Jeffrey Jeanes

Jeffrey Jeanes

Honorary Associate

Jeff is an Honorary Associate focusing mainly on indigenous and naturalised vascular plants of Victoria. His research interests include the taxonomy of native orchids particularly members of the large, principally Australian, genus Thelymitra (Sun Orchids). He has published several journal papers, resolving various species complexes within Thelymitra including the identification and description of many new species. This work has also resulted in the submission of a taxonomic revision of the genus for the Flora of Australia. Jeff has also worked on the family Ranunculaceae and is co-author of this family in the Flora of Australia. He is also part of a team looking at the taxonomy, fruit and seed morphology and germination response in Australian members of the genus Melicytus (Tree Violets).

  • Refereed journal articles
  • Books
  • Book chapters
  • Other

Jeanes, J.A. (2015). Studies in Podolepis (Asteraceae: Gnaphalieae). Muelleria 33, 21–59.

Jeanes, J.A. (2013). An overview of the Thelymitra nuda (Orchidaceae) complex in Australia including the description of six new species. Muelleria 31, 3–30.

Jeanes, J.A. (2012). Two new rare species in the Thelymitra venosa complex (Orchidaceae) from south-eastern mainland Australia, Muelleria 30, 8–22.

Jeanes, J.A. (2011). Resolution of the Thelymitra aristata (Orchidaceae) complex of south-eastern Australia. Muelleria 29, 110–129.

Jeanes, J.A. (2009). Resolution of the Thelymitra variegata (Orchidaceae) complex of southern Australia and New Zealand. Muelleria 27, 149–170.

Jeanes, J.A. (2006). Resolution of the Thelymitra fuscolutea R.Br. (Orchidaceae) complex of southern Australia. Muelleria 24, 3–24.

Jeanes, J.A. (2005). Thelymitra reflexa (Orchidaceae), a new rare species from Victoria, Australia. Muelleria 21, 87–90.

Jeanes, J.A. (2004). A revision of the Thelymitra pauciflora R.Br. (Orchidaceae) complex in Australia. Muelleria 19, 19–79.

Jeanes, J.A. (2002). Some new combinations and a new hybrid genus in Orchidaceae: Diurideae, for eastern Australia. Muelleria 16, 81–82.

Jeanes, J.A. (2001). Resolution of the Thelymitra canaliculata R.Br. (Orchidaceae) complex in southern Australia. Muelleria 15, 75–89.

Jeanes, J.A. (2000). Two new species of Thelymitra (Orchidaceae) from southeastern Australia. Muelleria 14, 91–97.

Jeanes, J.A. (1996). Notes on Tetratheca procumbens Gunn ex Hook.f. (Tremandraceae). Muelleria 9, 87–92.

Jones, D.L. and Jeanes, J.A. (1996). Miscellaneous notes on Genoplesium ciliatum (Ewart & Rees) D.L. Jones & M.A. Clem. (Orchidaceae). Muelleria 9, 67–73.

Backhouse, G.N. and Jeanes, J.A. (1995). The orchids of Victoria, Melbourne University Press.

Jeanes, J.A. and Backhouse, G.N. (2006). Wild orchids of Victoria, Australia. Aquatic Photographics, Seaford.

Jeanes, J.A. and Backhouse, G.N. (2004). Wild orchids of Victoria, Australia CD, Zoonetics, Seaford.

Jeanes, J.A. (1997). A revised nomenclature for 'Orchids of Australia' by W.H. Nicholls, Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne, South Yarra.

Flora treatments

Eichler, H., Jeanes, J.A. and Walsh, N.G. (2007). Ranunculaceae. In A.J.G. Wilson (ed.), Flora of Australia, vol. 2, pp. 290–357. ABRS/CSIRO, Melbourne.

Jeanes, J.A. (2005). Orchidaceae. In R. Spencer (ed.), Horticultural flora of south-eastern Australia, vol. 5, pp. 65–188. University of New South Wales Press, Sydney.

Jeanes, J.A. (2002). Asteraceae. In R. Spencer (ed.), Horticultural flora of south-eastern Australia, vol. 4, pp. 348–449. University of New South Wales Press, Sydney.

Jeanes, J.A. (1999). Acanthaceae, Apocynaceae, Aquifoliaceae, Asclepiadaceae, Bignoniaceae, Boraginaceae, Brunoniaceae, Callitrichaceae, Caprifoliaceae, Celastraceae, Convolvulaceae, Cornaceae, Cuscutaceae, Dipsacaceae, Gesneriaceae, Goodeniaceae, Lentibulariaceae, Linaceae, Loranthaceae, Melianthaceae, Myoporaceae, Olacaceae, Oleaceae, Plantaginaceae, Polemoniaceae, Rubiaceae, Santalaceae, Solanaceae, Tremandraceae, Valerianaceae, Viscaceae, Vitaceae, Zygophyllaceae, Asteraceae (with several other authors), Euphorbiaceae (with J. Hunter) andOxalidaceae (with B.J. Conn). In N.G. Walsh and T.J. Entwisle (eds), Flora of Victoria, vol. 4. Inkata Press, Melbourne.

Jeanes, J.A. (1996). Caesalpiniaceae, Elaeocarpaceae, Haloragaceae, Lauraceae, Lythraceae, Nymphaeaceae, Onagraceae, Crassulaceae (with H.R. Toelken and V. Stajsic), Fabaceae (with J.H. Ross and M.G. Corrick), Myrtaceae(with M.I.H. Brooker, A.V. Slee, A. Lyne and R.D. Spencer), Proteaceae (with D.B. Foreman, R.O. Makinson, R.M. Barker, W.R. Barker and L. Haegi) andRosaceae (with P.C. Jobson). In N.G. Walsh and T.J. Entwisle (eds), Flora of Victoria, vol. 4. Inkata Press, Melbourne.


Coates, F., Jeanes, J.A. and Pritchard, A. (2002). Recovery plan for twenty-five threatened orchid taxa of Victoria, South Australia and New South Wales 2003-2007, Environment Australia, Canberra.

Carr, G.W., Stajsic, V and Jeanes, J.A. (1997). Survey for the Small Golden Moths orchid, Diuris sp. aff. lanceolata (Basalt Plains), Ecology Australia, Fairfield



Book reviews

Jeanes, J.A. (1993). Book review: Orchids of south-west AustraliaOrchadian10, 410–411.

Jeanes, J.A. (1988). Book review: Victorian orchids in habitatOrchadian 9, 85–86.



Walsh, N.G. and Jeanes, J.A. (1997). Mistletoes in Victoria. Victorian Naturalist114, 98–104.

Jeanes, J.A. (1991). Some little-known Victorian orchid taxa: part 2. Orchadian10, 83–85.

Jeanes, J.A. (1989). Some little-known Victorian orchid taxa: part 1. Orchadian9, 183–185.