Plant Collectors of Papua New Guinea


Full name: John Spencer Womersley
Organisation(s):
Papua New Guinea National Herbarium Jun 1946 - 1975
Born 1920 at England
Died 02 Sep 1985 at Adelaide, SA, Australia
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Duties: Botanist, Collector, Assistant Director

Notes: Arrived in Australia 1930; B.Sc. and Teaching Certificate in 1944 (University of Adelaide). In June 1946 appointed Forest Botanist, Papua and New Guinea Administration, Lae, PNG.

Eponymy:
Alpinia womersleyi R.M.Sm., Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh, 36(2): 285 (1978)
Aponogeton womersleyi H.W.E.van Bruggen, Blumea 18: 477 (1970)
Chromatotriccum womersleyi (T.M.Reeve) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones, Orchadian 13(11): 496 (2002)
Croton womersleyi Airy Shaw, Kew Bull., 27(1): 84 (1972)
Cryptocarya womersleyi Kosterm., Reinwardtia 7: 340 (1968)
Cyathea womersleyi Holttum, Kew Bull. 16: 63 (1962)
Dendrobium womersleyi T.M.Reeve, Orchadian 7(6): 135 (1982)
Dendrobium womersleyi T.M.Reeve var. autophilum Dauncey, Harvard Pap. Bot. 7(2): 183 (2003)
Dimorphanthera womersleyi Sleumer, Nova Guinea, Bot. No. 7: 93 (1961)
Dimorphanthera womersleyi Sleumer var. continua P.F.Stevens, Contrib. Herb. Austral., 8: 18 (1974)
Elaeocarpus womersleyi Weibel, Candollea 26(2): 374 (1971)
Hibiscus womersleyanus Borss.Waalk., Reinwardtia 4: 61 (1956)
Macaranga womersleyi Perry, J. Arnold Arbor. 34: 232 (1953)
Myristica womersleyi J.Sincl., Gard. Bull. Singapore, 23: 249 (1968)
Nothofagus womersleyi Steenis, Fl. Males., Ser. I, 7(2): 294 (1972)
Palmeria womersleyi Philipson, Blumea 28(1): 98 (1982)
Phyllanthus womersleyi Airy Shaw & G.L.Webster, Kew Bull., 26(1): 86 (1971)
Pronephrium womersleyi Holttum, Blumea 20: 108 (1972)
Psychotria womersleyi S.H.Sohmer, Bishop Mus. Bull. Bot., 1: 307 (1988)
Rapanea womersleyi Sleumer, Blumea 31(2): 266 (1986)
Rhododendron womersleyi Sleumer, Reinwardtia 5: 136 (1960)
Sphaeropteris womersleyi (Holtt.) R.M.Tryon, Contrib. Gray Herb., 200: 24 (1970)
Syzygium womersleyi T.G.Hartley & L.M.Perry, J. Arnold Arbor. 54(2): 193 (1973)
Trisyngyne womersleyi (Steenis) Baum.-Bod., Syst. Fl. Neu-Caledonien, 1: 112 (1992)


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