Mark A. Clements

Research Scientist

Bachelor of Applied Science, (Canberra College of Advanced Education [Canberra University], 1981).
Graduate Diploma of Science (Australian National University, 1983).
Ph. D. (Australian National University, April, 1996).

Mark A. Clements

Phone (+61) 02 6246 5503

Fax: (+61) 02 6246 5249


Centre for Australian National Biodiversity Research
CSIRO Plant Industry
GPO Box 1600
Canberra ACT 2601


Orchidaceae (world wide but with emphasis on Australasian region),

Mycorrhizal associations in orchids.


Clements, M.A. and Jones, D.L. (2007a)
A new species of Nematoceras and characterisation of N.dienemum (Orchidaceae), both from subantarctic Macquarie Island
Telopea 11: 405-411

Clements, M.A., Mackenzie, A.M., Copson, G.R., Molloy, B.P.J., Carmichael, N., Skotnicki, M.L. and Selkirk, P.M. (2007)
Biology and molecular phylogenetics of Nematoceras sulcatum, a second endemic orchid species from subantarctic Macquarie Island
Polar Biology 30: 859-869

Clements, M.A. (2003). Molecular Phylogenetic Systematics of the Dendrobiinae (Orchidaceae), with emphasis on Dendrobium sect. Pedilonum. Telopea 10(1): 247-298.

Jones, D.L. and M.A.Clements (2003b). A New Classification of Pterostylis R.Br. (Orchidaceae). Austral. Orch. Res. 4: 64-124.

Jones, D.L., M.A.Clements and B.P.H.Molloy (2002). A Synopsis of the Subtribe Pterostylidinae. Austral. Orch. Res. 4: 125-144.

Clements, M.A., Jones, D.L., Sharma, I.K., Nightingale, M.E., Garratt, M.J., Fitzgerald, K.J., Mackenzie, A.M. and B.P.J. Molloy (2002). Phylogenetic systematics of the Diurideae (Orchidaceae) based on the ITS and 5.8S coding region of nuclear ribosomal DNA. Lindleyana 17(3): 135-171.

Clements, M.A. and D.L. Jones (2002a). Nomenclatural changes in the Dendrobieae (Orchidaceae) 1: The Australasian region. Orchadian 13(11): 485-497.

Jones, D.L., Clements, M.A., Sharma, I.K. and A.M. Mackenzie (2001). A new classification of Caladenia R.Br. (Orchidaceae). Orchadian 13(9): 389-419.

Gibbs, A., Mackenzie, A., Blanchfield, A., Cross, P., Wilson, C., Kitajima, E., Nightingale, M. and M.A. Clements (2000). Viruses of orchids in Australia; their identification, biology and control. Austral. Orch. Rev. 65(3): 10-21.

Clements, M.A. (1999). Two new species of Orchidaceae from the Philippines. Aust. Orchid Rev. 64(6): 6-10.

Clements, M.A. (1999). Embryology. In Pridgeon, A.M., Cribb, P.J., Chase, M.W. and F.N.Rasmussen (eds.). ‘Genera Orchidacearum’ Volume 1., Oxford University Press, Oxford.

Clements, M.A. and D.L. Jones (1998b). Cannaeorchis, a new genus of Dendrobiinae (Orchidaceae) for the taxon previously known as Dendrobium Sw. sect. Macrocladium Schltr. Lasianthera 1(3): 132-147.

Clements, M.A. and D.L. Jones (1998a). Inobulbum (Schltr). Schltr. et Kraenzl. and Tetradon (Kraenzl.) M.A. Clem. et D.L. Jones, Two endemic genera of Dendrobiinae (Orchidaceae) from New Caledonia. Orchadian 12(7): 306-313.

Mackenzie, A.M., Nolan, M, Wei, K.-J., Clements, M.A., Gowanlock, D., Wallace, B.J. and A.J. Gibbs (1998). Ceratobium mosaic potyvirus; another virus from orchids. Archives of Virology 143: 903-914.

Clements, M.A., Jones, D.L. and B.P.J. Molloy (1997). Winika, a new monotypic genus for the New Zealand orchid previously known as Dendrobium cunninghamii Lindl. Orchadian 12(5): 214-219.

Clements, M.A. and D.L. Jones (1997). A preliminary taxonomic review of Grastidium Blume and Eriopexis (Schltr.) Brieger (Orchidaceae). Lasianthera 1(2): 1-96.

Clements, M.A. and D.L. Jones (1996b). New species of Dendrobiinae (Orchidaceae) from Papua New Guinea. Lasianthera 1(1): 8-25.

Clements, M.A. (1995). Reproductive Biology in relation to phylogeny of the Orchidaceae especially the tribe Diurideae. Ph D thesis. Australian National University, Canberra.

Cribb, P.J., Wilkin P. and M.A. Clements (1995). Corsiaceae: A new family for the Falkland Islands. Kew Bulletin 50(1): 171-172.

Jones, D.L. and M.A. Clements (1994). Pyrorchis, a new genus of Orchidaceae from Australia. Phytologia 77(6): 447-451.

Benzing, D.H. and M.A. Clements (1991). Dispersal of the Orchid Dendrobium insigne by the Ant Iridomyrmex cordataus in Papua New Guinea. Biotropica 23(4): 604-607.

Clements, M.A. (1989). Catalogue of Australian Orchidaceae. Aust. Orch. Res. 1: 1-160.

Clements, M.A. (1988b). Orchid Mycorrhizal Associations. Lindleyana 3(2): 73-86.


Systematic Studies In Orchidaceae

To study the biodiversity of the Australian Orchidaceae in relation to those of related floras and to carry out systematic, biological and molecular studies of these plants to elucidate their phylogenies. This involves studies in phylogeny and reproductive biology of the Orchidaceae; molecular analysis; systematics of the Orchidaceae of countries in the SW Pacific and Melanesia in relation to Australia; orchid mycorrhizal associations; in vitro propagation of orchids including endangered species. The project also involves compilation of photographic indices of Australian Orchidaceae and of Orchidaceae types.

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