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Image number: RS.13013
Credit: ©The Royal Society,

‘Eriostemon hillibrandi’

Date

1916

Creator

Margaret Ethel Hayter Reed (1900-1966, Australian), Physician

Object type

Material

Dimensions

height (paper support): 227mm
width (paper support): 185mm

Subject

Biology
   > Botany

Content object

nature
   > plant

Description

Dried and pressed plant specimens from an Australian herbarium, collected by Ethel Florey within a school notebook. The accompanying text identifies the main specimen as Eriostemen hillibrandi (Eriostemon australasius ?) and there is a second plant, probably the common oat grass Avena fatua.

Inscribed in ink above: ‘September 14th’ [1916]. The botany notebook is headed ‘Ethel Reed VI Class Tormore House’. [Tormore House School, Adelaide, South Australia] and was endorsed by a teacher, C.M. Williams on 17 November 1916.

Margaret Ethel Hayter Reed (later Florey) (1900-1966) Australian physician and penicillin researcher. She married Howard Florey in 1926.

Howard Walter Florey, Baron Florey (1898–1968) Australian experimental pathologist and bacteriologist was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1941 and served as President from 1960 to 1965.

Associated place

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