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Note on brachycome melanocarpa sonder.


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Rodway, Leonard 1909 , 'Note on brachycome melanocarpa sonder.' , Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania , p. 123 .

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I take this opportunity of placing on record the occurrence
of Brachycome melanocarpa. Sonder et F. von
Mueller as a native of Tasmania. It has as yet only
been gathered on the eastern slope of Mount Wellington,
in a damp locality at about 3,000 feet altitude, but
probably occurs elsewhere, only its general resemblance
to B. scapiformis, D.C., has caused it to be overlooked.
It has hitherto been recorded from South Australia,
Victoria, New South Wales, and Queensland.
A tufted perennial, sending up annual flowering
scapes of usually four to ten inches in height, as in B.
scapiformis, it differs in being more extensively hirsute;
the leaf has a long attenuated base or petiole, an obcuneate
apex with usually seven bold dentures;the
scape is coarser, with more leafy bracts, or commonly
bears a gradually reduced series of foliage leaves, but
these characters are not quite constant for either

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Rodway, Leonard
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, Van Diemens Land, VDL, Hobart Town, natural sciences, proceedings, records
Journal or Publication Title: Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
ISSN: 0080-4703
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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