Character and description of Kingia

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Character and description of Kingia
Character and description of Kingia; a new genus of plants found on the south-west coast of New Holland. With observations on the structure of its unimpregnated ovulum, and on the female flower of Cycadeae and Coniferae is an 1826 paper by Robert Brown, in which Brown describes and names Kingia, a monotypic genus of grass-tree endemic to south-western Australia. More importantly, he goes on to discuss the reproductive organs of conifers and cycads, articulating for the first time the fundamental division between angiosperms and gymnosperms. For more information, see the Wikipedia article Character and description of Kingia.

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  • A German translation appeared in Nees von Esenbeck, C. G. D. (ed.) (1827), Robert Brown's Vermischte botanische Schriften 4:75–140.
  • A French translation appeared in Annales Des Sciences Naturelles 8 (1826):211–244.
  • A German translation appeared in Linnaea 2(1827): 690–724.
  • A German translation appeared in Isis 21 (1828):175–180.