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Biographical entry Domin, Karel (1882 - 1953)

4 May 1882
Kutna Hora, Czech Republic
10 June 1953
Prague, Czech Republic
Botanical collector and Botanist


Born in Bohemia, the former Czech Republic, Karel Domin visited Queensland between 1909 - 1910 on an expedition to Java and Australia, with a brief excursion to the Blue Mountains in New South Wales. On returning to Europe he studied material in the Kew Herbarium, comprising material form south-western and north-western Western Australia, from the collections of Captain A.A. Dorrien-Smith and Dr. E. Clement. He published a series of important works on Australian taxonomy and phytogeography between 1911 and 1930. Domin's Australian collection comprises about 4000 plants and is housed in the Prague Herbarium. Karel Domin described more taxa than indicated here, but the only one still recognised is Eucalyptus pyophora var. compacta Domin (1928).



Taxonomy event - Eucalyptus pyrophora var. compacta Domin
Taxonomy event - Eucalyptus leucophylla Domin
Taxonomy event - Collector of the types of Eucalyptus crebra F. Muell. var macrocarpa Domin (= Eucalyptus drepanophylla F. Muell.)
Taxonomy event - Eucalyptus umbellata (Gaertn.) Domin

Related People

  • Domin, Ella

    Ella Domin illustrated Karel Domin's Beitr├Ąge zur Flora und Pflanzengeographie Australiens (1930).

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions


  • Domin, Karel, Beitra╠łge zur Flora und Pflanzengeographie Australiens (Stuttgart: E. Schweizerbart, 1915). Details

Conference Papers

  • Chapman, A.D., 'Domin and Danes in Java and Australia 1909-1910', in History of Systematic Botany in Australasia: Proceedings of a Symposium Held at the University of Melbourne, 25-27 May 1988 edited by Short, P.S. (Melbourne: Australian Systematic Botany Society, 1990), pp. 159-164.. Details

Journal Articles

  • McGillivray, D. J., 'Domin's 'Beitrage zur Flora und Pflanzengeographie Australiens', Contributions from the New South Wales National Herbarium, 4 (6) (1973), 366-8. Details


See also

  • 'List of eucalypts published under author abbreviation search '% Domin%' (include wildcards) and genus'Eucalyptus'', 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 (Melbourne: CSIRO, 1978), 101 pp. Details

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