Elizabeth Edgar

New Zealand botanist (1929-2019)

Elizabeth Edgar (27 December 1929 – 1 January 2019) was a New Zealand botanist. She was best known for her work in writing and editing three of the five volumes of the series Flora of New Zealand. It describes the species of flora of the country. She was known for her taxonomic work on the biodiversity of New Zealand.

Elizabeth Edgar
Elizabeth Edgar at work at microscope
Edgar circa 1970, DSIR
Born(1929-12-27)27 December 1929
Christchurch, New Zealand
Died1 January 2019(2019-01-01) (aged 89)
Christchurch, New Zealand
Years active1952–2010
Notable workCo-author of 3 of the 5 volumes of the series Flora of New Zealand

Edgar died on 1 January 2019, in Christchurch, at the age of 89.[1]


  1. Guildford 2019.