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ASBS Newsletter

Number 164 September 2015

Contents

  • From the President
  •      Role for ASBS in the Flora of Australia online 1
  •      ASBS 2015 Canberra 1
  •      Eichler memorial plaque ceremony 1
  •      Prospective changes to our grants schemes 1
  •      Thanks to Phil Garnock-Jones 1
  •      Kevin Thiele leaving PERTH 1
  •      Alison McCusker 1
  •      Notice. 2015 Annual General Meeting reminder1
  • ASBS Inc. business
  •      Council's new advisory committees active 2
  •      Grants Policy Standing Committee 2
  • Eichler Research Fund report
  •      Molecular systematics and biogeography of Logania R.Br. (Loganiaceae) 2
  • Articles
  •      Adventures in plant anatomy not just a pigment of my imagination. 4
  •      Advertisements. Christmas presents, anyone?10
  •      Role of chromosomes in systematics, evolution and phylogenies 12
  • Further thoughts
  •      Fossil names: homonyms affecting the names of Australian species of Acacia, Grevillea and Hakea16
  •      The life of Ernest Bickford an addendum 17
  •      Journal of the Adelaide Botanic Gardens. Free back issues available.17
  • Point of view
  •      How long does it take for an alien species to get citizenship? 18
  • A milestone 22
  • News
  •      Algal designs and a hint of a new herbarium for Melbourne? 23
  •      Fungal accolades forTom May and Pam Catcheside 23
  •      Tanya Scharaschkin wins award 23
  •      Another botany school bites the dust 24
  •      Flora News
  •           Northern Territory flora online 24
  •           Viclist to VicFlora 24
  •           New edition of the Vascular Plants of Tasmania 25
  •           Flora of New Caledonia 25
  •      Taxonomy in our media 25
  •      Doris Sinkora a remarkable life 25
  •      Alex George's garden on ABC 25
  •      Moustached Kingfisher causes controversy 26
  •      New Zealand deer hunters fail taxonomy test 26
  • Miscellanea
  •      Threats to plants, particularly orchids, by illegal trade in SE Asia and Iran 26
  •      Papua New Guinea tok
  •           Anniversaries for PNG and its National Herbarium 27
  •           "Telefomin trousers" 27
  •           A pecking order 28
  •      Are 75 percent of Australia's living species unknown? 28
  •      3D printing 29
  •      Alice Springs native gardens celebrates anniversary 29
  •      Updated classification of Orchidaceae 29
  •      Accessing names published in old Botanic Gardens seed lists 29
  •      Artists inspired by work in herbaria 30
  •      A work "Herbarium" not so inspired? 30
  •      Teaching economic botany 30
  •      Notice. 2015 Membership Fees30
  • Obituary
  •      The life and letters of Laurie (L.G.) Adams 31
  • ABRS report 38
  • Book reviews
  •      Having fun with fungi 39
  •      A labour of love continued: Allan Cunningham before Australia (and James Bowie before South Africa) 41
  •      Cylindrical-stemmed genera of feral opuntioid cacti naturalised in Australia 43
  • New books 45
  • Chapter conveners 47
  • Contacting major Australasian herbaria and systematics institutions 47
  • ASBS publications 48
  • About the Society and becoming a member 49
  • About the Newsletter: contributions, advertisements and the Editors 49

 

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