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

Vic.

 

Eucalyptus diversicolor

Eucalyptus odorata

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

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