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The journal of the Western Australian Herbarium


Volumes 1–14 are available for download via the Biodiversity Heritage Library’s (BHL) page for Nuytsia.

Displaying records 1–13 of 13

James Drummond’s newspaper accounts of his collecting activities, in particular his 4th Collection and Hakea victoria (Proteaceae)

BARKER, R.M., Nuytsia 11 (1): 1–9 (1996)

At least three plants, Hakea victoria, Gastrolobium leakeanum and Verticordia grandis, all recognized and published by James Drummond, were first published in Perth newspapers, not in journals edited by William Hooker as has been assumed. This is possibly so for other plants attributed to Drummond in Hooker’s journals. The full newspaper account of the expedition on which Drummond made his 4th Collection is reproduced here since Hooker only communicated an abridged version of Drummond’s original letter.

Notes on miscellaneous mimosoid legumes (Leguminosae: Mimosoideae), mostly Australian

COWAN, R.S., Nuytsia 11 (1): 11–19 (1996)

Lectotypes have been selected for ten taxa of mimosoid legumes treated for the "Flora of Australia": Albizia canescens Benth., Albizia plurijuga Domin, Albizia retusa Benth., Archidendron hendersonii (F. Muell.) I. Nielsen, Archidendron muellerianum (Maiden & R. Baker) I. Nielsen, Archidendropsis thozetiana (F. Muell.) I. Nielsen, Neptunia gracilis Benth., Neptunia gracilis var. villosula Benth., Neptunia major (Benth.) Windler and Neptunia monosperma F. Muell. ex. Benth. Discussions are included concerning the typification of Mimosa distachya Vent., Pararchidendron pruinosum (Benth.) I. Nielsen and Paraserianthes toona (Bailey) I. Nielsen. In addition, a note is presented concerning the typification of Mimosa pigra L.; the disposition of the name Albizzia amoenissima F. Muell. is discussed; and a new species, Archidendron kanisii, is described.

Notes on Banksia L.f. (Proteaceae)

GEORGE, A.S., Nuytsia 11 (1): 21–24 (1996)

Banksia integrifolia subsp. aquilonia is raised to specific rank, and B. conferta var. penicillata, B. ericifolia var. macrantha and B. meisneri var. ascendens to subspecific rank. Banksia paludosa subsp. astrolux is described as new. Lectotypes are chosen for Banksia sect. Oncostylis and B. laricina. Banksia oblongifolia subsp. minor, B. occidentalis subsp. formosa and B. seminuda subsp. remanens are not accepted.

Reappraisal of Scaevola oldfieldii (Goodeniaceae) and recognition of a new species S. kallophylla from south-west Western Australia

HOWELL, G.J., Nuytsia 11 (1): 25–31 (1996)

Recent collection and cultivation of the two rare taxa included in Scaevola oldfieldii sens. lat., showed that they are distinct species; S. oldfieldii F. Muell., a glabrous-leaved shrub to 2.3 m found on rocky slopes between the Murchison River and Geraldton; and S. kallophylla G.J. Howell sp. nov., a pubescent, leafier shrub to 0.8 m on the sandy coastal plain between the Murchison and Greenough Rivers. The taxonomy is discussed and an additional couplet, amending the Scaevola L. key in the "Flora of Australia", is given to accommodate the new species. Both species are illustrated.

Grevillea maccutcheonii (Proteaceae), a new rare Grevillea from Western Australia

KEIGHERY, G.J. AND CRANFIELD, R.J., Nuytsia 11 (1): 33–36 (1996)

A new species in the Proteaceae, Grevillea maccutcheonii Keighery & Cranfield, is described and illustrated. The species is critically endangered, being known from only 27 plants in the wild.

A taxonomic revision of Macarthuria (Molluginaceae) in Western Australia

LEPSCHI, B.J., Nuytsia 11 (1): 37–54 (1996)

The genus Macarthuria (Molluginaceae) in Western Australia is revised, and six species are recognized. A key and distribution maps are provided, along with illustrations of selected species. Macarthuria keigheryi Lepschi and M. vertex Lepschi are described as new, and the name Macarthuria australis Hügel ex Endl. is neotypified.

