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Biographical entry Taylor, Joan Margaret (1929 - 2017)

Born
1929
Victoria, Australia
Died
2017
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Occupation
Botanist

Summary

Joan Taylor joined the staff of the Canberra Botanic Gardens having obtained a Horticulture Certificate from the Canberra TAFE. Although her position was classified as Gardener, her duties included plant identification and herbarium curation. She became highly skilled in these areas. Later she was able to move into the technical stream where, with encouragement from senior botanists, she worked on taxonomic projects, especially the families Fabaceae and Pittosporaceae, made some extended field collecting trips between 1979 and 1991, and published the results of her taxonomic work.

Published resources

Journal Articles

  • Crisp, Mike, 'Joan Margaret Taylor, 1829 - 2017', Australasian Systematic Botany Society Newsletter, vol. 173, 2017, pp. 31-3. Details

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