To James Cox   15 April 1884



Only a few days I am back from the Forest-place,1 dear Dr Cox, where I did my office-work for some time in the hope, that the deep seated bronchial inflammation might become subdued by the mild and equable air, a hope which but very scantily is realized. I have made it one of my first engagements after my return to examine more closely your hybrid Brachychiton, and now give you the result. You will observe, that I have not named this tree after yourself; if I did so, the name would be sure to be superseded. I will however take the earliest opportunity, to bestow your honored name on some really distinct new Australian species of plant. Perhaps you like to make some additions to my notes on your unique Brachychiton. Will you kindly bring this paper before the L.S. of N.S.W.?2 I would also ask you, kindly to compare a list of Mr Bäuerlen's plants, gathered far south in New South Wales (published in the December number of the L.S. there3), with the array of names of southern plants given this time. My copy of the last publication of your L.S. there is mislaid; and very likely some of the plants, noted now by me, ought to be struck out as enumerated already on the former occasion.



Ferd. von Mueller



Drouin, Vic; see M to T. Wilson, 18 March 1884.
The paper was presented at a meeting of the society on 30 April 1884 at which Cox presided, and subsequently published as B85.13.23.

Please cite as “FVM-84-04-15,” in Correspondence of Ferdinand von Mueller, edited by R.W. Home, Thomas A. Darragh, A.M. Lucas, Sara Maroske, D.M. Sinkora, J.H. Voigt and Monika Wells accessed on 22 May 2022,