Botanic Gardens Trust, Sydney, Australia

Barry Conn


Principle Research Scientist


Science & Public Programs


Plant Diversity



(02) 9231 8131


(02) 9241 2797

Research interests

Systematics of Lamiaceae, Loganiaceae, Urticaceae, Xyridaceae; Flora of Papua New Guinea; Information and Record Management; Web-delivery systems

Current research projects

  • Systematics of Westringieae (Lamiaceae)
  • Systematics of Chloantheae (Lamiaceae)
  • Systematics of Urticaceae
  • Interactive identification key to trees of Papua New Guinea
  • Systematics of Logania and Geniostoma (Loganiaceae)

Key publications

  • Conn, B.J. (1979). Notes on Neuburgia Blume (Loganiaceae) in Papuasia. Brunonia 2: 99-105.
  • Conn, B.J. (1984). A taxonomic revision of Prostanthera Labill. section Klanderia (F.v. Muell.) Benth. (Labiatae). J. Adelaide Bot. Gard. 6: 207-356.
  • Conn, B.J. (1988). The Westringia dampieri-W. eremicola-W. rigida complex (Labiatae). Nuytsia 6: 335-349.
  • Conn, B.J. (1988). A taxonomic revision of Prostanthera Labill. section Prostanthera (Labiatae). 1. The species of the Northern Territory, South Australia and Western Australia. Nuytsia 6: 351-411.
  • Conn, B.J. (1992). Lamiaceae, in Wheeler, J.R. et al. (eds). ‘Flora of the Kimberley Region’ (W.A. Herbarium, CALM: Como), pp. 802-809.
  • Conn, B.J. (1992). Natural regions of Victoria (1:1,000,000 map)(National Herbarium of Victoria, Dept. Conservation & Environment: South Yarra), Map.
  • Conn, B.J. (1992). Relationships within the Tribe Prostanthereae (Labiatae), in Harley, R.M. & Reynolds, T. (eds), ‘Proceedings of the Labiatae Symposium’ (Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew), pp. 55-64.
  • Conn, B.J. & Brown, E.A. (1993). Review of Fagraea gracilipes Complex (Loganiaceae). Telopea 5(2): 363-374.
  • Conn, B.J. & Brown, E.A. (1993). Review of Strychnos L. (Loganiaceae) in Australia. Austral. Syst. Bot. 6: 309-319.
  • Conn, B.J. (1994). Revision of Logania section Stomandra (Loganiaceae). Telopea 5: 657-692.
  • Conn, B.J. & Richards, P.G. (1994). A new species of Oxalis Section Corniculatae (Oxalidaceae) from Australia. Austral. Syst. Bot. 7: 171-181.
  • Conn, B.J. (1994). Documentation of the flora of New Guinea. In Peng, C.-I. & Chou, C.H. (eds). ‘Biodiversity and terrestrial ecosystems’. Bot. Bull. Academia Sinica Monograph Ser. 14: 123-156.
  • Doust, A.N.L. & Conn, B.J. (1994). Xyris L. section Xyris (Xyridaceae) in Australia. Austral. Syst. Bot. 7: 455-484.
  • Conn, B.J. (ed.)(1996). ‘HISPID3 - Herbarium Information Standards and Protocols for Interchange of Data’, Version 3 (Royal Botanic Gardens: Sydney), 126 pp.
  • Conn, B.J. & Doust, A.N.L. (1997). Xyris L. section Pomatoxyris Endl. (Xyridaceae). Austral. Syst. Bot. 10: 189-248.
  • Conn, B.J. (1997). Four rare and/or threatened new species of Prostanthera Section Prostanthera (Labiatae) from New South Wales. Telopea 7(3): 231-244.
  • Conn, B.J., Wyse-Jackson, D., Piacentini, R., Waldren, S., Ward, C. (eds) (1997). In Wyse-Jackson, D. (Compiler), ‘International Transfer Format for Botanic Garden Plant Records (Version 2.00) - ITF2’ (Botanic Gardens Conservation International: Richmond, Surrey), c. 200 pp.
  • Conn, B.J. (1998). Contributions to the systematics of Prostanthera Section Prostanthera (Labiatae) in South-eastern Australia. Telopea 7(4): 319-332.
  • Ariyanti, E.E. and Conn, B.J. (2004). Phylogeny of Procris (Urticaceae) using gap-weighting techniques, pp. 106-122. In Tuen, A.A. and Das I. (eds). Wallace in Sarawak - 150 years later. (Institute of Biodiversity & Environmental Conservation, Kota Samarahan, Malaysia), 228 pp.
  • Conn, B.J. Lee, L.L. and Damas, K. (2006+). ‘Guide to Trees of Papua New Guinea’ (
  • Hadiah, J.T., B.J. Conn and C.J. Quinn (2008) Infra-familial phylogeny of Urticaceae using Chloroplast sequence data. Australian Systematic Botany 21(5): 379-385.
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