Mr Len Ellis

Senior Curator, Bryophytes

Department: Life Sciences
Division: LS Plants Division
Contact: email
Phone: 020 7942 5150

Summary

Career 1980 – Present: Curation of bryophytes (Bryophyte Herbarium, NHM) (grades: Assistant Scientific Officer to Higher Scientific Officer [Band 5] to Science Level 3 (Senior Curator)). 1974-1980: Curation of flowering plants (General herbarium, NHM), with special responsibility for Poaceae (grade: Assistant Scientific Officer). Expertise • Collections management of Bryophytes • Identification of bryophytes, with a special interest in tropical collections. • Nomenclature and typification of bryophyte taxa in historic collections. • The taxonomy and nomenclature of the tropical moss family Calymperaceae Professional roles 1990 – 2007: British Bryological Society: Bibliographer and Member of Council. 2009 – on going: British Bryological Society: Column editor (New national and regional bryophyte records) in Journal of Bryology. 2013 – on going: British Bryological Society: Nomenclatural Editor for Journal of Bryology.

Publications

Ellis LT, Aleffi M, Bakalin VA, Bednarek-Ochyra H, Bergamini A, Beveridge P, Choi SS, Fedosov VE, Gabriel R, Gallego MT, Grdović S, Gupta R, Nath V, Asthana AK, Jennings L, Kürschner H, Lebouvier M, Nair MC, Manjula KM, Rajesh KP, Nobis M, Nowak A, Park SJ, Sun B-Y, Plášek V, Číhal L, Poponessi S, Mariotti MG, Sabovljević A, Sabovljević MS, Sawicki J, Schnyder N, Schumacker R, Sim-Sim M, Singh DK, Singh D, Majumdar S, Singh Deo S, Ştefănuţ S, Suleiman M, Seng CM, Chua MS, Váňa J, Venanzoni R, Bricchi E, Wigginton MJ (2015) New national and regional bryophyte records, 42. Journal of Bryology, 37 (1): 68 - 79. doi: 10.1179/1743282014Y.0000000132

Ellis LT, Price MJ (2015) Review of the type specimens of species described by J. Hedwig in Phascum Hedw. (Pottiaceae).. Journal of Bryology, 37 (1): 23 - 41. doi: 10.1179/1743282014Y.0000000116

Ellis LT, Aleffi M, Tacchi R, Alegro A, Alonso M, Asthana AK, Sahu V, Biasuso AB, Callaghan DA, Ezer T, Kara R, Seyli T, Garilleti R, Gil-López MJ, Gwynne-Evans D, Hedderson TA, Kiebacher T, Larrain J, Long D, Lüth M, Malcolm B, Mamontov YS, Newsham KK, Nobis M, Nowak A, Ochyra R, Pawlikowski P, Plášek V, Čihal L, Potemkin AD, Puche F, Rios D, Gallego MT, Guerra J, Sawicki J, Schäfer-Verwimp A, Segarra-Moragues JG, Šegota V, Sofronova EV, Ştefănuţ S, Szűcs P, Bidló A, Papp B, Szurdoki E, Tan BC, Váňa J, Vigalondo B, Draper I, Lara F, Yoon Y-J, Sun B-Y, Nishimura N (2014) New national and regional bryophyte records, 41. Journal of Bryology, 36 (4): 306 - 324. doi: 10.1179/1743282014Y.0000000123

Ellis LT, Aleffi M, Asthana AK, Srivastava A, Bakalin VA, Batan N, Özdemir T, Bednarek-Ochyra H, Borovichev EA, Brugués M, Cano MJ, Choi SS, De Beer D, Eckstein J, Erzberger P, Fedosov VE, Ganeva A, Natcheva R, Garcia CA, Sérgio C, Garilleti R, Albertos B, Puche F, Gücel S, Higuchi M, Hugonnot V, Hylander K, Kırmacı M, Aslan G, Koponen T, Lara F, Mazimpaka V, van Melick H, Müller F, Özenoglu Kiremit H, Papp B, Szurdoki E, Plášek V, Čihal L, van der Pluijm A, Poponessi S, Mariotti MG, Reyniers J, Sabovljević MS, Sawicki J, Smith VR, Stebel A, Ştefănuţ S, Sun B-Y, Váňa J, Venanzoni R (2014) New national and regional bryophyte records, 40. Journal of Bryology, 36 (3): 223 - 244. doi: 10.1179/1743282014Y.0000000115

