flora writing Taxonomy of Myrtaceae taxonomy of other families


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Profile

I am currently a Senior Research Scientist in the Bio-Information Group of the Science Division, and am on the Nuytsia committee.

My studies have included the genetics of the family Myrtaceae, a taxonomic revision of Western Australian Thymelaeaceae and an Australian flora treatment for the Thymelaeaceae, numerous flora treatments for the regional floras of the Perth and Kimberley regions, and taxonomic studies of other plant groups of taxa of conservation priority.

Much of my time has been spent in refereeing flora treatments and scientific papers, especially during my time as a regional flora writer and later as editor of Nuytsia.


Expertise

  • Flora writing for regional floras and for "Flora of Australia".
  • Studies of taxonomy and conservation status. The plant families studied in greatest detail to date are Apiaceae, Cyperaceae, Lamiaceae, Myrtaceae, Rhamnaceae, Tiliaceae and Thymelaeaceae.
  • Editorial work including extensive refereeing of scientific papers for taxonomic journals and flora treatments.

Brief CV

Academic Qualifications

B.Sc. Hons completed in 1974.

Ph.D. Thesis (Botany) entitled "Chromosome numbers, reproductive biology and evolution in the Myrtaceae" passed in 1980.

Positions held

1974-1978 Research student at University of Western Australia, funded by a Commonwealth Postgraduate Research Award.

1979-1980 Temporary research assistant employed by the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife.

1981-1992 Botanist/Research Scientist at the Western Australian Herbarium.

1992-2017 Senior Research Scientist at the Western Australian Herbarium.


Projects

  • Taxonomic studies of Myrtaceae
  • Taxonomic studies of other plant groups (with an emphasis on species on the Declared Rare and Priority Flora List).

Publications (134)

Departmental Publications (134)

Found 134 items

2016

Rye BL (2016). An update to the taxonomy of some Western Australian genera of the Myrtaceae tribe Chamelaucieae. 4, Malleostemon. Nuytsia 27, pp. 103–120

2015

Rye BL (2015). A revision of the south-western Australian genus Babingtonia (Myrtaceae: Chamelaucieae). Nuytsia 25, pp. 219–250

Rye BL (2015). Astartea pulchella (Myrtaceae: Chamelaucieae), a new combination for Baeckea pulchella and reduction of A. laricifolia to synonymy. Nuytsia 25, pp. 145–147

Rye BL (2015). Corrigendum to: Reinstatement of Ericomyrtus (Myrtaceae: Chamelaucieae), with three new combinations. Nuytsia 25, p. 159

Rye BL (2015). Recognition of Hysterobaeckea as a genus of Myrtaceae tribe Chamelaucieae. Nuytsia 25, pp. 209–218

Rye BL (2015). Reinstatement of Ericomyrtus (Myrtaceae: Chamelaucieae), with three new combinations. Nuytsia 25, pp. 131–143

Rye BL, Barrett RL, Barrett MD, Bruhl JJ, Clarke KL, Wilson KL (2015). Five new species and a new combination in Cyperaceae from the Kimberley region of Western Australia. Nuytsia 26, pp. 167–184

Rye BL, Hislop M (2015). Typification and reinstatement of Isopogon spathulatus (Proteaceae: Leucadendreae). Nuytsia 25, pp. 301–306

2014

Rye BL (2014). A lectotype designation for Baeckea elderiana (Myrtaceae: Chamelaucieae). Nuytsia 24, pp. 315–316

Rye BL (2014). An update to the taxonomy of some Western Australian genera of the Myrtaceae tribe Chamelaucieae. 3, Thryptomene. Nuytsia 24, pp. 269–306

Trudgen ME, Rye BL (2014). An update to the taxonomy of some Western Australian genera of the Myrtaceae tribe Chamelaucieae. 2, Cyathostemon. Nuytsia 24, pp. 7–16

2013

Harris AM, Rye BL (2013). A re-assessment of the varieties recognised for Verticordia plumosa (Myrtaceae: Chamelaucieae). Nuytsia 23, pp. 163–170

Rye BL (2013). A revision of the south-western Australian genus Astartea (Myrtaceae: Chamelaucieae). Nuytsia 23, pp. 189–269

