David Middleton: Tropical Botanist

 

David Middleton

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact details

Email: David Middleton

Tel.: +44 131 248 2926

Fax: +44 131 248 2901

Research Interests

I am currently working on a revision of the genus Aeschynanthus in the Gesneriaceae, am coordinating the account of the Gesneriaceae for the Flora of Thailand, and managing a project on the Ferns of Thailand

My other research interests include Southeast Asian Apocynaceae, subfamilies Rauvolfioideae and Apocynoideae, and general Southeast Asian floristics.  I am on the Editorial Boards of the Thai Forest Bulletin and the Flora of Thailand and on the Board of the Flora Malesiana Foundation.

Edinburgh Journal of Botany

I am the editor of the Edinburgh Journal of Botany. The Edinburgh Journal of Botany (EJB) is an international journal of plant systematics covering related aspects of biodiversity, conservation science and phytogeography. Published by Cambridge University Press in partnership with the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, the journal provides global coverage of all groups of plants and fungi.

Publications

2012

WAI, J.S., THAITONG, O., SRIDITH, K. & MIDDLETON, D.J. (2012 [‘2011’]). Willughbeia tenuiflora (Apocynaceae: Rauvolfioideae), a new record for Thailand. Thai Forest Bulletin (Botany) 39: 37–39.

NGERNSAENGSARUAY, C., MIDDLETON, D.J. & CHAYAMARIT, K. (2012 [‘2011’]). A revision of the genus Litsea Lam. (Lauraceae) in Thailand. Thai Forest Bulletin (Botany) 39: 40–119.

MIDDLETON, D.J. (2012). Chirita dismembered. Gesneriads 62: 14–19. 

LINDSAY, S. & MIDDLETON, D.J. (2012). Cyclosorus procerus comb. nov. (Thelypteridaceae) from Thailand. Nordic Journal of Botany 30: 308–309. 

EBIHARA, A., FRASER-JENKINS, C.R., PARRIS, B.S., ZHANG, X.C., YANG, Y.H., CHIOU, W.L., CHANG, H.M., LINDSAY, S., MIDDLETON, D.J., KATO, M., PRAPTOSUWIRYO, T.N., AMAROSO, V.B., BARCELONA, J.F., RANIL, R.H.G., PARK, C.H., MURAKAMI, N. & HOYA. A. (2012). Rare and Threatened Pteridophytes of Asia 1. An Enumeration of Narrowly Distributed Taxa. Bull. Natl. Mus. Nat. Sci., Ser. B, 38(3): 93–119. 

MIDDLETON, D.J. & TRIBOUN, T. (2012). Somrania, a new genus of Gesneriaceae from Thailand. Thai Forest Bulletin (Botany) 40: 9–13. 

LINDSAY, S., PHUTTHAI, T., SRIDITH,  K., CHANTHANAOTRAPINT, S. & MIDDLETON, D.J. (2012). Actinostachys wagneri (Schizaeaceae), a new record for Thailand. Thai Forest Bulletin (Botany) 40: 14–16. 

LINDSAY, S., MIDDLETON, D.J. & SUKSATHAN, P. (2012). A new species of Rhachidosorus (Woodsiaceae), a genus new to Thailand. Thai Forest Bulletin (Botany) 40: 102–104. 

MIDDLETON, D.J. & MOELLER, M. (2012). Tribounia, a new genus of Gesneriaceae from Thailand.  Taxon 61: 1286-1295. 

TRIBOUN, P. & MIDDLETON, D.J. (2012). Twenty new species of Paraboea (Gesneriaceae).  Gardens Bulletin Singapore 64: 333–370. 

MIDDLETON, D.J. & LIVSHULTZ, T. (2012). Streptoechites, a new genus of Asian Apocynaceae.  Adansonia sér. 3, 34: 363–373.

2011

MIDDLETON, D.J. (2011). Apocynaceae, subfamilies Rauvolfioideae and Apocynoideae. Flora of Peninsular Malaysia ser. II: Seed plants 2: 1–235.

