From John Brown1    9 September 1879

Adelaide. 9/9/79.

Dear Sir Ferdinand,

No 2 — The enclosed is from Wirrabara.2 The tree has a different appearance to any other in the forest. It resembles somewhat E. odorata, but from your plates and description I am inclined to look upon it as "E. diversicolor."

No 1. Also from Wirrabara — Bark persistent — of a grey-white color, tree found growing in good soil in a ravine — No 1. is foliage in sapling state, and No 2 that of matured tree. Is this E. odorata? Mr Goyder observed this particular tree many years ago, and with myself is anxious to have its proper name.

I am afraid that I am imposing too much upon your kindness by troubling you so often.

Yours very truly,

J. E. Brown


Sir Ferd Von Mueller.

Government Botanist



Eucalyptus diversicolor

Eucalyptus odorata

MS found with a specimen of Eucalyptus goniocalyx (MEL 704017).

Please cite as “FVM-79-09-09b,” in Ɛpsilon: The Ferdinand von Mueller Collection accessed on 22 September 2021,