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Description of a fern (Blechnum cartilagineum), new to the Tasmanian list

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Johnston, Robert Mackenzie (1890) Description of a fern (Blechnum cartilagineum), new to the Tasmanian list. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 263-264. ISSN 0080-4703

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Abstract

By the kindness of Mr. Leonard Rodway I have had the
opportunity given me for making a critical examination of a
new fern discovered recently at George's Bay by Mr. G. K.
Hinsby. Both of these gentlemen are well known as
industrious collectors of plants, more especially as regards
our little known Fungi, and we may hope to gain from them
at some early day further valuable additions to our knowledge
of the Cryptogamic plants of this island.
Still further examination showed that the species discovered
by Mr. Hinsby was in all respects identical with Blechnum
Cartilagineum, Swartz, a species hitherto only known from
the mainland of Australia, where it is found in similar
situations, i.e., along creek-sides and borders of scrubs, in
Southern Queensland, and New South Wales, and in several
places in Gippsland, Victoria.
Contains a description of the new species thus referred to:
Genus Blechnum. Linn.
B. Cartilagineum. Swartz.

Item Type: Article
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
Page Range: pp. 263-264
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.

Date Deposited: 30 Jun 2013 23:06
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2017 01:07
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