Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria
Alf Glindeman was a true bushman, at one time making a living from mining and selling the skins of dingoes, possums and koalas all of which was legal and accepted in the 1920s. He had a keen interest in orchids and was a regular visitor to North Queensland in particular the Mt Fox area west of Ingham, later buying a property there.
He area collected orchids, sending specimens to Nicholls in Melbourne who described six new species from his collections between 1934 and 1941. These were: Bulbophyllum cilioglossum, Dendrobium aurantiaco-purpureum. D. tetragonum var. tomentosum. D. variable, Drymoanthus minutus and Phreatia crassiuscula. All were from Mt Fox, except for Phreatia crassiuscula which from Mt. Bartle Frere. Only the last two names on the list remain was valid today.
Source: Extracted from: Laverack, Bill (2013) 'With Strange Device: A history of the discovery of Tropical Australia's Orchids', (Australian Orchid Foundation), Peter S. Laverack, Buderim, Qld