Botanic Gardens Trust, Sydney, Australia

Marco Duretto


Manager, Plant Diversity

Science & Conservation

Plant Diversity


+61 2 9231 8080

Research interests

  • systematics, biogeography and conservation of Rutaceae, Stylidiaceae, Elaeocarpaceae, Goodeniaceae and Orchidaceae
  • historical biogeography
  • evolution of the Australasian flora

Rutaceae, Boronia, Zieria, Phebalium, Goodeniaceae, Elaeocarpaceae, Tremandraceae, Stylidiaceae, Pterostylis, Orchidaceae

Current research projects

  • Phylogeny and biogeography of Boronia and Boronella (Rutaceae)
  • Systematics and generic limits within the Phebalium group of genera (Rutaceae)
  • Historical biogeography of Australasian Rutaceae
  • Phylogeny and infrageneric classification of Zieria (Rutaceae)
  • Species limits in east coast Stylidium
  • Systematics and biogeography of Tetratheca, Tremandra and Platytheca (Elaeocarpaceae; formerly Tremandraceae).

Key publications

Flora (electronic)

Selected scientific publications

  • Choi BK, Duretto MF, Hong SP (2012) Comparative seed morphology of the genus Boronia and related genera and its systematic implications (Boroniinae: Rutaceae). Nordic Journal of Botany 30: 241-256.
  • Kubitzki K, Kallunki JA, Duretto MF, Wilson PG (2011). Rutaceae. In K. Kubitzki (Ed). The families and genera of Vascular Plants. Vol. X, pp. 277-356. (Springer: Berlin).
  • Gray AM, Duretto MF (2011). Limonium australe var. baudinii A.M.Gray, a new combination in Plumbaginaceae. Kanunnah 4: 117-118.
  • Janes JK, Duretto MF (2010). New combinations in Pterostylis (Orchidaceae). Austrobaileya 8: 221-222.
  • Janes JK, Duretto MF (2010). A new classification for subtribe Pterostylidinae (Orchidaceae): reaffirming Pterostylis in the broad sense. Australian Systematic Botany 24: 260-269.
  • Janes J, Steane D, Vaillancourt R, Duretto MF (2010). A molecular phylogeny of the subtribe Pterostylidinae (Orchidaceae): resolving the taxonomic confusion. Australian Systematic Botany 23, 248-259.
  • Othman RNA, Jordan GJ, Worth JRB, Steane DA, Duretto MF (2010). Phylogeny and infrageneric classification of Correa Andrew (Rutaceae) based on nuclear and chloroplast DNA. Plant Systematics and Evolution 288: 127-138.
  • Duretto MF (2008). A reassessment of Boronia (Rutaceae) in the Northern Territory with a key to species, the description of one new species and the reduction of another species. The Beagle, Records of the Museum and Art Galleries of the Northern Territory 24: 7-13.
  • Duretto MF, Forster PI (2008). New subspecies for Zieria odorifera (Rutaceae) from the northern New South Wales. Austrobaileya 7: 681-690.
  • Duretto MF (2008). Description of a new subsection and two new subseries for Boronia section Valvatae (Rutaceae). Austrobaileya 7: 665-668.
  • Gebert W, Duretto MF (2008). Geographic variation in Crowea exalata (Rutaceae) and the recognition of two new subspecies. Telopea 12: 193–213 [student paper].
  • Choi B, Duretto MF (2008). Correa alba var. rotundifolia DC. (Rutaceae): an old name for a newly recognised variety endemic to south-eastern Tasmania. Muelleria 26: 45-53.
  • Downing TL, Ladiges PY, Duretto MF (2008). Trichome morphology provides phylogenetically informative characters for Tremandra, Platytheca and Tetratheca (former Tremandraceae). Plant Systematics and Evolution 271: 191-221.
  • Duretto MF, Forster PI (2007). A taxonomic revision of the genus Zieria Sm. (Rutaceae) in Queensland. Austrobaileya 7: 473-544.
  • Duretto MF (2006). Boronia barrettiorum (B. subseries Filicifoliae, Rutaceae), a new species from the Kimberley Region of north-western Australia. Nuytsia 16: 15-20.
  • Duretto MF, Durham KL, James EA, Ladiges PY (2006).  New subspecies of Leionema bilobum (Rutaceae). Muelleria 23: 7-14.
  • Morris DI, Duretto MF (2005). A new species of Bulbine (Asphodelaceae) from Wilsons Promontory and islands of eastern Bass Strait. Muelleria 22: 93-96.
  • Duretto MF, Grimshaw P, Sparshot K (2005). The rediscovery of Boronia inflexa subsp. grandiflora (Rutaceae). Austrobaileya 17: 171-173.
  • Mole B, Udovicic F, Ladiges PY, Duretto MF (2004). Molecular phylogeny of Phebalium (Rutaceae: Boronieae) and related genera based on ITS 1+2 regions of rDNA. Plant Systematics and Evolution 249: 197-212.
  • Duretto MF, Edwards J, Edwards P (2004). Boronia hapalophylla (Rutaceae), a new and restricted species from north-eastern New South Wales. Telopea 10: 705-710.
  • Downing TL, Duretto MF, Ladiges PY (2004). Morphological analysis of the Grevillea ilicifolia complex (Proteaceae) and recognition of taxa. Australian Systematic Botany 17: 327-341.
  • Duretto MF (2003).  Notes on Boronia (Rutaceae) in eastern and northern Australia. Muelleria 17: 19-135.
  • Mole B, Duretto MF, Ladiges PY, James E (2002). Variation within Asterolasia asteriscophora sensu lato (Rutaceae: Boronieae) and the recognition of new taxa in eastern Australia.  Muelleria 16: 87-112.
  • Neish PG, Duretto MF (2000). The taxonomy of Boronia anemonifolia and B. rigens (Boronia sect. Cyanothamnus, Rutaceae). Muelleria 14: 3-16.
  • Duretto MF (1999).  Systematics of Boronia section Valvatae sensu lato (Rutaceae). Muelleria 12: 1-131.
  • Duretto MF, Ladiges PY (1999). A cladistic analysis of Boronia section Valvatae (Rutaceae). Australian Systematic Botany 11: 636-665.
  • Duretto MF (1999). Boronia section Valvatae (Rutaceae) in Queensland, Australia.  Austrobaileya 5: 263-298.
  • Duretto MF (1997). Taxonomic notes on Boronia species of north-western Australia, including a revision of the Boronia lanuginosa group (Boronia section Valvatae: Rutaceae).  Nuytsia 11: 301-346.
  • Duretto MF, Ladiges PY (1997). Morphological variation within the Boronia grandisepala group (Rutaceae) and the description of nine taxa endemic to the Northern Territory, Australia. Australian Systematic Botany 10: 249-302.


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