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On the sporophore of the native bread (Polyporus mylitta)


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Dove, Hamilton Stuart (1930) On the sporophore of the native bread (Polyporus mylitta). Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 94-115. ISSN 0080-4703

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Early in the present month (March, 1930), two specimens
of the subterranean fungus called, "Native Bread" were
received from a settler on the N.W. Coast of Tasmania.
They were of an irregular rounded shape, dark-brown on
the exterior, but white where the thin rind had been rubbed
off. Each weighed about 1 3/4 lb. It was the 3rd of the month
when they came to hand. They were placed in an open box
in my museum-room, and on 9th inst. one of them exhibited
two white knobs, close together, on the upper surface. They
much resembled the button-stage of the ordinary mushroom.
Each measured slightly over one inch across the top, by 7/8
inch in height. By the morning of 12th inst., they had
grown to 1 1/2 inches high, the upper surface having changed
from white to pale yellow; the underside of the pileus had
become wrinkled, but was still closed.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Dove, Hamilton Stuart
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, RST, Van Diemens Land, natural history, science, ecology, taxonomy, botany, zoology, geology, geography, papers & proceedings, Australia, UTAS Library
Journal or Publication Title: Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Page Range: pp. 94-115
ISSN: 0080-4703
Collections: Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
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Date Deposited: 09 May 2012 08:02
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:30
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