Richard Helms (naturalist)
Richard Helms (December 12, 1842 – July 17, 1914) was a German-born Australian naturalist whose work in botany, zoology, geology, and ethnology covered various parts of Australia and New Zealand. He arrived in Australia in 1858 and worked for a cousin in a Melbourne cigar shop. He travelled to Dunedin, New Zealand, in 1862 and in 1876 began practicing as a dentist in Nelson, New Zealand. He married in 1879 and opened a watchmaking business in Greymouth. The standard author abbreviation Helms is used to indicate this person as the author when citing a botanical name.
- Chisholm, A.H. "Helms, Richard (1842–1914)". Richard Helms. Australian Dictionary of Biography. National Centre of Biography, Australian National University. Retrieved 15 April 2015.
- C Hedley. Presidential Address - Journal and proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales; August 19th 1915. 
- IPNI. Helms.
|This article about an Australian scientist is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|