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MacArthur, Sir William


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


Born: 1800, Parramata, Australia. Died: 1882, Camden Park, N.S.W., Australia.



Son of Capt. John MacArthur; botanist, horticulturist and agriculturist. He sent his gardener J. (or ? P.) Reedy (see there) with MacLeay’s ‘Chevert Expedition’ to New Guinea (cf. sub Sir W. MacLeay). Probably he himself never was in New Guinea.

Several plants were named after him.



Herb. Kew [K] and Brit. Mus. [BM]: Australian plants. Plants from the ‘Chevert Expedition’ in Herb. Melbourne [MEL].


biographical data:

Maiden in Journ. R. Proc. Roy. Soc. N.S.W. 42, 1908, p. 111-112; portr. in Rep. Australas. Assoc. Advanc. Sci. 13, 1912, pl. 21.


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