Botanic Gardens Trust, Sydney, Australia

Lesley Elkan

Position

Botanical Illustrator

Branch

Science & Public Programs

Section

Resources

Email

Lesley.elkan@rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au

Phone

(02) 9231 8133

Fax

(02) 9251 7231

Role

To illustrate new and renamed species for Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust botanists and research associates to be published in taxonomic journals. Work is chiefly completed in ink. To manage the Trustís botanical illustration archive.

Current research projects

Ongoing taxonomic illustration; Endangered and Vulnerable Species illustration Project - depicting NSW species listed on the NPWS Threatened Species List; providing illustrations from the illustration archive to NPWS and other external bodies; digitally photographing Flora of NSW illustrations for Flora-on-line.

Keywords

Botanical Illustration, plant images, illustration archive, botanical art

Key publications

Illustrations published in:

  • Telopea all volumes 1996-present
  • Cunninghamia
  • Flora of NSW (Vol. 1 & 2 revisions)
  • Flora of Australia
  • Curtisís Botanical Magazine (plate 381, 2000)
  • Blumea
  • Australian Systematic Botany
  • Edinburgh Journal of Botany
  • Gardensí Bulletin Singapore
  • Nordic Journal of Botany
  • Journal of the Hattori Botanical Laboratory
  • Nuytsia
  • SIDA
  • Journal of Adelaide Botanic Gardens
  • Flora Malesiana
Lesley