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In the description of the Mosses of Tasmania recorded in
Papers and Proceedings for 1913, a specimen of Ephemerum
cristatum, H.f.W., not being available, Mitten's description
was used. This is vague and insufficient to assist the junior
student. The plant is minute, barely one millimetre in
height, the capsule is globose as in Acaulon, but the leaves
are very distinct. These are of thin texture, ovate-acuminate,
the margin and midrib armed with relatively long simple or
compound spinous processes. The cells are rectangular, but
very irregular in size and shape. This description is from
a specimen gathered at Bellerive by A. J. Taylor in 1886.
|Keywords:||Royal Society of Tasmania, Van Diemens Land, VDL, Hobart Town, natural sciences, proceedings, records, mosses|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania|
|Page Range:||pp. 173-175|
|Collections:||Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania|
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:||11 Dec 2012 23:00|
|Last Modified:||18 Nov 2014 04:46|
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