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Bailey, Frederick Manson (1875) Our grasses(Queensland). Papers & Proceedings and Report of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 127-133.

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However loth some may be to allow it, the foundation of
this country's wealth lies in these plants. In old writings, as
well as those of the present day, many plants are called
grasses which do not belong to the order called Graminea by
botanists, but this order in its restricted sense is of the whole
vegetable kingdom that most useful to man, and we also find
it the most widely spread of Phoenogamous'plants, covering the
face of the globe, producing food for man and beast from the
poles to the equator.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Bailey, Frederick Manson
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, Van Diemens Land, VDL, Hobart Town, natural sciences, proceedings, records
Journal or Publication Title: Papers & Proceedings and Report of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Page Range: pp. 127-133
Collections: Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Additional Information:

Bailey, Frederick Manson, F.L.S., Colonial Botanist, Queensland, second son of the late John Bailey, first Colonial Botanist of South Australia, was born in London; emigrated to South Australia in 1839, arrived in Queensland in 1861, and was appointed to his present position of Colonial Botanist in 1881.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: 02 Nov 2012 02:14
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2017 01:07
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