William Grant Milne

William Grant Milne

William Grant Milne (?-1866), was a Scottish botanist.

A gardener at the Edinburgh Botanic Garden, in 1852 Milne joined the "HMS Herald" expedition to the south-western Pacific (1852-1856), as a botanist. The expedition visited, inter alia, Lord Howe Island, New South Wales, and Western Australia. Milne was accompanied by fellow Scots botanist John MacGillivray, who left the ship early in 1855, after being dismissed as the result of a dispute with the captain Henry Mangles Denham.

Milne was the discoverer of several plants, including the rare New Caledonian tree "Meryta denhamii" which Milne found growing on the Isle of Pines in 1853.

ee also

* Henry Mangles Denham
* John MacGillivray


* A.E.Orchard (1999) 'A History of Systematic Botany in Australia', in "Flora of Australia" Vol.1, 2nd ed., ABRS.)

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