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Biographical entry Boomsma, Clifford David (1915 - 2004)

Born
20 October 1915
South Australia, Australia
Died
2004
Occupation
Botanical collector and Forester

Summary

Clifford Boomsma was employed by the South Australian Woods and Forests Department for many years and in that time developed an interest in and broad knowledge of the flora of that state. He collected widely throughout the state but his particular areas of interest were the genera Acacia and Eucalyptus. In 1972 his paper Native Trees of South Australia was published in the Journal of the Royal Society of South Australia.

Details

Events

1964
Taxonomy event - Eucalyptus mannensis Boomsma
1974
Taxonomy event - Eucalyptus lansdowneana F. Muell. & J. E. Brown ex J. E. Brown ssp. albopurpurea Boomsma
1975
Taxonomy event - Eucalyptus yalatensis Boomsma
1975
Taxonomy event - Eucalyptus eremicola Boomsma
1979
Taxonomy event - Eucalyptus sparsa Boomsma
1979
Taxonomy event - Eucalyptus calcareana Boomsma
1980
Taxonomy event - Eucalyptus viminalis subsp. cygnetensis Boomsma
1980
Taxonomy event - Eucalyptus flindersii Boomsma
1988
Taxonomy event - Eucalyptus wyolensis Boomsma

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Books

  • Boomsma, C.D., Tree planting guide for rural South Australia, Woods and Forests Department, Adelaide, S.A., 1966, 107 pp. Details
  • Boomsma, C.D., Native trees of South Australia, Woods and Forests Department, Adelaide, S.A., 1972, 224 pp. Details

Journal Articles

  • Boomsma, C. D., 'Some 'Devil' Locality Names in South Australia', South Australian Naturalist, vol. 52, no. 1, 1977, p. 14. Details
  • Boomsma, C.D., 'Three new species of the genus Eucalyptus from South Australia', South Australian Naturalist, vol. 50, 1975, p. 29. Details

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

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