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. Maiden found Crawford 'a critical observer ...on grasses and eucalypts'.
Crawford discovered the then named Eucalyptus globulus growing in the New England district of New South Wales.
- Taxonomy event - Eucalyptus crawfordii Maiden & Blakely (1922) (hybrid) was named for Crawford.
- 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, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO), Melbourne, 1978, 101 pp. Details
Created: 23 July 2012, Last modified: 3 October 2012
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