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  • NEW ZEALAND BOTANICAL SOCIETY

    NEWSLETTER NUMBER 75 MARCH 2004

  • New Zealand Botanical Society

    President: An thony Wr igh t Secretary /Treasurer : Doug Rogan Commi t tee : Bruce C la rkson , Col in W e b b , Carol Wes t

    Address : c/- Canterbury M u s e u m Rol leston Avenue C H R I S T C H U R C H 8001

    Subscriptions The 2004 ord inary and institutional subscr ipt ions are $25 ( reduced to $18 if paid by the due date on the subscr ip t ion invoice). T h e 2003 student subscr ip t ion, avai lable to ful l - t ime students, is $9 ( reduced to $7 if paid by the due date on the subscr ipt ion invoice).

    Back issues of the Newsletter are avai lable at $2.50 each f rom Number 1 (August 1985) to N u m b e r 46 (December 1996), $3.00 each f rom Number 47 (March 1997) to Number 50 (December 1997), and $3.75 each f rom Number 51 (March 1998) onwards . Since 1986 the Newsletter has appea red quarter ly in March , June , Sep tember and December .

    New subscr ip t ions are a lways w e l c o m e and these, together wi th back issue orders, shou ld be sent to the Secre tary /Treasurer (address above) .

    Subscr ip t ions are due by 2 8 t h February each year for that ca lendar year. Exist ing subscr ibers are sent an invoice with the December Newsletter for the next years subscr ip t ion wh ich offers a reduct ion if this is pa id by the due date. If you are in arrears with your subscr ip t ion a reminder not ice c o m e s at tached to each issue of the Newsletter.

    Deadline for next issue T h e dead l ine for the June 2004 issue (76) is 25 M a y 2004 .

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    Send emai l contr ibut ions to [email protected] or [email protected] Files are preferably in M S W o r d (Word XP or earl ier) or saved as RTF or ASCI I . Graph ics can be sent as Corel 5, T IF J P G , or B M P f i les. Al ternat ively photos or l ine drawings can be posted and wil l be returned if required. Drawings and photos make an art icle more readable so p lease include t hem if possib le. Mac in tosh fi les canno t be accepted so text shou ld s imply be e m b e d d e d in the emai l message .

    Cover Illustration Rough bristle grass (Setaria verticilata) - ind igenous to Europe and natural ised in N e w Zea land at scat tered locali t ies in the North, Sou th and Cha tham Islands; first N e w Zea land record w a s in 1904. A tuf ted annua l to 70 c m tal l ; occurr ing a m o n g crops and in urban a reas .

    Drawn by Alan E. Esler.

  • NEW ZEALAND BOTANICAL SOCIETY

    N E W S L E T T E R NUMBER 75 MARCH 2004

    CONTENTS

    News

    New Zealand Botanical Society News

    From the Secre ta ry 2

    Regional Botanical Society News

    Auck land Botanica l Soc ie ty 3

    W a n g a n u i M u s e u m Botanical G roup 3

    Wel l ing ton Botanica l Soc ie ty 4

    Nelson Botan ica l Soc ie ty 5

    Cante rbury Botanica l Soc ie ty 6

    Botanical Soc ie ty of O tago 8

    Botanica l Soc ie ty Contac ts 9

    Obituaries

    Geof f rey T h o m a s Sandford Bayl is , 1913-2003 10 Rober t (Bob) Ceci l Cooper , 1917-2004 10

    Workshop 1 8 t h N e w Zea land Fungal Foray 12

    Notes and Reports

    New Zea land Plant Conserva t ion Network - Off icial ly Launched 12 T w o new advent ive records 13 Ano ther 'eastern ' spec ies near Ta ihape : Po lys t ichum ocu la tum in the Rangi t ikei 15 Succu lents m isbehav ing in m y gardens 16

    Biography/Bibl iography

    Biographica l Notes ( 5 3 ) : Henry Bennet t ( 1 8 8 1 - 1 9 5 3 ) 26

    Theses

    Botany Depar tment , Univers i ty of O tago 29

    Publications

    New Publication

    A botanical su rvey of the ind igenous forest remnants in Wel l ing ton Botanic Ga rden G lenmore Street , Wel l ing ton 29

  • NEWS

    New Zealand Botanical Society News • From the Secretary

    Call for nominations for Allan Mere Award 2004 Nomina t ions meet ing the fo l lowing cond i t ions are invited for the award of the Al lan Mere for the year 2004 .

    1 . T h e A w a r d shal l be m a d e annua l ly to a person or persons w h o have m a d e outs tand ing contr ibut ions to bo tany in N e w Zea land , ei ther in a profess ional or amateur capaci ty .

    2 . T h e award shal l be admin is te red by the N e w Zea land Botanica l Society.

    3. Nomina t ions for the A w a r d m a y be m a d e by regional Botanical Societ ies, or by indiv iduals, to the Secre ta ry of the N e w Zea land Botan ica l Society . Nomina t ions shal l c lose on 3 0 t h J u n e each year. Nomina t ions shal l be s igned by a nomina to r and seconder , and accompan ied by two copies of suppor t ing in format ion that must not exceed one A 4 page .

    4. Se lec t ion of the success fu l nominee /nominees shal l be m a d e by the Commi t t ee of the New Zea land Botanical Soc ie ty , normal ly wi th in th ree mon ths of the c los ing date for nominat ions .

