Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria
Born 15 September 1825 in Meissen, Saxony, Germany, died 16 October 1881, Norwood, Adelaide, SA
Ernst Bernhard Heyne was secretary to von Mueller at the Melbourne Botanic Gardens 1853-1868. He went with von Mueller on several Victorian expeditions and helped to classify much of the botanical material collected by von Mueller in the 1850s.
Educated University of Leipzig (diploma in botany). Royal Botanic Gardens, Dresden, arrived Melbourne in the Godefroi 1849, chief plantsman, Melbourne Botanic Gardens 185?-52, secretary to Mueller 1853-69.
Went to Adelaide January 1869, established nursery at Hackney, near Adelaide, and a shop for seeds and plants in Rundle Street, Adelaide, worked until he became ill with asthma.
In 1871 he published The Fruit, Flower and Vegetable Garden, which was enlarged as The Amateur Gardener in 1881 and ran to four editions.
Commemorated by Aster heynei F. Muell. and Cyperus ornatus heynei.
Source: Extracted from: Encyclopedia of Australian Science website: http://www.eoas.info/biogs/P000056b.htm
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