Staff

Alastair Robinson

Alastair Robinson

Manager Biodiversity Services

Alastair manages identification and horticultural botany services across Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, including the plant identification service, the plant identification web portals VicFlora and HortFlora, the Library and Artwork components of the State Botanical Collection, and the botanical journal Muelleria, for which he is Editor in Chief. He is a botanist specialising in tropical Asian montane flora, with a particular interest in terrestrial and epiphytic orchids, but also of carnivorous plant genera worldwide, particularly Nepenthes and Drosera.

  • Refereed journal articles
  • Books
  • Book chapters

Robinson, A.S., Golos, M.R., Barer, M., Sano, Y., Forgie, J.J., Garrido, D., Gorman, C.N., Luick, A.O., McIntosh, N.W., McPherson, S.R., Palena, G.J., Panco, I., Quinn, B.R., and Shea, J. (2019). Revisions in Nepenthes following explorations of the Kemul Massif and the surrounding region in north-central Kalimantan, Borneo. Phytotaxa, 392(2), 97–126. doi:10.11646/phytotaxa.392.2.1

Robinson A.S., Cross A.T., Meisterl M.E. & Fleischmann A. (2018). A new pygmy sundew, Drosera albonotata (Droseraceae), from the western Wheatbelt and an updated diagnostic key to the orange-flowered pygmy Drosera of Western Australia. Phytotaxa, 346(3), pp.221-236. doi:10.11646/phytotaxa.346.3.2

Robinson A.S., Gironella E., & Cervancia J. (2016). New orchid species of Stigmatodactylus (Orchidoideae; Diurideae) and a new record of Cryptostylis carinata from central Palawan, Philippines. Phytotaxa, 252(2), 99–113. doi:10.11646/phytotaxa.252.2.2

Fleischmann A., Robinson A.S., Mcpherson S., Heinrich V., Gironella E. & Madulid D.A. (2011). Drosera ultramafica (Droseraceae), a new sundew species of the ultramafic flora of the Malesian highlands. Blumea, 56(1), pp. 10–15.

McPherson S., Bourke G., Cervancia J., Jaunzems M., Gironella E., Robinson A.S. & Fleischmann A. (2011). Nepenthes leonardoi (Nepenthaceae), a new pitcher plant species from Palawan, Philippines. Carniflora Australis 8(1): 4–19.

Robinson A.S., Fleischmann A.S., Mcpherson S.R., Heinrich V.B., Gironella E.P. & Pena C.Q. (2009). A spectacular new species of Nepenthes L. (Nepenthaceae) pitcher plant from central Palawan, Philippines. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society. 159:2, 195-361. doi: 10.1111/j.1095-8339.2008.00942.x

de Jager S.M., Scofield S., Huntley R.P., Robinson A.S., den Boer B.G. & Murray J.A. (2009). Dissecting regulatory pathways of G1/S control in Arabidopsis: common and distinct targets of CYCD3;1, E2Fa and E2Fc. Plant Molecular Biology. 71(4–5), 345–365. doi: 10.1007/s11103-009-9527-5

Lowrie A., Nunn R., Robinson A.S., Bourke G., McPherson S. & Fleischmann A. (2017). Drosera of the World. Vol. 1, Oceania. Redfern Natural History, Dorset. 536 pp.

Lowrie A., Robinson A.S., Nunn R., Rice B., Bourke G., Gibson R., McPherson S. & Fleischmann A. (2017). Drosera of the World. Vol. 2, Oceania, Asia, Europe, North America. Redfern Natural History, Dorset. 554 pp.

Robinson A.S., Gibson R., Gonella P., McPherson S., Nunn R. & Fleischmann A. (2017). Drosera of the World. Vol. 3, Latin America & Africa. Redfern Natural History, Dorset. 476 pp.

Roccia A., Gluch O., Lampard S., Robinson A.S., Fleischmann A., McPherson S., Legendre L., Partrat E., Temple P. (2016). Pinguicula of the Temperate North. Redfern Natural History, UK, 349 pp.

Lampard S., Gluch O., Robinson A.S., Fleischmann A., Temple P., McPherson S., Roccia A., Partrat E., Legendre L. (2016). Pinguicula of Latin America. Redfern Natural History, UK, 362 pp.

