Reference numberRR/16/329
TitleReferee's report by Francis Wall Oliver, on a paper 'The microsporangia of the pteridospermeae, with remarks on their relationship to existing groups' by Robert Kidston
DateDecember 1905
DescriptionSectional Committee: Botany

Recommended for publication in Philosophical Transactions, in full and without modification. All the illustrations should be reproduced. The paper is an extremely important one, completing their knowledge of the nature of the reproductive organs of the Lyginodendron. It contains a masterly analysis of the fossil evidence. Though it is unlikely that such a cautious observer as Kidston should have been deceived as to the bilocular character of the sporangia, it should be borne in mind that he is relying upon fossils preserved as impressions to yield the sort of evidence for which petrifactions are usually required. It is conceivable that the appearances may have tricked him and as the matter is of considerable importance, Oliver thinks the Society should refer the paper to the most experienced referee available in this department, Dr D H Scott.

[Published in Philosophical Transactions B, 1906].

Endorsed on verso as received 6 December 1905.
Physical descriptionStandardised form (type A) and note on paper
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Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rstb.1906.0010
Related records in the catalogueRR/16/330
Fellows associated with this archive
NA1753Oliver; Francis Wall (1864 - 1951)1864 - 1951
NA2168Kidston; Robert (1852 - 1924)1852 - 1924
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