From John Brown   26 March 1879

Memo.

To Baron F. Von Mueller. M.D.

Government Botanist

Victoria

 

Branchlet of "Box" from Wirrabara Forest Reserve.1

Elevation 1,800 ft. above sea-level.

The tree grows on good soil generally, in the hollows and on the hill sides.

Bark — persistent, hard-looking, and is much used (or has been) for roofing huts.

The timber is of average quality and splits well.

Foliage massive and dark looking.

J. E. Brown

26/3/79 Conr. 2 S.A.

 

Kindly give Botanical name

J.E.B.

SA.
i.e. Conservator [of Forests].

Please cite as “FVM-79-03-26,” in Ɛpsilon: The Ferdinand von Mueller Collection accessed on 24 June 2021, https://epsilon.ac.uk/view/vonmueller/letters/79-03-26