John Buchanan (botanist)

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John Buchanan, 1883-1890, Dunedin, by John Richard Morris. No Known Copyright Restrictions. Te Papa (O.041253)

John Buchanan (13 October 1819 – 1898) was a New Zealand botanist and scientific artist, fellow of the Linnean Society.


Buchanan also had some 29 publications in the Transactions and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New Zealand, including his identification of new species.


  • Contributed woodcuts to Buller's Manual of New Zealand Birds
  • Contributed scientific illustrations to Hutton's Fishes of New Zealand
Portrait of John Buchanan, New Zealand, by Henry Morland Gore. Gift of the New Zealand Institute, 1885. No Known Copyright Restrictions. Te Papa (1992-0035-1685)

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