McPherson S. & Robinson A.S. (2012). Field Guide to the Pitcher Plants of Australia and New Guinea. Redfern Natural History, UK.

McPherson S. & Robinson A.S. (2012). Field Guide to the Pitcher Plants of Peninsular Malaysia and Indochina. Redfern Natural History, UK.

McPherson S. & Robinson A.S. (2012). Field Guide to the Pitcher Plants of Sumatra and Java. Redfern Natural History, UK.

McPherson S. & Robinson A.S. (2012). Field Guide to the Pitcher Plants of Borneo. Redfern Natural History, UK.

McPherson S. & Robinson A.S. (2012). Field Guide to the Pitcher Plants of Sulawesi. Redfern Natural History, UK.

McPherson S.R., Fleischmann A. & Robinson A.S. (2010). Carnivorous Plants & their Habitats Vol. 1. Redfern Natural History, UK, 723 pp.

McPherson S.R., Fleischmann A & Robinson A.S. (2010). Carnivorous Plants & their Habitats Vol. 2. Redfern Natural History, UK, 719 pp.

McPherson S.R., Robinson A.S. & Fleischmann A. (2009). Pitcher Plants of the Old World Volume 1. Redfern Natural History, UK, 630 pp.

McPherson S.R., Robinson A.S. & Fleischmann A. (2009). Pitcher Plants of the Old World Volume 2. Redfern Natural History, UK, 766 pp.

Clarke C., Schlauer J., Moran J. & Robinson A.S. (2018). Systematics and evolution of Nepenthes. In: Ellison, A.M. & Adamec, L. (eds.): Carnivorous plants: physiology, ecology, and evolution. Oxford University Press, 58-69. doi: 10.1093/oso/9780198779841.003.0005

Robinson A.S. (2017). Drosera banksii R.Br. ex DC. Philippines Distribution Extension. In: Robinson A.S., Gibson R., Gonella P., McPherson S.R., Nunn R. & Fleischmann A.: Drosera of the World. Vol. 3 - Latin America & Africa. Redfern Natural History, UK, pp 1540–1541.

Robinson A.S., Nerz J., Wistuba A., Mansur M. & McPherson S. (2012). Nepenthes lamii Jebb & Cheek, an emended description resulting from the separation of a two-species complex, and the introduction of Nepenthes monticola, a new species of highland Nepenthes from New Guinea. In: McPherson S.R. New Nepenthes: Volume One. Redfern Natural History , UK, pp. 477–512.

Robinson A.S., Nerz J., & Wistuba A. (2012). Nepenthes epiphytica, a new Pitcher Plant from East Kalimantan. In: McPherson S.R. New Nepenthes: Volume One. Redfern Natural History, UK, pp. 316–331.

Mey F.S., Truong L.H., Dai D.V. & Robinson A.S. (2012). Nepenthes thorelii, an emended description and novel ecological data resulting from its rediscovery in Tay Ninh, Vietnam. In: McPherson S.R. New Nepenthes: Volume One. Redfern Natural History, UK, pp. 437–465.

Mey F.S., Catalano M., Clarke C., Robinson A.S., Fleischmann A. & McPherson S. (2010). Nepenthes holdenii (Nepenthaceae), a new species of pyrophytic pitcher plant from the Cardamom Mountains of Cambodia. In: McPherson et al. Carnivorous Plants & their Habitats. Volume 2. Redfern Natural History, UK, pp. 1306–1331.

McPherson S., Cervancia J., Lee C., Jaunzems M., Fleischmann A., Mey F., Gironella E. & Robinson A.S. (2010). Nepenthes palawanensis (Nepenthaceae), a new pitcher plant species from Sultan Peak, Palawan Island, Philippines. In: McPherson et al. Carnivorous Plants & their Habitats. Redfern Natural History, UK, pp. 1332–1339.

McPherson S., Cervancia J., Lee C., Jaunzems M., Fleischmann A., Mey F., Gironella E. & Robinson A.S. (2010). Nepenthes gantungensis (Nepenthaceae), a new pitcher plant species from Mount Gantung, Palawan, Philippines. In: McPherson et al. Carnivorous Plants & their Habitats. Redfern Natural History, UK, pp. 1286–1295.