Australasian Bryological Newsletter — Although there have been already 26 issues, this journal has only now come to our attention. It appears bi-annually, in June and December, and is circulated without charge to all those interested within Australasia and overseas. Write to Mr. P.J. DALTON, Plant Science department, University of Tasmania, GPO Box 252-C, Hobart (Tasm.)—7001, Australia. Issue 26 with 8 pages reported on the Second Australasian Bryophyte Workshop, Canberra, 1991; a list of recent literature, inclusive some Malesian items; personal news; forthcoming publications and events. The Herbarium Pacificum (BISH) has been awarded a further four-year subcontract with the University of Illinois to collect plants in Papua New Guinea for the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The subcontract begins in September 1992.