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Mark Wilson

Mark Wilson

Associate Professor

Research interests

Pleurothallis and Andinia (Orchidaceae): Phylogenetics; systematics; biogeography; DNA barcoding; floral morphology; pollination biology; evolution of pollination by sexual deception; and in situ conservation.

Curriculum vitae 

Mark Wilson CV


Wilson, M., Larsen, B.T., Zhao, K., Posada, J.F., Aguirre, G., and Uribe Vélez, C. 2019. A beautiful new species of Pleurothallis (Orchidaceae, Pleurothallidinae) in the P. crocodiliceps complex from Colombia. Orquideología 36(2): 111-126.

Wilson, M., Zhao, K., Hampson, H., Chang, M., Reina-Rodríguez, G.A., and Niessen, A. 2019. Hidden in plain sight: A new species of Pleurothallis(Orchidaceae: Pleurothallidinae) from Colombia previously misidentified as P. luctuosa. Lankesteriana 19(2): 771-91.

Wilson, M., Zhao, K., Hampson, H., Frank, G., Romoleroux, K., Jiménez, M., Tobar, F., Larsen, B. & Peréz, A.J. 2018. A new species of Pleurothallis (Orchidaceae: Pleurothallidinae) in subsection Macrophyllae-Fasciculatae with a unique, highly reduced, morphologically distinct labellum. Lankesteriana 18(3): 217-230.

Diaz Hernández, A.G., Ocupa Horna, L.A., Yupanqui Godo, L.E. and Wilson, M. 2018. A new species of Andinia (Orchidaceae, Pleurothallidinae) from Huánuco, Peru, and the first Peruvian locality for Andinia schizopogon. Phytotaxa 361(2): 222-232. 

Wilson, M. 2018. Pleurothallis gracilicolumna (Orchidaceae, Pleurothallidinae), a new species from Colombia related to P. talpinaria, P. trimeroglossa and P. jostii. Orquideología 35(1): 31-51.

Wilson, M., Jimenez, M.M., Jost, L., Kay, A., Frank, G., and Baquero R., L.E. 2018. A new species of Pleurothallis (Pleurothallidinae, Orchidaceae) from northwestern Ecuador with affinities to both subgenus Ancipitia and Scopula. Phytotaxa 343(3): 249-258. 

Wilson, M., Vieira-Uribe, S., Aguirre, G., Posada, J.F., and Dupree, K. 2017. Two new species of Pleurothallis (Pleurothallidinae; Orchidaceae) in subgenus Ancipitia from Colombia. Orquideología 34: 34-51.

Wilson, M., Baquero R., L., Driessen, W., Dupree, K., Gil, K., Portilla, J. and Salas Guerrero, M. 2017. A clarification of the distinction between Pleurothallis talpinaria and Pleurothallis trimeroglossa (Orchidaceae: Pleurothallidinae) and an allied new species from Ecuador. Lankesteriana 17(2): 133-151.

Wilson, M., Dupree, K., Driessen, W., Larsen, B.T., Löckher, A., Niessen, A., Portilla, J., Salas Guerrero, M., Suarez, M.A., and Tobar Suárez, F. 2017. A clarification of the taxonomy of Pleurothallis crocodiliceps Rchb.f. (Pleurothallidinae; Orchidaceae) and four new species of Pleurothallis in subgenus Ancipitia. Lankesteriana 17(2): 165-191. 

Wilson, M., Dupree, K., Garcia Lopera. D., Haelterman, D., Kay, A., Mesa Londoño, C., Niessen, A., Pinnix, W., Portilla, J. and Werner, J. 2017. A new species of Pleurothallis (Orchidaceae: Pleurothallidinae) from Valle del Cauca, Colombia and a note on the relationship between subsections Macrophyllae-Racemosae and Antenniferae. Lankesteriana 17(2): 119-131.

Wilson, M., Frank, G.S., Jost, L., Pridgeon, A., Vieira-Uribe, S., and Karremans, A. 2017. Phylogenetic analysis of Andinia (Orchidaceae: Pleurothallidinae) and a systematic recircumscription of the genus. Phytotaxa 295(2): 101-131. 

Wilson, M., Baquero, L., Dupree, K., Jimenez, M., LeBlanc, C., Merino, G., Portilla, J., Salas Guerrero, M., Tobar Suarez, F. and Werner, J. 2016. Three new species of Pleurothallis (Pleurothallidinae; Orchidaceae) in subsection Macrophyllae-Fasciculatae from northern South America. Lankesteriana 16(3): 349-366.


Regular Classes

BE100 - Plants and People
BE107 - Biology of Microbes
BE240 - Human Impacts on Biodiversity and the Environment
BE475 - Techniques in Molecular Ecology
BE309, 409, 499 - Research and Senior Thesis


    Ph.D. University of Manchester, U.K.

    B.Sc. University of Bristol, U.K.