Rye BL (2013). An update to the taxonomy of some Western Australian genera of the Myrtaceae tribe Chamelaucieae. 1, Calytrix. Nuytsia 23, pp. 483–501

Rye BL (2013). Postcards from the kwongan. Kwongan Matters 3, pp. 9–14

Rye BL, Wilson PG, Keighery GJ (2013). A revision of the species of Hypocalymma (Myrtaceae: Chamelaucieae) with smooth or colliculate seeds. Nuytsia 23, pp. 283–312

2012

Rye BL, Trudgen ME (2012). Seven new combinations for Western Australian members of Myrtaceae tribe Chamelaucieae. Nuytsia 22, pp. 393–398

2011

Rye B, Trudgen M, Macfarlane T, Lander N (2011). Interactive identification and database for the Myrtaceae tribe Chamelaucieae (ABSTRACT). In IBC2011, XVIII International Botanical Congress: Melbourne, Australia, 23-30 July 2011, Melbourne Congress and Exhibition Centre, Nomenclature Section, 17-22 July, 2011, University of Melbourne: Abstract Book p. 675

Rye BL, Hislop M, Shepherd KA, Hollister C (2011). New south-western Australian members of the genus Petrophile (Proteaceae: Petrophileae), including a hybrid. Nuytsia 21, pp. 35–67

2010

Hislop M, Rye BL (2010). Two new, glaucous-leaved species of Isopogon (Proteaceae: Proteoideae: Leucadendreae) from south-western Australia. Nuytsia 20, pp. 169–181

Rye B (2010). A lectotype and new combination in Hypocalymma (Myrtaceae: Chamelaucieae). Nuytsia 20, pp. 323–326

Rye BL (2010). A revision of the Micromyrtus racemosa complex (Myrtaceae: Chamelaucieae) of south-western Australia. Nuytsia 20, pp. 37–56

Trudgen ME, Rye BL (2010). Enekbatus, a new Western Australian genus of Myrtaceae with a multi-locular indehiscent fruit. Nuytsia 20, pp. 229–259

2009

Rye BL (2009). A reduced circumscription of Balaustion and description of the new genus Cheyniana (Myrtaceae: Chamelaucieae). Nuytsia 19, pp. 129–148

Rye BL (2009). An interim key to the Western Australian tribes and genera of Myrtaceae. Nuytsia 19, pp. 313–323

Rye BL (2009). Reinstatement of the Western Australian genus Oxymyrrhine (Myrtaceae: Chamelaucieae) with three new species. Nuytsia 19, pp. 149–165

2008

Kellermann J, Rye BL (2008). Typification of three species of Cryptandra from Western Australia and a range extension for C. myriantha (Rhamnaceae: Pomaderreae). Journal of the Adelaide Botanic Gardens 22, pp. 31–32

Kellermann J, Rye BL, Thiele KR (2008). Nomenclatural notes, typifications and name changes in Trymalium (Rhamnaceae: Pomaderreae). Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia 132, pp. 18–28

Rye BL, Trudgen ME (2008). Seorsus, a new Gondwanan genus of Myrtaceae with a disjunct distribution in Borneo and Australia. Nuytsia 18, pp. 235–257

2007

Kellermann J, Rye BL, Thiele KR (2007). Blackallia, Serichonus and Papistylus: three closely related genera of Rhamnaceae (Pomaderreae) from south-western Australia. Nuytsia 16, pp. 299–316

Rye BL (2007). A review of the sectional classification of Dicrastylis (Lamiaceae: Chloantheae) and four new arid zone species from Western Australia. Nuytsia 17, pp. 289–324

Rye BL (2007). Micromyrtus trudgenii (Myrtaceae: Chamelaucieae), a new species from the Blue Hill Range area of south-western Australia. Nuytsia 17, pp. 325–330

Rye BL (2007). New species and keys for Cryptandra and Stenanthemum (Rhamnaceae: Pomaderreae) in Western Australia. Nuytsia 16, pp. 325–382

Shepherd KA, Rye BL, Meissner RA, West JG (2007). Two new Western Australian species of Dodonaea (Sapindaceae) from northern Yilgarn ironstones. Nuytsia 17, pp. 375–383

