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As a youth Wayne Harris spent much of his idle time roaming the Adelaide Hills in search of terrestrial orchids. He later went on to the University of Adelaide where he majored in both Botany and Geology in his undergraduate years, subsequently gaining an M.Sc degree from the Botany Department. His interest in orchids continued in a less formal way until more recently when he participated in several botanical expeditions to Papua New Guinea. He is currently a senior botanist at the Queensland Herbarium where he is curator of Orchidaceae and his current orchid research is centered on the taxonomy of Diplocaulobium. He is also the National Registrar of Judges for the Australasian Native Orchid Society Inc.