Deng Yunfei, Male, PhD  Supervisor

South China Botanical Garden
Telephone: +86 20 37252677
Mobile phone: +86 13533854367 
Address: No. 723, Xingke Lu, Tianhe Qu, Guangzhou 
Postcode: 510650

Research Areas

Plant Taxonomy and Systematics

Plant Biogeography

Plant Resource and Conservation


2002—2007    Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming, Yunnan Province

                     Ph.D. in Botany. Awarded in 2007.

1995—1998:   Department of Forestry, Nanjing Forestry University, Nanjing, Jiangsu Province

                                          M.Sc. in Botany. Awarded in 1998. ​

1989—1992:   Department of Horticulture, Hunan Agriculture College, Changsha, Hunan Province

                     Diploma in Landscaping. Awarded in 1992.


1 October-31 December, 2015, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, UK

5 November-4 December, 2006, Californian Academy of Sciences, USA

Work Experience

Since 2009:  South China Botanical Garden, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Professor.

2004—2008: South China Botanical Garden, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Associate Professor

1998—2004: South China Institute of Botany, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Assistant Professor

1992—1995:  Xinning Institute of Forestry, Hunan Province, Assistant Engineer.



  1. Deng Y F. 2018. (2666) Proposal to conserve the nameRubus dolichophyllusagainstR. chingianus(Rosaceae).Taxon67: 1230.
  2. Deng Y F, Zhang L & Li D Z. 2018. Nomenclature Section of the XIX IBC and the "Shenzhen Code".Science and Technology Review36(Suppl. 1): 34-41. doi: 10.3981/j.issn.1000-7857.2018.(增刊1).004
  3. Deng Y F. 2017. Nomenclatural notes onPothos roxburghiiand related names (Araceae).Phytotaxa, 328: 99-100.
  4. Deng Y F. 2017.Rohdea fargesii, the correct name forRohdea chinensis(Asparagaceae).Phytotaxa302 (3): 298–299. Y F,Gao C M, Xia N H & Peng H. 2016.
  5. Wuacanthus(Acanthaceae), a new Chinese endemic genus segregated fromJusticia(Acanthaceae).Plant Diversity38: 312-321.
  6. Deng Y F. 2016. (329–330) Proposals to expand Art. 38.5 to cover a name of a subdivision of a genus.Taxon, 65: 909.

  7. Deng Y F. 2016. (282–283) Proposals to add a new paragraph with new Examples to Art. 55 dealing with names originally assigned to later homonyms and subsequently assigned to respective earlier homonyms.Taxon, 65: 659. DOI:

  8. Deng Y F. 2016. (263) Proposal to amend Art. 29.1 with regard to ISSN and ISBN.Taxon, 65: 653. DOI:

  9. Deng Y F. 2016. (246–247) Two proposals to amend theCodeconcerning type designation.Taxon, 65: 646-647. DOI:

  10. Deng Y F. 2016. (221–222) Two proposals to amend Recommendation 31B.Taxon, 65: 417. DOI:

  11. Deng Y F. 2016. The valid publication of the namesSalix wangianaandS. wangianavar.tibetica(Salicaceae).Phytotaxa,266: 295-296.

  12. Deng Y F. 2016.Parthenocissus sichuanensis,nom. nov.(Vitaceae).Annales Botanici Fennici,53: 190.

  13. Deng YF. 2016.Campanula hongii, a replacement name forC. chinensis(Campanulaceae).Phytotaxa,255: 179-180.

  14. Deng Y F. 2015. The identity ofDidissandra chishuiensis.Journal of Tropical and Subtropical Botany, 23: 637-639. DOI: 10.11926/j.issn.1005–3395.2015.06.005

  15. Deng Y F. 2015.Commentary on the place of valid publication of the nameSarcococca longipetiolata(Buxaceae).Taxon, 64: 1042-1043. DOI:

  16. Deng Y F. 2015. One new name and two new combinations in ChineseRubus(Rosaceae).Novon, 24: 153-154.

  17. Deng Y F& Xia N H. 2015. Notes on the type designation ofMagnolia odoratissima(Magnoliaceae).Taxon, 64: 586-588. DOI:

  18. Deng Y F. 2015. Requests for binding decisions on whetherRubus chingiiHu andR. chingianusHand.-Mazz., andRubus tsangiiandR. tsangiorum(Rosaceae) are sufficiently alike to be confused.Taxon, 64: 394-395. DOI:

  19. Deng Y F& Xia N H. 2014. Proposal to reject the nameLassonia(Magnoliaceae).Taxon,63: 1379.DOI:

  20. Deng Y F. 2014.Phlogacanthus magnus, a new combination in the Acanthaceae from Malaysia.TheGardens’ Bulletin, Singapore, 66(2): 121-123.

  21. Deng Y F. 2014.Carex longicolla(Cyperaceae), a new sedge from China.Phytotaxa, 178: 181-188. DOI:

  22. Deng Y F& Yu W B. 2014.Nomenclatural notes on the nameAsarum longerhizomatosum(Aristolochiaceae).Phytotaxa, 171: 57-58. DOI:

  23. Deng Y F& Xia N H. 2014.Acidosasa(Poaceae-Bambusoideae): publication by descriptio generic-specifica and typification.Taxon, 63: 400-402.DOI:

  24. Deng Y F. 2013.Valid publication of the nameCarex henryi(Cyperaceae).Phytotaxa, 146: 32-34. DOI:

  25. Deng Y F& Chen X. 2013. Validation of the NameUlmus kunmingensis(Ulmaceae).Novon, 23: 409-410. DOI:

  26. Deng Y F.2012.Rhamnus liboensis, a replacement name forRhamnus calcicolaQ. H. Chen (Rhamnaceae).Phytotaxa, 74: 39-40.

  27. Deng Y F& Huang Y F. 2012.Ophiorrhiza loana, a new name forOphiorrhiza longipesH.S. Lo (Rubiaceae).Phytotaxa, 49: 34.

  28. Deng Y F& Xu B Q. 2012.Ligustrum sinensevar.chayuense, a new combination of Chinese Oleaceae.Phytotaxa, 44: 38.

  29. Deng Y F. 2011. The valid publication of the nameEuaraliopsis(Araliaceae).Taxon, 60: 1482-1484.

  30. Deng Y F& Hao Z P. 2011.Peristrophe brevispicata, a new combination in African Acanthaceae.Journal of Tropical & Subtropical Botany, 18: 327

  31. Chen F L &Deng Y F. 2018.(73) Request for a binding decision on whetherPhotinia zhejiangensisP.L. Chiu andP. zhijiangensisT.C. Ku (Angiospermae:Rosaceae) are sufficiently alike to be confused.Taxon67: 1233-1234.

  32. Nguyen H S, Lin Z L, Nyuyen S K & Deng Y F. 2018.Strobilanthes erecta(Acanthaceae), a newly recorded species from China and Vietnam.Phytotaxa, 372: 283-290.

  33. Hai V D, Mai T N, Huong Thi T N, Choudhary R K,Deng Y F. 2018.An updated taxonomy of the genusPhlogacanthus(Acanthaceae) in Vietnam. Phytotaxa, 372: 167-175

  34. Hai D V, Oanh P T,Deng Y F, Lin Z L, Choudhary R K & Lee J. 2018.Rungia khoii(Acanthaceae), a new species from northern Vietnam.Annales Botanici Fennici55: 333–337.

  35. Lin Z L &Deng Y F. 2018.Rungia flaviflora(Acanthaceae), a new species from Yunnan, China.Systematic Botany, 43(1): 290-296.

  36. Oanh T T, Thanh N T, Xuyen D T, Hai D V, Phuong Thao N T &Deng Y F. 2017.On the occurrence ofStrobilanthes hosseiC. B. Clarke in Vietnam. In: V S H Va, T N S Vat, H V K Hoc & V C Nghe (eds),Proseedings of the 7th Mational Scientific Conference on Ecology and Biological Resources, Hanoi, 20 October 2017.Nha Xuat Ban Khoa Hoc Tu Nhien Va Cong Nghe, Hanoi, Pp. 309-312.

