Studies on the New Zealand, and some related, species of Pteris L.

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dc.contributor.advisor Assoc. Professors L.H. Millener and J.A. Battenbury en Braggins, John E. en 2007-11-14T02:29:30Z en 2007-11-14T02:29:30Z en 1975 en
dc.identifier.citation Thesis (PhD--Botany)--University of Auckland, 1975. en
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dc.description.abstract Four New Zealand species are recognised: (1) P. tremula R.Br., (also in Australia, Lord Howe Is., Norfolk Is., the Kermadecs Is. and the Chatham Is.). (2) P. carsei sp. nov. (previously ‘P. comans’) (also in Australia and the Kermadec Is.). (3) P. macilenta A. Rich. (previously P. macilenta var. saxatilis Carse) endemic. (4) P. pendula Col. (previously P. macilenta Auct. non. Rich. and P. macilenta var. pendula (Col.) Cheeseman) endemic. The taxonomy and nomenclature of these species is discussed in detail and the nomenclature is also discussed for P. kingiana Endl. (previously sometimes treated as P. tremula) and P. zahlbruckneriana Endl. (previously treated under ‘P. comans’ or P.endlicheriana Agardh) both Norfolk Is. endemics, and the taxonomy of P. sp.aff.comans LHI (previously ‘P. comans’) endemic to Lord Howe Island is also discussed. Detailed study of the spores and paleae using conventional light microscopy and SEM was made for these species and also P. comans Forst. f. (from the New Hebrides) and P. novae-caledoniae from New Caledonia. Comparisons of the distribution, fronds, stipes, venation, rhizomes, paleae, indumentum, apices, sori, sporangia and spores have been made and where appropriate material of P. dentata ssp. flabellata, P. pacifica and P. vittata, has also been compared. Further comparisons have been made with material of ‘P. comans’ from other Pacific Islands including Fiji (three species ), Rarotonga, Samoa, Tahiti (each one species). P. tremula, P. kingiana and P. novae-caledoniae are exceptional in the genus because they lack paraphyses in the sori. P. kingiana and P. novae-caledoniae have a copious waxy deposit around and among the sporangial stalks but P. tremula has no accessory sporangial features at all. Germination and gametophyte growth follow the normal pattern for the genus. Some gametophytes can be kept alive and growing for considerable periods (up to three years) and become elongate, ribbon-like and unisexual (female). Hybridisation was achieved between P. carsei and P. macilenta. The progeny resemble the natural hybrid swarms suspected of being the product of the same parents. en
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dc.relation.ispartof PhD Thesis - University of Auckland en
dc.relation.isreferencedby UoA217785 en
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dc.title Studies on the New Zealand, and some related, species of Pteris L. en
dc.type Thesis en Botany en The University of Auckland en Doctoral en PhD en
dc.subject.marsden Fields of Research::270000 Biological Sciences::270400 Botany en
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pubs.local.anzsrc 060310 - Plant Systematics and Taxonomy en Faculty of Science en

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