On recent additions to the flora of Tasmania
Simson, Augustus (1879) On recent additions to the flora of Tasmania. Papers & Proceedings and Report of the Royal Society of Tasmania . pp. 42-43.
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At the instigation of Baron F. von Mueller I beg to lay
before the Society specimens of a species of Hakea, not
hitherto recorded in the Tasmanian Flora.
From the Baron's letter, which I send herewith, it seems
that this plant is found in Gippsland, Victoria. I found it
at George's Bay on my first visit in May, 1875, where it is of
very frequent occurrence in marshy places, growing to a
height of twelve (12) to fifteen (15) feet, or even higher.
These shrubs occur also on Flinders Island, Bass' Straits,
forming occasionally scrubs in wet places, and growing very
closely together to a height of at least twenty (20) feet.
|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.|
|Keywords:||Royal Society of Tasmania, Van Diemens Land, VDL, Hobart Town, natural sciences, proceedings, records|
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