Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria
Since about 1980 Jean has been recording
and monitoring the sites of terrestrial orchids
found in the ACT and surrounding areas.
As a keen botanical artist she found the native orchids a wonderful subject to draw. She also enjoyed enhancing David Jones' drawings for the Field Guide to the Orchids of the Australian Capital Territory, as well as for many of his other publications.
In 2001, realising there were many independent orchid enthusiasts in the area, she established the first ACT e-mail orchid list, with the aim of sharing information, and organizing feld trips to explore the orchids.
The orchid Paraprasophyllum jeaneganiae is named after her.
Source: Extracted from author profiles for "Orchids of the Southern Tablelands and ACT", 2020.
Portrait Photo: Extracted from: https://thisiscanberra.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/IMG_3962-810x780.jpg