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Moritz Richard (Richard) Schomburgk


German-born botanist. Accompanied his brother, Robert Hermann Schomburgk, as botanist to the British Guiana boundary survey, 1840–4; published an account of the boundary expedition, 1847. After political troubles in Germany, he fled to Australia in 1849. Curator of the Adelaide Botanic Garden, South Australia, from 1865.


Aust. dict. biog

R. Desmond 1994.


Aust. dict. biog.: Australian dictionary of biography. Edited by Douglas Pike et al. 14 vols. [Melbourne]: Melbourne University Press. London and New York: Cambridge University Press. 1966–96.

Desmond, Ray. 1994. Dictionary of British and Irish botanists and horticulturists including plant collectors, flower painters and garden designers. New edition, revised with the assistance of Christine Ellwood. London: Taylor & Francis and the Natural History Museum. Bristol, Pa.: Taylor & Francis.