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Biographical entry Black, Raleigh Adelbert (1880 - 1963)

Born
11 March 1880
Scotland
Died
2 July 1963
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Occupation
Botanical collector

Summary

Raleigh Adelbert Black worked for the Tasmanian Council of Agriculture and though it was not his professional occupation, was an avid collector of plants. During his lifetime his personal herbarium grew to contain over 15000 specimens. In 1957 he transferred his collection to the National Herbarium in Melbourne.

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Events

1901 - c. 1927
Career position - Employed by the Tasmanian Council of Agriculture
1944
Taxonomy event - Collected the type of and described Eucalyptus x radiodives R.A. Black

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Online Resources

See also

  • 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

Rebecca Rigby and Neville Walsh