Biographical entry Crawford, Alexander Robert (1840 - 1912)
- 21 February 1840
- 27 March 1912
Moona Plains nr Walcha, New South Wales, Australia
- Botanical collector and Station manager
Managing Cunderang Station in his younger years, Crawford later collected plant specimens for Ferdinand von Mueller, who was very satisfied with his work. Joseph Maiden contacted Crawford after the death of von Mueller to secure his collections for the National Herbarium, Sydney. Crawford discovered one of the then named Eucalyptus globulus growing in the New England district of New South Wales.
- Taxonomy event - Eucalyptus crawfordii Maiden & Blakely (a reputed hybrid between E. acaciformis and E. saligna (Pryor & Johnson, 1971; Chippendale, 1988)) was named for Crawford.
Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions
- McCarthy, Gavan; Smith, Ailie; Moje, Christine; Rigby, Rebecca, The Study of Australian Eucalypts, eScholarship Research Centre, 2013, http://www.eoas.info/eucalypts/index.html. Details
- Fagg, Murray, 'Crawford, Alexander Robert (1840-1912 )', Australian Plant Collectors and Illustrators, Council of Heads of Australian Herbaria (CHAH), 2010, http://www.anbg.gov.au/biography/crawford-alexander-robert.html. Details
- 'Crawford, Alexander Robert (18400221-19120327)', Trove, National Library of Australia, 2009, https://nla.gov.au/nla.party-1513085. Details
- 'Eucalyptus crawfordi orth. Var. Maiden & Blakely (1929)', Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), Australian National Botanic Gardens, 2012, http://www.anbg.gov.au/cgi-bin/apni?taxon_id=277161. 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 (Melbourne: CSIRO, 1978), 101 pp. Details
Christine Moje and Neville Walsh
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