History of Systematic Botany in Australasia

@inproceedings{Short1990HistoryOS,
  title={History of Systematic Botany in Australasia},
  author={P. S. Short},
  year={1990}
}
NOTES ON ZYGOPHYLLUM (ZYGOPHYLLACEAE) IN AUSTRALIA INCLUDING THE DESCRIPTIONS OF FIVE NEW SPECIES AND ONE NEW SUBSPECIES, REVISED ICEYS AND TYPIFICATIONS
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Two new species, Z. eichleri and Z. rowelliae, are described from within the 5merous group of Zygophyllum species, together with a revised key to this group, and Typifications and notes on other Australian species are presented.
Hidden treasures: Brazilian plants collected by Prince Maximilian zu Wied held in the National Herbarium of Victoria (MEL)
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The history and significance of 325 specimens collected by M.A.P. zu Wied in 1815–1817 is outlined and used to illustrate the value and relevance of the largely uncurated Sonder herbarium and wider foreign collection at MEL.
Natural history “collectors”: exploring the ambiguities
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Considering the provenance of specimens in a supply chain may be a more productive approach than attempting to categorise actors in that chain.
Rubus costifolius and R. bergii in the National Herbarium of Victoria
Original specimens of Rubus costifolius Foerster have been found in the National Herbarium of Victoria (MEL) and this name turns out to be the correct name of the species that until now was named R.
A review of the genus Lepidosperma Labill. (Cyperaceae: Schoeneae)
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Species diversity in the genus Lepidosperma Labill is much greater than previously thought, with many more species yet to be described.
Flora Tasmaniae: Tasmanian Naturalists and Imperial Botany, 1829-1860
This thesis examines the practices of botanical collectors in nineteenthcentury Van Diemen’s Land, their involvement in the Flora Tasmaniae and their contribution to broader scientific debates.
Which to Become? Encountering Fungi in Australian Poetry
As a largely unexplored group of organisms, fungi are ecologically complex members of the Australian biota. Fungi represent non-human alterity and interstitiality—neither animal not plant, beautiful
Ferdinand von Mueller's interactions with Charles Darwin and his response to Darwinism.
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Analysis of Mueller's correspondence and publications shows that he remained a theist and misunderstood key aspects of Darwin's theory, however, Mueller did come to accept that natural selection could operate within a species, although never accepting it could produce speciation.
Les Botanistes récolteurs en Nouvelle-Calédonie de 1774 à 2005
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For the first time since 1911, a recapitulative list of plant collectors for New Caledonia is established, accompanied by information concerning their nationalities, functions, period of active collecting, nature of their collections and where the collections are now housed in the different herbaria of the world.
Grevillea tetragonoloba (Proteaceae: Grevilleoideae) recircumscribed, with notes on its typification and a new segregate species, Grevillea nivea, described.
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Recognition ofGrevillea nivea as distinct from Grevillea tetragonoloba requires a modified circumscription for the latter species, and a full, updated description is provided here.
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