The GRW is sponsored by the Gesneriad Society, and compiled by an international collective of enthusiasts and experts. Some of us function as overall site editors. Others are Consultants, providing advice and assistance and a professional perspective.  We have many Genus Editors, with each individual or team responsible for one or more genera, including all the associated Plant Pages.  And we have authors who have prepared the in-depth articles on the site.  Authors are usually, but not always, either consultants or genus editors.

Here’s the roster, changing all the time.


Overall Site Editors

Ron Myhr, Arleen Dewell and Alcie Maxwell are the overall site editors, responsible for assembling the collective, maintaining standards and herding cats. The three of them all live in different timezones.



Dr. Alain Chautems, Geneva Botanical Garden, Switzerland

Prof. Dr. Anton Weber, University of Vienna and Vienna Botanical Garden, Austria

Dr. David Middleton, Singapore Botanical Garden and Royal Botanical Garden, Edinburgh

Prof. Dirk Bellstedt, Stellenbosch University, South Africa

Dr. Jeff Smith, Ball State University, United States

Dr. Jim Smith, Boise State University, United States

Dr. John L. Clark, Lawrenceville School and formerly University of Alabama, United States

Mauro Peixoto, Brazilian plant collector and grower extraordinaire, Brazil


Genus Editors

Alan LaVergne

Alcie Maxwell

Bev Williams

Brett Flewelling

Carolyn Ripps

Dale Martens

Dave Zaitlin

Jeremy Keene

Jim Roberts

Jonathan Ertelt

Karyn Cichocki

Laura Clavijo

Marcela Mora

Mark Russell

Michael Riley

Peter Shalit

Stephen Maciejewski

Vincent Woo



You can contact the overall site editors through the contact link at the top of this (and every) page. Genus editors have individual contact links on every Genus Page.

To contact consultants or article authors who are not also Genus Editors, contact the overall site editors.

We encourage you to engage with the Gesneriad Society; navigate to the GS website through the link at the top of the Welcome page. Do become a member, and help to support resources like the GRW and the continuing development of our understanding of this outstanding plant family.