Tasmanian bryophyta-Part 1

Rodway, Leonard 1912 , 'Tasmanian bryophyta-Part 1' , Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania , pp. 3-25 .

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The Tasmanian Bryophyta have received a considerable
amount of attention by both collectors and specialists,
and the results of their labours are recorded in many different
publications. Only two efforts have been made to compile
the descriptions, first, in Hooker's noble "Flora Tasmaniae,"
published very many years ago, and, second, in
Bastows excellent little Handbooks of the Mosses and
Hepatics. Unfortunately, many errors have crept in, and
plants have been recorded as Tasmanian that probably do
not live here. Also the treatment of this group has undergone
considerable revision since these publications. The
peristome has lost much of its charm for taxonomists, and
more attention is paid to habit and structural features. But
the principal reason why a revision of the group is at present
justified is because the persistent labour of W. A.
Weymouth has added about a hundred and fifty new
species to our list; besides which he has submitted his large
collection to European experts: the Hepatics to Stephani,
the Sphagna to Warnstoft, Ortnotrica to Venturi, and the
rest to V. F. Brotherus. It seemed a pity such splendid
work should be unavailable for the local student, and as
Mr. Weymouth is indisposed to undertake it, the following
articles are produced with his full consent.

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
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.

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