New species in Drosera sect. Lasiocephala (Droseraceae) from tropical northern Australia

LOWRIE, A., Nuytsia 11 (1): 55–69 (1996)

Five new Drosera species, D. brevicornis Lowrie, D. broomensis Lowrie, D. caduca Lowrie, D. darwinensis Lowrie and D. derbyensis Lowrie, are described and illustrated. D. fulva Planchon is recognized as a valid species and is described in detail as well as illustrated. All these taxa are from tropical northern Australia and belong in Drosera sect. Lasiocephala. A key is provided to all species in sect. Lasiocephala.

Anthocercis sylvicola (Solanaceae), a rare new species from the tingle forests of Walpole, south-western Australia

MACFARLANE, T.D. AND WARDELL-JOHNSON, G., Nuytsia 11 (1): 71–78 (1996)

The rare new locally endemic species Anthocercis sylvicola T.D. Macfarlane & Wardell-Johnson is described and illustrated photographically. Anthocercis sylvicola is most closely related to A. genistoides Miers and A. anisantha Endl., but differing most obviously in the smaller green and purple flowers. It is the only member of the genus confined to tall open-forest. Although restricted, its distribution shows a marked discontinuity, a common situation for conservative, relictual high-rainfall taxa in the area. The species is of conservation interest owing to the small area of distribution and small number of plants and populations known. It is listed among conservation priority taxa for Western Australia. A revised key to the spinescent species of Anthocercis is presented.

A taxonomic review of the genera Lachnostachys, Newcastelia and Physopsis (Chloanthaceae) in Western Australia

RYE, B.L., Nuytsia 11 (1): 79–107 (1996)

Three species are transferred from Newcastelia to Physopsis, bringing the total number of species in the latter genus to five. Keys are provided for the genera of tribe Physopsideae and the species belonging to Lachnostachys, Newcastelia and Physopsis . Information on the Western Australian members of each of these three genera, including distribution, habitat, flowering time and conservation status, is also given, and the new species Newcastelia roseoazurea Rye is described.

A synopsis of the genera Pomaderris, Siegfriedia, Spyridium and Trymalium (Rhamnaceae) in Western Australia

RYE, B.L., Nuytsia 11 (1): 109–131 (1996)

Keys and distribution maps are given for Western Australian Rhamnaceae in the genera Pomaderris, Siegfriedia, Spyridium and Trymalium, together with brief information on each taxon, including its habitat, flowering period, conservation status and synonyms. The new combination Pomaderris rotundifolia (F. Muell.) Rye is made, the new taxon Trymalium myrtillus subsp. pungens is described, and several taxa of conservation significance are illustrated.

A new subspecies in Muehlenbeckia horrida (Polygonaceae) from Western Australia.

WILSON, K.L., Nuytsia 11 (1): 133–138 (1996)

The rare, endemic Muehlenbeckia horrida subspecies abdita K.L. Wilson, subsp. nov., is described. A lectotype is designated for M. horrida.

Succowia balearica (Brassicaceae): a new and potentially serious weed in Western Australia

KEIGHERY, G.J., Nuytsia 11 (1): 139–140 (1996)

In 1992 the author collected (voucher Keighery 11030) an unknown vigorous twining annual vine superficially similar to Fumaria capreolata L. (Fumariaceae), but with yellow flowers and spiny fruits (Figure 1). The plants were growing in Banksia woodland below Reabold Hill in Bold Regional Park, 8 km west of Perth. It was subsequently identified as Succowia balearica (L.) Medicus, a native of the western Mediterranean.

Lambertia rariflora subsp. lutea (Proteaceae): revised geographical distribution and habitat notes

MACFARLANE, T.D., HEARN, R.W. AND ANNELS, A.R., Nuytsia 11 (1): 141–143 (1996)

Lambertia rariflora subsp. lutea Hnatiuk is a recently described tall shrub or small tree from the Walpole Region, south western Australia (Hnatiuk 1995). At the time of its original description the taxon was known from only two collections, habitat details were few, and information on abundance and geographical distribution inadequate. Consequently it has been considered to be possibly rare. As part of our work on a Recovery Plan for the rare, endangered and conservation priority flora of the Department of Conservation and Land Management‘s Southern Forest Region (Hearn et al. in prep.), we undertook a field survey of L. rariflora subsp. lutea . The results are reported here ahead of the Recovery Plan in order to improve the available published information on the species as soon as possible.