To William Thiselton-Dyer1    1 June 1879

Whitsunday/1879

 

Let me thank you, dear Mr Dyer, for your kind sending of the seeds of Manihot Glaziovii, which I now try to raise in several places under glass. I remember having read about this plant, but in the still utterly disorganized and almost paralyzed state of my Department I have hardly access to anything, and can thus not find out all particulars about this new plant. Be so kind to tell me, whether it can be utilized also for Tapioca or Farina or Cassava, and what is the precise locality of the species, so that I get an idea of its endurance of cool weather.2

Any such sendings, made by kind consideration of Sir Joseph and yourself, will help me to keep up at least to a slight extent my standing of former years.

Regardfully your

Ferd von Mueller

 

Manihot Glaziovii

Annotated in pencil: And. | [Augt.] 16.79. Letter not found, but see M to W. Thiselton-Dyer, 10 October 1879 (in this edition as 79-10-10a) which is probably an answer to Thiselton-Dyer's letter.
From B85.13.26, M included an entry for this species in his Select plants but commented: “Perhaps the plant must be regarded as strictly tropical, and as then not admissible within the scope of this work”.

Please cite as “FVM-79-06-01,” in Ɛpsilon: The Ferdinand von Mueller Collection accessed on 27 July 2021, https://epsilon.ac.uk/view/vonmueller/letters/79-06-01