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Notes on a species of Eucalyptus (E. haemastoma) not hitherto recorded in Tasmania

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Stephens, Thomas (1881) Notes on a species of Eucalyptus (E. haemastoma) not hitherto recorded in Tasmania. Papers & Proceedings and Report of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 24-25.

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Abstract

Among the timber trees of this colony, a species of Eucalyptus, popularly known as the "gum-topped stringy bark," has long been familiar to saw mill proprietors and splitters; but through some strange oversight on the part of botanical collectors it has never hitherto been included in the Flora of Tasmania. Some two years ago, having been asked by a friend to ascertain its botanical name, I found that no tree answering its description had yet been scientifically recognised; and I at once sought the aid of friends in various parts of the island, requesting them to obtain specimens in flower for identification, but without success. In February last, I was fortunate enough to fall in with a well-grown tree in full blossom, specimens of which were forwarded to Baron Von Mueller with a result which will be best described by quoting from a letter which he has kindly forwarded me: —"Your letter of 2nd April is before me concerning the Hemiphloious stringy bark tree, and after your lucid remark there can be no doubt that it is Eucal. haemastoma of Sir James Smith, so that your circumspect exertions have been rewarded by the discovery of a species of Eucalyptus new to Tasmania. This species has latterly also been found in Gippsland, and I have been able to study more fully its characteristics. You could oblige me by noting the differences of the timber (as opportunity occurs), and also of the seedlings."

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. 24-25
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: 23 Nov 2012 02:32
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:44
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/15504
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