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Observations on the “rice paper tree" (Tetrapanax papyriferum) now naturalised in Sydney, N. S. Wales

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Bennett, George (1865) Observations on the “rice paper tree" (Tetrapanax papyriferum) now naturalised in Sydney, N. S. Wales. Monthly Notices of Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 87-93.

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Abstract

The tree which produces the pith which is manufactured into that delicate material known as "Rice Paper," belongs to the Araliaceae, or ivy worts, and is the Tetrapanax papyriferum, or Aralia papyrifera of botanists. It is a native of the island of Formosa, and was supposed to be procured only from the northern part of the island, but it has recently been ascertained that it is found wild, and is also cultivated abundantly in different parts of the island, where it grows on the hills.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, Van Diemens Land, VDL, Hobart Town, natural sciences, proceedings, records
Journal or Publication Title: Monthly Notices of Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Page Range: pp. 87-93
Additional Information: In 1843 the Horticultural and Botanical Society of Van Diemen's Land was founded and became the Royal Society of Van Diemen's Land for Horticulture, Botany, and the Advancement of Science in 1844. In 1855 its name changed to Royal Society of Tasmania for Horticulture, Botany, and the Advancement of Science. In 1911 the name was shortened to Royal Society of Tasmania.
Date Deposited: 06 Sep 2012 00:52
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:42
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/14989
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