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Census of the plants of Tasmania, instituted in 1875

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posted on 2023-11-22, 22:48 authored by Ferdinand von Mueller
In the bye-following pages the first part of a statistic essay on Tasmanian plants is submitted to the Royal Society. This portion of the essay is limited to a list of those plants, which hitherto have become known from the main-island and the smaller isles under its political jurisdiction, as far as Di- and Mono-cotyledoneae and Ferns are concerned. The arrangement is effected chiefly in accordance with the Candollean system, which in most respects represents that of Jussien in a reversed series.

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Monthly Notices of Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania

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Ferdinand von Mueller (1825-1896) came to Australia in 1848 for health reasons and became a great botanical collector and writer. He was Victorian Government Botanist from 1853, and for a time Director of the Botanic Gardens.. He supported botanical exploration and collecting throughout the colonies. 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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