Plant Collectors of Papua New Guinea

Full name: Mr Leonard John Brass
Born 17 May 1900 at Toowoomba, QLD, Australia
Died 29 Aug 1971 at Cairns, QLD, Australia
Duties: Collector.
Trained at the Queensland Herbarium, Brass spent most of his botanical life collecting in New Guinea, most notably as a member of the Archbold expeditions from 1925. He also collected on Cape York Peninsula, Solomon Islands and in tropical Africa. His Australian collections can be found in A, B, BRI, CANB, K, NY and US. His extra-Australian collections are widely distributed in more than 20 herbaria. Extracted from: A.E.Orchard (1999) A History of Systematic Botany in Australia, in Flora of Australia Vol.1, 2nd ed., ABRS.


Papua New Guinea Herbarium National Herbarium of NSW
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