Rob Cross

Rob Cross

Horticultural Botanist

Rob Cross is Horticultural Botanist at the Royal Botanic Gardens. Rob works on the development of sustainable practices in horticulture, the nomenclature of plants and ex situ conservation methods for Victorian terrestrial orchids.

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Wright, M.M., Cross, R., Cousens, R.D., May, T.W. and McLean, C.B. (2011). The functional significance for the orchid Caladenia tentaculata of genetic and geographic variation in the mycorrhizal fungus Sebacina vermifera s. lat.Muelleria 29, 130–140.

Wright, M.M., Cross, R., Cousens, R.D., May, T.W. and McLean, C.B. (2010). Taxonomic and functional characterisation of fungi from the Sebacina vermiferacomplex from common and rare orchids in the genus CaladeniaMycorrhiza 20, 375–390.

Dimech, A. M., Ades, P.K., Taylor, P.W.J., Cross R. and Ford R. (2009) Population diversity of Doryanthes excelsa (Doryanthaceae) in eastern Australia. Cunninghamia 11, 213–219.

Wright, M., Cross, R., Dixon, K., Huynh, T., Lawrie, A., Nesbitt, L., Pritchard, A., Swarts, N. and Thomson, R. (2009). Propagation and reintroduction ofCaladeniaAustralian Journal of Botany 57, 373–387.

Robinson, R.W. Boon, P.I., Sawtell, N., James, E.A. and Cross, R. (2008). Effects of environmental conditions on the production of hypocotyl hairs in seedlings of Melaleauca ericifolia (Swamp Paperbark). Australian Journal of Botany 56, 564–573.

Dimech, A.M., Cross, R., Ford, R. and Taylor, P.W.J. (2007). Micropropagation of Gymea Lily (Doryanthes excelsa Correa) from New South Wales, Australia.Plant Cell Tissue and Organ Culture 88, 157–165.

McQualter, E., Cross, R., McLean, C.B. and Ladiges, P.Y. (2007). Prasophyllumand its associated mycorrhizal fungi. Lankesteriana 7, 497–501.

Spencer, R.D. and Cross, R.G. (2007). The International Code of Botanical Nomenclature (ICBN), the International Code of Nomenclature for Cultivated Plants (ICNCP), and the cultigen. Taxon 56, 938–940.

Wright, M., Cross, R., Cousens, R. and McLean, C.B. (2007). Harvesting mycorrhizal fungi: does it put our Caladenia plants in peril? Lankesteriana 7, 427–429.

Wright, M., French, G., Cross, R., Cousens, R., Andrusiak, S. and McLean, C.B. (2007). Site amelioration for direct seeding of Caladenia tentaculata improves seedling recruitment and survival in natural habitat. Lankesteriana 7, 430–432.

Wright, M., Smith, Z., Thomson, D. and Cross, R. (2007). Symbiotic germination of threatened Australian terrestrial orchids and the effect of nursery potting media on seedling survivals. Lankesteriana 7, 433–435.

Wright, M., Guest, D. and Cross, R. (2005). Development of mycorrhizal associations in Caladenia tentaculataSelbyana 26, 114–124.

Godfrey, J. and Cross, R. (2002). Structural changes associated with the acclimatisation of micropropagated PhalaenopsisOrchid Digest 66, 220–222.

Aryantha, I.P., Cross, R. and Guest, D.I. (2000). Suppression of Phytophthora cinnamomi Rands in potting mixes amended with uncomposted and composted animal manures. Phytopathology 90, 394–403.

Hitchmough, J., Berkeley, S. and Cross, R. (1989). Flowering grasslands in the Australian landscape. Landscape Australia 11, 394–403.

Cross, R. and Spencer, R. (2009). Sustainable gardens. CSIRO Publishing, Collingwood.

Spencer, R., Cross, R.G. and Lumley, P. (2007). Plant names: a guide to botanical nomenclature, 3rd edn. CSIRO Publishing, Collingwood.

Cross, R. and Looker, M. (1989). Japanese flowering cherries, Prunus Sato-zakura Group. Ornamental plants 1. Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne, South Yarra.

Cross, R. (2009). Translocation of symbiotically cultured terrestrial orchids. In C.A. Offord and P.F. Meagher (eds), Plant germplasm conservation in Australia – strategies and guidelines for developing, managing and utilising ex situcollections, pp. 122–123. Australian Network for Plant Conservation, Canberra.

