After work at Leiden and Sabah, Andrew Kanis joined the Taxonomy Group of the New Guinea Resources Section, CSIRO Division of Land Research, A.C.T. in 1969. In 1973 this group transferred to the Division of Plant Industry as part of Herbarium Australiense (now Australian National Herbarium, CANB). He is best remembered for research on Amaranthaceae, Mimosaceae and Ochnaceae. Since his death, work on Amaranthaceae has been continued by Jo Palmer. He was also an accomplished nomenclaturalist who took an active interest in the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature. His main collections are at CANB.
Extracted from: A.E.Orchard (1999) A History of Systematic
Botany in Australia, in Flora of Australia Vol.1, 2nd ed.,
ABRS. [consult for source references]