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Biographical entry Copley, Bruce Jabez (1933 - 1984)

12 July 1933
Bute, South Australia, Australia
Botanical collector


Bruce Copley was a farmer with an interest in native flora, namely acacias, eucalypts, eremophilas and chenopods. He was a Honorary Collector for the State Herbarium of South Australia and collected over 5000 specimen, including the type of Eucalyptus cyanophylla Brooker (1977). He also named species of Ixodia (Asteraceae) and is commemorated by Bassia copleyi Ising (1969).



Taxonomy event - Collector of the type Eucalyptus cyanophylla M.I.H. Brooker

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Journal Articles

  • Coplan, Peter B., 'A taxonomic revision of the genus Ixodia (Asteraceae)', Journal of the Adelaide Botanic Gardens, vol. 6, no. 1, 1982, p. 51. Details

Online Resources

See also

  • 'Ixodia achillaeoides R.Br. Subsp. Achillaeoides (Copley 1982)', Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), Australian National Botanic Gardens, 2012, Details
  • Hall, Norman, A Supplement to Botanists of the Eucalypts (CSIRO, 1978), CSIRO Division of Forest Research, Canberra, 1979, 19 pp. Details

Christine Moje and Neville Walsh