Story: European discovery of plants and animals

Carex

Carex

These preserved specimens of Carex kirkii were taken from Mt St Bathans in Central Otago by botanist Donald Petrie (1846–1925). Petrie was a school inspector who carried a collecting press on his travels in the region. He would climb mountains in his spare time, recording new species.

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John Andrews, 'European discovery of plants and animals - Naturalists: 1840s–1890s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/object/10967/carex (accessed 17 September 2021)

Story by John Andrews, published 24 Sep 2007