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Russell Barrett

  • PhD
  • Systematic Botanist
  • Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust
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Associate Editor

2017 - Present

Australian Systematic Botany

Associate Editor

2014 - Present

Recent publications

  • A revision of the genus Calectasia (Calectasiaceae) with eight new species described from south-west Western Australia

    • Barrett R
    • Dixon K
  • A new species of Typhonium (Araceae: Areae) from the West Kimberley, Western Australia

    • Hay A
    • Barrett M
    • Barrett R

Professional experience

Systematic Botanist

Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust

August 2017 - Present



University of Western Australia Faculty of Science

March 2006 - July 2011(5 years)


Russell Barrett is a research botanist, author and photographer now based in Sydney, Australia, having grown up in the remote Kimberley region of Western Australia. Russell is passionate about botany, ecology, conservation, the Kimberley and sedges, to name just a few of his many interests. Widely travelled in Australia and abroad, he created this blog to share the many wonderful discoveries he has made along the way: ​

Co-authors (339)

  • Kym Ottewell