Spencer, R. and Cross, R. (2008). The cultigen. In N. Groendijk-Wilders, C. Alexander, R.G. van den Berg and W.L.A. Hetterscheid (eds), ISHS Acta Horticulturae: V international symposium on the taxonomy of cultivated plants,pp. 163–167. International Society of Horticultural Science, Wageningen.

Cross, R. (2002). Handasyde and McMillan. In R. Aitken and M. Looker (eds),Oxford companion to Australian Gardens, p. 288. Oxford University Press, Melbourne.

Cross, R. (2001). Prunus. In R.S. Spencer (ed.), Horticultural flora of south-eastern Australia, vol. 3, pp. 115–125. University of New South Wales Press, Sydney.

Cross, R. and Belling, J. (1993). Bulbs. In The Weekly Times Gardening Handbook, pp. 22–35. The Marketing Gap, Prahran.

Berkeley, S. and Cross, R. (1986). Establishment of native herbaceous plants via direct seeding. Department of Amenity Horticulture, VCAH – Burnley.

Cross, R. and Spencer, R. (2009). Sustainability in the broader landscape.Australian Horticulture 107(8), 37–39.

Spencer, R. and Cross, R. (2009). Gobbling up those food miles. Australian Horticulture 107(7), 40–41.

Spencer, R. and Cross, R. (2009). Reducing our material need. Australian Horticulture 107(6), 52–53.

Spencer, R. and Cross, R. (2009). Energy and emissions: horticulture to the rescue. Australian Horticulture 107(5), 44–45.

Spencer, R. and Cross, R. (2009). Horticulture needn't go with the flow.Australian Horticulture 107(4), 40–41.

Spencer, R. and Cross, R. (2009). Uncovering our missing links. Australian Horticulture 107(3), 58–59.

Spencer, R. and Cross, R. (2009). 21st century gardens need the human nature balance. Australian Horticulture 107(2), 32–33.

Spencer, R. and Cross, R. (2009). Style with substance – beyond the sustainability buzz. Australian Horticulture 107(1), 40–42.

McQualter, E., Cross, R., McLean, C.B. and Ladiges, P. (2007). SEM and PCR study of mycorrhizal fungi isolated from the Australian terrestrial orchid:PrasophyllumLankesteriana 7, 309.

Cross, R. (2007). Conserving plants – from gardens to natural habitats. Botanic News Winter, 5.

McQualter, E., Cross, R., McLean, C.B. and Ladiges, P.Y. (2007). Mycorrhizal fungi of PrasophyllumBiologue 32, 1–3.

McQualter, E., Cross, R., McLean, C. and Ladiges, P.Y. (2006). Mycorrhizal fungi of PrasophyllumAustralasian Plant Conservation 15(2), 10—11.

Wright, M., Thomson, D., Smith, Z., McQualter, E. and Cross, R. (2006). Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne contributes to Victorian orchid conservation: ex situ propagation with mycorrhizal fungi. Australasian Plant Conservation 15(2), 12–13.

Dimech, A.M., Ford, R., Ades, P., Cross, R. and Taylor, P.W.J. (2005). Genetic diversity of Gymea Lily (Doryanthes excelsa Correa) using RAPD markers.Phytogen 7(3), 32.

Cross, R. (2002). Conservation. Genus 14(2), 1–4.

Raleigh, R.E., Coates, F., Cross, R.G. and Lawrie, A.C. (2000). Effects of seed surface sterilisation on germinability in Caladenia tentaculata Schltdl. (Orchidaceae). In G.N. Backhouse, R. Chapman and T. Slater (eds),Proceedings of the Fourth Australasian Native Orchid Conference, Melbourne, 5–8 October 2000, pp. 99–106. ANOS Victorian group, Cheltenham.

Cross, R. (1998). extraOrdinary People Cultivating Amazing plant collections.Genus 10(3), 7.

Cross, R. (1997). Horticultural research at the Royal Botanic Gardens.International Plant Propagator's Society Combined Proceedings 46,154–155.

Cross, R. (1994). Gilbert Handasyde and Thomas McMillan. Genus 6(3), 1–3.