Donald McGillivray

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Donald McGillivray
Born (1935-08-20)20 August 1935
Griffith, New South Wales, Australia
Died 17 August 2012(2012-08-17) (aged 76)
Nationality Australian
Fields Botany
Institutions Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney
Education Gosford High School
Alma mater University of Sydney
Australian National University
Notable awards Engler Medal (1993)
Author abbrev. (botany) McGill.

Donald John McGillivray (20 August 1935 – 17 August 2012[1]) in New South Wales, Australia, usually known as D.J. McGillivray, was an Australian botanical taxonomist. He was trained in forestry, and became interested in plant taxonomy just before he transferred in 1964 to the National Herbarium of the Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney, New South Wales.

From 1969 to 1970, he was the Australian Botanical Liaison Officer at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, London.[2]

McGillivray specialised in the Grevillea genus, and in 1993 published Grevillea – Proteaceae: A Taxonomic Revision, a definitive scientific survey of the prolific Australian plant genus.


  1. ^ "Vale Donald John (Don) McGillivray" (PDF). Australian Systematic Botany Society Newsletter (154): 16–20. March 2013. Retrieved 3 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "A brief history of the ABLO position". Archived from the original on January 5, 2007. Retrieved 20 August 2008. 
Government offices
Preceded by
A.S. George
Australian Botanical Liaison Officer
Succeeded by
John Carrick
  1. ^ IPNI.  McGill.