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Sectional Committee: Botany

Recommended for publication in Philosophical Transactions.. Suggests asking the author to consider whether some of the photograph are likely, when reproduced, to show the point they are intended to illustrate. Seward thinks some of the photographs should either be omitted or replaced by drawings which would unquestionably enable the reader to follow the descriptions with greater care. The paper not only summarises and criticises statements previously published, but adds other facts of importance. It is not simply descriptive but contains an able discussion of the bearing of the evidence examined on questions of plant evolution. Lists his chief criticisms; rather more photographs are given than are essential and in some cases drawings would illustrate the point with much greater clearness; the name Sphenopteris Horninghausii is used in the description of figure two but in other places another genus name is adopted. Queries if Crossotheca hughesiana is correct as a name founded on the surname Hughes.

[Published in Philosophical Transactions B, 1906].

Endorsed on verso as received 22 December 1905.

Reference number
RR/16/330
Earliest possible date
December 1905
Physical description
Standardised form (type A)
Page extent
2 pages
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Manuscript

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Albert Charles Seward

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Albert Charles Seward, Referee's report by Albert Charles Seward, 'The microsporangia of the pteridospermeae, with remarks on their relationship to existing groups' on a paper by Robert Kidston, December 1905, RR/16/330, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/rr_16_330/referees-report-by-albert-charles-seward-the-microsporangia-of-the-pteridospermeae-with-remarks-on-their-relationship-to-existing-groups-on-a-paper-by-robert-kidston, accessed on 26 May 2024

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