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Tasmanian Mosses

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posted on 2023-11-22, 10:30 authored by Richard Austin Bastow
The illustrated key, accompanying this paper, is prepared chiefly for the use of students, residing in our country districts, who have not at all times access to the many valuable Botanical works in the Royal Society's Library.
The illustrations are, for the most part, drawn from nature; or, where specimens of the mosses have not been available, the drawings been taken from standard works on the subject, namely: "Flora of Tasmania," "Flora of New Zealand," and "Flora of tbe Antarctic Islands," by Dr. J. D. Hooker, F.R.S.; "Bryologia Britannica," by William Wilson, Esq.
The genera are all arranged on one large sheet so that the whole may be presented at one view.
We find at the top of the key all the mosses of Tasmania are divided into two sections these are, terminal fruiting or acrocarpous mosses, and side-fruiting or pleurocarpous mosses.
Includes a description of species of mosses and index of Genera, sub-Genera to illustrated key and to description.


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Papers and 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 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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