Collecting localities



Biographical data


Ewart, Alfred James


(Source: Flora Malesiana ser. 1, 5: Cyclopaedia of collectors, Supplement I)


Born: 1872, Liverpool, England. Died: 1937, Melbourne, Vict., Australia.



Plant physiologist, educated at Liverpool Institute and University; from 1894-95 working at Leipsic under Pfeffer (Ph.D. 1896); from Nov. 1896-March 1897 he spent some months in Java, working in the Foreigners’ Laboratory at Buitenzorg, making physiological investigations on chlorophyll and climbing organs. From 1897-1905 associated with Mason’s College and some schools at Birmingham, at intervals working in the Department of Botany at Oxford (D.Sc. 1910). In 1906 he was appointed Government Botanist of Victoria (holding this position up to 1921) and Professor of Botany and Plant physiology in the University of Melbourne. Though for some time he tried to continue physiological work, in Australia he wil be remembered mostly as a taxonomist.1


Collecting localities:

Java, when staying at Buitenzorg from Nov. 1896-end March 1897.



Small collection from Java and Ceylon in Herb. Liverpool [LIV].2



(1) Co-author of the ‘Flora of the Northern Territory’ (1917), author of the ‘Flora of Victoria’ (Univ. Press, Melbourne 1930), and numerous taxonomic papers.

(2) Cf: Taxon 5, 1956, 10.


biographical data:

Proc. R. Soc. Lond. ser. B 124, 1937, p. 379-380; Proc. Linn. Soc. Lond. 150th sess., 1938, p. 314-317; Who’s who 1936; Dict. Austr. Biogr. 1, 1949.