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The journal of the Western Australian Herbarium

James Drummond’s newspaper accounts of his collecting activities, in particular his 4th Collection and Hakea victoria (Proteaceae)

At least three plants, Hakea victoria, Gastrolobium leakeanum and Verticordia grandis, all recognized and published by James Drummond, were first published in Perth newspapers, not in journals edited by William Hooker as has been assumed. This is possibly so for other plants attributed to Drummond in Hooker’s journals. The full newspaper account of the expedition on which Drummond made his 4th Collection is reproduced here since Hooker only communicated an abridged version of Drummond’s original letter.

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