Talk:Tasmannia

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Name and date[edit]

Thus the Pavonia or Laurelia of Chili has its nearly related genus Atherosperma in Van Diemen's Island; where also a genus that I shall name Tasmania [sic] occupies the place of the Wintera of South America, from which it differs chiefly in having a single ovarium;...
s:The miscellaneous botanical works of Robert Brown/Volume 1/General remarks on the botany of Terra Australis 1814.


However, "Tasmannia". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government.  gives

Brown, R. in Candolle, A.P. de (1817), Regni Vegetabilis Systema Naturale 1: 440, 445 [tax. nov.]

noting the type is undesignated. Worth including if the history gets expanded, I didn't look into it any deeper than this. I don't know whether this earlier mention and misspelling would be regarded as a synonym. cygnis insignis 07:07, 27 August 2009 (UTC)