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Biographical entry Bleeser, Florenz August Carl (1871 - 1942)

Born
5 July 1871
Woodside, South Australia, Australia
Died
1 November 1942
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Occupation
Naturalist

Summary

Florenz Bleeser worked in the South Australian Post-Master General's Department before embarking on a 52-year career at the Darwin Post Office. He developed an interest in the native vegetation of far northern Australia and started collecting plant specimens. He sent specimens to the Kew Herbarium, England, the National Herbarium in Melbourne, the Berlin Herbarium, and to William Blakely at the Sydney Herbarium. One species of eucalypt, Eucalyptus bleeseri, and two grasses, Eragostis bleeseri and Eriachne bleeseri, are named in his honour.

Details

Events

? - 1889
Career position - Worked at the South Australian Postmaster-General's Department
1889 - c. 1941
Career position - Worked at the Darwin Post Office
1927
Taxonomy event - Eucalyptus bleeseri Blakely was named in his honour.

Archival resources

Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science

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

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

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See also

Ailie Smith