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Mueller, Ferdinand (1859) On the Genus Eremophila. Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, 3 (2). pp. 290-297.

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Abstract

A traveller in the extensive desert-tracts of Australia is
often well rewarded for his toils and privations by the enjoyment
which the sight of the varied works of the Creator
must ever cause to contemplative minds ; more especially
when it is observed that, with the increase of the country's
barrenness, variety and beauty in the vegetation increase in
proportion.
Prominent amongst the attractive plants to be met with
in the solitudes of the interior are those of the Myoporinous
order, and amongst these again are the genera Stenochilus,
Eremophila and Pholidia, comprising forms exquisitely ornamental.
Baron Sir Ferdinand Jacob Heinrich von Mueller (30 June 1825 – 10 October 1896) was a German-Australian physician, geographer, and most notably, a botanist. He was appointed Government Botanist for the colony of Victoria in 1853, and later director of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne. He also founded the National Herbarium of Victoria. He discovered and named many Australian plants.

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. 290-297
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 The Royal Society of Tasmania.

Date Deposited: 02 Dec 2014 00:09
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2014 00:09
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