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

Born
1900
Died
29 August 1971
Cairns, Queensland, Australia
Occupation
Botanical collector, Taxonomist and Explorer

Summary

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.

Details

Events

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
1977
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