Irina Illarionova

Irina Illarionova

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Academic degree, academic title: Ph.D.

Position: Research Scientist

E-mail: illarionova@binran.ru

Research interests:

  • Taxonomy, evolution and phylogeny of vascular plants (families Asteraceae, Apocynaceae, Bignoniaceae, Rutaceae, etc.). Carpology (families Asteraceae, Boraginaceae, etc.).
  • Botanical geography.
  • Flora of Russia.
  • Flora of Central and East Asia.
  • Herbarium collections and databases of herbarium specimens.
  • Plant conservation (monitoring of the state of rare species populations, mapping, compilation of the Red Data Books; expert of IUCN project European Red List of Vascular Plants).

Keywords: Vascular plants, taxonomy, evolution, phylogeny, carpology, botanical geography, flora of Russia, flora of Central and East Asia, herbarium collections, plant conservation

Education and work experience:

1995 graduated from St. Petersburg State University, Faculty of Biology and Soil Science, Department of Botany.
2009 PhD thesis: The genus Ligularia (Asteraceae) in the flora of Northern Eurasia.

1992-2000 Laboratory Assistant, Herbarium of Higher Plants, Komarov Botanical Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences.
2000-2010 Research Assistant, Herbarium of Higher Plants, Komarov Botanical Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences.
2010 until now Research Scientist, Herbarium of Higher Plants, Komarov Botanical Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences.

Grants and research projects:

Project leader:

  • 2015-2016. RFBR 15-54-53044 _ Taxonomic study of the genus Ligularia (Senecioneae-Asteraceae).

Member of research team:

  • 2014-2016. RFBR 14-04-00727- Type specimens of vascular plant taxa of Siberia and the Far East, kept in the Herbarium of the Komarov Botanical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences (LE). Part 2 Dicotyledonous plants.
  • 2013-2015. RFBR 13-04-00852- Diversity of fruits and seeds of dicotyledons: anatomical characters in application for taxonomy.
  • 2012. RFBR 12-04-07011- Publication of the book Catalogue of the type specimens of the vascular plants from Siberia and the Russian Far East kept in the Herbarium of the Komarov Botanical Institute (LE) Part 1.
  • 2010-2012. RFBR 10-04-00277- Comparative anatomy of fruits and seeds of dicotyledons.
  • 2009-2011. RFBR 09-04-00632- Types of vascular plant taxa from Siberia and the Far East kept in the Herbarium of the Komarov Botanical Institute (LE).
  • 2009-2011. RFBR 09-04-92010 - Investigation of S. Yanos specimens collected in Taiwan in 1896-1897 and located at the Herbarium of the Komarov Botanical Institute (LE).
  • 2006-2008. RFBR 06-04-48299- Creating a catalogue of the type specimens of the vascular plants from China kept in the Herbarium of the Komarov Botanical Institute (LE).
  • 2002-2004. RFBR 02-04-48479 Catalogue of type specimens of East-Asian vascular plants in the Herbarium of the Komarov Botanical Institute (LE). Part 2 (China).
  • 1999-2001. RFBR 99-04-49761- Catalogue of type specimens of East-Asian vascular plants in the Herbarium of the Komarov Botanical Institute (LE). Part 1 (Japan and Korea).
  • 1996-1998. RFBR 96-04-50421- Catalogue of type specimens of Central Asian vascular plants in the Herbarium of the Komarov Botanical Institute (LE).

Other projects:

  • 2015-2020. International agreement between Komarov Botanical Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences and the National Institute of Biological Resources of the Ministry of the Environment of the Republic of Korea. Taxonomic study of plant species collected on the Korean Peninsula and kept in the Botanical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
  • 2016. State Contract Red Book of the Leningrad Region.
  • 2013-2014. International agreement between Komarov Botanical Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences and the National Institute of Biological Resources of the Ministry of the Environment of the Republic of Korea "Database compilation and scanning of herbarium specimens from Korea kept in the Herbarium of the Komarov Botanical Institute.
  • 2011-2012. International agreement between Komarov Botanical Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences and the National Institute of Biological Resources of the Ministry of the Environment of the Republic of Korea The Inventory of Korean collections deposited in foreign Herbaria and Museums (NIBR 2011-01-020, NIBR 2012-01-015).
  • 2012. State contract with the Directorate of Protected Areas of St. Petersburg for monitoring the state of protected plant species.
  • 2010. Project of IUCN European Red List of Vascular Plants.

