Frank Udovicic

Manager Research

Frank Udovicic's interests centre around the phylogenetic systematics of Australian plants, in particular members of the Myrtle family (Myrtaceae), such as eucalypts (Eucalyptus andCorymbia), bottlebrushes (Callistemon), paperbarks (Melaleuca) and related genera. He is also continuing research on Rhamnaceae, a cosmopolitan family that includes genera such as Spyridium, Cryptandra and Pomaderris in Australia. Practical applications and limitations of DNA barcoding and molecular identification are another area of current interest.


Refereed journal articles

Udovicic, F. (1995). DNA phylogeny of eucalypts. Ph.D. thesis, The University of Melbourne, School of Botany.

Udovicic, F. (1990). Molecules and eucalypt phylogeny. B.Sc. (Hons) thesis, The University of Melbourne, School of Botany.


Udovicic, F. (2012). English not Latin in botanical reports. Nature 492, 356. 

Udovicic, F. (2012). The new Brazilian Flora, and what to call the jelly palm? Palms & Cycads 117, 27–31.

Udovicic, F. (2007). Review of EUCLID Eucalypts of Australia (3rd edn).Muelleria 25, 134–136.

Udovicic, F. and Murphy, D.J. (2003). Wattle be will be. Nature Australia, Autumn, 4.

Udovicic, F. (2002). Spyridium eriocephalum var. eriocephalumGrowing Australian 46, 33.

Ladiges, P.Y. and Udovicic, F. (1999). What's in a name? Comment on the new eucalypt genus CorymbiaBotanic Magazine 8, 25–27.

Last updated 24 Apr 2013