2006

Kellermann J, Rye BL, Thiele KR (2006). Polianthion, a new genus of Rhamnaceae (Pomaderreae) from Western Australia and Queensland. Australian Systematic Botany 19, pp. 169–181

Rye B (2006). A partial revision of the south-western Australian species of Micromyrtus (Myrtaceae: Chamelaucieae). Nuytsia 16, pp. 117–147

Rye B (2006). New combinations and lectotypifications for the south-western Australian genus Astartea (Myrtaceae). Nuytsia 16, pp. 149–156

2005

Rye BL (2005). A taxonomic review of Dicrastylis sect. Corymbosae (Lamiaceae: Chloantheae) incorporating Mallophora as a new synonym. Nuytsia 15, pp. 445–455

Rye BL, Hislop M (2005). A taxonomic update of Petrophile sect. Arthrostigma (Proteaceae). Nuytsia 15, pp. 457–483

Rye BL, Trudgen ME (2005). A new heterocarpidic fruit type for the Myrtaceae, with dehiscent and indehiscent loculi, in two genera from Western Australia. Nuytsia 15, pp. 485–493

Trudgen ME, Rye BL (2005). Astus, a new Western Australian genus of Myrtaceae with heterocarpidic fruits. Nuytsia 15, pp. 495–512

2002

Hislop M, Rye BL (2002). Three new early-flowering species of Petrophile (Proteaceae) from south-western Australia. Nuytsia 14, pp. 365–374

Rye B (2002). Pimeleas: the original banksias!. Western Wildlife: Newsletter of the Land for Wildlife Scheme 6(2), pp. 6–7

Rye BL (2002). A revision of south-western Australian species of Micromyrtus (Myrtaceae) with five antisepalous ribs on the hypanthium. Nuytsia 15, pp. 101–122

2001

Fay MF, Lledo MD, Richardson JE, Rye BL, Hopper SD (2001). Molecular data confirm the affinities of Granitites with Alphitonia (Rhamnaceae). Kew Bulletin 56, pp. 669–675

Rye BL (2001). A taxonomic update of Stenanthemum (Rhamnaceae: Pomaderreae) in Western Australia. Nuytsia 13, pp. 495–507

Rye BL, Trudgen ME (2001). A taxonomic revision of Thryptomene section Thryptomene (Myrtaceae). Nuytsia 13, pp. 509–528

2000

Rye BL (2000). (1472) Proposal to conserve the name Dicrastylis against Lachnocephalus and Mallophora (Prostantheroideae: Lamiaceae). Taxon 49, pp. 815–816

Rye BL (2000). Brachysola (Lamiaceae: Prostantheroideae), a new Western Australian genus. Nuytsia 13, pp. 331–338

Rye BL (2000). Trymalium monospermum (Rhamnaceae), a new species from south-western Australia. Nuytsia 13, pp. 339–343

Rye BL, Trudgen ME (2000). Aluta, a new Australian genus of Myrtaceae. Nuytsia 13, pp. 345–366

1999

Burbidge A, Coates D, Hopper S, Keighery G, Kenneally K, Lowrie A et al. [Rye B] (1999). Dedication to Associate Professor Sid James, 10 July 1933-7 December 1998. Nuytsia 13, pp. 1–2

Keighery GJ, Rye BL (1999). A taxonomic revision of Trachymene sect. Dimetopia (Apiaceae). Nuytsia 13, pp. 33–59

Rye B (1999). A taxonomic revision of the many flowered species of Trachymene (Apiaceae) in Western Australia. Nuytsia 13, pp. 193–232

Rye B (1999). An updated revision of Pimelea sect. Heterolaena (Thymelaeaceae), including two new taxa. Nuytsia 13, pp. 159–192

Rye BL, Wilson PG (1999). Publication details for Pfeiffer's Nomenclator botanicus. Taxon 48, pp. 793–795

1998

Rye BL, Trudgen ME (1998). A taxonomic revision of Dicrastylis sect. Dicrastylis (Lamiaceae subfamily Chloanthoideae). Nuytsia 12, pp. 207–228

