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Descriptive notes on a new Vaccinium from Samoa

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posted on 2023-11-22, 22:48 authored by Ferdinand von Mueller
Among a number of Samoan plants placed for elucidation at my disposal by the Rev. S. T. Whitmee, occurs a whortleberry-bush the first member of the order of Vacciniere, as yet known from that group. The Royal Society of Tasmania has favoured me on former occasions by promulgating notes on plants not always Tasmanian, and, perhaps, this privilege will be continued at this and future opportunities to render known remarkable undescribed plants through the pages of its publications, while this advantage will be all the more appreciated, inasmuch as the praiseworthy regularity and punctuality with which the Tasmanian Society issues its papers, affords the most favourable vehicle in Australia for the early record of new observations.

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Papers & Proceedings and Report of the Royal Society of Tasmania

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163-165

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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 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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