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Biographical entry Crawford, Alexander Robert (1840 - 1912)

21 February 1840
Dublin, Ireland
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.

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  • 'Eucalyptus crawfordi orth. Var. Maiden & Blakely (1929)', Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), Australian National Botanic Gardens, 2012, 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, CSIRO, Melbourne, 1978, 101 pp. Details

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