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1874 subantarctic Transit of Venus Expedition specimens

Herbarium voucher specimens collected from subantarctic Campbell Island / Motu Ihupuku by Lieutenant Rathouis of the French Transit of Venus Expedition in 1873/74, identified by Thomas Kirk (1881), and housed in the Otago Herbarium.

OTA # Full Name Collector Year collected  Locality
Anisotome latifolia OTA 020316 thumbnail OTA 020316 Anisotome latifolia (male) Lieutenant Rathouis 1873/74 Campbell Island / Motu Ihupuku
Anisotome latifolia OTA 020317 thumbnail OTA 020317 Anisotome latifolia Lieutenant Rathouis 1873/74 Campbell Island / Motu Ihupuku
Anaphalioides bellidioides OTA 020312 thumbnail OTA 020312 Anaphalioides bellidioides Lieutenant Rathouis 1873/74 Campbell Island / Motu Ihupuku
Celmisia verbascifolia subspecies OTA 020314 thumbnail OTA 020314 Celmisia verbascifolia subspecies Lieutenant Rathouis 1873/74 Campbell Island / Motu Ihupuku
Leptinella plumosa OTA 020313 thumbnail OTA 020313 Leptinella plumosa Lieutenant Rathouis 1873/74 Campbell Island / Motu Ihupuku
Stellaria decipiens OTA 020310 thumbnail OTA 020310 Stellaria decipiens Lieutenant Rathouis 1873/74 Campbell Island / Motu Ihupuku
Tillaea moschata OTA 020320 thumbnail OTA 020320 Tillaea moschata Lieutenant Rathouis 1873/74 Campbell Island / Motu Ihupuku
Dracophyllum longifolium OTA 020304 thumbnail OTA 020304 Dracophyllum longifolium Lieutenant Rathouis 1873/74 Campbell Island / Motu Ihupuku
Epilobium confertifolium OTA 020319 thumbnail OTA 020319 Epilobium confertifolium Lieutenant Rathouis 1873/74 Campbell Island / Motu Ihupuku
Epilobium pedunculare OTA 020318 thumbnail OTA 020318 Epilobium pedunculare Lieutenant Rathouis 1873/74 Campbell Island / Motu Ihupuku
Ranunculus pinguis OTA 020307 thumbnail OTA 020307 Ranunculus pinguis Lieutenant Rathouis 1873/74 Campbell Island / Motu Ihupuku
Ranunculus subscaposus OTA 020307 thumbnail OTA 020307 Ranunculus subscaposus Lieutenant Rathouis 1873/74 Campbell Island / Motu Ihupuku
Bulbinella rossii OTA 020334 thumbnail OTA 020334 Bulbinella rossii Lieutenant Rathouis 1873/74 Campbell Island / Motu Ihupuku
Carex appressa OTA 020332 thumbnail OTA 020332 Carex appressa Lieutenant Rathouis 1873/74 Campbell Island / Motu Ihupuku
Carex trifida OTA 020331 thumbnail OTA 020331 Carex trifida Lieutenant Rathouis 1873/74 Campbell Island / Motu Ihupuku
Oreobolus pectinatus OTA 020328 thumbnail OTA 020328 Oreobolus pectinatus Lieutenant Rathouis 1873/74 Campbell Island / Motu Ihupuku
Aporostylis bifolia OTA 020327 thumbnail OTA 020327 Aporostylis bifolia Lieutenant Rathouis 1873/74 Campbell Island / Motu Ihupuku
Poa foliosa OTA 020329 thumbnail OTA 020329
Poa foliosa Lieutenant Rathouis 1873/74 Campbell Island / Motu Ihupuku
Blechnum durum OTA 020323 thumbnail OTA 020323 Blechnum durum Lieutenant Rathouis 1873/74 Campbell Island / Motu Ihupuku
Histiopteris incisa OTA 020325 thumbnail OTA 020325 Histiopteris incisa Lieutenant Rathouis 1873/74 Campbell Island / Motu Ihupuku
Hypolepis millefolium OTA 020326 thumbnail OTA 020326 Hypolepis millefolium Lieutenant Rathouis 1873/74 Campbell Island / Motu Ihupuku
Hypolepis subantarctica OTA 020335 thumbnail OTA 020335 Hypolepis subantarctica Lieutenant Rathouis 1873/74 Campbell Island / Motu Ihupuku
Hypolepis subantarctica  OTA 020338 thumbnail OTA 020338 Hypolepis subantarctica Lieutenant Rathouis 1873/74 Campbell Island / Motu Ihupuku
Hymenophyllum multifidum OTA 020330 thumbnail OTA 020330 Hymenophyllum multifidum Lieutenant Rathouis 1873/74 Campbell Island / Motu Ihupuku
Huperzia varia OTA 020337 thumbnail OTA 020337 Huperzia varia Lieutenant Rathouis 1873/74 Campbell Island / Motu Ihupuku
Cladonia pityrea OTA 052276 thumbnail OTA 052276 Cladonia pityrea Lieutenant Rathouis 1873/74 Campbell Island / Motu Ihupuku

Note: Celmisia verbascifolia, Asteraceae has never been observed as present on Campbell Island / Motu Ihupuku. The specimen included with this collection (OTA 20314) was likely an Aotearoa New Zealand specimen mixed into the Campbell Island collection, during identification by botanist Thomas Kirk.

References

Hartley KH. 2018. Historical botany of the 1874 French Transit of Venus Expedition to subantarctic Campbell Island. Dunedin, New Zealand: [Unpublished thesis for the Postgraduate Diploma of Science (PGDipSci)]. Otago, N.Z.: Department of Botany, University of Otago.

Filhol H. 1885. Botanique. [Botany] In 1885. Recueil de mémoires, rapports et documents relatifs à l'observation du passage de Venus sur le Soleil. [Collection of memoirs, reports and documents relating to the observation of the passage of Venus over the Sun.] Vol. III, Part 2. Paris: Academy of Sciences, pp. 1-17. French.

Kirk T. 1881. Notes on plants from Campbell Island. Transactions of the New Zealand Institute. 14:387-389.

Photographed by Karri Horton Hartley, University of Otago, with permission.