THAI BIOGEOGRAPHY GROUP (TBG): van Welzen, P.C., Parnell, J.A.N., Boyce, P.C., Bygrave, P., Byrne, C., K. Chayamarit, K., Chantaranothai, P., Couch, C., Curtis, T., Dransfield, S., Esser, H.-J., Jebb, M.H.P., Kirkup, D.W., Larsen, K., Larsen, S.S., Macklin, J., Madern, A., Meade, C., Middleton, D.J., Moat, J., Muasya, A.M., Nielsen, I., Pattharahirantricin, N., Prajaksood, A., Pendry, C.A., Pooma, R., Simpson, D.A., Staples, G.W., Suddee, S., Sungkaew, S., Teerawatananon, A., Trias-Blasi, A., Wilkin, P., and Raes, N. (2011). The current and future status of floristic provinces in Thailand. Trisurat, Y. (ed.) Land Use, Climate Change and Biodiversity Modeling: Perspectives and Applications.

MOELLER, M., MIDDLETON, D.J., NISHII, K., WEI, Y.G., SONTAG, S. & WEBER, A. (2011). A new delineation for Oreocharis incorporating an additional ten genera of Chinese Gesneriaceae. Phytotaxa 23: 1–36. 

WEBER, A., MIDDLETON, D.J., FORREST, A., KIEW, R., LIM, C.L., RAFIDAH, A.R., SONTAG, S., TRIBOUN, P., WEI, Y.-G., YAO, T.L. & MOELLER, M. (2011). Molecular systematics and remodelling of Chirita and associated genera (Gesneriaceae). Taxon 60: 767–790. 

PUGLISI, C., MIDDLETON, D.J., TRIBOUN, P. & MOELLER, M. (2011). New insights into the relationships between Paraboea, Trisepalum and Phylloboea (Gesneriaceae) and their taxonomic consequences. Taxon 60: 1693–1702.

2010

MIDDLETON, D.J. (2010). Three new species of Wrightia (Apocynaceae: Apocynoideae) from Thailand. Gardens’ Bulletin Singapore 61: 129–138.

MIDDLETON, D.J. (2010). 676. Aeschynanthus buxifolius. Curtis’s Botanical Magazine 27: 147–155.

MIDDLETON, D.J., PUGLISI, C., TRIBOUN, P. & MOELLER, M. (2010). Proposal to conserve Paraboea against Phylloboea and Trisepalum (Gesneriaceae). Taxon 59: 1603.

MIDDLETON, D.J. & TRIBOUN, P. (2010). Two new species of Petrocosmea (Gesneriaceae). Thai Forest Bulletin (Botany) 38: 42–47.

LINDSAY, S., SUKSATHAN, P. & MIDDLETON, D.J. (2010). A new species of Adiantum (Pteridaceae) from northern Thailand. Thai Forest Bulletin (Botany) 38: 67–69.

TRIBOUN, P. & MIDDLETON, D.J. (2010). A new species of Damrongia (Gesneriaceae) from Thailand.  Thai Forest Bulletin (Botany) 38: 108–110.

SUKSATHAN, P., LINDSAY, S. & MIDDLETON, D.J. (2010). Polystichum hookerianum (C.Presl) C.Chr., a new record for Thailand. Thai Forest Bulletin (Botany) 38: 120–123.

2009

LINDSAY, S. & MIDDLETON, D.J. (2009). New combinations in the ferns of Thailand. Edinburgh Journal of Botany 66(2): 355-361. 

MIDDLETON, D.J. (2009). Brian Laurence Burtt. Edinburgh Journal of Botany 66: 1.

WEBER, A. & MIDDLETON, D.J. (2009). Plants named in honour of B. L. Burtt. Edinburgh Journal of Botany 66: 6-7.

MIDDLETON, D.J. (2009). A revision of Aeschynanthus (Gesneriaceae) in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam. Edinburgh Journal of Botany 66: 391–446.

LINDSAY, S. & MIDDLETON, D.J. (2009). Development of a multi-access key to the ferns of Thailand. Thai Forest Bulletin (Botany) special issue: 134–137.

