Muelleria is a peer-reviewed scientific journal on botany published by the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne.[1] It focuses on topics relating to plants, algae, and fungi in the southern hemisphere and Australia in particular.[2] The journal was named in honour of Victorian Government botanist Ferdinand von Mueller.[3] Muelleria commenced publication in 1955 with funding from the Maud Gibson Trust.[3] The trust was initiated in 1945 following the donation of £20,000 by Maud Gibson, a daughter of William Gibson, founder of the Foy & Gibson department store chain.[4]

Muelleria was one of a number of botanical journals initiated by Australian herbaria after World War II, reflecting the increased level of botanical research undertaken at this time.[3] James Hamlyn Willis was the editor of the three initial issues.[5]


The following persons have been or are editor-in-chief:


  1. ^ "Muelleria; an Australian Journal of Botany. Melbourne". The International Plant Names Index. Retrieved 28 July 2011.
  2. ^ "Muelleria". Science publications. Royal Botanic Gardens. Archived from the original on 27 September 2011. Retrieved 28 July 2011.
  3. ^ a b c Hewson, Helen (1999). Australia: 300 years of botanical illustration. Collingwood, Victoria: CSIRO Publishing. p. 181. ISBN 978-0-643-06365-5.
  4. ^ "£20,000 Gift for Botanic Gardens". The Argus. Melbourne. 25 July 1945. p. 4. Retrieved 28 July 2011 – via National Library of Australia.
  5. ^ "Provenance 1 – James Hamlyn Willis". The University of Melbourne. Retrieved 28 July 2011.
  6. ^ a b c Cohn, Helen M. (2009–2012). History of the National Herbarium of Victoria. Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria.

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