Walter Hill: his involvement with palms (Arecaceae), and notes on his herbarium and the expeditions of 1862 and 1873

Dowe, John Leslie (2016) Walter Hill: his involvement with palms (Arecaceae), and notes on his herbarium and the expeditions of 1862 and 1873. Austrobaileya, 9 (4). pp. 489-507.

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Walter Hill: his involvement with palms (Arecaceae), and notes on his herbarium and the expeditions of 1862 and 1873. Austrobaileya 9(4): 489‒507. Walter Hill was the Director of the Brisbane Botanic Garden and Queensland Colonial Botanist 1855 to 1881. Botanical exploration was in its infancy in Queensland at that time, and Hill was the first botanist to record palm species on Cape York Peninsula and north-east Queensland during expeditions of 1862 and 1873 respectively. He observed or collected 18 species during these expeditions including Archontophoenix alexandrae(as Ptychosperma alexandrae), Arenga australasica (as Sagus farinifera and S. blackallii), Calamus aruensis (as Zalacca sp.), Calamus australis, Caryota albertii (as Caryota urens), Cocos nucifera (as cocoanut), Hydriastele costata (as Pinanga sp.), H. wendlandiana (as Areca sp.), Laccospadix australasicus (as Kenti), Licuala ramsayi (as Livistona sp.), Linospadix minor (as Areca minor), L. palmerianus (as Areca sp.), Livistona decora, L. drudei, L. muelleri (all as L. inermis), Normanbya normanbyi (as Cocos normanbyi), Oraniopsis appendiculata (as a ‘beautiful palm’) and Ptychosperma elegans (as Seaforthia elegans). Hill was nomenclaturally associated with seven palm taxa, only two of which, Areca minor W.Hill (Linospadix minor) and Cocos normanbyi W.Hill (Normanbya normanbyi), are accepted as valid taxa and the others are invalid names of no taxonomic standing, and include Areca northiana W.Hill ex Hemsl., Pinanga smithii W.Hill, Ptychosperma hillii W.Hill, Ptychosperma kennedyana W.Hill and Sagus blackallii W.Hill. Notes are also provided on Hill’s herbarium and the itineraries of the expeditions of 1862 and 1873 are outlined.

Item ID: 50201
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 0155-4131
Keywords: Arecaceae, Palmae, palms, Queensland flora, Brisbane Botanic Garden, Cape York Expedition 1862, Colonial Botanist, Ferdinand Mueller, North-East Coast Expedition 1873, Walter Hill
Date Deposited: 23 Feb 2018 05:24
FoR Codes: 06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0603 Evolutionary Biology > 060310 Plant Systematics and Taxonomy @ 50%
21 HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 2103 Historical Studies > 210303 Australian History (excl Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History) @ 50%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9503 Heritage > 950399 Heritage not elsewhere classified @ 50%
96 ENVIRONMENT > 9608 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity > 960803 Documentation of Undescribed Flora and Fauna @ 50%
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