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On Pachypteris pinnata (Walkom) from Tasmania


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Townrow, JA and Jones, J. (1969) On Pachypteris pinnata (Walkom) from Tasmania. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, 103. pp. 63-68. ISSN 0080-4703

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Material from the Rhaetian of Tasmania referred to Thinnfeldia pinnata Walkom is described. The leaf is of thick substance, once pinnate, and probably abscissed. It shows a moderately thick cuticle with most stomata on the lower leaf surface, papil1ae over the stomatal pit, an unmodified leaf margin, and irregular subsidiary cells. With this information the leaf fits better in Pachypteris Brongniart than Thinnjeldia Ettingshausen, and is transferred to Pachypteris. It is readily distinguishable from other adequately known species of the genus.

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. 63-68
ISSN: 0080-4703
Collections: Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Additional Information: Copyright Royal Society of Tasmania
Date Deposited: 29 May 2012 00:44
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:37
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