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Biographical entry Brass, Leonard J. (1900 - 1971)

29 August 1971
Cairns, Queensland, Australia
Botanical collector, Taxonomist and Explorer


Leonard J. Brass was a collector for several Archbold Expeditions to Papua New Guinea. He collected plant specimens for the Queensland Herbarium from the 1930s to the 1960s. His name is commorated in Eucalyptus Brassiana S.T. Blake (1977), as well as numerous species in other genera.



1918 - 1919
Education - Received botanical training at Queensland Herbarium
1925 - 1926
Career event - Collected specimens in Papua New Guinea for the Arnold Arboretum, Harvard University
Taxonomy event - Eucalyptus brassiana S.T. Blake was named after Leonard Brass.

Archival resources

Queensland Herbarium

  • Leonard J. Brass - Records, 1931 - 1966; Queensland Herbarium. Details

Published resources

Journal Articles

  • Deusen, H. M. Van, 'Obituary: Leonard John Brass', North Queensland Naturalist, vol. 39, no. 156, 1971, pp. 2-3. Details

Online Resources

Gavan McCarthy, Neville Walsh and Christine Moje