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Biographical entry Smith, James Edward (1759 - 1828)

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    Eucalyptus botryoides Sm. (1797), Southern Mahogany, 23 January 2013
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Born
2 December 1759
Norwick, England
Died
17 March 1828
Occupation
Botanist

Summary

Sir James Edward Smith was an English botanist and founder of the Linnean Society.
His A Specimen of the Botany of New Holland, illustrated by James Sowerby, was published in four parts between 1793 and 1795. It was the first published book on the flora of Australia.

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Events

1788 - 1828
Career event - President of the Linnean Society of London
1790
Taxonomy event - Eucalyptus resinifera Sm. (1790)
1790
Taxonomy event - Eucalyptus piperita Sm. (1790)
1795
Taxonomy event - Eucalyptus tereticornis Sm.(1795)
1795
Taxonomy event - Eucalyptus robusta Sm. (1795)
1795
Taxonomy event - Eucalyptus capitellata Sm. (1795)
1797
Taxonomy event - Eucalyptus saligna Sm. (1797)
1797
Taxonomy event - Eucalyptus botryoides Sm. (1797)
1797
Taxonomy event - Eucalyptus pilularis Sm. (1797)
1797
Taxonomy event - Metrosideros hispida Sm. (1797 = Angophora hispida Sm. Blaxell)
1797
Taxonomy event - Eucalyptus haemastoma Sm. (1797)
1802
Taxonomy event - Eucalyptus marginata D.Don ex Sm. (1802)

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Books

  • Smith, James Edward, A specimen of the botany of New Holland, Fasc. edn, Edition Renard, Melbourne, 2005, 69 pp. Details

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Title
Eucalyptus saligna Sm. (1797), Sydney Blue Gum
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Date
23 January 2013
Place
Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne

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Eucalyptus saligna Sm. (1797), Sydney Blue Gum
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Date
23 January 2013
Place
Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne

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Eucalyptus resinifera Sm. (1790), Red Mahogany, detail of bark
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Date
23 January 2013
Place
Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne

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Eucalyptus resinifera Sm. (1790), Red Mahogany
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Date
23 January 2013
Place
Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne

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Eucalyptus piperita Sm. (1790), Sydney Peppermint
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Date
23 January 2013
Place
Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne

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Eucalyptus botryoides Sm.(1797), Southern Mahogany, detail of bark
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Date
23 January 2013
Place
Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne

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Title
Eucalyptus botryoides Sm. (1797), Southern Mahogany
Type
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Date
23 January 2013
Place
Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne

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