- John Green (botanist)
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name = John William Green
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Waverley, New South Wales, Australia
Western Australian HerbariumUniversity of New England Forest Research Institute Western Australian Herbarium
known_for = his plant taxa publications
author_abbrev_bot = J.W.Green
John William Green (born
10 July 1930in 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 Walesuntil 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 professorat the Laurentian University.
In 1975, Green returned to Australia, taking on the post of
curatorto the Western Australian Herbarium. He held that position until 1987. During this time he oversaw the introduction of databasesystems for management of collections.
Plant taxa publications
Green has published a number of plant taxa, among which the following are still current:
Tersonia cyathiflora" (Button Creeper)
*"Conostylis aculeata" subsp. "rhipidion"
He was also collector of the type specimen of "
*cite book | first = Norman | last = Hall | year = 1978 | title = Botanists of the Eucalypts | location = Australia | publisher =
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization| id=ISBN 0643002715
*cite web|title = Green, John W. (1930 - ) | url = http://www.anbg.gov.au/biography/green-john-w.html | publisher =
Australian National Botanic Gardens| accessdate = 2007-04-05
*Ipni|J.W.Green|downloaded = 2007-04-05
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