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NEW ZEALAND BOTANICAL SOCIETY

NEWSLETTER NUMBER 11 MARCH 1988

The 1988 s u b s c r i p t i o n f o r f o u r i s s u e s o f t h e N e w s l e t t e r ( M a r c h , J u n e , Sep-t e m b e r , D e c e m b e r ) i s $ 1 0 . 0 0 . A r e d u c e d s u b s c r i p t i o n o f $5.00 i s a v a i l a b l e t o f u l l - t i m e s t u d e n t s . A b r i g h t g r e e n i n v o i c e f o r 1988 s u b s was e n c l o s e d i n t h e l a s t i s s u e ( D e c e m b e r 1 9 8 7 ) s e n t t o e x i s t i n g s u b s c r i b e r s . H a l f t h e i n v o i c e s a r e s t i l l o u t s t a n d i n g ! I f t h e r e i s a b r i g h t g r e e n r e m i n d e r n o t i c e i n s i d e t h i s i s s u e p l e a s e p a y p r o m p t l y .

Back i s s u e s o f t h e N e w s l e t t e r a r e a v a i l a b l e a t $2.50 e a c h - Number 1 ( A u g u s t 1985 t o Number 10 ( D e c e m b e r 1 9 8 7 ) . New s u b s c r i p t i o n s a r e a l w a y s w e l c o m e , a n d s h o u l d b e s e n t t o t h e E d i t o r ( a d d r e s s b e l o w ) .

The b a l a n c e s h e e t f o r t h e y e a r 1 J a n u a r y - 3 1 December 1987 p r e s e n t e d h e r e f o l l o w s o n f r o m t h e p r e v i o u s s t a t e m e n t o f f i n a n c i a l p o s i t i o n w h i c h a p p e a r e d i n N e w s l e t t e r Number 7 ( M a r c h 1 9 8 7 ) .

INCOME EXPENDITURE B/Fwd 0 1 i 1987 674.37 P r i n t i n g No. 7 492.80 Subs 2560.00 P o s t a g e No. 7 85.40 S t u d e n t s u b s 40.00 P r i n t i n g No. 8 520.30 D o n a t i o n s + Back I s s u e S a l e s 407.09 P o s t a g e No. 8 82.80 I n t e r e s t 6 9 . 9 1 P r i n t i n g No. 9 633.47 I n t e r e s t 13.20 P o s t a g e No. 9 55.20 I n t e r e s t 24.58 P r i n t i n g No. 10 916.30 I n t e r e s t 136.57 P o s t a g e n o . 10 83.10 N Z J B o t s u b s 861.30 N Z J B o t s u b s 861.30

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Invitation to contribute C o n t r i b u t i o n s f r o m a l l s o u r c e s a r e m o s t w e l c o m e . A l i s t o f p o s s i b l e c o l u m n h e a d i n g s c a n be f o u n d o n p.2 o f Number 1 o f t h e N e w s l e t t e r . F e e l f r e e t o s u g g e s t new h e a d i n g s a n d p r o v i d e c o n t e n t f o r t h e m .

Deadline for next issue The d e a d l i n e f o r t h e J u n e 1988 i s s u e (Number 12) i s 26 May 1 9 8 8 . P l e a s e f o r w a r d c o n t r i b u t i o n s t o :

A n t h o n y W r i g h t , E d i t o r NZ B o t a n i c a l S o c i e t y N e w s l e t t e r A u c k l a n d I n s t i t u t e & Museum P r i v a t e Bag AUCKLAND 1

NEW ZEALAND BOTANICAL SOCIETY

NEWSLETTER NUMBER 11 MARCH 1988

News S t o r m damage i n E n g l a n d 2 R e g i o n a l Bot Socs

A u c k l a n d 2 R o t o r u a 3 O t a g o 4

U n i v e r s i t y D e p a r t m e n t s Massey 4

O t h e r Bot R e s e a r c h e s t a b l i s h m e n t s H a v e l o c k N o r t h R e g i o n a l S t n , B o t a n y D i v i s i o n 8

H e r b a r i u m R e p o r t s M a ssey U n i v e r s i t y 8

Notes and R e p o r t s P l a n t r e c o r d s

L e v i n b u s h r e m n a n t s 9 A w a r o a V a l l e y 12 J u n c u s d r e g e a n u s 13

Comment On t a x o n i f i c a t i o n . . 14 I t a l i c s o r n o t ? 16 D i v a r i c a t i n g s h r u b s 16

P u b l i c a t i o n s V e g e t a t i v e c o v e r o f NZ 18 L i c h e n s o f W a i t a k e r e Range 18

A n n o u n c e m e n t s P o l l e n a e r o a l l e r g e n s 19 B o t a n i c a l T o u r s 19

D e s i d e r a t a L i b o c e d r u s b i d w i l l i i 19 A l l e r g e n i c i t y o f n a t i v e f l o r a 19

F o r t h c o m i n g m e e t i n g I n t e r n a t i o n a l O r g a n i s a t i o n o f P l a n t B i o s y s t e m a t i s t s ( I O P B ) . . . 20

T h e s e s i n b o t a n i c a l s c i e n c e Massey U n i v e r s i t y , D e p t o f B o t a n y a n d Z o o l o g y 20 V i c t o r i a U n i v e r s i t y , D e p t o f B o t a n y 20

Stop P r e s s A p p o i n t m e n t o f new D i r e c t o r f o r Kew G a r d e n s . 2 1

