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Biographical entry Gray, Alan Maurice (1943 - )

9 September 1943
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Botanist and Taxonomist


Alan Gray has pursued his interest in plant taxonomy, ecology and the propagation and cultivation of Australian native plants. Preeminent in his taxonomic and field knowledge of Tasmanian eucalypts as well as the eucalypts of the eastern and southern mainland, he has published a number of papers since the early 1970s. He has been a contributor for Flora of Tasmania Online at the Tasmanian Herbarium.



1965 - 1967
Career position - Assistant, Department of Botany, University of Tasmania
1970 - 1977
Career position - Staff member, CSIRO Division of Forest Research
1978 -
Career position - Plant consultant; Botany tutor, Department of Enviromnental Design, Tasmanian College of Advanced Education
Taxonomy event - Eucalyptus brookeriana A.M.Gray
Taxonomy event - Eucalyptus nebulosa A.M.Gray

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Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Book Sections

  • Gray, Alan Maurice, 'Barber's gum, Eucalyptus barberi L. Johnson et D Blaxell.' in Forest tree series ; no. 152 (Canberra: Australian Government Publishing Service, 1974), p. 4. Details

Journal Articles

  • Brooker, M. I. H. and Lassak, E. V., 'The volatile leaf oils of Eucalyptus ovata Labill. and E. brookerana AM Gray (Myrtaceae).', Australian Journal of Botany, 29 (5) (1981), 605 - 615. Details
  • Gray, A.M., 'A note on the relationship of Eucalyptus risdonii Hook. f. var. elata Benth. to Eucalyptus delegatensis RT Baker', Muelleria, 3 (3) (1976), 197-198. Details
  • Ladiges, P.Y., Gray, A.M. and Brooker, M.I.H., 'Pattern of geographic variation, based on seedling morphology, in Eucalyptus ovata Labill. and E. brookerana A.M. Gray [Provenances from Victoria, Tasmania and King Island] and comparisons with some other Eucalyptus species.', Australian Journal of Botany, 29 (5) (1981), 593 - 603. Details


See also

  • Duretto, M.F. (Ed.), Flora of Tasmania Online, Tasmanian Herbarium, Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery, 2009, Details
  • Hall, Norman, A Supplement to Botanists of the Eucalypts (CSIRO, 1978) (Canberra: CSIRO Division of Forest Research, 1979), 19 pp. Details

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