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Flora of New Zealand Lichens

ISBN: 9780477012669

Author: D J Galloway    Publisher: Manaaki Whenua Press

New Zealand's rich and diverse lichen flora are described in this identification manual.

This volume discusses 966 taxa in 210 genera. Keys to gene...


New Zealand's rich and diverse lichen flora are described in this identification manual.

This volume discusses 966 taxa in 210 genera. Keys to genera ans species cover foliose, squamulose, fruticose, filamentous and crustose life forms. A biogeographical designation is assigned to most species (10 biogeographical elements are recognised in the New Zealand lichen flora), and short notes on distribution and ecology are included.

Most names based on New Zealand material are typified and the provenance of type material is indicated when known. Introductory material includes: a short history of lichenological exploration in New Zealand, a survey of taxonomic literature relating to New Zealand lichens for the period 1781--1983 and list of collectors of New Zealand lichens and of institutions wher their collections are held. An index to accepted taxa and to synonyms is provided, as well as a glossary of lichenological terms.

Although primarily an identification manual for serious lichenologists, the flora contains much information useful to the general botanist, student, and interested amateur.


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Pages: 662


Publication Date: 10-10-1985


$44.00
Trees and Shrubs of New Zealand

ISBN: 9780478045352

Author: A L Poole    Publisher: Manaaki Whenua Press

Trees & Shrubs of New Zealand is a field guide for use by students, botanists, ecologists, and all those with an interest in New Zealand's native vegetation. Su...


Trees & Shrubs of New Zealand is a field guide for use by students, botanists, ecologists, and all those with an interest in New Zealand's native vegetation. Superb line drawings and clear text assist with the identification of woody plants of forest and shrubland, from the coast to subalpine areas. Technical expressions have been used only where necessary, and there is a glossary to aid those who are unfamiliar with them.


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Pages: 256


Publication Date: 22-10-2011


$59.99
Fauna of New Zealand 71 : Fanniidae

ISBN: 9780478347456

Author: M Cecilia Dominguez    Publisher: Manaaki Whenua Press

Fanniids are a small family of flies that are known mainly because many of the species are associated with humans and are of medical and forensic importance. Mo...


Fanniids are a small family of flies that are known mainly because many of the species are associated with humans and are of medical and forensic importance. Most of the species of Fanniidae have been described from the Holarctic region, but recently many new species have been described from the Neotropical region. The Fanniidae are inhabitants of forested areas, and are relatively rare in open landscapes. Males of almost all species form swarms in shaded areas and females may be attracted to decaying organic matter and excrement. Fanniidae can be most readily distinguished from other calyptrate flies found in New Zealand by the shape of the subcostal vein, which runs straight in its apical half, without any sinuous bend.


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Pages: 91


Dimensions: 180 x 242 mm


Publication Date: 29-07-2014


$49.00
Fauna of New Zealand 72 : Micropterigidae

ISBN: 9780478347593

Author: George W Gibbs    Publisher: Manaaki Whenua Press

The tiny ‘jaw-moths’ of the family Micropterigidae hold a special place in our understanding of the evolution of moths and butterflies (Lepidoptera) because...


The tiny ‘jaw-moths’ of the family Micropterigidae hold a special place in our understanding of the evolution of moths and butterflies (Lepidoptera) because of their antiquity and their status as the most primitive type of surviving Lepidoptera. Almost perfect fossils preserved in amber from places as remote as the Baltic Sea, Burma and Lebanon indicate that these moths had reached their zenith before the end of the Jurassic (140 million years ago—the age of dinosaurs) and have survived almost unchanged all over the world. Modern jaw-moths retain the basic jaws that characterise so many insect groups (hence the common name) whereas all the higher moths and butterflies have evolved a coiled tongue which gives them the ability to specialise on the nectar of flowering plants (Angiosperms), thereby gaining access to an energy-rich source of food from the commonest type of plants. Micropterigid larvae are unique, so unlike the familiar caterpillars of other moths that even entomologists can be baffled as to what sort of insect they represent. In New Zealand, all but one of the jaw-moth caterpillars feed on liverworts.



New Zealand’s micropterigid moths are best described as little jewels of the insect world. With a size range from 5 to 12 mm wingspan, their wings shine with golden or purple iridescence as they flit about amongst ferns, low shrubs and sedges in shady places alongside tracks, forest roadways, and around the edge of forest clearings. They are recognisable from their metallic colouring and the tent-like position of the wings over the body. Their antennae are held more or less erect and diverging, and the head and thorax are exceptionally hairy. Identification of most New Zealand species can be made directly from their colour patterns.


