Timber Sample - Hemp Bush, Gynatrix pulchella, Victoria, 1885 Reg. No: ST 001131
- Prepared for exhibition purposes in the Industrial & Technological Museum in 1885. It features a hand painting of the species by Miss May Vale (later Mrs. Gilfillan). Exhibited at the following exhibitions: 1886 Indian and Colonial Exhibition, London; 1887 Jubilee Exhibition, Adelaide; 1888-89 Centennial Exhibition, Melbourne; 1889 Exposition Universelle, Paris.
Scientific Name: Gynatrix pulchella
Family Name: Malvaceae
Synonym: Plagianthus pulchellus
Specimen Collection Location: Victoria
- Timber Sample 36 in. x 4.5 in.
- Acquisition Information:
- Museum generated from Industrial & Technological Museum, 1885
|Tagged with:||hibiscus or mallow family malvaceae|
|Themes this item is part of:||Economic Botany Collection, May Vale Timber Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection, May Vale (1862-1945), Baron Ferdinand von Mueller, Botanist & Explorer (1825-1896)|
|Primary Classification:||ECONOMIC BOTANY|
|Artist:||Mrs May Gilfillan (nee Vale), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1885|
|Commissioned By:||James Newbery - Industrial & Technological Museum, 1885|
|Supervised By:||Baron Ferdinand von Mueller, 1885
As government botanist Von Mueller over saw the preparation of these timber samples.