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Brief remarks on some rare Tasmanian plants

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von Mueller, Ferdinand (1891) Brief remarks on some rare Tasmanian plants. Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 14-17.

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Abstract

Baron vonMueller, brought
under notice some rare Tasmanian plants lately found by Mr. T. B.
Moore on the highlands east of Mount Tyndall. Baron Mueller considered
the plants to be a new species of Coprosma, its characteristics
being a very depressed, matted growth, very small leaves, and
terminal small-sized fruit. The leaves were pointed, and the fruit
beautifully blue outside. He recommended that if the plant proved a
peculiar species it be distinguished under the finder's name.
Baron Mueller also acknowledged indebtedness to Mr. Moore for
providing him with specimens of the Panax Gunnii, a rare shrub, found
in deep shady gorges at Mount Lyell on the Canyon River, the
Franklin River, and on a tributary of the Pieman River. From the
highlands of Mount Read and Mount Tyndall, Mr. Moore sent specimens
of the Pentachondra verticillata, a species of Styphelia, which
until now was only known from Dr. Miliigan's collection. Includes plant list.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, Van Diemens Land, VDL, Hobart Town, natural sciences, proceedings, records
Journal or Publication Title: Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Page Range: pp. 14-17
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: 25 Jan 2013 01:01
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:47
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