Ellis LT, Afonina OM, Asthana AK, Gupta R, Sahu V, Nath V, Batan N, Bednarek-Ochyra H, Benitez A, Erzberger P, Fedosov VE, Górski P, Gradstein SR, Gremmen N, Hallingbäck T, Hagström M, Köckinger H, Lebouvier M, Meinunger L, Németh C, Nobis M, Nowak A, Özdemir T, Pantović J, Sabovljević A, Sabovljević MS, Pawlikowski P, Plášek V, Číhal L, Sawicki J, Sérgio C, Ministro P, Garcia CA, Smith VR, Ştefănuţ S, Stow S, Suárez GM, Flores JR, Thouvenot L, Váňa J, van Rooy J, Zander RH (2014) New national and regional bryophyte records, 39. Journal of Bryology, 36 (2): 134 - 151. doi: 10.1179/1743282014Y.0000000100

Ellis LT, Bayliss J, Bruggeman-Nannenga MA, Cykowska B, Ochyra R, Gremmen NJM, Frahm J-P, Hedderson TA, Heras P, Infante VM, Hugonnot V, Mogro F, Plášek V, Číhal L, Sawicki J, Schäfer-Verwimp A, Stebel A, Ştefănuţ S, Váňa J, Yang J-D, Lin S-H (2014) New national and regional bryophyte records, 38. Journal of Bryology, 36 (1): 61 - 72. doi: 10.1179/1743282013Y.0000000085

Ellis LT, Price MJ (2013) Review of the type specimens for Hedwig’s species of Dicranella (Dicranaceae). Journal of Bryology, 35 (4): 275 - 289. doi: 10.1179/1743282013Y.0000000069

Ellis LT, Aranda SC, Asthana AK, Bansal P, Nath V, Sahu V, Bayliss J, Asthana G, Srivastava S, Yadav S, Brugués M, Cano MJ, Dulin MV, Fudali E, Fuertes E, Gabriel R, Pereira F, Silva JAF, Gradstein SR, Hájková P, Hájek M, Heras P, Infante M, Lebouvier M, Marka J, Newsham KK, Ochyra R, Pantović J, Sabovljević MS, Phephu N, van Rooy J, Philippov DA, Porley RD, Puche F, Schäfer-Verwimp A, Segarra-Moragues JG, Sérgio C, Smith VR, Ştefănuţ S, Váňa J, Wigginton MJ (2013) New national and regional bryophyte records, 37. Journal of Bryology, 35 (4): 290 - 305. doi: 10.1179/1743282013Y.0000000073

ELLIS LT, Asthana AK, Gupta R, Nath V, Sahu V, Bednarek-Ochyra H, Ochyra R, Cykowska B, Calvo Aranda S, Fischer E, Gabriel R, Górski P, Gremmen N, Hespahol H, Kurbatova LE, Lewis Smith RI, Long DG, D. B, Mogro F, Sérgio C, Garcia CA, Stow S, Martins A, Smith VR, Váňa J, Vanderpoorten A (2013) New National and regional bryophyte records, 34. Journal of Bryology, 35 (1): 62 - 70. doi: 10.1179/1743282012Y.0000000042

Ellis LT, Bakalin VA, Baisheva E, Bednarek-Ochyra H, Ochyra R, Borovichev EA, Choi SS, Sun BY, Erzberger P, Fedosov VE, Garilleti R, Albertos B, Gorski P, Hajkova P, Hodgetts NG, Ignatov M, Koczur A, Kurbatova LE, Lebouvier M, Mezaka A, Miravet J, Pawlikowski P, Porley RD, Rossello JA, Sabovljevic MS, Pantovic J, Sabovljevic A, Schroeder W, Stefanut S, Suarez GM, Schiavone M, Yayintas OT, Vana J (2013) New national and regional bryophyte records, 36. Journal of Bryology, 35 (3)doi: 10.1179/1743282013y.0000000064

Ellis LT, Bednarek-Ochyra H, Ochyra R, Benjumea MJ, Sais LV, Caparros R, Lara F, Mazimpaka V, Dulin MV, Garilleti R, Gremmen N, Grundling PL, Heras P, Infante M, Huttunen S, Ignatov MS, Korvenpaa T, Lebouvier M, Smith RIL, Lin SH, Yang JD, Linstroem A, Plasek V, Rossello JA, Sawicki J, van Rooy J, Smith VR (2013) New national and regional bryophyte records, 35. Journal of Bryology, 35 (2): 129 - 139. doi: 10.1179/1743282013y.0000000049

