The Tasmanian representatives of the Pteridophyta

Wakefield, NA 1957 , 'The Tasmanian representatives of the Pteridophyta' , Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, vol. 91 , pp. 157-162 .

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This paper presents an enumeration and classification
of the pteridophytes which are known to
occur naturally in Tasmania. Authorities are cited
for specific names and binomials, and publication
data are set out in connection with each species.
Basic synonyms are noted, and there is indicated
also the manner in which each species was dealt
with in the following five major botanical works:
-Novae Hollandiae plantarum specimen-Part 2,
by J. J. Labillardiere (1806).
-Prodromus Florae Novae-Hollandiae et Insulae
Van Diemen, by Robert Brown (810).
-Flora Tasmaniae-Part 2, by J. D. Hooker (860).
-Flora Australiensis-Part 7, by George Bentham
-The Tasmanian Flora, by Leonard Rodway (903).
The arrangement used is that set out for the
Pteridophyta in the Cambridge University publication,
A Classification of Plants (1938), with however,
the "Polypodiaceae" (as in that work) divided
up into the families suggested by A. H. G. Alston
in the paper entitled "The Subdivision of the
Polypodiaceae" in Taxon. 52: 23-25 (1956).
Neither diagnoses nor distribution data are included
here, for they are available, together with
illustrations of each species, in the book Ferns of
Victoria and Tasmania*, to which the present
paper is complementary. [In this book however,
a major part of the classification is on the lines
set out by R E. Holttum in "A revised classification
of the Leptosporangiate ferns", in Journ. Linn. Soc.
London 53: 123-158 (947).]
The 83 local species are probably satisfactorily
delimitated now, but the nomenclature of some of
them requires further study and some adjustment.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Wakefield, NA
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
ISSN: 0080-4703
Collections: Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
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