Archibald Menzies, the surgeon on board the Vancouver, which visited Fiordland in 1791, collected mosses, ferns and liverworts at Dusky Sound. This moss (Hypnum menziesii) was named after him. Menzies passed his collections to the British botanical publisher William J. Hooker, who collated them in his book Musci exotici (1818–20). The title is Latin for ‘Exotic mosses’.
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Reference: William Jackson Hooker, Musci exotici. Vol. 1. London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown, 1818–20, plate 33
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