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Conferva bombycina

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Spicer, William Webb (1877) Conferva bombycina. Papers & Proceedings and Report of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 58-61.

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Abstract

The Confervaceae form a section of the great family of the
Algae, better known to us as sea weeds, although a large proportion
of them inhabit fresh and brackish water, as well as
the ocean. None of the Algae are highly constituted, consisting
as they do purely of cellular matter without a trace of
vascular tissue. In fact they stand at the very bottom of
nature's ladder; varying, however, greatly in point of size
from the microscopic speck to the huge Gulf weed, whose
tangled branches reach for hundreds of feet in extent.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, Van Diemens Land, VDL, Hobart Town, natural sciences, proceedings, records
Journal or Publication Title: Papers & Proceedings and Report of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Page Range: pp. 58-61
Collections: Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
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: 15 Nov 2012 23:57
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:44
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