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Marianne Le Roux

Marianne le Roux completed her Ph.D (Botany) in 2012 at the University of Johannesburg (UJ). She accepted a Post-doctoral Fellowship at UJ in January 2012 and was appointed as research associate in July 2012, where she taught both the third year undergraduate and Honours postgraduate courses in Plant Taxonomy for the Department of Botany and Plant Biotechnology (UJ). Marianne is currently appointed as the e-Flora Coordinator, based at the National Herbarium in Pretoria, where she collects information of all known plant species in South Africa which will be published in an online Flora. Her research interests include taxonomy and systematics of Fabaceae (legumes), with particular focus on the large cosmopolitan genus Crotalaria, Pelargonium (Geraniaceae) and Thesium (Santalaceae). She has published sixteen papers in ISI accredited, peer-reviewed journals and has also presented her research both nationally and internationally


  • –present
    e-Flora Coordinator, South African National Biodiversity Institute

Grants and Contracts

  • 2018
    e-Flora Coordinator
    Funding Source:
    National Research Foundation