From John Brown1    9 February 1884

Woods & Forests Department,

Adelaide 9/2/— 18 84.

My dear Baron,

I have the enclosed specimen sent me today from Mt. Gambier district. The general characteristics of the tree are decidedly those of "E. pauciflora", but the fruits and buds are broader and much larger than those of this Eucalyptus; you will also observe that the unexpanded flowers are very angular in the specimen. Will you kindly let me know if this is only one of the forms of E. pauciflora. I propose illustrating E. pauciflora in Part IV of "Forest Flora" and will be glad to give a few notes re. the species from you should you like to do so.2

Many thanks for review in "Leader."3 You are very kind indeed and I value your kind remarks very much.

Yours very truly

J. E. Brown.

 

Baron Sir Ferd von Mueller, K.C.M.G.

Govt. Botanist.

Melbourne.

 

Eucalyptus pauciflora

Letter numbered '44/84'. MS annotation by M: 'Answ 13/2/84 F.v.M'. Letter not found.
Brown's text accompanying the plate includes some notes attributed to M about the size of trees of this species in different parts of Australia.
B84.02.05. The review of Part 3 of Brown (1883-90) is unsigned.

Please cite as “FVM-84-02-09,” in Ɛpsilon: The Ferdinand von Mueller Collection accessed on 21 September 2021, https://epsilon.ac.uk/view/vonmueller/letters/84-02-09