  37. Zhang G J,Deng Y F, Nie B & Gao T G. 2017.(2568) Proposal to conserve the nameAster trinerviusRoxb. ex D. Don againstA. trinervis(Pers.) Nees (Asteraceae). Taxon 66: 1472-1473.

  38. Wu L,Deng Y F& Tan Y H. 2017. Notes onOphiorrhza hispida(Rubiaceae) from China.Journal Tropical Subtropical Botany, 25: 597-600.25: 179-181.

  39. Turland N J*, Wiersema J H, Monro A M,Deng Y F& Zhang L. 2017.XIX International Botanical Congress: Report of Congress action on nomenclature proposals.Taxon66(5): 1234-1245.

  40. Lin Z L &Deng Y F*. 2017.Rungia sinothailandicasp. nov. (Acanthaceae) from China and Thailand.Nordic Journal of Botany, 35: 488-493.
    doi: 10.1111/njb.01497

  41. Wu L, Hareesh V-S &Deng Y F. 2017 ExcludingOphiorrhiza mungos(Rubiaceae) from Flora of China.Phytotaxa309(2): 184-188.

  42. Xu H, Yang H J,Deng Y F& Li Y D. 2017.Carex xueyingiae(Cyperaceae), a new species from Hainan Island, China.Phytotaxa308: 239-248.

  43. Lin Z L &Deng Y F*. 2017. The identity ofJusticia burkilliana(Acanthaceae).Phytotaxa305: 293-298.

  44. Wang Q L, Lin G X,Deng Y F, Wang Z N & Yan X X. 2017.SidastrumBaker f. (Malvaceae), a newly recorded genus from China.Journal Tropical Subtropical Botany, 25: 179-181.DOI:10.11926/jtsb.3652

  45. Lin Z L, Xu C &Deng Y F*.2016. The rediscovery ofRungia hirpex(Acanthaceae) in Yunnan, China.Phytotaxa, 289: 158-166.

  46. Gnanasekaran G, Murthy G V S &Deng Y F.2016. Resurrection of the genusHaplanthus(Acanthaceae: Andrographinae).Blumea, 61: 165-169.

  47. Tang H M &Deng Y F*. 2016. Lectotypification of the nameJusticia latiflora(Acanthaceae).Phytotaxa,268: 87-88.

  48. Hai D V,Deng Y F, Choudhary R K & Lee J K*. 2016.Rungia daklakensis(Acanthaceae), a new species from Vietnam.Annales Botanici Fennici,53: 219-222.

  49. Tan Y H, Lin Z L &Deng Y F*. 2016.Gymnostachyum signatum, a newly recorded species from Yunnan, China.Journal Tropical Subtropical Botany, 24: 167-172. doi: 10.11926/j.issn.1005-3395.2016.02.006

  50. Hai D V, Khoi N K, Choudhary R K,Deng Y F, Lee S J & Lee J K*, 2016.Justicia kampotianaBenoist (Acanthaceae): a new record for the flora of Vietnam.Korean Journal of Plant Taxonomy, 46(1): 55-59.

  51. Tan Y H &Deng Y F. 2016. The identity ofNyssa yunnanensis(Cornaceae).Phytotaxa, 252(4): 293–297.

  52. Tong Y, Huang Y S &Deng Y F*. 2016.Justicia weihongjinii, a new species of Acanthaceae from Guangxi, China.Phytotaxa, 246(2): 127–136.

