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Biographical entry Chisholm, Edwin Claude (c. 1880 - 1944)

c. 1880
23 April 1944
Blaxland, New South Wales, Australia
Botanical collector, Entomologist and Medical practitioner


Edwin Chisholm was a medical practitioner who was also a keen amateur entomologist and botanical collector with a particular interest in eucalypts. He is known to have collected throughout New South Wales and at Prairie in Queensland. His contribution to botany in Australia was honoured by the naming of Eucalyptus chisholmii by Maiden and Blakely in 1924.



Taxonomy event - Eucalyptus x chisholmii Maiden & Blakely was named for Edwin Claude Chisholm

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions


  • Musgrave, A., Bibliography of Australian Entomology, 1775-1930, Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales., Sydney, 1932, 380 pp. Details

Online Resources

See also

  • 'Eucalyptus x chisholmii Maiden & Blakeley', Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), Australian National Botanic Gardens, 2012, 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

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