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Shirley, John (1893) Notes on Tasmanian lichens. Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 214-219.

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During my visit to Tasmania in January last, to attend the
annual meeting of the Australasian Association at Hobart, I
took such opportunities as offered themselves to make a collection
of the lichens of the island ; and hearing from Mr.
W. A. Weymouth that he had a small collection of these lowly
yet lovely plants, I was kindly permitted to look through his
gatherings, and to select some 40 specimens of such as
appeared rare and worthy of microscopic examination. The
examination of a lichen in all its parts by the aid of a microscope
is a work requiring considerable time and patience
but a still more time-consuming labour is the examination of
the multitudinous and fragmentary works on lichenology,
which must be undertaken when a species is believed to be
new to science. Every care has been taken, but should an
older and more experienced lichenologist detect errors in
my work, then " Magna est veritas et prevalebit.''

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Shirley, John
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. 214-219
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: 05 Feb 2013 05:34
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:48
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