MIDDLETON, D.J. (2009). An update on the Apocynaceae in Thailand. Thai Forest Bulletin (Botany) special issue: 143–155.

LINDSAY, S. & MIDDLETON, D.J. (2009). Lecanopteris pumila Blume (Polypodiaceae), a new record for Thailand. Thai Forest Bulletin (Botany) 37: 59–63.

LINDSAY, S., MIDDLETON, D.J., BOONKERD, T. & SUDDEE, S. (2009). Towards a stable nomenclature for Thai ferns. Thai Forest Bulletin (Botany) 37: 64–106.

2008

MIDDLETON, D.J. & SCOTT, S.M. (2008). A new species of Agalmyla (Gesneriaceae) from Sulawesi. Edinburgh Journal of Botany 65: 49-52.

XU, Z.R., BURTT, B. L., SKOG, L. E. & MIDDLETON, D.J. (2008). A Revision of Paraboea (Gesneriaceae). Edinburgh Journal of Botany 65: 161-347.

MIDDLETON, D.J. (2008). B.L. Burtt (1913-2008). Gesneriads 58(4): 40-41.

MIDDLETON, D.J. & LY, N.S. (2008). A new species of Ornithoboea (Gesneriaceae) from Vietnam. Edinburgh Journal of Botany 65: 353-357.

LINDSAY, S., MIDDLETON, D.J. & SUDDEE, S. (2008). Two new species of ferns from Thailand. Thai Forest Bulletin (Botany) 36: 46-51.

2007

MIDDLETON, D.J. (2007). A new species and a new combination in Aeschynanthus (Gesneriaceae) from Laos. Edinburgh Journal of Botany 64: 45-50.

MIDDLETON, D.J. (2007). Apocynaceae, subfamilies Rauvolfioideae and Apocynoideae. Flora Malesiana 18: 1-471.

LIVSHULTZ, T., MIDDLETON, D.J., ENDRESS, M.E. & WILLIAMS, J. (2007). Phylogeny of Apocynoideae and the APSA clade. Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 94: 323-361.

MIDDLETON, D.J. (2007). Amphineurion (Apocynaceae) and Amphineuron (Pteridophyta). Taxon 56: 593.

MIDDLETON, D.J. (2007). Angiosperms: Apocynaceae of Papua. In: Marshall, A.J. & Beehler, B.M., The Ecology of Papua, vol. 1: 355-358.

MIDDLETON, D.J. (2007). A revision of Aeschynanthus (Gesneriaceae) in Thailand. Edinburgh Journal of Botany 64: 363-429.

CHAYAMARIT, K., CHANTARANOTHAI, P., MIDDLETON, D.J., PARNELL, J.A.N., SIMPSON, D.A. & WILKIN, P. (2007). What constitutes a new taxon record for Thailand? Thai Forest Bulletin 35: 1-3.

MIDDLETON, D.J. (2007). A new species of Wrightia (Apocynaceae: Apocynoideae) from Thailand. Thai Forest Bulletin 35: 80-85.

MIDDLETON, D.J. (2007). Chilocarpus rostratus (Apocynaceae: Rauvolfioideae), a new record for Thailand. Thai Forest Bulletin 35: 86-88.

2006

MIDDLETON, D.J., LINDSAY, S. & SUDDEE, S. (2006 [‘2005']). A new species of Kamettia (Apocynaceae: Rauvolfioideae), a genus new to Thailand. Thai Forest Bulletin 33: 75-80.

NGERNSAENGSARUAY, C., MIDDLETON, D.J. & CHAYAMARIT, K. (2006). Five new records of Litsea (Lauraceae) for Thailand. Thai Forest Bulletin 33: 81-93.

MIDDLETON, D.J. (2006). Nomenclatural notes on Asian Apocynaceae, subfamilies Rauvolfioideae and Apocynoideae. Taxon 55: 502-506.

