Wilkie, P., Hughes, K., Newman, N. (Eds) (2018) Proceedings of the 10th Flora Malesiana Symposium. Sibbaldia 16. Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, Edinburgh. 

Wilkie, P. (2018) The 10th Flora Malesiana Symposium. Sibbaldia 16: 1-4. 

Wilkie, P. (2018) Obituary: Tony Whitten (1953-2017). Sibbaldia 16: 7.

Hutabarat, P.W.K., Wilkie, P. (2018) The Sapotaceae of Indonesia and the potential role of botanic gardens in their conservation. Sibbaldia 16: 141-154. 

Leong, P., Rodda, M., Wilkie, P. (2017) Six interesting plants encountered in Nanga Bloh of the Lanjak-Entimau Wildlife Sanctuary. Gardenwise vol. 49: 2-7.

Kümpers, B.M.C., Richardson, J.E., Anderberg, A.A., Wilkie, P., Ronse De Craene, L.P. (2016). The significance of meristic changes in the flowers of Sapotaceae Juss. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society.

Wilkie, P. & Argent, G.C.G. (2016) A new species of Diplycosia (Ericaceae) from Southern Kalimantan, Indonesia. Edinburgh Journal of Botany.

Richardson, J.E., Bakar, A., Tosh, J. Armstrong, K., Smedmark, J., Andernerg, A.A., Slik, F., Wilkie, P. (2014). The influence of tectonics, sea-level changes and dispersal on migration and diversification of Isonandreae (Sapotaceae). Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society.174(1) 130-140.

Wilkie, P. (2013) A New Species of Pterospermum Schreb. (Dombeyoideae, Malvaceae/Sterculiaceae) from Southern Thailand. Thai Forest Bulletin. 41, 10-12.

Wilkie, P., Dalberg Poulsen, A., Harris, D., Forrest, L.L. (2013) The collection and storage of plant material for DNA extraction: The Teabag Method. Gardens’ Bulletin Singapore 65 (2) 231-234.

Wilkie, P. (2011) Towards an account of Sapotaceae for Flora Malesiana. Gardens’ Bulletin Singapore 63(1&2): 145-153.

Wilkie, P & Berhaman, A. (2011) Sterculiaceae. In: E. Soepadmo, L.G. Saw, Chung R.C.K. and Kiew, R. (eds.) Tree Flora of Sabah and Sarawak Vol 7. 108 pages.  Ampang Press Sdn. Bhd., Kuala Lumpur.

A. Sumadijaya, P. Wilkie, M. Hughes and S. Rasnovi (Submitted) A brief vegetation survey of Gunung Kemiri, Gunung Leuser National Park, Nangroe Aceh Darussalam. Flora Malesiana Bulletin.

J. W. Ferry Slik, Niels Raes, Shin-Ichiro Aiba, Francis Q. Brearley, Charles H. Cannon, Erik Meijaard, Hidetoshi Nagamasu, Reuben Nilus, Gary Paoli, Axel D. Poulsen, Douglas Sheil, Eizi Suzuki, Johan L. C. H. van Valkenburg, Campbell O. Webb, Peter Wilkie, Stephan Wulffraat. (2009). Environmental correlates for Borneo’s tropical tree species diversity and compositional patterns. Diversity and Distributions 15: 523-532.

Wilkie, P. A Revision of Scaphium (Sterculioideae, Malvaceae/Sterculiaceae) (2009). Edinburgh Journal of Botany 66, 2 283-328.

Phongsak, P. & Wilkie, P. (2008) Scaphium affine (Mast.) Pierre (Sterculiaceae) new for Thailand. Thai Forest Bulletin (Bot.) 36 61-69.

Wilkie, P. (2008) A new species of Scaphium (Sterculioideae, Malvaceae/Sterculiaceae) from Borneo. Edinburgh Journal of Botany 65(3) 1-7.

Argent, G., Wilkie, P., Madulid, D. (2007) Lobelia proctorii sp. nov. (Lobelioideae, Campanulaceae / Lobeliaceae) from the Philippines. Plant Ecology 192 (2) 157-160.

Wilkie, P. (2007) A new species of Pterospermum schreb. (Dombeyoideae, Malvaceae/Sterculiaceae) from Cambodia and Vietnam. Edinburgh Journal of Botany 64(2)179-183.

Wilkie, P., Clark, A., Pennington, R.T., Cheek, P., Bayer, C., & Wilcock, C.C. (2006) Phylogenetic Relationships within the Subfamily Sterculioideae (Malvaceae/Sterculiaceae-Sterculieae). Using the Chloroplast Gene ndhF. Systematic Botany 31:160-170.

Wortley, A.H. & Wilkie, P. (2005) Thematic Review of Darwin Initiative’s Contribution to the Global Taxonomy Initiative. DEFRA (UK Government) Report.

Wilkie, P. , Argent, G.,  Campbell, E.,  Saridan, A. (2004) The Diversity of 15 hectares of lowland mixed dipterocarp forest, Central Kalimantan. Biodiversity and Conservation 13, 695-708.

Slik JWF, Poulsen AD, Ashton PS, Cannon CH, Eichhorn KAO, Kartawinata K, Lanniari I, Nagamasu H, Nakagawa M, van Nieuwstadt MGL, Payne J, Purwaningsih, Saridan A, Sidiyasa K, Verburg RW, Webb CO, Wilkie P. (2003) A floristic analysis of the lowland dipterocarp forests of Borneo. Journal Of Biogeography 30 (10): 1517-1531.

Wilkie, P., Sands, M.J.S., Mendum. (1999) Begonia chloroneura (Begoniaceae): a new species from the Philippine island of Luzon. The New Plantsman Vol. 6. Part 3.

Wilkie, P. & Saridan, A. (1999) The limitations of vernacular names in an inventory study, Central Kalimantan, Indonesia. Biodiversity and Conservation. Vol. 8, No. 11: 1457-1467.

Argent, G., Saridan, A., Campbell, E.J.F., Wilkie, P. (1997) Manual of the larger and more important non dipterocarp trees of Central Kalimantan. Two vol. Forest Research Institute, Samarinda, Indonesia.


  • Editor-in-Chief 10th Flora Malesiana Symposium Proceedings
  • Member of the IUCN/ Species Survival Commission Global Tree Specialist Group
  • Member of the Department of Environment’s (DEFRA) Nagoya Protocol stakeholders group
  • CBD Policy Coordination for RBGE
  • Honorary Fellow University of Edinburgh
  • Secretary of the UK Systematics Association (2008-2016)
  • Chairman of the Edinburgh Centre for Tropical Forests (2001-2002; 2007-2009).

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Botanic garden fighting to save the rainforest from the scorched earth of human activity: The Scotsman 23 february 2018

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What’s in a name? A mass of analysis: The Scotsman 20 January 2015

Saving the Orang-utan: The Scotsman 1 Sept 2015:


What is a Taxonomist: BBC Scotland: 3 September 2015: Kaye Adams Show. Interview starts shortly after 01:34:30.

Scientists go to Orangutan's rescue: The Times: September 2015: