Chevalier de la Camara (1829–1884), first Spanish botanist in Australia

David Meagher

Abstract


Chevalier de la Camara was a collector of plants in Australia in the 1870s and 1880s, and at least three species were named in his honour. However, nothing has been recorded of his life or work. In this paper as much as can be gleaned about him is set out, including his origins, birth, marriage, family, honours, botanical and agricultural activities, and death.

Keywords


Australia, botanical history, botany, Chevalier de la Camara, Spain

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7751/telopea20147991