An Interactive Annotated World Bibliography of Printed and Digital Works in the History of Medicine and the Life Sciences from Circa 2000 BCE to 2022 by Fielding H. Garrison (1870-1935), Leslie T. Morton (1907-2004), and Jeremy M. Norman (1945- ) Traditionally Known as “Garrison-Morton”

15961 entries, 13944 authors and 1935 subjects. Updated: March 22, 2024


4 entries
  • 9169

The botany of the voyage of H.M.S. Sulphur under the command of Captain Sir Edward Belcher....Edited and superintended by Richard Brinsley Hinds. The botanical descriptions by George Bentham.

London: Smith, Elder, 1844.

Digital facsimile from the Biodiversity Heritage Library at this link.

Subjects: BOTANY, VOYAGES & Travels by Physicians, Surgeons & Scientists
  • 9171

Flora hongkonensis: A description of the flowering plants and ferns of the island of Hongkong.

London: Lowell Reeve, 1861.

The first comprehensive work on any part of the flora of China and Hong Kong. It included the first published description of Hong Kong Croton, or Croton hancei. 

Subjects: BOTANY, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › China, People's Republic of
  • 9173

Genera plantarum: Ad exemplaria imprimis in Herberiis Kewensibus servata definita; auctoribus G. Bentham et J.D. Hooker. 3 vols. in 9 parts.

London: A. Black, Hookerian Herbarium, Kew et al, 18621883.

First publication of the Bentham & Hooker taxonomic system for seed plants published before there were internationally accepted rules for botanical nomenclature. Digital facsimile from the Biodiversity Heritage Archive at this link.

Subjects: BOTANY › Classification / Systemization of Plants
  • 9172

Flora Australiensis: A description of the plants of the Australian territory by George Bentham, assisted by Ferdinand Mueller. 7 vols.

London: Lowell Reeve, 18631878.

The first comprehensive flora of any large continental area. It included descriptions of 8125 species. "Bentham prepared the flora from Kew; with Mueller, the first plant taxonomist residing permanently in Australia, loaning the entire collection of the National Herbarium of Victoria to Bentham over the course of several years. Mueller had been dissuaded from preparing a flora from Australia while in Australia by Bentham and Joseph Dalton Hooker since historic collections of Australian species were all held in European herbaria which Mueller could not access from Australia.[2] Mueller did eventually produce his own flora of Australia, the Systematic Census of Australian Plants published in 1882 extended the work of Bentham with the addition of new species and taxonomic revisions.

Flora Australiensis was the standard reference work on the Australian flora for more than a century. As late as 1988, James Willis wrote that "Flora Australiensis still remains the only definitive work on the vascular vegetation of the whole continent."[3] According to Nancy Burbidge, "it represents a prodigious intellectual effort never equalled."[4]" (Wikipedia article on Flora Austaliensis, accessed 02-2017).

Digital facsimile from the Biodiversity Heritage Library at this link.

Subjects: BOTANY, Biogeography, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Australia