C o v e r i l l u s t r a t i o n : J u n c u s d r e g e a n u s , a S o u t h A f r i c a n l e a f y r u s h a d v e n t i v e t o New Z e a l a n d . a: h a b i t ( s c a l e 1 c m ) ; b: i n f l o r e s c e n c e ( 1 c m ) ; c: m a t u r e c a p s u l e e n c l o s e d i n t e p a l s ( 1 mm, n o t e a c u m i n a t e o u t e r t e p a l s a n d o b t u s e i n n e r t e p a l s , a n d t e p a l s c o n s i s t e n t l y g r e a t e r t h a n c a p s u l e , s e l d o m e q u a l as s t a t e d i n F l o r a o f NZ, v o l . 3 ) ; d: c a p s u l e c o n t a i n i n g m a t u r e s e e d s ( 1 mm); e: s e e d ( 0 . 5 mm). See a r t i c l e p . 1 3 . ( J a c k M a c k i n d e r ) .

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P r o f . J.K. Heyes who i s c u r r e n t l y on l e a v e i n t h e U n i t e d K i n g d o m s e n t t h i s i n f o r m a t i o n f o r t h e a t t e n t i o n o f r e a d e r s o f t h e N e w s l e t t e r . Kew G a r d e n s a l o n e l o s t o v e r 500 m a t u r e t r e e s d u r i n g t h e s t o r m .

WOODLAND TRUST

HURRICANE APPEAL On October 16th, the worst storm on record

savaged the South and East of Britain. Thousands of mature trees were uprooted, and

thousands more will have to be felled due to irreversible storm damage. Whole landscapes were destroyed.

Trust woods in Kent, Sussex and Norfolk were especially affected; one entire wood was virtually flattened and trees that have taken hundreds of years to grow were torn up in seconds.

But with your help we can begin to turn this devastation into restoration. Money is needed urgently for the clearance of fallen trees, for tree planting and to restore woods as areas for quiet recreation and as wildlife habitats. Please send your donation to: The Woodland Trust Restoration Appeal, The Woodland Trust, Ref. 1340 FREEPOST, Grantham, Lincs. NG316BR Or, ring 0476 74297 for donations via Access/Visa cards.

Registered Charity No. 294344

trust .

WARNING: Woods will remain dangerous until restoration work can be undertaken.

THIS SPACE IS GENEROUSLY DONATED BY THE WOOLWICH EQUITABLE BUILDING SOCIETY

IF YOU WANT TO SEE THE TREES FOR THE WOOD

AGAIN please make your donation to the National Trust at any

branch of the Woolwich NOW!

Regional Bot Soc news A u c k l a n d B o t a n i c a l S o c i e t y

A t t h e A n n u a l G e n e r a l M e e t i n g h e l d o n 2 M a r c h 19 8 8 , Dr Ross B e e v e r s t o o d down a f t e r f i v e y e a r s as P r e s i d e n t o f t h e S o c i e t y . H i s l e a d e r s h i p a n d e f f o r t s on b e h a l f o f B o t Soc d e s e r v e o u r w a r m e s t t h a n k s ; t h e s u c c e s s o f t h e 5 0 t h J u b i l e e c e l e b r a t i o n s l a s t y e a r was i n no s m a l l p a r t due t o h i s s u p e r b o r g a n i s a t i o n a n d a t t e n t i o n t o d e t a i l .

The new o f f i c e r s o f t h e S o c i e t y a r e : P r e s i d e n t : A n t h o n y W r i g h t V i c e P r e s i d e n t s : Ross B e e v e r

F r a n k Newhook B a r b a r a S e g e d i n

S e c r e t a r y : S a n d r a J o n e s T r e a s u r e r : V i v P a t e r s o n C o m m i t t e e : S h i r l e y B o l l a r d , Ewen Cameron,

H e l e n C o g l e , Anne G r a c e , J a c k M a c k i n d e r , J a c k R a t t e n b u r y

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5 0 t h JUBILEE LUCY CRANWELL LECTURE The s m a l l g r e e n o r c h i d E.D. H a t c h SYMPOSIUM LECTURES Gumland s c r u b Ross B e e v e r K a u r i : k e y t o A u c k l a n d ' s p a s t J o h n Ogden F o r e s t Remnants o f A u c k l a n d R.O. G a r d n e r P l a n t s o f t h e n o r t h e r n o f f s h o r e i s l a n d s A.E. W r i g h t An h i s t o r i c a l v i e w o f t h e l a r g e r f u n g i B a r b a r a S e g e d i n A u c k l a n d ' s moss c o l l e c t o r s J e s s i c a E. B e e v e r C o n s e r v a t i o n i n t h e A u c k l a n d R e g i o n E.K. Cameron FROM THE DISPLAYS H.B. D o b b i e 1852-1940 - f e r n e n t h u s i a s t J.D. McCraw

GENERAL A d v e n t u r e s w i t h t h e t w o L u c y s - p a r t one K a t i e R e y n o l d s O b i t u a r y - Ross M i c h i e K a t i e Mays M a n g a o t u k u V a l l e y , T a r a n a k i : n o t e s t o w a r d s

t h e c o n c e p t o f " e c o l o g i c a l d i s t r i c t " R.O. G a r d n e r A r e v i s e d l i s t o f mosses f o r U n i v e r s i t y R e s e r v e ,

K e l l y s Road, W a i t a k e r e Ranges J e s s i c a E. B e e v e r M a t u a - k u m a r a R.O. G a r d n e r

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