From Joseph Hooker1    10 June 1880

June 10 /80

Dear Mueller

Thanks many for your notes on Vol. iii. pt. 1 of the Genera.2 The omission of Balanops from Rockingham Bay3 is unfortunate 4 — also of anthers of Gyrocarpus under the remarks to Laurineae, but you will find it under the "Genera affinia".5

"Batis to Halorageae" — where have you indicated this?6 I know of no Halorageae with erect ovules & Exalbuminous seeds, or similar Embryo to that of Batis.

Piperacea in N.Z. — & hence Extratropical — observe we say "vix extra tropicos" which is surely enough. No doubt there are a few also in Extratropical Asia, (Japan even) N. America & S. America.

You say "do you now distinguish only one Telopea". — we mention 2.7

No I do not like Radlkofers Genera of Sapindaceae8 & he seems to have made a species of every collectors specimen.

I am very much puzzled with the Palms. A trip round the coast & to Lord Howes Island to clear them up would be well worth the time & money. The Australians are in a deplorable state of imperfect descriptions. Can you help me to materials for

Areca

Normanbyi


Ptychosperma

Capitis Yorki


"

Cunninghami9


"

Laccospadix


Clinostigma

Mooreanum


Kentia

Belmoreana

♀ fl

"

"

minor fl & frt.

 

It really is melancholy to find so noble an order so little known in our own Colonies!

Ever sincy yr

J D Hooker

 

Areca Normanbyi

Balanops

Batis

Clinostigma Mooreanum

Gyrocarpus

Halorageae

Kentia Belmoreana

Kentia minor

Laurineae

Piperacea

Ptychosperma Capitis Yorki

Ptychosperma Cunninghami

Ptychosperma Laccospadix

Sapindaceae

Telopea

MS embossed with crest of Royal Gardens Kew. MS annotation by M: 'Answ 10/8/80'; see M to J. Hooker, 10 August 1880.
See M to J. Hooker, 25 April 1880.
Qld.
Bentham & Hooker (1862-83), vol. 3, p. 341, say of Balanopseae: 'Species 6 v. 7, omnes Novo-Caledoniceae'.
See Bentham & Hooker (1862-83), vol. 3, p. 149.
See M to J. Hooker, 10 August 1880.
Bentham & Hooker (1862-83), vol. 3, p. 126.
Radlkofer (1875)?
Ptychosperma cunninghamiana?

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