Botanical notes

Rodway, Leonard 1894 , 'Botanical notes' , Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania , pp. 51-54 .

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In November, 1886, Mr. T. B. Moore drew our attention to
what he considered a new Eucalypt that he had found growing
on the sub-alpine range between New Norfolk and the
Huon district. He described it, and named it after our
greatly esteemed friend Baron Von Mueller.
The Baron had already had an opportunity of examining the
plant, having found it some years previously towards the
summit of Mount Field east. He did not consider it distinct,
but thought it probably a lowland form, of E. vernicosa, H.
The tree has probably a wide sub-alpine distribution in
south-western Tasmania, as besides meeting with it in
quantity in both localities named, I have found it extensively
dispersed round the southern slope of Mount Wellington at
about 2,000ft. elevation, where it can be seen in quantity in
the region of the Springs Track to the Two Bridges and
Forked Creek Bivulets, where it forms the principal timber.
I also have an undoubted specimen of this plant, but with
rather different opercula, gathered by Mr. Wm. Fitzgerald on
Mount Giekie.
The tree has probably been overlooked in many localities.
It grows with and is very like E. urnigera, H, with which I have
no doubt it has been confounded. The two trees can hardly
be distinguished when seen together, and with E. muelleri the
branches are very tough, so that it is most unusual to pick up
broken limbs with inflorescence. With E. urnigera on the contrary
the wood is brittle, so that at this time of the year the
ground in such a forest would be comparatively strewn with its

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 & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Collections: Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
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The article is listed with the title in the volume contents "Notes on some new and rare Tasmanian plants".
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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