Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria
A nephew of William Macarthur, Bowman collected widely in central-eastern Queensland in the 1860s and 1870s, sending his specimens to F.Mueller. Many of his collecting localities are obscure or ambiguous; many were resolved by Blake (1954). Bowman's collections are now in MEL.
Source: Extracted from: A.E.Orchard (1999) A History of Systematic Botany in Australia, in Flora of Australia Vol.1, 2nd ed., ABRS. [consult for source references]
Station worker. Botanical collector, esp. for Mueller. Collected in NSW on lower Macquarie R. by 1859; also (including fungi) in central Qld 1862–1871, incl. Rockingham Bay 1866, Fitzroy R.1866, Rockhampton (Neerkool Ck) 1867, Kings Ck 1869, 1870, Mackenzie R.1871, Herbert Ck, Burdekin R. (maps in Blake, 1955, pp 7, 15); also Cape R.,1875. [sic; Bowman died in 1872 and the majority of his Cape River collections listed in Australia's Virtual Herbarium are undated.]
Localities should be used with caution. Specimens at BM (rec. 1887 ex Herb. H.F.Hance), BRI, K, MEL, NSW, PERTH (2).
Commemorated in Agaricus, Boroma, Cyperus, Dendrobium, Eremophlla, Eucalyptus, Pimelea, Ricinocarpos.
Source: George, A.S. (2009) Australian Botanist's Companion, Four Gables Press, WA. [consult for source references]