Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria
Labillardière, Jacques J.H. de (1755 - 1834)
Studied medicine and botany; travelled widely in Europe, including England, becoming a correspondent of Banks and J.E.Smith. In 1791-1794 he was botanist on the expedition commanded by Bruni d'Entrecasteaux (Recherche and Espérance) which visited Tasmania (Recherche Bay and D'Entrecasteaux Channel, 21 April - 28 May 1792; Rocky Bay, D'Entrecasteaux Channel, Ralphs Bay, Frederick Henry Bay, Adventure Bay, 21 January - 27 February 1793) and Esperance Bay, Recherche Archipelago (9-17 December 1792) in south-western Western Australia.
In 1804-1807 he published Novae Hollandiae Plantarum Specimen, the most comprehensive account of the Australian flora to that time. It was based largely on his own collections, but included unacknowledged material from others, including Baudin (Nelson, 1975; Carr & Carr, 1976).
His main herbarium is now at FI-Webb, with another extensive set at G. Occasional duplicates are in other herbaria, including B, BM, BR, C, CGE, CW, DBN, G, G-DC, GH, K, L, LINN, LIV, MEL, MO, NY, P, PH, P-JU, S, UPS, W, WELT.
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]
Portrait Photo: Maiden, J.H. (1910) Records of earlier French botanists as regards Australian plants, J. Proc. Roy. Soc. NSW, 44, plates.