Rye BL, Trudgen ME (1998). Two new synonyms in the genus Pityrodia (Lamiaceae subfamily Chloanthoideae). Nuytsia 12, pp. 297–300

1997

Rye BL (1997). A synopsis of the annual species of Cyperaceae from central and southern Western Australia. Nuytsia 11, pp. 383–423

Rye BL (1997). The Rhamnaceae of the Kimberley Region of Western Australia. Nuytsia 11, pp. 287–292

Rye BL (1997). Three new annual species of Schoenus (Cyperaceae) from the south-west of Western Australia. Nuytsia 11, pp. 263–268

1996

Rye BL (1996). A synopsis of the genera Pomaderris, Siegfriedia, Spyridium and Trymalium (Rhamnaceae) in Western Australia. Nuytsia 11, pp. 109–131

Rye BL (1996). A taxonomic review of the genera Lachnostachys, Newcastelia and Physopsis (Chloanthaceae) in Western Australia. Nuytsia 11, pp. 79–107

Rye BL (1996). Granitites, a new genus of Rhamnaceae from the south west of Western Australia. Nuytsia 10, pp. 451–457

Rye BL, Trudgen ME (1996). Tetragonia coronata, a new species of Aizoaceae from Western Australia. Nuytsia 10, pp. 459–462

1995

Rye BL (1995). New and priority taxa in the genera Cryptandra and Stenanthemum (Rhamnaceae) of Western Australia. Nuytsia 10, pp. 255–305

Rye BL (1995). New and priority taxa in the genera Spyridium and Trymalium (Rhamnaceae) of Western Australia. Nuytsia 10, pp. 119–140

Rye BL, Trudgen ME (1995). Cryptandra monticola (Rhamnaceae), a new species from the Pilbara region of Western Australia. Nuytsia 10, pp. 307–310

1994

Rye B (1994). Thymelaeaceae: the family. Australian Plants 17, pp. 297–327

Rye BL (1994). A conservation priority list for the Tiliaceae of Western Australia and a taxonomic review of the species occurring in the Eremaean Botanical Province. Department of Conservation and Land Management, 27 p.

Rye BL (1994). A contribution to the taxonomy of the Tiliaceae of Western Australia. Nuytsia 9, pp. 415–420

1993

Barker WR, Rye BL (1993). Spyridium tricolor (Rhamnaceae), a disjunct new species from the Great Australian Bight. Journal of the Adelaide Botanic Gardens 15, pp. 153–157

1992

Rye BL (1992). Family 114 Boraginaceae [except Heliotropium]. In Flora of the Kimberley Region Western Australian Herbarium, Como, WA. pp. 766–770, 783–785

Rye BL (1992). Family 115 Verbenaceae. In Flora of the Kimberley Region Western Australian Herbarium, Como, WA. pp. 785–794

Rye BL (1992). Family 116 Chloanthaceae. In Flora of the Kimberley Region Western Australian Herbarium, Como, WA. pp. 795–800

Rye BL (1992). Family 117 Avicenniaceae. In Flora of the Kimberley Region Western Australian Herbarium, Como, WA. pp. 800–801

Rye BL (1992). Family 121 Myoporaceae. In Flora of the Kimberley Region Western Australian Herbarium, Como, WA. pp. 840–842

Rye BL (1992). Family 133 Aponogetonaceae. In Flora of the Kimberley Region Western Australian Herbarium, Como, WA. p. 962

Rye BL (1992). Family 134 Hydrocharitaceae. In Flora of the Kimberley Region Western Australian Herbarium, Como, WA. pp. 962–971

Rye BL (1992). Family 135 Alismataceae. In Flora of the Kimberley Region Western Australian Herbarium, Como, WA. pp. 971–972

Rye BL (1992). Family 136 Juncaginaceae. In Flora of the Kimberley Region Western Australian Herbarium, Como, WA. pp. 972–973

Rye BL (1992). Family 137 Najadaceae. In Flora of the Kimberley Region Western Australian Herbarium, Como, WA. pp. 973–974

Rye BL (1992). Family 138 Potamogetonaceae. In Flora of the Kimberley Region Western Australian Herbarium, Como, WA. pp. 975–976