MIDDLETON, D.J. (2006). Three new species of Chilocarpus (Apocynaceae: Rauvolfioideae) from Malesia. Edinburgh Journal of Botany 63: 201-207.

2005

MIDDLETON, D.J. (2005). A new species of Tabernaemontana (Apocynaceae: Rauvolfioideae) from the Philippines. Harvard Papers in Botany 9: 387-389.

MIDDLETON, D.J. (2005). A new species of Micrechites (Apocynaceae: Apocynoideae) from Borneo. Harvard Papers in Botany 9: 383-385.

MIDDLETON, D.J. (2005). A new species of Alstonia (Apocynoideae: Rauvolfioideae) from Vietnam. Harvard Papers in Botany 10: 63-65.

MIDDLETON, D.J. (2005). A revision of Epigynum (Apocynaceae: Apocynoideae). Harvard Papers in Botany 10: 67-81.

MIDDLETON, D.J. (2005). A revision of Wrightia (Apocynaceae: Apocynoideae) in Malesia. Harvard Papers in Botany 10: 161-182.

MIDDLETON, D.J. (2005). A new species of Kopsia (Apocynoideae: Rauvolfioideae) from Vietnam. Adansonia 27: 287-289.

MIDDLETON, D.J. & REGALADO, J. (2005). Nomenclatural notes on species of Apocynaceae described from Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam. Adansonia 27: 291-308.

2004

LINDSAY, S., SUDDEE, S., MIDDLETON, D.J. & POOMA, R. (2004). Matoniaceae (Pteridophyta) - a new family record for Thailand. Thai Forest Bulletin 31: 47-52.

SUDDEE, S. & MIDDLETON, D.J. (2004). Rhodoleia (Hamamelidaceae), a new generic record for Thailand. Thai Forest Bulletin 31: 132-135.

LINDSAY, S. & MIDDLETON, D.J. (2004). Adiantum phanomensis (Adiantaceae), a new fern species from Peninsular Thailand. Harvard Papers in Botany 8: 137-140.

MIDDLETON, D.J. (2004). A revision of Kopsia Blume (Apocynaceae: Rauvolfioideae). Harvard Papers in Botany 9: 91-144.

MIDDLETON, D.J. (2004). Apocynaceae. Tree Flora of Sabah and Sarawak vol. 5: 1-61.

RUNDEL, P.W., MIDDLETON, D.J., PATTERSON, M. & MENG, M. (2004) [‘2003']. Structure and ecological function in a tropical montane Sphagnum bog of the Elephant Mountains, Bokor National Park, Cambodia. Natural History Bulletin of the Siam Society 51(2): 185-196.

MIDDLETON, D.J. (2004). Proposal to reject the name Echites trichotoma (Apocynaceae: Apocynoideae). Taxon 53: 1071-1072.

BOONKERD, T., LINDSAY, S., MIDDLETON, D.J. & SUDDEE, S. (2004). Additions to the Pteridophyte flora of Thailand. Thai Forest Bulletin 32: 6-11.

2003

PARNELL, A.N., SIMPSON, D.A., MOAT, J., KIRKUP, D.W., CHANTARANOTHAI, P., BOYCE, P.C., BYGRAVE, P., DRANSFIELD, S., JEBB, M. H. P., MACKLIN, J., MEADE, C., MIDDLETON, D.J., MUASYA, A. M., PRAJAKSOOD, A., PENDRY, C.A., POOMA, R., SUDDEE, S., & WILKIN, P. (2003). Plant collecting spread and densities: their potential impact on biogeographical studies in Thailand. Journal of Biogeography 30: 193-209.

MIDDLETON, D.J. (2003). Progress on the Flora of Thailand. Telopea 10: 33-42.

MIDDLETON, D.J. (2003). A new species of Carruthersia (Apocynaceae: Apocynoideae) from the Philippines. Harvard Papers in Botany 8: 1-3.

MIDDLETON, D.J. (2003). A new species and a new combination in Bornean Kopsia (Apocynaceae: Rauvolfioideae). Gardens Bulletin Singapore 55: 65-68.

