John Buchanan illustrated a range of non-lichenised fungi while botanising around Wellington. In 1874 he recorded the names of 52 fungi as an addition to a list of plants of Wellington province, based on his collections and illustrations of fungal specimens. All but one of Buchanan’s known fungal illustrations, dating mostly from 1871 to 1877, are unpublished and are collated along with botanical illustrations in a bound volume labelled MS-41in the manuscript collection, Documentary Heritage, Auckland War Memorial Museum. Several illustrations are historically significant as they predate formal description of the species depicted. Buchanan’s only mycological paper was the illustrated description of a new species Cyttaria purdiei, a name that will separately be epitypified and applied to a misidentified New Zealand species.
- John Buchanan’s pre-1880 records and illustrations of New Zealand fungi
- John Buchanan illustrated a range of non-lichenised fungi while botanising around Wellington. In 1874 he recorded the names of 52 fungi as an addition to a list of plants of Wellington province, based on his collections and illustrations of fungal specimens.
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Buchanan, P.K. and Jerry A. Cooper (2020). John Buchanan's pre-1880 records and illustrations of New Zealand funghi. https://doi.org/10.32912/ram.2020.55.3
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