Expeditions:

Selected publications:

Ren C., Wang L., Illarionova I.D., Yang Q.E. Circumscription and phylogenetic position of Ligularia sect. Stenostegia (Asteraceae: Senecioneae) based on morphological, cytological, and molecular phylogenetic evidence. Taxon. 2020. 69(4): 739755.

Illarionova I.D. Red Data Book of the Leningrad Region: Objects of the flora. Ed. Geltman D.V. SPb: Marathon. 2018. 8587, 8990, 9293, 119123, 125127, 237238.

Li H.-M., Lazkov G.A., Illarionova I.D., Tong T.-J., Shao Y.-Y., Ren C. Transfer of Senecio karelinioides (Asteraceae-Senecioneae) to Synotis based on evidence from morphology, karyology and ITS/ETS sequence data. Nordic J. Bot. 2018. 36(7): 112.

Grabovskaya-Borodina A.E., Illarionova I.D., Jang H.-D., Lee B., Suh M.H., Park J.M. A considerable review on type specimens of Korean vascular plants in the Herbarium of the Komarov Botanical Institute (LE) Addition. Journal of Species Research. 2018. 7(1): 7379.

Karimov V.N., Illarionova I.D. Ultrasculpture of the fruits surface of Azerbaijan Nonea species (Boraginaceae Juss.). Turczaninowia. 2018. 21(1): 6680.

Grabovskaya-Borodina A.E., Illarionova I.D. Fam. Betulaceae Gray. Catalogue of the type specimens of the vascular plants from Siberia and the Russian Far East kept in the Herbarium of the Komarov Botanical Institute (LE) Part 2. Ed. Sokolova I.V. MoscowSt. Petersburg. 2018. 4061.

Buzunova I.O., Illarionova I.D., Krestovskaya T.V., Mikhailova M.A., Raenko L.M. Fam. Salicaceae Mirb. Catalogue of the type specimens of the vascular plants from Siberia and the Russian Far East kept in the Herbarium of the Komarov Botanical Institute (LE) Part 2. Ed. Sokolova I.V. MoscowSt. Petersburg. 2018. 1140.

Illarionova I., Wang L., Yang Q.-E. Two new synonyms of Ligularia nelumbifolia (Asteraceae, Senecioneae). Phytotaxa. 2017. 313(2): 151165.

Illarionova I., Wang L., Yang Q.-E. Ligularia muliensis (Asteraceae, Senecioneae) is merged with L. tsangchanensis. Phytotaxa. 2017. 299(2): 169184.

Wang L., Ren C., Illarionova I., Yang Q.-E. Reinstatement of the specific status of Ligularia shifangensis (Asteraceae, Senecioneae). Phytotaxa. 2016. 283(2): 172180.

Illarionova I. The identity of Ligularia euryphylla (Asteraceae, Senecioneae). Willdenowia. 2016. 46(1): 99104.

Illarionova I. Taxonomic notes on sections Corymbosae and Subracemosae of genus Ligularia (Asteraceae). J. Japan. Bot. 2014. 89(6): 365375.

Grabovskaya-Borodina A.E., Illarionova I.D., Yang T.Y.A. Collection of S. Yano's Specimens from Taiwan in the Herbarium of the Komarov Botanical Institute (LE). Taiwania. 2014. 59(2): 164189.

Kwak M., Lim J., Lee B., Grabovskaya-Borodina A.E., Illarionova I.D., Tatanov I.V. Korean type specimens of vascular plants deposited in Komarov Botanical Institute. National Institute of Biological Resources, Incheon. 2013. 255 p.

Illarionova I.D. The genus Ligularia (Asteraceae, Senecioneae) in flora of Russian Far East. Botanicheskii Zhurnal. 2013. 98(9): 11471165.

Illarionova I. Typification and specific status of Senecio lagotis W.W. Sm. (Asteraceae). Taiwania. 2013. 58(3): 221225.

Yang T.Y.A., Grabovskaya A., Illarionova I., Chen C.-H. Lysimachia candida Lindl. (Primulaceae), an extinct species and also a new record species to Taiwan. Taiwania. 2012. 57(4): 434442.

Illarionova I., Ranjan V., Kumar A. Lectotypification of Senecio kingianus W.W. Sm. (Asteraceae). J. Japan. Bot. 2012. 87(5): 358360.

