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Census of the plants of Tasmania, instituted in 1879

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von Mueller, Ferdinand (1879) Census of the plants of Tasmania, instituted in 1879. Papers & Proceedings and Report of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 1-34.

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Abstract

In the following pages the first part of a statistic essay on
Tasmanian plants is submitted to the Royal Society. This
portion of the essay is limited to a list of those plants which
hitherto have become known from the main island and the
smaller isles under its political jurisdiction, as far as Di- and
Mono-cotyledoneae and Ferns are concerned. The arrangement
is effected chiefly in accordance with the Candollean
system, which in most respects represents that of Jussieu in a
reversed series. But the apetalous orders of Jussieu or the
Monochlamydeae of Candolle have been distributed, with the
exception of the amentaceous orders, in the other large
systematic divisions, and thus several ordinal groups of plants,
which by adherence to the usual methods of arrangement
would stand far apart, have been brought into close proximity,
according to their nearest natural affinities.

Item Type: Article
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. 1-34
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: 23 Nov 2012 02:36
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2017 01:07
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