Allan Mere Award for 1991:

Margaret Jane Annand Bulfin (née Simpson) (1920–1996)

Margaret Bulfin, Allan Mere recipient for 1991.
Left: staff photo, 1973 © Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research.
Right: photo published in Colin Webb and Margaret Simpson’s 2001 Seeds of New Zealand gymnosperms and dicotyledons.

“Margaret Bulfin joined Botany Division in 1950, and has contributed to its work in many ways, especially in research on seeds and germination. The reference collection of seeds that she has built up is a unique and valuable asset. Over the years she has also greatly widened the Division’s contacts, especially among horticulturists in New Zealand and overseas.”

Citation reproduced from the Allan Mere awards book.