REDISCOVERY OF THE PALM LIVISTONA ALFREDII ON THE NORTH WEST CAPE PENINSULA

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Introduction: In 1899 Thomas Carter was shown some palm trees by aboriginal people (Vines 1968) on the North West Cape Peninsula of Western Australia; "In one place [behind the range] a few clumps of cabbage-tree palms occur, which is somewhat remarkable" (Carter 1902). However, due to the lack of specimens the authenticity of the record has not been accepted despite the otherwise impeccable natural history observations, especially of birds, made by Carter in that area (Carter 1903 a,b,c,d).

Author(s) HUMPHREYS, W.F., BROOKS, R.D. AND VINE, B. : Part 4
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