Buzunova I.O., Byalt V.V., Grabovskaya-Borodina A.E., Illarionova I.D., Krestovskaya T.V., Mikhailova M.A., Raenko L.M., Sokolova I.V. Fam. Cyperaceae. Catalogue of the type specimens of the vascular plants from Siberia and the Russian Far East kept in the Herbarium of the Komarov Botanical Institute (LE) Part 1. Ed. Sokolova I.V. MoscowSt. Petersburg. 2012.315372.

Buzunova I.O., Illarionova I.D., Krestovskaya T.V., Mikhailova M.A., Raenko L.M. Type specimens of the Siberian and Russian Far Eastern taxa of Salicaceae Mirb. kept in the Herbarium of the Komarov Botanical Institute (LE). Turczaninowia. 2011. 14(3): 117130.

Illarionova I.D. Fam. Violaceae Batsch. Conspectus florae Europae Orientalis. Vol. 1. Ed. N.N. Tzvelev. St. PetersburgMoscow. 2012. 344355.

Liu S.W., Illarionova I. Cremanthodium. Flora of China. Vol. 20-21 (Asteraceae). Eds. Wu Z.Y., Raven P.H., Hong D.Y. Science Press, Beijing, and Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis, 2011. 415435.

Liu S.W., Illarionova I. Ligularia. Flora of China. Vol. 20-21 (Asteraceae). Eds. Wu Z.Y., Raven P.H., Hong D.Y. Science Press, Beijing, and Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis, 2011. 376415.

Illarionova I.D. Asteraceae, Bignoniaceae, Caprifoliaceae (Abelia biflora), Hypericaceae, Orchidaceae (excl. Amitostigma potaninii), Plumbaginaceae, Rubiaceae, Rutaceae. Catalogue of types specimens of East-Asian vascular plants in the Herbarium of the V.L. Komarov Botanical Institute (LE). Part 2 (China). Ed. A.E. Grabovskaya-Borodina. MoscowSt. Petersburg. 2010. 6592, 109110, 118, 239240, 311316, 320, 427443.

Illarionova I.D. Synopsis of the genus Ligularia Cass. section Stenostegia Pojark. (Asteraceae, Senecioneae). Novitates Systematicae Plantarum Vascularium. 2008. 40: 203219.

Illarionova I.D. Morphological and anatomical structure of achenes in Ligularia species (Asteraceae, Senecioneae). Botanicheskii Zhurnal. 2008. 93(1): 2242.

Sennikov A.N., Illarionova I.D. Generic delimitation of the subtribe Ixeridinae newly segregated from Crepidiinae (Asteraceae Lactuceae). Komarovia. 2007. 5(2): 55103.

Illarionova I.D. Genus Ligularia Cass. (Asteraceae) in Asia Centrali. Novitates Systematicae Plantarum Vascularium. 2006. 38: 229244.

Illarionova I.D. Fam. Bignoniaceae Pers. Plantae Asiae Centralis. 2006. 15: 611.

Nordenstam B., Illarionova I. Lectotypification of Othonna sibirica L. and Cineraria glauca L. (Asteraceae). Taxon. 2005. 54(1): 139143.

Illarionova I.D. Asclepiadaceae, Asteraceae, Brassicaceae, Fabaceae, Hydrangeaceae, Hypericaceae, Lycopodiophyta, Pteridophyta, Rutaceae etc. Catalogue of the type specimens of East-Asian vascular plants in the Herbarium of the Komarov Botanical Institute (LE). Part 1 (Japan and Korea). Ed. V.I. Grubov. MoscowSt. Petersburg. 2004. 1215, 3639, 4245, 47, 4954, 5859, 61, 6769, 9496, 103105, 119, 157158.

Tzvelev N., Illarionova I., Litvinova E., Sennikov A. De speciebus plantarum nonnullis in provincia Novgorod novis et raris. Novitates Systematicae Plantarum Vascularium. 2002. 34: 255259.

Sennikov A.N., Illarionova I.D. Morphological and anatomical structure of achenes in the genus Prenanthes s. l. (Asteraceae). Botanicheskii Zhurnal. 2001. 86(10): 5666.

Illarionova I.D. Asteraceae (Crepis, Hieracium, Lactuca, Senecio, Serratula etc.). Catalogue of the type specimens of Central Asian vascular plants in the Herbarium of the V. L. Komarov Botanical Institute (LE). Ed. V.I. Grubov. St. Petersburg. 2000. 26, 3638, 4044, 5457.

Illarionova I.D. Synopsis of the genus Pugionium Gaertn. (Brassicaceae). Komarovia. 1999. 1: 3537.