From John Brown   5 December 1879

Forest Board Office,

Adelaide, 5/12/79

Dear Sir Ferdinand,

I have just returned from a minute examination of the tree from which Mr McEwin sent you specimens lately,1 and which you say is E. goniocalyx. I find that as you remark, it is the same species as the Wirrabara2 one to which I drew your attention last year and in Septr last.3

At Wirrabara the tree is found in patches here and there in the forest — sometimes in the hollows and at other times on the ridges. I have not observed it anywhere as yet but at Wirrabara and at Mr McEwins place in the Mt Lofty Ranges.4 I will forward you specimen of the Wirrabara one soon.

Yours very truly

J. E. Brown


Under two separate covers I have this [day] forwarded you small packets of


Corynocalyx (Sugar Gum)


Odorata (Wirrabara Box)



Eucalyptus Corynocalyx

Eucalyptus goniocalyx

Eucalyptus Odorata

See J. Brown to M, 28 November 1879 (in this edition as 79-11-28a).
See J. Brown to M, 23 December 1878 and 9 September 1879 (in this edition as 79-09-09b).

Please cite as “FVM-79-12-05,” in Ɛpsilon: The Ferdinand von Mueller Collection accessed on 22 September 2021,