Rye BL (1992). Family 139 Cymodoceaceae. In Flora of the Kimberley Region Western Australian Herbarium, Como, WA. pp. 976–980

Rye BL (1992). Family 140 Araceae. In Flora of the Kimberley Region Western Australian Herbarium, Como, WA. pp. 980–983

Rye BL (1992). Family 141 Lemnaceae. In Flora of the Kimberley Region Western Australian Herbarium, Como, WA. pp. 983–985

Rye BL (1992). Family 142 Dioscoreaceae. In Flora of the Kimberley Region Western Australian Herbarium, Como, WA. pp. 985–986

Rye BL (1992). Family 148 Hypoxidaceae. In Flora of the Kimberley Region Western Australian Herbarium, Como, WA. pp. 992–993

Rye BL (1992). Family 150 Anthericaceae. In Flora of the Kimberley Region Western Australian Herbarium, Como, WA. pp. 994–999

Rye BL (1992). Family 156 Pontederiaceae. In Flora of the Kimberley Region Western Australian Herbarium, Como, WA. pp. 1015–1016

Rye BL (1992). Family 157 Philydraceae. In Flora of the Kimberley Region Western Australian Herbarium, Como, WA. pp. 1016–1017

Rye BL (1992). Family 158 Typhaceae. In Flora of the Kimberley Region Western Australian Herbarium, Como, WA. pp. 1017–1018

Rye BL (1992). Family 159 Commelinaceae. In Flora of the Kimberley Region Western Australian Herbarium, Como, WA. pp. 1018–1023

Rye BL (1992). Family 162 Cyperaceae. In Flora of the Kimberley Region Western Australian Herbarium, Como, WA. pp. 1035–1107

Rye BL (1992). Family 163 Hydatellaceae. In Flora of the Kimberley Region Western Australian Herbarium, Como, WA. p. 1107

Rye BL (1992). Family 164 Centrolepidaceae. In Flora of the Kimberley Region Western Australian Herbarium, Como, WA. pp. 1108–1110

Rye BL (1992). Family 38 Molluginaceae. In Flora of the Kimberley Region Western Australian Herbarium, Como, WA. pp. 138–141

Rye BL (1992). Family 45 Tiliaceae. In Flora of the Kimberley Region Western Australian Herbarium, Como, WA. pp. 160–182

Rye BL (1992). Family 57 Brassicaceae. In Flora of the Kimberley Region Western Australian Herbarium, Como, WA. pp. 262–265

Rye BL (1992). Family 58 Gyrostemonaceae. In Flora of the Kimberley Region Western Australian Herbarium, Como, WA. pp. 265–266

Rye BL (1992). Family 72 Proteaceae [except Hakea]. In Flora of the Kimberley Region Western Australian Herbarium, Como, WA. pp. 461–475, 479–480

Rye BL (1992). Family 77 Thymelaeaceae. In Flora of the Kimberley Region Western Australian Herbarium, Como, WA. pp. 496–499

Rye BL (1992). Family 78 Myrtaceae. In Flora of the Kimberley Region Western Australian Herbarium, Como, WA. pp. 499–546

Rye BL (1992). Family 83 Olacaceae. In Flora of the Kimberley Region Western Australian Herbarium, Como, WA. pp. 564–565

Rye BL (1992). Family 85 Santalaceae. In Flora of the Kimberley Region Western Australian Herbarium, Como, WA. pp. 567–569

Rye BL (1992). Family 86 Loranthaceae. In Flora of the Kimberley Region Western Australian Herbarium, Como, WA. pp. 569–580

Rye BL, James SH (1992). The relationship between dysploidy and reproductive capacity in Myrtaceae. Australian Journal of Botany 40, pp. 829–848

Wheeler JR, Rye BL, Koch BL, Wilson AJG (eds) (1992). Flora of the Kimberley region. Department of Conservation and Land Management, 1327 p.

