Pina  Milne

Pina Milne

Manager Collections

Pina is responsible for ensuring that the highest standards of curatorial practice are employed at Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria (MEL). Her work also involves improving accessibility to MEL’s collections, which includes assessing requests for specimen loans, collecting data and digital images from students and researchers. Pina’s research interests include the phenology and ecology of rainforest mosses, in particular the genus Dicranoloma, and the documentation of bryophyte species found in soil crusts.

  • Refereed journal articles
  • Books
  • Book chapters
  • Other

Milne, J. (2020). Retracing history through herbarium specimens. Studies in Western Australian History 35, 75–87.

Veenstra, A.A., Lebel, T., Milne, J., and Kolesik, P. (2019) Two new species of Dactylasioptera (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) inducing stem galls on Maireana (Chenopodiaceae). Austral Entomology 58, 220-234.

Cargill, D.C., Milne, J., Forrest, L.L. and Gueidan, C. (2017) Disjunct populations of Monocarpus sphaerocarpus (Monocarpaceae, Marchantiopsida) within Australia show no sequence variation. Muelleria 35, 35-42.

Forrest, L.L., Long, D.G., Cargill, D.C., Hart, M.L., Milne, J., Schill, D.B., Seppelt, R.D. and Villarreal, J.C. (2015) On Monocarpus (Monocarpaceae, Marchantiopsida), an isolated salt-pan comples thalloid liverwort Aus. Syst. Bot. 28, 137-144.

Cargill, D.C. and Milne, J. (2013). A new terrestrial genus and species within the aquatic liverwort family Riellaceae (Sphaerocarpales) from Australia. Polish Botanical Journal 58, 71–80.

Milne, J. and Jolley, H. (2010). The importance of herbarium records in documenting the occurrence and changing distribution of the adventive moss species Pseudoscleropodium purum in Victoria. Victorian Naturalist 127, 146–150.

Veenstra-Quah, A.A., Milne, J. and Kolesik, P. (2007). Taxonomy and biology of two new species of gall midge (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) infesting Sarcocornia quinqueflora (Chenopodiaceae) in Australian salt marshes. Australian Journal of Entomology 46, 198–206.

Milne, J., Short, M. and Beckmann, K. (2006). A preliminary study of bryophytes and invertebrates of soil crusts in the Little Desert National Park and surrounds. Victorian Naturalist 123, 195–203.

Kellar, K., Short, M. and Milne, J. (2006). Epiphytes on Nothofagus cunninghamii and Eucalyptus regnans in a Victorian cool temperate rainforest.Victorian Naturalist 123, 222–229.

Milne, J. (2006). The genus Diphyscium in Australia. Journal of Bryology 28, 194–197.

Milne, J. (2001). Reproductive biology of three Australian species ofDicranoloma (Bryopsida, Dicranaceae): sexual reproduction and phenology. The Bryologist 104, 440–452.

Milne, J. and Thies, A.W. (2001). Addendum to Moss collections from Lord Howe Island in the National Herbarium of Victoria (MEL)Victorian Naturalist 118, 89–91.

Milne, J. (2000). Gemmae in Dicranoloma serratum (Broth.) Par. Journal of Bryology 22, 70–72.

Milne, J. and Louwhoff, S. (1999). Vertical distribution of bryophytes and lichens on a Myrtle Beech, Nothofagus cunninghamii (Hook.) Oerst. Hikobia 13, 23–30.

May, T.W., Milne, J., Shingles, S. and Jones, R.H. (2003). Fungi of Australia,vol. 2B: catalogue and bibliography of Australian macrofungi 2. Basidiomycota p.p. and Myxomycota p.p. CSIRO, Canberra.

Milne, J. and Short, M. (1999). Invertebrates in the moss Dicranoloma Ren. In W. Ponder and D. Lunnery (eds), The Other 99%: the conservation and biodiversity of invertebrates, pp. 129–132.  Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales, Mosman.


May, T.W., Milne, J., Wood, A.E., Shingles, S., Jones, R.H. and Neish, P. (2002). Interactive Catalogue of Australian Fungi, version 2.0. Australian Biological Resource Study, Canberra/Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne.

Educational resources

Lebel, T., Milne, J. and Veenstra-Quah, A. (2004). Set of 10 posters. Forgotten Flora. Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne, South Yarra.

Milne, J. and Lebel, T. (2004). Set of 3 CDs. Forgotten Flora: Fungi, Lichen, Bryophytes. Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne, South Yarra.

Book reviews

Milne, J. (2002). Review of Key to the genera of Australian mosses by W.R. Buck, D.H. Vitt and W.M. Malcolm. Flora of Australia Supplementary Series Number 14. Australian Biological Resources Study, New Zealand Journal of Botany 40, 701–702.