Reference numberAP/78/2
TitleUnpublished paper, 'Contributions to our knowledge of the poison plants of Western Australia. Part II - Oxylobium parviflorum-Lobine [shaggy-pea]' by E A Mann and W H Ince
CreatorMann; E A (fl 1905)
Ince; W H (fl 1905)
DescriptionMann and Ince continue their research into 'the poison plants of Western Australia' (see AP/77/6). They write: 'The State of Western Australia has for many years had an unenviable reputation by reason of the large numbers of indigenous plants which, by their poisonous properties, have caused heavy losses are estimated by the Agricultural Department at about £15,000 to £20,000 per annum. Mr Jas Drummond, in 1842, was the first to make a comprehensive report on these plants. Since then other references may be found from time to time. In July, 1895, the West Australian Government Bureau of Agriculture proposed to initiate a full enquiry into the properties of these plants, and placed the matter in the hands of Mr S S Dougall (Municipal Chemist).'

Annotations in pencil and ink throughout.

Subject: Botany / Toxicology

Received 5 November 1906. Read 13 December 1906. Communicated by Norman Collie.

Whilst the Royal Society declined to publish this paper in full, an abstract of the paper was published in volume 79 of the Proceedings of the Royal Society B as 'Contributions to our knowledge of the poison plants of Western Australia'.
Physical descriptionInk and coloured pencil on paper
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Access statusClosed
Access conditionsNot available to view, off site for conservation. Please refer to digital surrogate on Science in the Making.
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rspb.1907.0044
Related records in the catalogueAP/77/6
Fellows associated with this archive
NA1392Collie; John Norman (1859 - 1942)1859 - 1942
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