From James Dickinson   19 December 1878

Portarlington1 Dec: 19. 78


The enclosed specimen is a stem of a large bundle of others, apparently arising from one seed. I suppose there are upwards of 100.

I have not the slightest idea how the seed came here, for the ground was broke up for a garden only last season. I have sown flower &c seed in it, obtained from Germany, England and America &c but no grasses, except the Bamboos that you sent to me. By the bye, the Bambusa tulda and the Arundinasia stricta2 have grown.

You will oblige me if you will throw some light upon the character of the specimen.

I am dear Baron, Yours respectfully

J Dickinson


Baron Von Mueller.



Arundinasia stricta

Bambusa tulda

Arundinella stricta ?
MS annotation by M: 'Lolium tomulentum L. var. mutica'.

Please cite as “FVM-78-12-19,” 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 31 March 2023,