Botanic Gardens Trust, Sydney, Australia

David Mabberley

Professor David J. Mabberley MA, PhD(Cambridge), DPhil(Oxon)

Research interests
Economic Plants, Rutaceae, Meliaceae, Labiatae, history of botany and botanical art

Economic Plants, Rutaceae, Meliaceae, Labiatae

Current research projects

  • Monograph of Citrus (Rutaceae) 
  • Clerodendrum and allied genera (Labiatae) in Malesia and the Pacific

Key publications

  • Mabberley, D.J. (1997a) A classiification for edible Citrus. Telopea 7: 167-172.
  • Mabberley, D.J., D.A. Steane et al. (1997b) Phylogenetic relationships of Clerodendrum s.l. (Lamiaceae) inferred from chloroplast DNA. Syst. Bot. 22: 229-243.
  • Mabberley, D.J., D.A. Steane et al. (1999a) Molecular systematics of Clerodendrum (Lamiaceae): ITS sequences and total evidence. Amer. J. Bot. 86: 98-107. 
  • Mabberley, D.J. (1999b ['1998']) Paradisus: Hawaiian plant watercolors by Geraldine King Tam. P;. viii-152. Honolulu Academy of Arts, Honolulu [Essay, 'Where are the Wild Things?', and Appendix, 'Taxonomic Notes on the Plates' (pp. 1-11, 143-144) also issued separately with Foreword and Bibliography].  
  • Mabberley, D.J. and D.T. Moore (1999c) Catalogue of the holdings in the Natural History Museum (London) of the Australian botanical drawings of Ferdinand Bauer (1760-1826) and cognate materials relating to the Investigator voyage of 1801-1805. Bulletin of the Natural History Museum, Botanical Series 29: 81-226 + tab. 
  • Mabberley, D.J. (2000) Arthur Harry Church: the anatomy of flowers. Pp. 128 + 43 text figs and 62 colour plates. Merrell and the Natural History Museum. 
  • Mabberley, D.J. (2002) Joseph Banks (1743-1820) pp. 7173; Robert Brown (1773-1858) pp. 108110 in R. Aitken and M. Looker (eds) The Oxford Companion to Australian Gardens, Melbourne. 
  • Mabberley, D.J. (2004a) European discovery, classification and naming. Pp. 23-41, 108-110 in V. Sripathy (ed.) Red Cedar in Australia. Historic Houses Trust of NSW, Sydney [reprinted 2006; see also Insites Autumn 2004: cover, 2-4].   
  • Mabberley D.J., R. Bayer et al. (2004b) Phylogenetic relationships of the Australasian Citrus (Rutaceae-Aurantioideae). Botany 2004, Scientific Meeting Abstracts: 105.  
  • Mabberley D.J. and R.P.J. de Kok (2004c) Labiatae. Flore de la Nouvelle-Caledonie et Dependances 15: 20-141.  
  • Mabberley D.J. (2004d) Citrus (Rutaceae): a review of recent advances in etymology, systematics and medical applications. Blumea 49: 481-498.  
  • Mabberley D.J., B. Gravendeel & R. van der Meijden (2005) Een andere indeling van Plantenfamilies: nieuwe inzichten uit DNA-onderzoek. Pp. 12-19 in R. van der Meijden, Heukels' Flora van Nederland, 23rd edition. Wolters-Noordhoff, Groningen/Houten. 
  • Mabberley D.J. and B.E. Juniper (2006) The story of the apple. Pp. 219 + numerous text figs & 36 colour plates. Timber Press, Portland, Oregon & Cambridge, UK. 
  • Mabberley D.J., C.M. Pannell et al. (2007a) Meliaceae. Pp. 17-218 in E. Soepadmo et al. (eds) Tree Flora of Sabah & Sarawak 6. FRIM, Malqaysia etc. 
  • Mabberley D.J., E. Pignatti-Wikus & C. Riedl-Dorn (2007b) An extinct tree 'revived'. Curtis's Bot. mag. 24: 190-196. 
  • Mabberley D.J. (2008, in press) Mabberley's Plant-book. A portable dictionary of plants, their classification ad uses. Third edition. Cambridge University Press.  
  • Mabberley D.J. (2008) Mabberley's Plant-book. A portable dictionary of plants, their classification ad uses. Third edition. Pp. xviii + 1021. Cambridge University Press. 
    Mabberley D.J. (2009a, with R. BAYER et al.) A molecular phylogeny of the orange subfamily (Rutaceae: Aurantioideae) using nine cpDNA sequences. Amer. J. Bot. 96: 668-685.   
  • Mabberley D.J. (2009b) Exploring Terra Incognita. Science 324: 472.
  • Mabberley D.J. (2010a, with YUAN, Y-W. et al.). Further disintegration and redefinition of Clerodendrum (Lamiaceae): implications for the understanding of the evolution of an intriguing breeding strategy. Taxon 59: 125-133.
  • Mabberley D.J. (2010b) The international significance of Sydney’s kauri collection. Int. Dendr. Soc. Yrbk 2009: 103-108.
  • Mabberley D.J. (2011a) Meliaceae. In K. Kubitzki (ed.), Families & Genera of Vascular Plants 10: 185-211.
  • Mabberley D.J. (2011b) The role of a modern botanic garden: the evolution of Kew. Pl. Diversity & Resources 33: 31-38.


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