To Alphonse de Candolle   July 1873

Melbourne bot. Museum

Jul. 1873.

 

You were so kind, honored friend, to send me once a fragment of Ozothamnus adnatus, on which I gave an opinion in the 61. fasc. of my fragmenta,1 forwarded by this mail. I have now to ask a similar favor. I am anxious to obtain a small piece or specimen of Demidium D.C., to compare it with Stuartina. In the second volume of Bentham's and Hooker's genera plantarum the two genera are placed near to each other,2 and this makes me anxious to investigate closely the Madagascar plant, with which your illustrious parent was hitherto alone acquainted, and which likely occurs in your Herbarium. Demidium is not among the numerous plant from Madagascar, which I have from the late Dr Meller.

With deep regards

your

Ferd. von Mueller.

 

Demidium

Ozothamnus adnatus

Stuartina

B73.06.03, p. 46.
Bentham & Hooker (1862-83), vol. 2, part 1, p. 300, where Demidium is noted as not having been seen by the authors.

Please cite as “FVM-73-07-00,” in Correspondence of Ferdinand von Mueller, edited by R.W. Home, Thomas A. Darragh, A.M. Lucas, Sara Maroske, D.M. Sinkora, J.H. Voigt and Monika Wells accessed on 17 August 2022, https://epsilon.ac.uk/view/vonmueller/letters/73-07-00