Fragmenta phytographiae Australiae

Fragmenta phytographiae Australiae is a series of papers written by the Victorian Government botanist Ferdinand von Mueller in which he published many of his approximately 2000 descriptions of new taxa of Australian plants.[1] Including the plant genera of; Reedia (belonging to the family Cyperaceae),[2] and Acomis (in the daisy family).[3] The papers were issued in 94 parts between 1858 and 1882 and published in 11 volumes.[4][5] Though a 12th volume was apparently planned, it was not published.[5] It is the only scientific journal in Australia that has been completely written in Latin.[1]

Ferdinand von Mueller

One of the illustrators of the series was Ludwig Becker.[6]


  1. ^ a b "Publications: History of Systematic Botany in Australasia". Australian Systematic Botany Society Inc. Retrieved 29 April 2011.
  2. ^ "Reedia F.Muell. | Plants of the World Online | Kew Science". Plants of the World Online. Retrieved 20 May 2021.
  3. ^ George Bentham. 1867. Flora australiensis:a description of the plants of the Australian territory 3: 591 in English
  4. ^ "Fragmenta phytographiæ Australiæ /contulit Ferdinandus Mueller". Biodiversity Heritage Library. Retrieved 29 April 2011.
  5. ^ a b von Mueller, Ferdinand; Home, Roderick Weir (2006). Regardfully Yours: Selected Correspondence of Ferdinand von Mueller. Vol. 3. Bern, Switzerland: International Academic Publishers. p. 23. ISBN 3-906757-10-2.
  6. ^ Hewson, Helen (27 November 2015). "Becker, Ludwig - biography". Australian National Herbarium. Retrieved 6 August 2017.