To George Bentham   14 July 1874

Melbourne

14/7/74

 

I have sent by this post, dear Mr Bentham, the duplicate bill of loading concerning the consignment by "Northumberland" to Dr Hooker. It contained all Liliaceae & some allied plants. The box with Junceae, Restiaceae, Aroideae &c &c is nearly ready & will certainly be despatched at the end of this month. The Cyperaceae are soon to follow, and the Gramineae & ferns are ready. So there will not likely be any interruption in the progress of your work for volume VII so far as I am concerned.

I have changed the genus Baxteria of R Brown to Babingtonia, as there is an earlier Baxtera of Reichenbach.1

You will get my print on Panicum etc by this post.2

Regardfully your

Ferd. von Mueller

 

I had inadvertedly omitted to send the genus Acanthocarpus with the Liliaceae it having accidentally been placed with the Xerotideae It will come in the next Box. Please see all return sendings franked, as also for the next 12 months no votes for the proper working of my Department are provided.

 

Acanthocarpus

Aroideae

Babingtonia

Baxtera

Baxteria

Cyperaceae

Gramineae

Junceae

Liliaceae

Panicum

Restiaceae

Xerotideae

 
M never published this name change; see G. Bentham to M, 18 October 1874 (in this edition as 74-10-18c).
B74.07.01, pp. 189-200.

Please cite as “FVM-74-07-14a,” in Ɛpsilon: The Ferdinand von Mueller Collection accessed on 19 January 2022, https://epsilon.ac.uk/view/vonmueller/letters/74-07-14a