Botany Collection Narratives (Part 4): Expedition Snares Islands

Anisotome acutifolia. Endemic to the Snares Islands. Image: Antony Kusabs, Te Papa

Anisotome acutifolia. Endemic to the Snares Islands. Image: Antony Kusabs, Te Papa

Back in December 2013, four Te Papa Scientists ventured into the deep south on a 15 day expedition to the Snares Islands. Some of you may remember earlier Snares blog posts and you tube videos from this excursion. In order to provide a quick reference resource on Snares Islands botany I recently completed some Expedition Snares Islands botany narratives under the titles of Flowering Plants; Ferns and Bryophytes & Lichens.

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Once you have navigated to the collection online narratives, you will be able to scroll through images of all Snares flowering plants and most ferns, to the right of the featured image, within each narrative.

Within the Bryophyte & lichen narrative, you will able to click on 16 images, found below the main text, which link to collection objects. An inventory of Snares Islands bryophytes based on all known collections is in progress, so watch this space!

Thanks to Leon Perrie for co-authoring the ferns narrative and The Department of Conservation, who made our work on the Snares Islands possible.

Other blogs in this series:

Botany Collection Narratives (Part 3): Image highlights from Hue te Taka (Moa Point) Narrative

Botany Collection Narratives (Part 2): Lindauer, Algae Nova-Zelandicae Exsiccatae

Botany Collection Narratives (Part 1): Recent Botany Donations

 

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