Dawson, James (fl. 1876 - 99)
He was registered in New South Wales as a licensed surveyor on 19 June 1876, when his address was Rylstone, and he was also living there when the type description of Eucalyptus dawsonii was published. He was interested in the native flora and collected a number of species. It is probable that both Acacia dawsonii and Isopogon dawsonii were named after J. Dawson, since the author of each was R. T Baker (qv.) and they grow in localities accessible to Rylstone.
E.dawsonii R. T. Bak. (1899)
Source: Extracted from: Hall, N. (1978) Botanists of the eucalypts. Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Melbourne
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