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Rodway, Leonard (1924) Tasmanian Discomycetes. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 90-122. ISSN 0080-4703

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Abstract

The students of Tasmanian Fungi have very insufficient
means of becoming acquainted with described species, and
further, such a small number of those indigenous in the Stat~
have been described that there is fair reason to justify a
paper to bring our knowledge up to date. It is probable
that some, perhaps many, of those described as new may
eventually be recognised to be identical with forms already
named elsewhere, but if we wait till we shall commit no
errors the purpose of this paper will not have been met. It
is essentially one to afford a student an easy means of
recognising the local species of the large fungus group
known as Discomycetes. The only work already available
to students is Cooke's Handbook of Australian Fungi, and the
information in that book is too fragmentary, and often
erroneous, to be of much assistance. The Gymnoascaceae
have been included at the end of the paper, though they
belong to another group, Plectomycetes. The disc-fruiting
fungi, which have.adopted a parasitic habit, commonly known
as Lichens, are excluded from convenience, and not from any
supposition that they are genetica1ly distinct. The Histeriales
are almost continuous with some of the smaller plants of our
group, but their distinction may soon be recognised.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, RST, Van Diemens Land, natural history, science, ecology, taxonomy, botany, zoology, geology, geography, papers & proceedings, Australia, UTAS Library
Journal or Publication Title: Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Page Range: pp. 90-122
ISSN: 0080-4703
Collections: Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
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Date Deposited: 30 Apr 2012 05:39
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:30
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