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Wang Ruijiang
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Professor Wang has been working at South China Botanical Garden, the Chinese Academy of Sciences (previously named South China Institute of Botany, CAS) since 1996. He is a taxonomist of the vascular plants, especially in the family Rubiaceae. Modern molecular techniques were also apllied in his research for analyzing the phylogeny of Hedyotis L., Leptodermis Wall., and Spiradiclis Bl., etc. Moreover, he usually undertakes some projects on introduction of some ornamental, economic, and medicinal plants. As a taxonomist in South China, he is also in charge of some field investigation projects for the conservation of rare and endangered plants.


Research Interest:
  1. Plant taxonomy and systematics, especially in the family Rubiaceae.
  2. Economic Botany. 
  3. Investigation and conservation for wild plants in South China.
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Selected Publication:


  1. Rui-Jiang Wang, Chiao-Lei Cheng, Ching-Chun Chang, Chun-Lin Wu, Tian-Mu Su, Shu-Miaw Chaw*. 2008. Dynamics and evolution of the inverted repeat-large single copy junctions in the chloroplast genomes of monocots. BMC Evolutionary Biology 8: 36.
  2. Rui-Jiang Wang. 2008. Two new species of Hedyotis (Rubiaceae: Hedyotideae) from Hainan, China. Novon 18(2): 264-268.
  3. Rui Wang, Bao Yang, Ruijiang Wang*. 2009. Extraction of essential oils from five cinnamon leaves and identification of their volatile compound compositions. Innovative Food Science and Emerging Technologies. 10: 289-292.
  4. Siddharthan Surveswaran, Rui-Jiang Wang, Yvonne C. F. Su, Richard M. K. Saunders*. 2010. Generic delimitation and historical biogeography in the early-divergent 'ambavioid' lineage of the Annonaceae: Cananga, Cyathocalyx and Drepananthus. Taxon 59(6): 1721-1734.
  5. Rui Wang, Ruijiang Wang*, Bao Yang. 2011. Comparison of volatile compound compositeon of Cinnamon (Cinnamomum cassia Presl) bark prepared by hydroidstillation and headspace solid phase microextraction. Journal of Food Process Engineering 34: 175-185.
  6. Xing Guo, Mark P. Simmons, Paul Pui-Hay But, Pang-Chui Shaw, Rui-Jiang Wang*. 2011. Application of DNA barcodes in Hedyotis L. (Spermacoceae, Rubiaceae). Journal of Systematics and Evolution 49(3): 203-212.
  7. Chung-Shien Wu, Ching-Ping Lin, Chi-Yao Hsu, Rui-Jiang Wang, Shu-Miaw Chaw*. 2011. Comparative Chloroplast Genomes of Pinaceae: Insights into the Mechanism of Diversified Genomic Organizations. Genome Biology and Evolution 3: 309-319.
  8. Xing Guo, Rui-jiang Wang*.2011. Hedyotis xinyiensis (Rubiaceae), a new species from China. Annales Botanici Fennici 48: 443-447.
  9. Hai-Zhen Wen, Rui-Jiang Wang*. 2012. Ligustrum guangdongense (Oleaceae), a new species from China. Novon: 22(1): 114-117 (SCI).
  10. Hai-Zhen Wen, Rui-Jiang Wang*. 2012. Foonchewia guangdongensis gen. et sp. nov. (Rubioideae: Rubiaceae) and its systematic position inferred from chloroplast sequences and morphology. Journal of Systematics and Evolution 50(4): 467-476. (SCI).
  11. Shu-Jun Deng, Rui-Jiang Wang*. 2012. Hedyotis nankunshanensis sp. nov. (Rubiaceae) from Guangdong, China. Nordic Journal of Botany 30(3): 302-307 (SCI).

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Supported Projects:



  1. 2011-2013.Taxonomic revision of the genus Spiradiclis Bl. Funded by National Natural Science Foundation of China.
  2. 2008-2010. Taxonomic study on the genus Leptodermis Wall. Funded by National Natural Science Foundation of China.
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