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Description of two new species of tertiary fossil plants belonging to the genera Eucalyptus and Taxites.

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Johnston, Robert Mackenzie (1885) Description of two new species of tertiary fossil plants belonging to the genera Eucalyptus and Taxites. Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 335-337.

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Abstract

Among a very interesting collection of fossil plants, now
in the Royal Society's Museum, I have discovered a new
species of Eucalyptus. This collection contains numerous
impressions of leaves belonging to the genera Laurus, Cinnamomum,
Fagus, Magnolia, and others more difficult to
determine. The general character of these remains (at one
time carefully numbered) as well as the species Cinnamomum
polymorphoides, McCoy indicate that they probably belong
to the same horizon as the lower zone of the Launceston
Tertiary Basin.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, Van Diemens Land, VDL, Hobart Town, natural sciences, proceedings, records
Journal or Publication Title: Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Page Range: pp. 335-337
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: 27 Nov 2012 23:14
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:45
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