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Biographical entry Rupp, Harman Montague Rucker (1872 - 1956)

27 December 1872
Port Fairy, Victoria, Australia
2 September 1956
Mosman, New South Wales, Australia
Botanist and Clergyman


Harman Montague R. Rupp studied botany at the University of Melbourne (BA 1897). He had many posts as priest and from 1899 made a census of the native plants of his parishes. From 1924 he concentrated on orchids and wrote many books and papers on the subject.

Archival resources

Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science

  • Australian Botanists - Biographies, MS 064; Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science. Details

National Herbarium, Melbourne

  • Harman Montague Rucker Rupp - Records, 1892 - 1956; National Herbarium, Melbourne. Details

Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney

  • Harman Montague Rucker Rupp - Records, 1885 - 1956; Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney. Details

University of Melbourne, Botany School

  • Harman Montague Rucker Rupp - Records, 1885 - 1956; University of Melbourne, Botany School. Details

Published resources


  • Gilbert, Lionel, The Orchid Man: the Life, Work and Memoirs of the Rev. H.M.R. Rupp (1872-1956), Kangaroo Press, Kenthurst (N.S.W.), 1992, 248 pp. Details

Book Sections

  • Gilbert, L. A., 'Rupp, Herman Montague Rucker (1872-1956), Clergyman and Botanist', in Geoffrey Serle (ed.), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 11, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1988, pp. 480-481. Also available at Details

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.