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Alexander Floyd

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Residence  New South Wales
Known for  rainforest botany
Citizenship  Australian
Nationality  Australian
Name  Alexander Floyd
Fields  botany

Alexander Floyd

Author abbrev. (botany)  A.G.Floyd

Alexander Geoffrey Floyd is an Australian botanist with an expert knowledge of rainforest plants, particularly the rainforest trees of New South Wales. He has worked with the New South Wales Forestry Commission, the Department of Forestry in Papua-New Guinea, and the National Parks and Wildlife Service of New South Wales. He helped create the North Coast Regional Botanic Garden at Coffs Harbour.

Two genera and several species of plants are named in his honour; including Floydia, Alexfloydia, and Endiandra floydii.

Honours and awards

In 2008, Alexander Floyd was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia for service to botany, particularly through research and identification of sub-tropical rainforest plants and through support for the North Coast Regional Botanic Gardens, and to conservation and environmental education.

References

Alexander Floyd Wikipedia


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