  53. Hai D H,Khoi N.K. &Deng Y F. 2015.Justicia neolinearifoliaN.H. Xia & Y.F. Deng, a new record for the flora of Vietnam.Tap Chi Sinh Hoc37(3): 344-347. DOI: 10.15625/0866-7160/v37n3.7400

  54. Yang Y C, Yang S H, Li J F,Deng Y F, Zhang Z, Xu S H, Guo W X, Zhong C R, Zhou R C & Shi S H. 2015. Transcriptome analysis of the Holly mangroveAcanthus ilicifoliusand its terrestrial relative,Acanthus leucostachyus, provides insights into adaptation to intertidal zones.BMC Genomics16: 605. DOI: 10.1186/s12864-015-1813-9

  55. Zhou J J, Yu X L,Deng Y F, Yan H F & Lin Z L. 2015.Lysimachia huangsangensis(Primulaceae), a New Species from Hunan, China.Plos ONE10(7): e0132713. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0132713.

  56. Yao G,Deng Y F*& Ge X J*. 2015. A taxonomic revision ofPogostemon(Lamiaceae) from China.Phytotaxa, 200: 1-67. DOI:

  57. Chen X &Deng Y F*. 2015. Second-step lectotypification of the nameTaxus chienii(Taxaceae).Phytotaxa, 197: 291-295. DOI:

  58. Chen X &Deng Y F*. 2014. Lectotypification ofPyrus astateriaCardot (Rosaceae).Phytotaxa,188: 299-300. DOI:

  59. Wang Q L, Qiu Y L,Deng Y F, Wang Z N & Yan X X. 2014.Chamaecrista absus(Fabaceae), a newly recorded species from Hainan, China.Journal Tropical Subtropical Botany, 22: 341-343.

  60. Ren C,Deng Y F& Yang Q E. 2014. Request for a binding decision on whetherSenecio petasioidesGreenm. ex Donn. Sm. andSenecio petasitoidesH. Lév. (Asteraceae) are sufficiently alike to be confused.Taxon, 63: 694-695. DOI:

  61. Zheng Y L &Deng Y F*. 2014. A new species ofPrimulina(Gesneriaceae) from Guangdong, China.Phyotaxa, 163: 48-53. DOI:

  62. Zheng C H, Xia N H &Deng Y F. 2013.Ampelocalamus stoloniformis, a new combination for Chinese Bambusoideae (Poaceae).Phytotaxa, 135: 62-63. DOI:

  63. Yao G,Deng Y F& Ge X J. 2013.A newly recorded species ofPogostemonDesf. (Lamiaceae) from China.Journal Tropical Subtropical Botany, 21: 420-422. DOI: 10.3969/j.issn.1005–3395.2013.05.005.

  64. Tong Y H, Xu W B,Deng Y F*, Wong K M & Xia N H. 2013.Rubovietnamia sericantha(Rubiaceae), a new combination of Chinese Gardenieae and notes on the genus in China.TheGardens’ Bulletin, Singapore, 65: 107-114.

  65. Liu H F,Deng Y F& Liao J P. 2013. Foliar trichomes ofCroton(Euphorbiaceae: Crotonoideae) from China and its taxonomic implications.Bangaladesh Journal of Plant Taxonomy, 20: 85-94. doi:

  66. Krosnick S E, Yu X L,Deng Y. F.2013. The rediscovery ofPassiflora kwangtungensisMerr. (subgenusDecalobasupersectionDisemma): a critically endangered Chinese endemic.PhytoKeys,23: 55-74.doi: 10.3897/phytokeys.23.3497.

  67. Xia C &Deng Y F*. 2013.Phlogacanthus yangtsekiangensis, a new combination in Chinese Acanthaceae.Phytotaxa, 104: 58-60. doi:

  68. Yao G,Deng Y F* & Ge X J. 2013. Validation of the namePogostemon petelotii(Lamiaceae).Phytotaxa,81: 38–44. doi:

  69. Wang Q L, Yang H B,Deng Y F*, Wang Z N & Liu G D. 2012.Carex longipetiolata(Cyperaceae), a new sedge from Hainan, China.Phytotaxa,75:65-69.

