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Biographical entry Bowman, Edward McArthur (1826 - 1872)

Born
1826
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Died
30 June 1872
Clermont Downs, Queensland, Australia
Occupation
Botanical collector

Summary

Edward Bowman collected botanical specimens in central-eastern Queensland, most notably along the Fitzroy and Burdekin Rivers. He collected for several botanists including Ferdinand von Mueller, and is known for his discovery of the palm Ptychosperma alexandrae. He is also commemorated in other species such as Agaricus, Boronia, Cyperus, Dendrobium, Eremophila, Pimelea, and Ricinocarpos.

Details

Events

1867
Taxonomy event - Eucalyptus bowmanii F. Muell. was named in his honour

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

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