Native Plants of Dunedin and its Environs





Dunedin Naturalists’ Field Club Archives


Dunedin: Otago Heritage Books


William Martin, local botanist, past president of the Dunedin Naturalists' Field Club (DNFC) and subsequent Life Member, first published this booklet in 1924 from a series of articles he wrote for the Otago Daily Times. Republished in 1962 to coincide with the 90th anniversary of the DNFC, the booklet was rewritten again in 1994 by Dr Ralph Allen ‘to bring the plant nomenclature up to date and take account of the changed nature…of Dunedin’s natural surroundings’. Dr Allen (b. 1948) graduated from the University of Otago with a PhD in Botany and worked for the DSIR and Landcare Research. He was instrumental in the establishment of the Orokonui Ecosanctuary in Dunedin. Both men were Loder Cup winners: Martin (1960); Allen (2012).


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Ralph Allen, “Native Plants of Dunedin and its Environs,” | OUR Heritage, accessed April 21, 2024,