University of Tasmania
Browse
beddome-voluta-fusiformis-1896.pdf (66.49 kB)

Voulta fusiformis, Swainson, Var. Micro-papillosa

Download (66.49 kB)
journal contribution
posted on 2023-11-22, 09:13 authored by Charles Edward Beddome
Shell fusiform ovately-elongate, somewhat solid, contracted, and distinctly emarginate at the base ; spire very short, only about one-fourth the length of body whorl ; somewhat accuminate and minutely papillary at the apex ; whorls uniformly gently rounded or swollen, smooth, minutely decussately striated under the lens : columella with three very oblique moderately conspicuous plaits ; aperture rather narrowly elliptical ; lip markedly thickened and sub-reflexed, very much compressed over very narrowly receding posterior canal ; colour brownish white, reticulated with light chestnut triangularly configured lines as in V. fusiformis, columella and interior of the aperture uniformly orange-carnelia.
This shell, taken from the Derwent by Mr. Frank Rush, fisherman, forms an interesting link between V. fusiformis, Sw., and V. papillaris, Sw., although it is scarcely separable from the former species, of which it may be regarded as an extremely aberrant variety.

History

Publication title

Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania

Pagination

86

Rights statement

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..

Usage metrics

    Royal Society of Tasmania

    Categories

    No categories selected

    Exports

    RefWorks
    BibTeX
    Ref. manager
    Endnote
    DataCite
    NLM
    DC