Botanic Gardens Trust, Sydney, Australia

George Orel

Name
George Orel, B.Hort.Sci., Hons., PhD

Position
Honorary Research Associate    

Current research projects

  • Relationships of South East Asian Theaceae species:  Dr G. Orel, UWS; R. Cherry,and J. Rob, Paradise Plants wholesale nursery, Kulnura; A. Curry, TAFE Richmond; Prof. Gao. Fuyang Research Institute of Sub-Tropical Forestry, China; Prof. L. Legendre, Laboratoire de Biotechnologies Végétales Appliquées aux Plantes Aromatiques et Médicinales, Université Jean Monnet, Saint Etiene, France; Prof. C. Parks, Uni. Of North Carolina, USA; Prof. Tran, Hanoi University, Viet Nam.

Research interests

Interspecific and intraspecific relations of Juglandaceae, botany and taxonomy of newly discovered species of Theaceae, e.g. Camellia, Gordonia (Polyspora), Schima and Eurya from Viet Nam and China

Keywords
Camellia, China, new species, Theaceae, Viet Nam

Key publications

  • Orel, G., Marchant, A. D., McLeod, J. A. and Richards, G. D. (2003). Characterisation of 11 Juglandaceae genotypes based on morphology, cpDNA  and RAPD. HortSci 38(6): 1178-1183.
  • Orel, G., Marchant, A. D. and Richards, G. D. (2003). Molecular genetic investigation into evolutionary relationships of yellow-flowered Camellia species From South-East Asia. Collected Papers, International Camellia Congress 2003, March 6-March 9, Jinhua City, P. R. China.
  • Orel, G., Marchant, A. D. and Richards, G. D. (2003). Evolutionary relationships of yellow-flowered Camellia species from South-East Asia. International Camellia Journal 2003, No. 35: 88-96.
  • Richards, G. D., Orel, G., Harland, C. M. and Jones, S. (2003). The elusive Camellia piquetiana, International Dendrology Society Yearbook 2002. Dendrology Charitable Company, Wellington Somerset.
  • Orel, G., Marchant, A. D., McLeod, J. A. and Richards, G. D. (2003). Appraisal of selected walnut species. ACOTANC 2001, 9th Australian Conference on Trees and Nut Crops, Perth, WA, April 13-April 20, 2001.
  • Orel, G., Marchant, A. D., Gao Jiyin (2005). An investigation into intergeneric and interspecific relationships in Theaceae using cpDNA sequences and ISSR genetic markers. Collected Papers, 2nd Internationa Symposium on Camellia nitidissima, March 1-March 7, Guilin, P. R. China.
  • Orel, G. (2006). New specie of Camellia, Section Piquetia (Theaceae) from Vietnam. Novon, No 16(2): 244-247.
  • Orel, G., Marchant, A. D. (2006). Investigation into the evolutionary origins of Theaceae and genus Camellia. The Proceedings of the International Camellia Congress Melbourne, 13-20 August 2006, Australia.
  • Orel, G., Marchant, A. D. (2007). Investigation into the evolutionary origins of genus Camellia. Proceedings of the Second National Symposium on Yellow Camellias of Viet Nam. Tam Dao, Viet Nam 25 January 2007.Viet Nam National University, Hanoi and Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Hanoi, Viet Nam.
  • Orel, G., Marchant, A.G., Curry, AS. (2007). Molecular investigation and assessment of Camellia azalea C. F. Wei 1986 (syn. C. changii Ye 1985) as potential breeding material. International Camellia Journal 2007, No. 39: 64-75.
  • Jullien, F., Jiyin Gao, Orel, G., Legendre, L. (2008). Analysis of tissue-specific emission of volatiles by the flowers of six Camellia species. Flavour and Fragrance Journal 23: 115-120.
  • Orel, G., Marchant, A.G., Curry, AS. (2009). The re-assessment of the taxonomic status of Camellia azalea C.F. Wei (syn. C. changii Ye) utilising latest morphological and molecular data. International Camellia Journal 2009, No. 41: 31-49.
  • Orel, G., Marchant, A.G., Curry, AS. (2010). Camellia amplexicaulis (Pitard) Coh. St. (Theaceae): Molecular and morphological comparison of selected samples from Viet Nam, China and the USA. Congress Papers, The Proceedings of the International Camellia Congress, Kurume, 20-24 March 2010, Japan.
  • Orel, G., Wilson, P. (2010). A new specie of Camellia Sect. Stereocarpus (Theaceae) from Vietnam. Novon 20: 198-202.
  • Orel, G., Wilson, P. (2010). Camellia luteocerata sp. nov. and a new section of Camellia (Dalatia) from Vietnam. Nordic Journal of Botany 28: 280-284.