John Green (botanist)

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John William Green
Born (1930-10-07) 7 October 1930 (age 86)
Waverley, New South Wales, Australia
Residence Canberra, Australia
Citizenship Australian
Fields Botany
Institutions Western Australian Herbarium
University of New England
Forest Research Institute
Western Australian Herbarium
Known for his plant taxa publications
Author abbrev. (botany) J.W.Green

John William Green (born 10 July 1930 in Waverley, New South Wales) is an Australian botanist.


Green began his botanical career in 1954 as assistant botanist in the Western Australian Herbarium. He remained in that position until 1958, in his final year serving as botanical adviser to phytochemical surveys in the southwest. He then took up a position at the University of New England at Armidale, New South Wales until 1963, when he moved to Canberra, unitially as an academic, and after 1966 as a researcher at the Forest Research Institute. In 1970 he moved to Ontario, Canada, taking up a post as professor at the Laurentian University.

In 1975, Green returned to Australia, taking on the post of curator to the Western Australian Herbarium. He held that position until 1987. During this time he oversaw the introduction of database systems for management of collections.

Plant taxa publications[edit]

Green has published a number of plant taxa, among which the following are still current:

He was also collector of the type specimen of Eucalyptus dolichorhyncha.