ELLIS LT, Bednarek-Ochyra H, Ochyra R, Cykowska B, Dulin MV, Ezer T, Kara R, Flores JR, Suarez GM, Garcia C, Martins A, Sergio C, Garilleti R, Kirmaci M, Agcagil E, Kurbatova LE, Lebouvier M, Papp B, Szurdoki E, Philippov DA, Plasek V, Pocs T, Sabovljevic M, Sawicki J, Sim-Sim M, Szuecs P, Bidlo A, Vana J, Vigalondo B, Lara F, Draper I, Virchenko VM, Wolski GJ (2012) New national and regional bryophyte records, 33. Journal of Bryology, 34 (4): 281 - 291. doi: 10.1179/1743282012y.0000000030

ELLIS LT, Alegro A, Bansal P, Nath V, Cykowska B, Bednarek-Ochyra H, Ochyra R, Dulin MV, Erzberger P, Garcia C, Sergio C, Claro D, Stow S, Hedderson TA, Hodgetts NG, Hugonnot V, Kucera J, Lara F, Pertierra L, Lebouvier M, Liepina L, Mezaka A, Strazdina L, Madzule L, Reriha I, Mazooji A, Natcheva R, Phephu N, Philippov DA, Plasek V, Cihal L, Pocs T, Porley RD, Sabovljevic M, Salimpour F, Motlagh MB, Sharifnia F, Darzikolaei SA, Schafer-Verwimp A, Segota V, Shaw AJ, Sim-Sim M, Sollman P, Spitale D, Holzer A, Stebel A, Vana J, van Rooy J, Voncina G (2012) New national and regional bryophyte records, 32. Journal of Bryology, 34 (3): 231 - 246. doi: 10.1179/1743282012y.0000000019

ELLIS LT, Bednarek-Ochyra H, Cykowska B, Ochyra R, Garcia C, Sergio C, Lebouvier M, Manolaki P, Giannouris E, Kadis C, Markova I, Papp B, Szurdoki E, Peralta DF, Plasek V, Ristow R, Sabovljevic M, Sim-Sim M, Smith VR, Tsakiri E, Vana J, Virchenko VM, Barsukov OO (2012) New national and regional bryophyte records, 30. Journal of Bryology, 34 (1): 45 - 51. doi: 10.1179/1743282011y.0000000042

ELLIS LT (2012) Typification of Dawsonia polytrichoides R.Br. (Musci, Polytrichaceae). Journal of Bryology, 34 (4)doi: 10.1179/1743282012y.0000000016

ELLIS LT (2012) Typification of Braithwaitea sulcata (Hook.) A.Jaeger & Sauerb. (Musci, Braithwaiteaceae). Journal of Bryology, 34 (1): 61 - 63. doi: 10.1179/1743282011Y.0000000045

ELLIS LT, Alegro A, Bednarek-Ochyra H, Ochyra R, Bergamini A, Cogoni A, Erzberger P, Gorski P, Gremmen N, Hespanhol H, Vieira C, Kurbatova LE, Lebouvier M, Martincic A, Asthana AK, Gupta R, Nath V, Natcheva R, Ganeva A, Ozdemir T, Batan N, Plasek V, Porley RD, Randic M, Sawicki J, Schroder W, Sergio C, Smith VR, Sollman P, Stefanut S, Stevenson CR, Suarez GM, Surina B, Uyar G, Surina ZM (2012) New national and regional bryophyte records, 31. Journal of Bryology, 34 (2): 123 - 134. doi: 10.1179/1743282012y.0000000009

ELLIS LT, Price MJ (2012) Typification of Schistostega pennata (Hedw.) F.Weber & D.Mohr (Schistostegaceae). Journal of Bryology, 34 (1): 17 - 21. doi: 10.1179/1743282011y.0000000034

ELLIS LT, Akhoondi Darzikolaei S, Shirzadian S, Bakalin VA, Bednarek-Ochyra H, Ochyra R, Claro D, Dulin MV, Eckel PM, Erzberger P, Eziz R, Sulayman M, Garcia C, Sergio C, Stow S, Hedderson T, Hedenas L, Kurschner H, Li W, Nebel M, Nieuwkoop J, Philippov DA, Plasek V, Sawicki J, Schafer-Verwimp A, Stefanut S, Vana J (2011) New national and regional bryophyte records, 29. Journal of Bryology, 33 (4): 316 - 323. doi: 10.1179/1743282011y.0000000031

