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Volume 6, 1873
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Captain Hutton exhibited a collection of Hepaticæ made by Mr. Kirk and himself on the Great Barrier Island.

Dr. Berggren remarked that the difference was very small between them and those that he had found in the South Island. In many of the New Zealand genera the development is not known, and the structure has not been studied; but when this is done it will throw great light on the classification of the order. He referred particularly to Petalophyllum, Steetzia, and Symphogyna.