Notes on Leontopodium catipes

von Mueller, Ferdinand 1881 , 'Notes on Leontopodium catipes' , Papers & Proceedings and Report of the Royal Society of Tasmania , pp. 44-46 .

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In instituting recently a census of the genera of the whole
Australian vegetation, I had to give to the remarkable alpine
plant, first described by De Candolle as Gnaphalium catipes,
a generic place also, its position thus far having never yet
been firmly settled. Examining the plant first from localities
in the Victorian Alps, I placed it in Antennaria, and described
it as A. nubigena already in 1854 (Transact. Phil. Soc. of
Victoria, i., 45), alluding already to the likelihood of its
identity with Gunn's plant, sent by Lindley to the elder
De Candolle; but I had no Tasmanian specimens at that time
to establish its sameness with the one of the Australian Alps.
In assigning to it a position among the species of Antennaria,
I was careful to point out at once that it did not altogether
accord with the characteristics of the legitimate congeners,
our plant not being strictly dioecious. Indeed I was then
already considering whether it ought not to find its most
appropriate place in Leontopodium, notwithstanding the
generally solitary capitula, and the biformity of the flower

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:von Mueller, Ferdinand
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
Collections: Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
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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.

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