Public talk on Pseudopanax

I’ll be joining Lara Shepherd (Allan Wilson Centre, Massey University) to give a talk on Pseudopanax Monday night (21 September 2009) in Wellington.

We’ll begin by discussing each of the species: how to identify them and where to see them.  Then we’ll cover the results of our research projects that have looked at hybridisation between the species, and genetic variation within coastal five-finger (P. lessonii) and fierce lancewood (P. ferox).  We’ll touch on conservation issues, and the debate over where New Zealand’s forests survived during the Ice-Age.

The talk has been organised by the Wellington Botanical Society, but non-members are most welcome.

The meeting begins at 7.30pm in Lecture Theatre 101 of the Murphy Building, Victoria University.

More details of Wellington Botanical Society meetings.

Blog posts on Pseudopanax

Five finger, whauwhaupaku, Pseudopanax arboreus.  Photo by Leon Perrie. (c) Leon Perrie, Wellington.

Five finger, whauwhaupaku, Pseudopanax arboreus. Photo by Leon Perrie. (c) Leon Perrie, Wellington.

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