From Joseph Hooker   19 March 1869

March 19/691

My dear Mueller

We are putting up a case of Sarracenias for you, but I greatly fear that this early season is much against them2 — I will send Nepenthes in summer

The following cases have arrived safe

True Britain3




I thought that Bentham wrote acknowledging them— will you kindly ask him to acknowledge the arrival of the cases also. I am so enveloped in correspondence that I am apt to overlook little current matters of that sort

Ever sincerely yr

Jos D Hooker


I have so often asked you for seeds and plants of good Epacrideae & Banksias &c that I fear you have them not to send. I do not think that we have 3 sp of Epacris in cultn.4

Can you send us a Giant Osmunda barbara?

Schomburgh has sent us magnificent Xanthorrhoeas living. The sp with 4 [groove] leaves. We still want good plants (4 feet) of arborea australis & hastilis — We have small plants of one or two & of Pumilio from you.






Osmunda Barbara


Xanthorrhoea arborea

Xanthorrhoea australis

Xanthorrhoea hastilis

Xanthorrhoea Pumilio

MS embossed with seal of the 'Royal Gardens Kew'.
M requested Sarracenia in M to J. Hooker, 14 July 1868.
i.e. True Briton , which cleared Port Phillip Heads, bound for London, on 28 October 1868.

Please cite as “FVM-69-03-19b,” in Ɛpsilon: The Ferdinand von Mueller Collection accessed on 20 September 2021,