The Herbarium Jutlandicum (AAU), one of the key herbaria for the Flora of Thailand, will in 1987 be moved to a new building on the University campus. At present there are ca. 500.000 specimens. The new building will be constructed to accommodate 3 times as many. The staff members at L are green with envy! The Canberra Botanical Gardens (CBG) have been renamed to the Australian National Botanical Gardens. Now that the Australian Capital Territory, Canberra, is about to get a measure of ’home rule’ (a kind of city council with limited executive powers) the Gardens will be transferred to another federal department, that of Arts, Heritage and Environment. The Bureau of Flora and Fauna, which publishes the Flora of Australia, falls under this, too. At present it does not seem likely that the two bodies will merge.