ELLIS LT, Asthana AK, Sahu V, Srivastava A, Bednarek-Ochyra H, Ochyra R, Chlachula J, Colotti MT, Schiavone MM, Hradilek Z, Jimenez MS, Klama H, Lebouvier M, Natcheva R, Pocs T, Porley RD, Sergio C, Sim-Sim M, Smith VR, Soderstrom L, Stefanut S, Suarez GM, Vana J (2011) New national and regional bryophyte records, 28. Journal of Bryology, 33 (3): 237 - 247. doi: 10.1179/1743282011y.0000000022

ELLIS LT, Asthana AK, Sahu V, Bansal P, Nath V, Erzberger P, Hallingback T, Infante M, Lazarevic P, Luis L, Medina R, Ochyra R, Pande N, Papp B, Plasek V, Sabovljevic M, Sawicki J, Sim-Sim M, Stebel A, Suarez GM, van Rooy J, Phephu N (2011) New national and regional bryophyte records, 27. Journal of Bryology, 33 (2): 158 - 162. doi: 10.1179/1743282011y.0000000007

ELLIS LT, Bednarek-Ochyra H, Ochyra R, Calvo Aranda S, Colotti MT, Schiavone MM, Dulin MV, Erzberger P, Ezer T, Kara R, Gabriel R, Hedenas L, Holyoak DT, Odor P, Papp B, Sabovljevic M, Seppelt RD, Smith VR, Sotiaux A, Szurdoki E, Vanderpoorten A, van Rooy J, Zarnowiec J (2011) New national and regional bryophyte records, 26. Journal of Bryology, 33 (1): 66 - 73. doi: 10.1179/1743282010y.0000000014

ELLIS LT (2011) Type specimens of taxa described by C. F. Schwägrichen in the moss genera Calymperes and Syrrhopodon (Musci: Calymperaceae). Candollea, 66 : 317 - 329.

ELLIS LT (2011) A mini world on your doorstep. Second Nature, 35 : 16 - 17.

ELLIS LT (2011) Wildlife Garden. Mosses in residence.. Evolve, 6 : 18 - 21.

Price MJ, ELLIS LT (2011) A lectotype for Breutelia chrysocoma (Hedw.) Lindb., (Bryophyta; Bartramiaceae). Journal of Bryology, 33 (4): 308 - 315. doi: 10.1179/1743282011y.0000000030

Ah-Peng C, Bardat J, ELLIS LT, Malombe I, Matcham H, Pócs T, Porley R, Seneca A, Söderstrom L, WILBRAHAM J (2010) Additions to the bryoflora of Réunion Island 3: new and interesting records from the Tropical Bryology Group (British Bryological Society). Journal of Bryology, 32 (4): 288 - 295. doi: 10.1179/037366810X12814321877624

Ellis LT, Asthana AK, Sahu V, Bednarek-Ochyra BH, Ochyra R, Cano MJ, Costa DP, Cykowska B, Ochyra R, Philippov DA, Dulin MV, Erzberger P, Lebouvier M, Mohamed H, Ochyra R, Orgaz JD, Phephu N, van Rooy J, Stebel A, Suarez GM, Schiavone MM, Townsend CC, Vana J, Voncina G, Yayintas OT, Yong KT, Zander RH (2010) New national and regional bryophyte records, 25. Journal of Bryology, 32 (4): 311 - 322. doi: 10.1179/jbr.2010.32.4.311

ELLIS LT (2010) New national and regional bryophyte records, 24. Journal of Bryology, 32 : 232 - 241.

ELLIS LT (2010) Typification and identity of Syrrhopodon parvulus Schimp. ex Müll. Hal. Journal of Bryology, 32 : 56 - 57.

Wilbraham, J. , Ellis LT (2010) Further taxonomic studies on the families Calymperaceae (Musci) and Orthotrichaceae (Musci) in the bryoflora of Réunion Island, with notes on taxa from other islands in the western Indian Ocean. Cryptogamie Bryologie, 31 (1): 31 - 66.

ELLIS LT (2009) The genus Calymperes on Ascension Island and a note on the identity of Calymperes cernense Mitt. ex Besch. from Madagascar. Journal of Bryology, 31 : 275 - 276.

ELLIS LT, HARRINGTON AJ (2009) Type specimens of Arctic mosses in Robert Brown’s Herbarium (BM). Journal of Bryology, 31 : 277 - 279.

ELLIS L, WILBRAHAM J (2008) New synonymy in Macromitrium (Musci, Orthotrichaceae) and Syrrhopodon (Musci, Calymperaceae) in the bryoflora of Réunion Island. Cryptogamie, Bryologie, 29 (1): 23 - 31.

