Observations of palms made by the botanist and explorer Ludwig Leichhardt, during the Australian Overland Expedition of 1844-1845

Dowe, John Leslie (2005) Observations of palms made by the botanist and explorer Ludwig Leichhardt, during the Australian Overland Expedition of 1844-1845. Palms, 49 (4). pp. 167-182.

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Abstract

Ludwig Leichhardt’s journal of the Overland Expedition from Darling Downs to Port Essington, Australia, of 1844–1845 contains some of the first botanical records of a number of Australian palms, as well as many other plants. Leichhardt’s account offers insights into species distribution, the condition of the Australian environment at the time of European colonization, and the risks, difficulties and successes of scientific exploration and discovery.

Item ID: 9074
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: Arecaceae; botanical exploration; Ludwig Leichhardt
ISSN: 1523-4495
Date Deposited: 16 Mar 2010 04:55
FoR Codes: 06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0603 Evolutionary Biology > 060310 Plant Systematics and Taxonomy @ 100%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9608 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity > 960802 Coastal and Estuarine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity @ 100%
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