Browse Entries

Use Trove to find more resources by/about this Biographical entry

  • Trove


  • The Study of Australian Eucalypts

Biographical entry St John, Percival Reginald Harry (1872 - 1944)

11 May 1872
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
12 August 1944
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Botanical collector and Botanist
Alternative Names
  • Saint John, P.R.H. (Also known as)


Percival St John worked at the Melbourne Botanic Gardens from the age of 11 until his retirement in 1938 by which time he had graduated from Head Gardener to Classifier and was in charge of the Economic Museum.



Taxonomy event - St John was commemorated in Eucalyptus stjohnii R.T.Bak.
Taxonomy event - Eucalyptus langii Maiden & Blakely. St John collected the type

Archival resources

Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science

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

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Journal Articles

  • Fletcher, R.J., 'Mount Buffalo and Percival R.H. St. John', Victorian Naturalist, vol. 115, no. 5, 1998, pp. 192-200. Details

Online Resources

See also

  • Hall, Norman, Botanists of the Eucalypts: short biographies of people who have named eucalypts, whose names have been given to species or who have collected type material, CSIRO, Melbourne, 1978, 101 pp. Details

McCarthy, G.J.