Professor Clive Stace, author of the New Flora of the British Isles, lecturing to members of Derby Natural History Society in April 2005.

Clive Anthony Stace (born 1938) is a British botanist and botanical author. His academic career was based at the University of Leicester, where he held the post of Professor of Plant taxonomy. He is a past president of the Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland.

In 2012 a newly described grass species, Brachypodium stacei (previously regarded as a form of purple false brome), was named in his honour.[1]

He has also been responsible for a number of notable publications relating to the vascular plant flora of Britain and Ireland:

He also wrote the student textbook Plant Taxonomy and Biosystematics.


  1. ^ "New species of grass dedicated to University of Leicester botanist". University of Leicester. 9 January 2012. Retrieved 8 March 2017.
  2. ^ IPNI.  Stace.