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Notes on Eucalyptus risdoni, hooker.


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Rodway, Leonard (1910) Notes on Eucalyptus risdoni, hooker. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 367-369. ISSN 0080-4703

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The limits that shall be assigned to this species is a
puzzle to the student. Hooker described the plant from
material gathered at Risdon. He figured it in his Flora
Tasmaniae. It is abundant on the dry hills from Risdon
to Rokeby, besides elsewhere, exactly in the form of his
description. In this type-form the leaves are opposite,
sessile, connate, and so covered with pale wax as to be
of a pale glaucous colour. The flowers and fruit differ
in no detail from those of Peppermint (E. amygdalina
Lab), except that they are larger. The fruit is pyriform
or turbinate, even on the same tree, and ranges in diameter
from about 9 m.m. to 13 m.m. In E. amygdalina
the fruit is nearly always turbinate, and ranges from 5
m.m. to 7 m.m. diameter.
The leaves of the typical E. Risdoni are arranged in
opposite pairs, and each pair is broadly connate across
the stem.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, Van Diemens Land, VDL, Hobart Town, natural sciences, proceedings, records
Journal or Publication Title: Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Page Range: pp. 367-369
ISSN: 0080-4703
Collections: Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
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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: 22 May 2013 05:11
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2017 01:07
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