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Biographical entry Boorman, John Luke (c. 1864 - 1938)

c. 1864
18 November 1938
Liverpool, New South Wales, Australia
Botanical collector


Botanical collector John Boorman worked at the Sydney Royal Botanic Gardens from around 1887 until his retirement around 1930. He was well-regarded by then director J.H. Maiden and the botanic garden holds many specimens collected by him. Deane and Maiden named the hybrid Eucalyptus x boormanii in his honour, which Boorman had collected. Several taxa other than eucalypts were named in his honour, such as Acacia boormanii (Maiden) and Pterostylis boormanii (Rupp).



c. 1887 - c. 1930
Career position - Botanical collector, Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney
Taxonomy event - Eucalyptus x boormanii Deane & Maiden was named in his honour

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

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

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