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Botanic evidence in favour of land connection between Fuegia and Tasmania during the present floristic epoch

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Rodway, Leonard (1914) Botanic evidence in favour of land connection between Fuegia and Tasmania during the present floristic epoch. Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 32-34.

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Abstract

Tasmania is rich in plant vestiges, that is, in the presence
of isolated species or small groups which appear to be the
last remnants of various migrants or passed floras, and
it is an interesting speculation whence came those forms
and what topographical conditions of past ages they may
indicate. The only part of this history that has received
any attention up to the present is that which appears to
give weight to the theory of continuity of land between
Tasmania and Fuegia, by way of antarctic or subantarctic
regions, during comparatively recent times.
The only plants which appear to give any weighty
information are those belonging to the genus Fagus, commonly known as beech.

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. 32-34
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: 05 Jun 2013 03:43
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2016 01:11
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