Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria
Lee, Alma T. (nee Melvaine) (1912 - 1990)
Born near Tingha, NSW, on 12 April 1912, died in Wellington NSW, on 20 October 1990.
During a long career, much of it with the National Herbarium of New South Wales, Alma Lee studied such diverse groups as soil algae, Fabaceae, Lomandra, Psilotum, Tmesipteris, Typha and Xanthorrhoea. Perhaps best known for her revisionary work in Aenictophyton, Bossiaea, Crotalaria, Hovea, Lomandra, Lupinus, Platylobium, Psoralea, Swainsona, Templetonia, Typha and Xanthorrhoea. The March 1991 issue of the journal Telopea was dedicated to her memory. Her collections are to be found in NSW.
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]