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Rodway, Leonard (1915) Additions to the Tasmanian flora. Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 104-107.

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The few additions here made to our flora are all cryptogamic.
Of the true mosses Fissidens tasmanicus and
Amblystegium austro-serpens are endemic, and recently described
by Prof. V. F. Brotherus, of Helsingfors. The
second genus was not previously represented in Tasmania.
Of the Hepatics, the presence of Palluvicinius connivens
on our mountains is another connecting link with New
Zealand flora. Chiloseyphus kirkii also was hitherto only
recorded from New Zealand. Calypogeia tasmanica adds
a new genus as well as species to our list. Of the two
fungi it is not surprising that the Geoglossum appears as
it is common in Australia, but the Mitrula has not hitherto
been recorded south of the equator.
We now claim two Geoglossums and three Mitrulas.
Geoglossum glabrum, Pers.;
Geoglossum hirsutum, Pers.;
Mitrula berterii, Mont.;
Mitrula curullata, Fries. and
Mitrula olivacea, Sacc.

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. 104-107
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.

Date Deposited: 27 May 2013 02:12
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2017 00:59
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