Contributions to a history of New Zealand lichenology 5*. James Murray (1923–1961)

@article{Galloway2015ContributionsTA,
  title={Contributions to a history of New Zealand lichenology 5*. James Murray (1923–1961)},
  author={David John Galloway},
  journal={Phytotaxa},
  year={2015},
  volume={198},
  pages={1-67}
}
James Murray (1923–1961), an organic chemist by profession, was also New Zealand’s first modern lichenologist. Having a wide knowledge of New Zealand plants, and a very competent grasp of post-war natural product chemistry, he was well qualified to take up lichens at a period when chemosystematics was just becoming important in the group. His early published work was to influence the emerging field of lichen bioactive compounds, and 50 years later, generic concepts in the Lobariaceae . Murray’s… Expand
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