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Biographical entry Rogers, Richard Sanders (c. 1861 - 1942)

c. 2 December 1861
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
28 March 1942
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Physician and Orchidologist


Richard Sanders Rogers was consulting physician at the (Royal) Adelaide Hospital from 1897 to1942 and a became a hypnotist of some note. He became a world authority on Australasian orchids describing over 113 new species and 3 new genera working closely with R. Fiveash and H.M.R. Rupp.



1929 - 1931
Career position - Chairman of the Board of the Public library, Museum and Art Gallery of South Australia
Taxonomy event - Eucalyptus brachycalyx Blakely. Rogers collected the type

Archival resources

Barr Smith Library, Special Collections, The University of Adelaide

  • Richard Sanders Rogers - Records, 1890 - 1942; Barr Smith Library, Special Collections, The University of Adelaide. Details

Botanic Gardens of Adelaide and State Herbarium

  • Richard Sanders Rogers - Records, 1861 - 1942; Botanic Gardens of Adelaide and State Herbarium. Details

National Herbarium, Melbourne

  • Richard Sanders Rogers - Records, 1912 - 1937, MSS 4; National Herbarium, Melbourne. Details

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Book Sections

Journal Articles

  • 'Obituary: Dr. R. S. Rogers', Australian Journal of Science, vol. 4, no. 5, 1942, p. 154. Details

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.