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Rodway, Leonard (1895) Botanical notes. Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 102-104.

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In a paper I had the honour of reading early this year, I
alluded to a grass from Adamson's Peak that appeared distinct
from any described form. I am now convinced it is
an alpine variety of the scarce grass described by Brown as
Tetrarrhena juncea, and as such is of greater interest than if
it had been specifically distinct, all the more so to us as it
upholds the wisdom of our respected botanical head, Baron
von Mueller. Brown, guided by a similar train of thought to
that which directs more modern specialists, was a great genus
maker as well as species maker. There was rather a tendency
to make genera on artificial lines. Thus he removed
from the well marked genus Ehrharta, of Thumberg, sundry
forms that differ inessentially from that genus in bearing 4
instead of 3 or 6 stamens in the flower.

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
Page Range: pp. 102-104
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 The article is listed with the title in the volume contents "On some new botanical specimens". 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: 05 Aug 2013 04:03
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2017 00:59
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