Biographical entry Wilhelmi, Johann Friederich Carl (1829 - 1884)
- Botanical collector and Botanist
- Alternative Names
- Wilhelmi, Carl (Also known as)
Carl Wilhelmi, a German botanist, sailed from Hamburg to Port Adelaide in 1849. His contributions as a botanist and natural scientist in general were significant and he was a prolific writer. He is known as the first botanist since Robert Brown to explore and collect the plants of the Eyre Peninsula, and the first to publish a detailed account of the Victorian Grampians. He was acquainted with Joseph Hooker, and as assistant to Ferdinand von Mueller collected many botanical specimen. Carl Wilhelmi returned to Germany in 1869.
- Taxonomy event - Eucalyptus cladocalyx F.Muell. (1853). Wilhelmi collected the type.
- Maroske, Sara, 'Germans at the Melbourne Botanic Garden and Herbarium, 1853-96', in Ellen I. Mitchell (ed.), Baron von Mueller's German Melbourne, La Trobe University, Bundoora, Victoria, 2000, pp. 24-34. Details
- Kraehenbuehl, Darrell N., 'Carl Wilhelmi, the Seedsman from Dresden: His Botanical Endeavour in South Australia and Victoria', in Short, P.S. (ed.), History of Systematic Botany in Australasia: Proceedings of a Symposium Held at the University of Melbourne, 25-27 May 1988, Australian Systematic Botany Society, Melbourne, 1990, pp. 115-120. Details
- Wilhelmi, Carl, 'My Journeys in South Australia: Lecture by Carl Wilhelmi, 14 September 1857 (translated and introduced by Thomas A. Darragh)', Journal of Friends of Lutheran Archives, vol. 13 (Octobe, 2003, pp. 5-24. Details
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