Frank Udovicic is an Australian botanist who specialises in molecular systematics and phytogeography.


Udovicic completed his Bachelor of Science (Honours) at The University of Melbourne in 1990. In 1995 he completed his PhD at The University of Melbourne. Both his Honours and PhD focused on the molecular phylogeny of the Eucalypts under the supervision of Prof. Pauline Ladiges. Udovicic held a Postdoctoral Fellow position at the CSIRO Plant Industry, Canberra from 1995 to 1997, working on Rhamnaceae. At the conclusion of this post he moved back to Melbourne and took up a Postdoctoral Fellow position at The University of Melbourne until 1999. Udovicic was appointed as the first Molecular Systematist at the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria in 1999 to set up and manage the Maud Gibson Trust Molecular Laboratory, which enables Herbarium staff and postgraduate students to undertake DNA sequencing and other molecular marker work. Udovicic completed a Diploma of Business (Frontline Management) in 2003 at Box Hill Institute. Udovicic was successful in gaining the position of Manager in the Research Branch in 2003, a position he still holds today. Some of Udovicic's recent work has been focused on improving the Flora of Victoria website[1] by adding high quality characteristic images eg. flower buds, of common and rare and threatened species. This has been achieved in conjunction with Val Stajsic and Angharad Johnson.

During Udovicic's career he has collected over 480 specimens, mainly from the Australian Capital Territory, South Australia and Victoria (Australia),which are lodged at CANB, MEL, MELU, PERTH, NSW and HO.[2]

Standard author abbreviation

The standard author abbreviation Udovicic is used to indicate this person as the author when citing a botanical name.[3]

Selected published names

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Selected publications

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  1. ^ "Flora of Victoria online". Retrieved 13 December 2021.
  2. ^ Udovicic, Frank. "Udovicic collections". The Australasian Virtual Herbarium. Retrieved 13 December 2021.
  3. ^ IPNI.  Udovicic.
  4. ^ "Australian Plant Name Index". Retrieved 6 September 2021.
  5. ^ "International Plant Names Index". IPNI. Retrieved 6 September 2021.