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Brief remarks on some rare Tasmanian plants
journal contributionposted on 2023-11-22, 22:50 authored by Ferdinand von Mueller
Baron vonMueller, brought under notice some rare Tasmanian plants lately found by Mr. T. B. Moore on the highlands east of Mount Tyndall. Baron Mueller considered the plants to be a new species of Coprosma, its characteristics being a very depressed, matted growth, very small leaves, and terminal small-sized fruit. The leaves were pointed, and the fruit beautifully blue outside. He recommended that if the plant proved a peculiar species it be distinguished under the finder's name. Baron Mueller also acknowledged indebtedness to Mr. Moore for providing him with specimens of the Panax Gunnii, a rare shrub, found in deep shady gorges at Mount Lyell on the Canyon River, the Franklin River, and on a tributary of the Pieman River. From the highlands of Mount Read and Mount Tyndall, Mr. Moore sent specimens of the Pentachondra verticillata, a species of Styphelia, which until now was only known from Dr. Miliigan's collection. Includes plant list.