Observations on Desmidiaceae, with a list of species found in Tasmania
Harrop, ED (1868) Observations on Desmidiaceae, with a list of species found in Tasmania. Monthly Notices of Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania . pp. 19-23.
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These beautiful plants are of an herbaceous green color,
and belong to the Cryptogamic division of the vegetable kingdom.
They have attracted attention not only on account of
the striking beauty and variety of their forms, but also by
reason of the doubt as to their position, whether in the animal
or vegetable kingdom, having caused considerable discussion
amongst learned algologists. They are now almost universally
assigned to the vegetable kingdom. The presence of
starch in the ludochrome, and their mode of conjugating,
constitute incontestable proofs of their vegetable organisation,
notwithstanding the arguments of Professors Ehrenberg, Dalrymple,
and Bailey to the contrary.
Included is the list of Tasmanian Desmidieae.
The gatherings have been made mostly from pools which
are dug up during the summer. As they are plants whose
favorite haunt is the open moor, and are taken in greatest
numbers from perennial ponds.
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