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Biographical entry Fitzgerald, William Vincent (1867? - 1929)

Born
21 July 1867?
Mungana, Tasmania, Australia
Died
6 August 1929
Daru River, New Guinea
Occupation
Botanical collector, Botanist and Prospector

Summary

William Vincent Fitzgerald was a member of the 1903 Western Australian Royal Commission on Forests, chairman of the State Forests Advisory Board 1904 and a member of the Kimberley Trigonometric Survey 1905. He died while exploring the Bismark Ranges in Papua. William Fitzgerald collected for Ferdinand Mueller and Joseph Maiden, and described several Eucalyptus specimen. He was also known through his excellent work on orchids.

Details

Events

1904
Taxonomy event - Eucalyptus diptera C.R.P.Andrews. Fitzgerald collected the type
1904
Taxonomy event - Eucalyptus accedens W.Fitzg.
1912
Taxonomy event - Eucalyptus pyriformis Turcz. var. elongata Maiden (= E. pyriformisTurcz. (1849)), Fitzgerald collected the type
1915
Taxonomy event - Eucalyptus houseana W.Fitzg. ex Maiden
1923
Taxonomy event - Eucalyptus collina W.Fitzg.
1934
Taxonomy event - Eucalyptus fitzgeraldii Blakely was named for Fitzgerald

Archival resources

Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science

  • Australian Botanists - Biographies, MS 064; Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science. Details

National Herbarium, Melbourne

  • William Vincent Fitzgerald - Records, 1892 - 1894, MSS M54; National Herbarium, Melbourne. Details

Western Australia Herbarium

  • William Vincent Fitzgerald - Records, 1905 - 1906, 58(044) Fit; Western Australia Herbarium. Details

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Online Resources

See also

  • 'List of eucalypts published under this authority use abbreviation search 'W.Fitzg.'and genus 'Eucalyptus'', Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), Australian National Botanic Gardens, 2012, http://www.anbg.gov.au/cgi-bin/apni. Details
  • Fagg, Murray, 'Fitzgerald, William Vincent (1867–1929)', Australian Plant Collectors and Illustrators, Council of Heads of Australian Herbaria (CHAH), 2010, https://www.anbg.gov.au/biography/fitzgerald-william.html. Details
  • Hall, Norman, Botanists of the Eucalypts: short biographies of people who have named eucalypts, whose names have been given to species or who have collected type material, CSIRO, Melbourne, 1978, 101 pp. Details

McCarthy, G.J., Moje, C. & Walsh, N.