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The anatomy and morphology of four Tasmanian cushion species

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Gibson, N (1991) The anatomy and morphology of four Tasmanian cushion species. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, Aspect. pp. 231-238. ISSN 0080-4703

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Abstract

A study of the anatomy and morphology of four Tasmanian cushion plant species showed that anatomical convergence was not as well developed as the obvious morphological convergence. The lack of well-developed xeromorphic features in the Tasmanian species is not consistent with the hypothesis previously suggested that the cushion form evolved primarily as a strategy to maintain a positive water balance.

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. 231-238
ISSN: 0080-4703
Additional Information: This Symposium is a tribute to the botanical work of Dr. Winifred M. Curtis AM, work largely concerned with Tasmanian plants. Scientific and public knowledge of the Tasmania flora has been greatly enhanced by her contributions. Edited by M.R. Banks, S.J. Smith, A.E. Orchard and G. Kantvilas. – Copyright Royal Society of Tasmania
Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2012 01:18
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:39
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/14681
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