  70. Chen X &Deng Y F*. 2012.Sorbus megacarpa, a new combination in Chinese Rosaceae.Phytotaxa,73: 67-68.

  71. Chen F L, Peng R C &Deng Y F*. 2012. Identity ofBerberis ziyunensisP. G. Hsiao & Z. Y. Li (Berberidaceae).Journal Tropical Subtropical Botany, 20: 605-607.

  72. Hu C M &Deng Y F. 2012.Sadiria aberrans, a new combination in Chinese Myrsinaceae.Annales Botanici Fennici, 48: 395-396.

  73. Zhang C F,Deng Y F, Tetsuo O, Li L Q & Gao T G. 2012. Pertya scandens and P. glabrescens (Asteraceae: Pertyeae) revisited. Taxon 61: 1105-1107.

  74. Wang Q L,Deng Y F, Huang M Z, Wang Z N, Yan X X. 2012.MicrococcaBenth., a newly recorded genus of Euphorbiaceae from China.Journal Tropical Subtropical Botany, 20: 517-519.

  75. Yu L Y, Huang Y F, Xu W B &Deng Y F. 2012.Carex trongiiK. K. Nguyen, a newly recorded species of Cyperaceae from China.Journal Tropical Subtropical Botany, 20: 403-406.

  76. Chen F L,Deng Y F*& Ran J C. 2012. The identity ofSchefflera atrifoliataR. H. Miau (Araliaceae).Journal Tropical Subtropical Botany, 20: 243-246.

  77. Huang Q L,Deng Y F, Wang Z N & Huang M Z. 2012.Croton hirtus(Euphorbiaceae), A New Alien Species from Hainan, China.Journal Tropical Subtropical Botany, 20: 58~62.

  78. Hai D V, Xuyen D T &Deng Y F. 2011.Isoglossa collina(T. Anders.) B. Hansen (Acanthaceae) - a new recorded for Flota of Vietnam.Tap Chi Sinh Hoc (J. Biol.). 33(2): 51-53.

  79. Gao C M, Xin H J &Deng Y F*. 2011.Transfer ofDyschoriste sinicaH. S. Lo toStrobilanthes(Acanthaceae) supported by the morphological characters.Journal Tropical Subtropical Botany, 19: 471-479.

  80. Tang H M &Deng Y F*. 2011.Justicia poilaneiBenoist, a newly recorded species of Acanthaceae from China.Journal Tropical Subtropical Botany, 19: 323-326.

  81. Hu Q M, Hao G &Deng Y F. 2011. Taxonomic and nomenclacural notes on the black-floweredPrimulafrom China.Journal Tropical Subtropical Botany, 19: 222-224.

  82. Gao C M &Deng Y F*. 2011.Justicia addisoniensis, a new combination in Asian Acanthaceae.Annales Botanici Fennici, 48: 91-92.

  83. Deng Y F. 2012. Acanthaceae. In: Li P Q (ed),Flora of Shenzhen3. China Forestry Publishing House, Beijing, Pp. 381-420.

  84. Deng Y F. 2012. Convolvulaceae. In: Li P Q (ed),Flora of Shenzhen3. China Forestry Publishing House, Beijing, Pp. 198-221.

  85. Deng Y F. 2012. Cuscutaceae. In: Li P Q (ed),Flora of Shenzhen3. China Forestry Publishing House, Beijing, Pp. 222-224.

  86. Deng Y F. 2011. Acanthaceae. In: Zhang D X & Li S J (eds),A checklist of vascular plants of Nanling Mountains. Science press, Beijing, pp. 291-293

  87. Deng Y F. 2011.Cyperaceae. In: Hu Q M (ed),Flora of Hong Kong4.Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department, Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Hong Kong,pp. 57-119.

Research Interests

Plant taxonomy and systematics

Plant resource and conservation


East Asian Plants Diversity and Conservation 2016, August 23-28, 2016, Tokyo University, Japan

The Fourth Workshop on Science and Technology Cooperation,  Biodiversity: secure our future,  21-24 November, 2016, Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences, ​ China.


Flora of Pan-Himalaya project

Flora of Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam project



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