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Notes on a new plant to Tasmania - Riccia natans

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Bastow, Richard Austin (1887) Notes on a new plant to Tasmania - Riccia natans. Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 36-37.

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Abstract

The small plant referred to this genus is perhaps the most simple of all the Hepaticae. It is found floating on water, and may be passed by as a Lemna if not closely observed. The fronds are fleshly and inversely heart-shaped, being clothed beneath and at the edges with long, pendant, purple fimbrice, these may be observed on the stage of one of the microscopes on the table. The plant introduces a new genus to Tasmania, and I fail to find any previous record of R. natans being observed in Australasia, with the exception of one locality, and that is Lake Roto-a-kiwa, North Island, New Zealand

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. 36-37
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: 02 Dec 2012 23:11
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:45
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/15627
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