Series 446 - Margaret Tedder Solomon Islands botanical index cards

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Margaret Tedder Solomon Islands botanical index cards


  • 1971 - 1974 (Creation)

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0.3 m (3 boxes)

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Margaret and James Tedder lived in the Solomon Islands from 1952 until 1974. During the last years of her residence there, after the children went to Australian schools, Margaret did a lot of bush touring carrying out research on plants used by the Islanders for medicines, cures and other purposes. Most of Margaret Tedder's plant identifications were checked in the now defunct Forest Herbarium where she lodged duplicates of the plants.

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Index cards on medicinal and other useful plants in the Solomon islands, A-Z, arranged by plant family. The cards record: Name; Family; Habitat; Constituents; Therapeutic activity; Local names; Sources of information; Preparation and use; Regions reporting use; Other locations reporting use. Most of the information has been obtained from Central and Makira /Ulawa Province. The main language groups include: Temotu, Malaita-San Cristobal, Gela-Guadalcanal and New Georgia.


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Arranged alphabetically by plant family

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Open access

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Pacific Manuscripts Bureau microfilm available (PMB 1366)

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ANUA 445

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Prepared by Karina Taylor in November 2012




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