Over half of Aotearoa’s ferns and lycophytes are also indigenous elsewhere in the south-west Pacific region. Improving the understanding of the floras adjacent to New Zealand therefore provides better context for our work on its own ferns and lycophytes. Our investigations involve the delimitation, naming, distributions, and relationships of species.
With its shared Zealandian heritage, New Caledonia is a special focus, but we’ve also published on Australian, Solomon Islands, Fijian, and Tongan ferns.
Main collaborators: Rémy Amice (Nouméa), Daniel Ohlsen (Melbourne), Cheng-Wei Chen (Taipei).
Chen C-W, Perrie LR, Glenny D, Chiou W-L. 2017. Sol Amazing: Lycophytes & Ferns of the Solomon Islands. National Museum of Natural Science, Taiwan.
Perrie LR, Shepherd LD, Brownsey PJ, Larraín J, Shaw B, Thouvenot L, von Konrat M. 2016. Rediscovery and reinstatement of the New Caledonian endemic filmy fern Hymenophyllum pumilio Rosenst. New Zealand Journal of Botany 54: 1-10.