LINDSAY, S. & MIDDLETON, D.J. (2003). Proposal to conserve the name Davallia repens (L. f.) Kuhn (Davalliaceae) against Davallia repens (Bory) Desv. (Lindsaeaceae). Taxon 52: 630-631.

MIDDLETON, D.J. (2003). A revision of Dyera (Apocynaceae, Rauvolfioideae). Gardens Bulletin Singapore 55: 209-217.

2002

MIDDLETON, D.J. (2002). Revision of Alyxia (Apocynaceae). Part 2: Australia and Pacific Islands. Blumea 47: 1-93.

MIDDLETON, D.J. (2002). Trachelospermum axillare Hook.f. (Apocynaceae), a new record for Thailand. Thai Forest Bulletin 30: 28-30.

2001

MIDDLETON, D.J. (2001). A new species of Pottsia (Apocynaceae: Apocynoideae) from Thailand and Lao PDR. Harvard Papers in Botany 6: 285-287.

BEAMAN, J.H. & MIDDLETON, D.J. (2001). Apocynaceae, pp. 102-114 in Beaman, J. H., Anderson, C., & Beaman, R. S. Plants of Mount Kinabalu, 4. Dicotyledon Families Acanthaceae to Lythraceae.

MIDDLETON, D.J. & SANTISUK, T. (2001). A new species of Wrightia (Apocynaceae: Apocynoideae) from Thailand. Thai Forest Bulletin 29: 1-10.

MIDDLETON, D.J. (2001). The Apocynaceae of the Crocker Range National Park. In: Ghazaly, I. L. & A. Lamri (eds.), Crocker Range National Park Sabah, vol. 1. Natural Ecosystem and species components, pp. 65-87. Asean Academic Press, London.

SANGAT-ROEMANTYO, H.M. & MIDDLETON, D.J. (2001). Alyxia R.Br. In: Van Valkenburg, J.L.C.H. & Bunyapraphatsara, N. (Eds.), Plant Resources of South-East Asia, vol. 12(2), Medicinal and poisonous plants 2: 69-72.

2000

MIDDLETON, D.J. (2000). Revision of Alyxia (Apocynaceae). Part 1: Asia and Malesia. Blumea 45: 1-146.

1999

MIDDLETON, D.J. (1999). Apocynaceae. Flora of Thailand 7(1): 1-152.

HENDRIAN & MIDDLETON, D.J. (1999). A revision of Rauvolfia L. in Malesia. Blumea 44: 449-470.

1998

ZIJLSTRA, G., LEEUWENBERG, A.J.M & MIDDLETON, D.J. (1998). (1332) Proposal to conserve the name Trachelospermum (Apocynaceae) with a conserved type. Taxon 47: 163-164.

MIDDLETON, D.J. & LEEUWENBERG, A.J.M. (1998). (1355) Proposal to conserve Tabernaemontana heyneana Wall. (Apocynaceae). Taxon 47: 481-482.

1997

MIDDLETON, D.J. (1997). (1280) A proposal to reject Apocynum vincifolium Burm.f. so as to retain Parsonsia alboflavescens (Dennst.) Mabberley. Taxon 46: 121-122.

MIDDLETON, D.J. (1997). A revision of Parsonsia R.Br. in Malesia. Blumea 42: 191-248.

MIDDLETON, D.J. (1997). A revision of Carruthersia Seem. Blumea 42: 489-498.

MIDDLETON, D.J. (1997). Gaultheria. European Garden Flora 5: 492-499.

MIDDLETON, D.J. (1997). Profile - Max van Balgooy. Plant Talk 11: 7.

MIDDLETON, D.J. (1997). Accounts of several families in G. Argent, A. Saridan, E. Campbell, P. Wilkie. (Eds). Manual of the larger and more important non dipterocarp trees of Central Kalimantan.

1996

LI, P.T., LEEUWENBERG, A.J.M. & MIDDLETON, D.J. (1996). Apocynaceae in Flora of China 16: 143-188.

MIDDLETON, D.J. (1996). Ecua, a new genus of Apocynaceae from Malesia. Blumea 41: 33-35.