    5. If, in the opin ion of the Commi t t ee , no sui tab le nominat ion is received in a n y part icular year, the Commi t t ee m a y refrain f r om mak ing an a w a r d .

    6. T h e Mere shal l be formal ly p resen ted to the recipient on an appropr ia te occas ion by the President of the N e w Zea land Botanica l Soc ie ty or his/her nominee , but o therwise shal l remain in the cus tody of, and to be d isp layed by, the Herbar ium Keeper of C H R at Landcare Research , L incoln, toge ther wi th the book record ing awards .

    7. T h e recipient shal l receive an appropr ia te ly inscr ibed cert i f icate.

    Nomina t ions shou ld be fo rwarded by 30 June 2 0 0 4 to:

    Doug Rogan, Secre tary , N e w Zea land Botanica l Society, C/- Can te rbury M u s e u m , Rol leston Avenue , Chr is tchurch 8001

    Balance sheet for the financial year 01 January - 31 December 2003

    INCOME $ E X P E N D I T U R E $ B/fwd f rom 2002 2 ,454.70 Print ing Newsle t te r No. 70 (2002) 990.00 2002 Subscr ip t ions 0.00 Print ing Newsle t te r No. 71 907.88 2003 Subscr ip t ions 5 ,294.00 Post ing Newsle t ter No. 71 57.50 2 0 0 4 Subscr ip t ions 20 .00 Discounted s tamps purchase 912.00 Sponso r a Student S u b Donat ion 320 .00 Print ing Newsle t ter No. 72 990.00 Back Issue Sales 73 .75 Post ing Newsle t ter No. 72 51.80 Donat ions 27 .00 Print ing Newsle t ter No. 73 1094.63 Interest 12.86 Bank Fees 42 .00

    Total Income 8202.31 Total Expenses 5045.81

    Excess i ncome over expend i tu re of $3 ,156 .50 presented by current account ba lance of $951 .79 and cash saver account ba lance of $2 ,204.71 carr ied fo rward to 2004 .

    Note that 2003 paymen ts for pr int ing the D e c e m b e r Newsletter 74 ($848.25) and postage and stat ionery for Newsletter 7 3 & 7 4 ($256.74) d id not c o m e to accoun t until Janua ry 2 0 0 4 leaving an effect ive ba lance for 2 0 0 4 of $ 2 0 5 1 . 5 1 .

    Note that 2 0 0 2 paymen ts for pr int ing the D e c e m b e r Newsletter 7 0 ($990.00) d id not c o m e to account until ear ly Janua ry 2 0 0 3 .

    Note that in March 2 0 0 3 N Z B S had an oppor tun i ty to purchase 1200 90c Antarct ic s tamps at a d iscounted rate of 76c each wh ich has resul ted in sav ings on pos tage for the 2003 year will not be repeated in 2004 .

    Doug Rogan , T reasurer , N e w Zea land Botanica l Soc ie ty 25 February 2 0 0 4

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  • Regional Botanical Society News • Auckland Botanical Society

    Tr ip to New Ca ledon ia In ear ly December s ix teen lucky m e m b e r s had a memorab le visit to this botanical ly r ich is land. P laces visi ted inc luded Tur t le Beach wes t of Bourai l , Plateau de Dogny , Mt M o u , Mts Kogh is , a d a y in N o u m e a , two days visi t ing the maqu is sc rub near the Yate D a m , and two days at Mare , one of the Loyal ty Is lands. T h e botanical high- l ights were probably two podocarps , the parasi t ic Parasitaxis ustus, and the s t range Retrophyllum minor, g rowing with its toes in the water , and also the unforget table Araucaria columnaris, t he s ignature t ree of the count ry .

    December Meet ing & Pot Luck Dinner Fol lowing the pat tern set in recent years , this event took p lace in the A R C Botanic G a r d e n s , Manu rewa . Speakers at the a f ternoon wo rkshop were Chr is McKa in , "Carex spp . in the Auck land area" , Rhys Gardner , "sedge genera" , M ike Wi lcox , "Juncus" , S teve B e n h a m , "rest iads". D inner fo l lowed a visit to the g rounds to look at these monoco t groups in the wi ld and in cul t ivat ion.

    January C a m p T h e motel on the shores of Lake O h a u , South Canterbury , was the base for this second foray to the South Is land by the A B S . T h e a rea is a hot spot for the mist letoe Peraxilla tetrapetala, wh ich w a s in full b loom for our benefi t . Many di f ferent habitats we re explored as Nor therners endeavou red to c o m e to te rms wi th unfami l iar South Island p lants . It was a p leasure to mee t up wi th fe l low enthus ias ts f r o m Nelson Bot Soc.

    February Tr ip Th is was a walk on the black sand of Karekare Beach south to Para raha S t ream. T h e lakes and wet lands that have deve loped beh ind the dunes support an interest ing mix ture of nat ive and natural ised plants. Hand lenses were requi red to v iew the t iny herbs that manage to surv ive the harsh condi t ions on the d a m p sand .

    F O R T H C O M I N G ACTIV IT IES 3 March A G M and 2 short ta lks - Highl ights of A B S visit to New Ca ledon ia - Geoff Dav idson - Highl ights of A B S trip to Lak