1990

Rye BL (1990). Pimelea. In Flora of Australia. Volume 18, Podostemaceae to Combretaceae Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra. pp. 323–325

Rye BL (1990). Thecanthes. In Flora of Australia. Volume 18, Podostemaceae to Combretaceae Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra. p. 325

Rye BL (1990). Thymelaeaceae. In Flora of Australia. Volume 18, Podostemaceae to Combretaceae Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra. pp. 122–215, 305–315

1989

Rye BL (1989). A new species of Pimelea (Thymelaeaceae) from south-western Australia. Nuytsia 7, pp. 59–62

1988

Rye B (1988). The taxonomy of the Thymelaeaceae (Pimelea family) (ABSTRACT). p. 7

Rye BL (1988). A revision of Western Australian Thymelaeaceae. Nuytsia 6, pp. 129–278

1987

Marchant NG, Wheeler JR, Rye BL, Bennett EM, Lander NS, Macfarlane TD (1987). Flora of the Perth region. Part one. Western Australian Herbarium, 576 p.

Marchant NG, Wheeler JR, Rye BL, Bennett EM, Lander NS, Macfarlane TD (1987). Flora of the Perth region. Part two. Western Australian Herbarium, pp. 583–1080

1984

Rye BL (1984). A new species and a new combination among the Proteaceae represented in the Perth region. Nuytsia 5, pp. 25–30

Rye BL (1984). Four new names for Pimelea species (Thymelaeaceae) represented in the Perth region. Nuytsia 5, pp. 1–11

1983

Rye BL (1983). A morphometric and anatomical study of the Darwinia diosmoides complex (Myrtaceae) in south-western Australia. Nuytsia 4, pp. 411–421

Rye BL (1983). Darwinia capitellata (Myrtaceae), a new species from south-western Australia. Nuytsia 4, pp. 423–426

1982

Rye BL (1982). Geographically restricted plants of southern Western Australia. 49, 63 p.

Rye BL (1982). Mogumber bell: Darwinia carnea C.A.Gardner (Myrtaceae) (PAMPHLET). Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Western Australia, Perth. Rare Western Australian Plants 6,

Rye BL, Chinnock RJ, Hopper SD (1982). Fitzgerald eremophila: Eremophila denticulata F.Muell. (Myoporaceae) (PAMPHLET). Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Western Australia, Perth. Rare Western Australian Plants 3,

Rye BL, Griffin EA (1982). Lesueur hakea: Hakea megalosperma Meisn. (Proteaceae) (PAMPHLET). Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Western Australia, Perth. Rare Western Australian Plants 5,

Rye BL, Hopper SD (1982). Caesia: Eucalyptus caesia Benth. (Myrtaceae) (PAMPHLET). Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Western Australia, Perth. Rare Western Australian Plants 1,

Rye BL, Hopper SD (1982). Good's banksia: Banksia goodii R.Br. (Proteaceae) (PAMPHLET). Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Western Australia, Perth. Rare Western Australian Plants 4,

Rye BL, Hopper SD (1982). Green honeysuckle: Lambertia rariflora Meisn. (Proteaceae) (PAMPHLET). Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Western Australia, Perth. Rare Western Australian Plants 2,

Rye BL, Hopper SD (1982). Misapplication of the Aboriginal name Gungurru to Eucalyptus caesia Benth. and notes on the species distribution. Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia 65, pp. 93–95

Rye BL, Hopper SD, Dixon KW (1982). Underground orchid: Rhizanthella gardneri Rogers (Orchidaceae) (PAMPHLET). Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Western Australia, Perth. Rare Western Australian Plants 7,

Rye BL, Masters BK (1982). Augusta kennedia: Kennedia macrophylla (Meisn.) Benth. (Papilionaceae) (PAMPHLET). Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Western Australia, Perth. Rare Western Australian Plants 7,

1981

Rye BL, Hopper SD (1981). A guide to the gazetted rare flora of Western Australia. 42, 211 p.

1980

Rye BL (1980). Dodonaea hackettiana W.V.Fitzg.. Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Western Australia, Rare and geographically restricted plants of Western Australia 3, 33 p.

Rye BL (1980). Wongan Hills species. Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Western Australia, Rare and geographically restricted plants of Western Australia 4, 132 p.

Rye BL, Hopper SD, Watson LE (1980). Commercially exploited vascular plants native in Western Australia: census, atlas and preliminary assessment of conservation status. 40, 367 p.