Born in Mangana, Tasmania, on 21 July 1867, died on the Daru River, New Guinea, on 6 August 1929.
He collected in Tasmania, New Guinea and Western Australia, his most important expeditions being to the Kimberley region, Western Australia, in 1905 and 1906 (results published in 1916 and 1918). He described five genera and about 210 species from Western Australia (Short, 1990c). His specimens are now in B, E, HO, MEL, NH, NSW and PERTH.
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]