Mark Alwin Clements

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Mark Alwin Clements
Born1949 (age 74–75)
Scientific career
Author abbrev. (botany)M.A.Clem.

Mark Alwin Clements (b. 1949) is an Australian botanist and orchidologist. He obtained his doctorate at the Australian National University[1] defending his thesis entitled Reproductive Biology in relation to phylogeny of the Orchidaceae, especially the tribe Diurideae.[2]

In 2008 he was a researcher at the Center for Research on Plant Biodiversity at the Australian National Botanic Gardens in Canberra.[3] As of January 2012, it had identified and classified 1,992 new species.


  • Weston, P.H.; Clements, M.A.; Dyer, A.G.; Batley, M; Whelan, R.J.; Indsto, J.O. (2007). "Generalised pollination of Diuris alba (Orchidaceae) by small bees and wasps". Australian Journal of Botany. 55: 628.
  • Indsto, JO; Weston PH; Clements MA; Dyer AG; Batley M; Whelan RJ. 2006. Pollination of Diuris maculata (Orchidaceae) by male Trichocolletes venustus bees. Australian Journal of Botany 54 (7): 669
  • MA Clements. 2006. Molecular phylogenetic systematics in Dendrobieae (Orchidaceae). Aliso 22: 465—480
  • Indsto, JO; PH Weston; MA Clements; RJ Whelan. 2005. Highly sensitive DNA fingerprinting of orchid pollinaria remnants using AFLP. Australian Systematic Botany 18 (3): 207 - 213
  • MA Clements. 2003. Molecular phylogenetic systematics in the Dendrobiinae (Orchidaceae), with emphasis on Dendrobium section Pedilonum. Telopea 10: 247—298
  • Jones, DL; MA Clement. 2002. A Review of Pterestylis (orchidaceae). Ed. Australian Orchid Foundation. ISBN 0-642-54904-4



  1. ^ "Mark Clements". Center for Australian National Biodiversity Research. Retrieved 27 June 2017.
  2. ^ "Student theses abstracts in Volumes 123-132". Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales. 129: 83–84. 1996. Archived from the original on 27 May 2011. Retrieved 26 June 2017.
  3. ^ Indsto, James O.; Weston, Peter H.; Clements, Mark A.; Dyer, Adrian G.; Batley, Michael; Whelan, Robert J. (2006). "Pollination of Diuris maculata (Orchidaceae) by male Trichocolletes venustus bees". Australian Journal of Botany. 54: 669–679. doi:10.1071/BT05146.
  4. ^ Orchadian 14(8: Scientific Suppl.): ix (-x) 2004
  5. ^ Orchadian 15(5): 201 (200-202; fig.) 2006
  6. ^ International Plant Names Index.  M.A.Clem.

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