiana 9, Bogor, Indonesia

The 9th International Flora Malesiana Symposium was held on 27-31 August 2013 in Bogor, Indonesia. “Contributions of Flora Malesiana to the welfare of people in Asia” was hosted by Herbarium Bogoriense (Botany Division, Research Center for Biology, The Indonesian Institute of Sciences).

Flora Malesiana 8, Singapore

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


Flora Malesiana 7, Leiden, Netherlands