Library Open Repository

The genus Stipa L. in Tasmania. Part 3 - Revised taxonomy

Downloads

Downloads per month over past year

Townrow, JES (1978) The genus Stipa L. in Tasmania. Part 3 - Revised taxonomy. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, 112. pp. 227-287. ISSN 0080-4703

[img]
Preview
PDF
1978_Townrow_Ge...pdf | Download (1MB)
Available under University of Tasmania Standard License.

Abstract

The twelve indigenous Stipa species occurring in Tasmania are revised. These are
S. aphylla (Rodway) Townrow (endemic), S. bigeniculata Hughes, S. clelandii Summerhayes
and Hubbard, S. falcata Hughes, S. flavescens Labillardiere, S. nervosa var. neutralis
Vickery, S. mollis R. Br01vn, S. semibarbata R. Brown, S. pubinodis Trinius and
Ruprecht, S. stipoides (Hooker) Veldkamp, S. stuposa Hughes (endemic) and s. variabilis
Hughes.
A key to species is based on both floral and vegetative characters. Emended
species descriptions are based on type and/or matched specimens aug;nented by extensive
Tasmanian collections. Detailed figures produced at standard magnifications of each
species illustrate new characters of specific significance including adaxial leaf
surface ornamentation figured in scanning micrographs and numerous details of floret
structure.
S. elatior Hughes and S. compacta Hughes are reduced to synonomy with S. flavescens
Labillardiere. S. aphanoneura Hughes, S. setacea R. Brown, S. pubescens R. Brown,
S. elegantissima Labillardiere, S. laeviculmis Nees, S. eremophila Reader, and S.
hemipogon Bentham are excluded names.
The appendix includes a collectors' index (Tasmanian specimens), text tables and
descriptions, and figures of S. nervosa Vickery, S. pubescens R.Br. and S. blackii C.E.
Hubbard closely allied to and previously confused with S. nervosa var. neutralis,
S. pubinodis and S. stuposa respectively.

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. 227-287
ISSN: 0080-4703
Collections: Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Additional Information:

Copyright Royal Society of Tasmania

Date Deposited: 28 May 2012 03:40
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:37
Item Statistics: View statistics for this item

Actions (login required)

Item Control Page Item Control Page