Additions to the Bryophyte flora

Rodway, Leonard 1916 , 'Additions to the Bryophyte flora' , Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania , pp. 44-47 .

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The mosses of Tasmania have had a very fair amount
of attention paid to them, so that it is improbable any
large number of new species will in future be added. The
Hepatics have not been neglected, but their variability and
the exceptional richness of form found in Tasmania have
made their study more obscure. No doubt in the future
many new species will yet be discovered, also some which
we now recognise will be suppressed. Still, we can safely
say that the hepatic flora of Tasmania approaches three
hundred, which means it is almost the richest in species
of any locality in the world.
Of the following mosses the Andreaeas would by some
collectors be clubbed with A. petrophila, but then they
would have to be treated as varieties. A. petrophila is
most variable, and it is certainly desirable that prominence
should be given to the principal forms. Blindid acuta
was recorded as Tasmanian by J. D. Hooker. It is a
European species, and as no specimen was present in any
available collection it was left out of the previous work.
The Tasmanian form differs from the type, its leaf margin
being quite entire, and the absence of quadrate cells
at the basal angles. It may yet be described as a distinct

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Rodway, Leonard
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, Van Diemens Land, VDL, Hobart Town, natural sciences, proceedings, records, flora, Bryophyte
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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