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On the sporophore of the native bread (Polyporus mylitta)
Dove, Hamilton Stuart (1930) On the sporophore of the native bread (Polyporus mylitta). Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 94-115. ISSN 0080-4703
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Early in the present month (March, 1930), two specimens
of the subterranean fungus called, "Native Bread" were
received from a settler on the N.W. Coast of Tasmania.
They were of an irregular rounded shape, dark-brown on
the exterior, but white where the thin rind had been rubbed
off. Each weighed about 1 3/4 lb. It was the 3rd of the month
when they came to hand. They were placed in an open box
in my museum-room, and on 9th inst. one of them exhibited
two white knobs, close together, on the upper surface. They
much resembled the button-stage of the ordinary mushroom.
Each measured slightly over one inch across the top, by 7/8
inch in height. By the morning of 12th inst., they had
grown to 1 1/2 inches high, the upper surface having changed
from white to pale yellow; the underside of the pileus had
become wrinkled, but was still closed.
|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. 94-115|
|Collections:||Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania|
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|Date Deposited:||09 May 2012 08:02|
|Last Modified:||18 Nov 2014 04:30|
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