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Pages: 127


Dimensions: 180 x 242 mm


Publication Date: 29-07-2014


$59.00
Plants That Poison : a New Zealand Guide

ISBN: 9780478093988

Author: Henry Connor    Publisher: Manaaki Whenua Press

Written by a leading authority on poisonous plants and an expert in human poisonings, Plants that Poison: a New

Zealand Guide is a guide to a select...


Written by a leading authority on poisonous plants and an expert in human poisonings, Plants that Poison: a New

Zealand Guide is a guide to a selection of plants and mushrooms with toxic properties that can be found in New Zealand – in back yards, public gardens, school playgrounds, on roadsides and in waste ground.



With a particular focus on plants that are of concern for children, the emphasis is on safety through education, to help you understand the risks so that you can avoid them. There is advice on what to do if you think you or your child has eaten something poisonous, and a section on toxic mechanisms – how the poisons act on the human body, the signs and symptoms of poisoning, and the treatment likely to be necessary.



Enlivened with historical background and interesting folklore, and comprehensively illustrated with colour photographs to aid identification, this book provides a practical and measured response to demand for information about poisonous plants in New Zealand.


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Pages: 112


Publication Date: 22-10-2009


$29.99
New Zealand Soil Classification 3rd Edition

ISBN: 9780478347104

Author: A E Hewitt    Publisher: Manaaki Whenua Press

This book provides a new synthesis for the large body of information collected since the 1950's. It represents the best attempt, given the state of knowledge at...


This book provides a new synthesis for the large body of information collected since the 1950's. It represents the best attempt, given the state of knowledge at the time, to classify and provide a comprehensive overview of New Zealand soils.



Features of the book include a key to orders, subgroups and groups; an indepth discussion on the diverse types of soil orders; and an appendix listing the meanings of each classification code.


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Pages: 136


Publication Date: 22-10-2010


$35.00
Flora of New Zealand Volume V Grasses

ISBN: 9780478347173

Author: E Edgar    Publisher: Manaaki Whenua Press

There are 190 native species and 230 naturalised grasses in New Zealand, and this Flora is about them. The Flora of New Zealand Volume V Grasses was first publi...


There are 190 native species and 230 naturalised grasses in New Zealand, and this Flora is about them. The Flora of New Zealand Volume V Grasses was first published in 2000 and it has been revised and updated in this new second edition a decade later.



Included are formal nomenclature, descriptions, distribution records, ecological information, and keys to genera. Appropriate revisions, DNA phylogenies, or taxonomic opinions published up to 30 June 2009 are included in this second edition. The structure is that of the main text of the 2000 edition with the addition of simple corrections of errors and some changes that could easily be made within the text. Issues relating to modern nomenclature and generic placement are treated in the Addenda.



The Flora features excellent line drawings by Sabrina Malcolm and colour illustrations by Keith West, with photographs by Peter Johnson.



This book is an identification manual intended for all who are involved with grasses - plant and animal ecologists, farmers, commercial managers, weed controllers, conservationists, horticulturists, land-use specialists and soil conservators.


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Pages: 673


Publication Date: 22-10-2010


$79.99
Poisonous Plants Poster

ISBN: 0000000000005

Author: W Sykes    Publisher: Manaaki Whenua Press

Colour, laminated poster, depicting some of the more common poisonous plants within New Zealand.



Information given for each plant inclu...


Colour, laminated poster, depicting some of the more common poisonous plants within New Zealand.



Information given for each plant includes common and scientific name, description, habitat, and part of the plant that is poisonous.


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Dimensions: 428 x 640 mm


Publication Date: 22-10-1997


$15.00
Fauna of New Zealand 21 : Margarodidae

ISBN: 9780477026062

Author: C Morales    Publisher: Manaaki Whenua Press

The Fauna of New Zealand series has been widely acclaimed for its role in presenting New Zealand's unique invertebrate fauna to the world.


The Fauna of New Zealand series has been widely acclaimed for its role in presenting New Zealand's unique invertebrate fauna to the world.


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Pages: 123


Publication Date: 19-12-2013


$34.95
Fauna of New Zealand 22 : Notonemouridae

ISBN: 9780477026079

Author: I McLellan    Publisher: Manaaki Whenua Press

The Fauna of New Zealand series has been widely acclaimed for its role in presenting New Zealand's unique invertebrate fauna to the world.


The Fauna of New Zealand series has been widely acclaimed for its role in presenting New Zealand's unique invertebrate fauna to the world.


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Pages: 62


Publication Date: 19-12-2013


$24.95
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