Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria
Paris. Gardener, botanist, artist.
Poiteau worked as a botanist in the French West Indies for the French government from 1796. After returning to France in 1801, he worked with Plee and Redoute, illustrating for Jacques-Julien Houtou de Labillardiere, including Novae Hollandieae Plantarum Specimen (1804-1806).
References: M.Rix The Art of the Plant World (1981); W.Blunt & W.T.Stearn The Art of Botanical Illustration 2nd edn (1994); H.Hewson (1999)
Source: Extracted from: Wrigley, J.W. (2013) Eucalypt Flowers, National Library of Australia, Canberra.