Mosses common to Tasmania and Queensland

Shirley, John 1917 , 'Mosses common to Tasmania and Queensland' , Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania , pp. 6-9 .

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Last summer, in company with Mr. H. Tryon,
Government Entomologist, I spent five weeks on Roberts
Plateau, a spur from the Macpherson Range, on the
borders of New South Wales and Queensland. A
large amount of plant material was collected, principally
phanerogams and lichens. When collecting lichens a few
mosses were incidentaly collected, and, by the kindness
of Mr. J. H. Maiden, F.R.S., were determined by Mr.
Whitelegge, custodian of mosses and ferns at the Botanic
Gai'dens, Sydney. Several of these mosses, collected at
heights of 3,000-3,800 feet, proved new to Queensland.
On examining Mr. Rodway's lists, published in the
proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, I find that
two of the most common species on the plateau — Tracheloma
planifolium, Bridel, and Hypnodenaron spininervium,
Hook — are reported as part of the Tasmanian moss
flora. It occurred to me that it would be well to place
on record mosses common to the two States, giving
Queensland localities. Many species may be rare in southern
localities, though quite common here, and vice versa.
By the kind permission of Mr. C. White, Acting Government
Botanist, I examined the mosses in the State herbarium,
finding a number without localities, and others
represented by New South Wales specimens only. Other
localities were obtained from reports of the Field Naturalists'
Section of the Royal Society, and from papers by
Messrs. James Keys, J. Gwyther, and C. J. Wild.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Shirley, John
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, Van Diemens Land, VDL, Hobart Town, natural sciences, proceedings, records, mosses, Queensland, Tasmania
Journal or Publication Title: Papers & Proceedings 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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