MIDDLETON, D.J. (1996). A revision of Anodendron Roxb. (Apocynaceae). Blumea 41: 37-68.

MIDDLETON, D.J. (1996). A revision of Aganonerion Pierre ex Spire, Parameria Benth. and Urceola Roxb. (Apocynaceae). Blumea 41: 69-122.

MIDDLETON, D.J. (1996). A new species of Willughbeia (Apocynaceae: Plumerioideae) from Borneo. Blumea 41: 123-124.

MIDDLETON, D.J. (1996). A revision of Aganosma (Bl.) G.Don (Apocynaceae). Kew Bulletin 51: 455-482.

1995

MIDDLETON, D.J. (1995). A revision of the genus Urceola (Apocynaceae) in Thailand. Kew Bulletin 49: 757-767.

MIDDLETON, D.J. (1995). Two new species of Alyxia (Apocynaceae: Plumerioideae) from Thailand. Blumea 40: 109-111.

MIDDLETON, D.J. (1995). Baharuia, a new genus of Apocynaceae from Malesia. Blumea 40: 443-447.

MIDDLETON, D.J. (1995). A revision of Papuechites (Apocynaceae). Blumea 40: 439-442.

SIMPSON, D.A., PARNELL, J.A.N., CHANTARANOTHAI, P. & MIDDLETON, D.J. (1995). The Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, Khon Kaen University and Trinity College Dublin expeditions to Thailand 1990 and 1993. Thai Forest Bulletin (Bot.) 23: 50-61.

1994

MIDDLETON, D.J. (1994). A new combination in Epigynum (Apocynaceae). Kew Bulletin 49: 304.

MIDDLETON, D.J. (1994). New combinations in Urceola (Apocynaceae). Novon 4: 151.

MIDDLETON, D.J. (1994). Three new combinations in Chinese Apocynaceae. Novon 4: 152.

MIDDLETON, D.J. & GILBERT, M. (1994). (1104) Proposal to reject Alyxia glaucescens Wall. Taxon 43: 477-478.

MIDDLETON, D.J. (1994). A taxonomic revision of Ichnocarpus (Apocynaceae). Blumea 39: 73-94.

1993

MIDDLETON, D.J. (1993). A taxonomic revision of Willughbeia Roxb. (Apocynaceae). Blumea 38: 1-24.

MIDDLETON, D.J. (1993). A systematic survey of leaf and stem anatomical characters in the genus Gaultheria and related genera (Ericaceae). Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 113: 199-215.

MIDDLETON, D.J. (1993). A new combination in Chonemorpha (Apocynaceae). Novon 3: 455.

1992

MIDDLETON, D.J. (1992). A chemotaxonomic survey of flavonoids and simple phenols in the leaves of Gaultheria L. and related genera. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 110: 313-324.

1991

MIDDLETON, D.J. (1991). Pernettya or Gaultheria? The Plantsman 20:167-177.

MIDDLETON, D.J. (1991). Ecology, reproductive biology and hybridisation in the genus Gaultheria L. (Ericaceae). Edinburgh Journal of Botany 48: 81-89.

MIDDLETON, D.J. (1991). Infrageneric classification of the genus Gaultheria L. (Ericaceae). Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 106: 229-258.

MIDDLETON, D.J. (1991). Taxonomic studies in the Gaultheria group of genera of the tribe Andromedeae (Ericaceae). Edinburgh Journal of Botany 48: 283-306.

MIDDLETON, D.J. (1991). Gaultheria x wisleyensis: a not-so-new hybrid! The Plantsman 13: 188-189.

1990

MIDDLETON, D.J. & WILCOCK, C.C. (1990). A critical examination of the status of Pernettya Gaud. as a genus distinct from Gaultheria L. Edinburgh Journal of Botany 47: 291-301.

MIDDLETON, D.J. & WILCOCK, C.C. (1990). Chromosome counts in the genus Gaultheria L. and related genera. Edinburgh Journal of Botany 47: 303-313.

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