ELLIS LT (2007) Bryophyte flora of Uganda. 7. Calymperaceae and Octoblepharaceae. Journal of Bryology, 29 (4): 259 - 274. doi: 10.1179/174328207X248453

ELLIS LT (2007) A revision of Syrrhopodon spiculosus Hook. & Grev. (Bryopsida, Calymperaceae) and associated taxa, including two new species described from Borneo. Journal of Bryology, 29 : 64 - 78.

WOLSELEY P, Ellis L, Chimonides J (2007) Corticolous lichen and moss communities in lowland dipterocarp forests under differing management regimes. , Kärnefelt I, Thell A, Lichenological Contributions in Honour of David Galloway. Bibliotheca Lichenologica, Band 95., pp. 583 - 603. J. Cramer in der Gebrüder Borntraeger Verlagsbuchhandlung. Berlin-Stuttgart. XIII + 603 (225 figures, 118 tables) pp.

Seaward MRD, ELLIS LT, Pócs T, Wigginton MJ (2006) Bryophyte flora of the Chagos Archipelago. Journal of Bryology, 28 : 11 - 19.

Ah-Peng C, Bardat J, ELLIS LT (2005) Additions to the bryoflora of Réunion Island (France). Lindbergia, 30 : 43 - 45.

ELLIS LT (2005) A revision of some Old World moss taxa in the Syrrhopodon prolifer complex (Musci: Calymperaceae), and a new species from Malawi. Systematics and Biodiversity, 3 : 159 - 178.

ELLIS LT, NEWTON AE, Buck WR, Allen B, Pursell RA (2005) Recent bryological literature, 116. [bibliographic work]. Journal of Bryology, 27 : 177 - 189.

ELLIS LT (2004) Two new records of Syrrhopodon (Calymperaceae, Musci) in SE Asia. Tropical Bryology, 25 : 97 - 99.

ELLIS LT, NEWTON AE, Buck WR, Allen B, Pursell RA (2004) Recent Bryological literature, 114. Journal of Bryology, 26 : 312 - 318.

ELLIS LT, NEWTON AE, Buck WR, Allen B, Pursell RA (2004) Recent Bryological literature, 112. Journal of Bryology, 26 : 155 - 164.

NEWTON AE, ELLIS LT (2004) Recent Bryological literature, 111. Journal of Bryology, 26 : 67 - 71.

NEWTON AE, ELLIS LT, Buck WR, Allen B, Pursell RA (2004) Recent Bryological literature, 113. Journal of Bryology, 26 : 237 - 243.

ELLIS LT (2003) A revised synonymy for Syrrhopodon trachyphyllus (Calymperaceae, Musci) and some related Old World taxa. Systematics and Biodiversity, 1 : 159 - 172.

ELLIS LT, NEWTON AE (2003) Recent bryological literature, 110. Journal of Bryology, 25 : 295 - 299.

ELLIS LT, NEWTON AE (2003) Recent bryological literature,108. Journal of Bryology, 25 : 147 - 151.

Everest A, ELLIS LT (2003) A contribution to the moss flora of the Taurus Mountains, southern Turkey. Cryptogamie Bryologie, 24 : 33 - 42.

NEWTON AE, ELLIS LT (2003) Recent bryological literature, 109. Journal of Bryology, 25 : 223 - 227.

NEWTON AE, ELLIS LT (2003) Recent bryological literature, 107. Journal of Bryology, 25 : 71 - 76.

O’SHEA BJ, Wigginton MJ, Bruggeman-Nannenga MA, Hedenäs L, Matcham HW, Frahm JP, Porley RD, ELLIS LT, Watling MC, Bates JE (2003) Bryophytes of Uganda, 6. New and additional records, 3. Tropical Bryology, 24 : 161 - 168.

Price M, Maier E, ELLIS LT (2003) Identity of the moss Symblepharis rhacomitrioides Dixon, and a discussion of the status of Grimmia abyssinica (Müll. Hal.) Mitt. Candollea, 58 : 289 - 295.

ELLIS LT (2002) Studies on the bryophyte flora of Vanuatu. 2. Calymperaceae (Musci). Annals of the Tsukuba Botanical Garden, 21 : 79 - 86.

Ellis LT, Price MJ (2013) A lectotype for Tortella tortuosa (Hedw.) Limpr. (Pottiaceae). Journal of Bryology, 35 (3): 216 - 219. doi: 10.1179/1743282013Y.0000000055