To William Thiselton-Dyer   13 May 1885



I am glad to learn, dear Mr Dyer, that you have Xanthorrhoea gracilis growing.1 Did you raise it from the seeds, which I after much trouble was able to procure fresh some years ago?2



Ferd. von Mueller.


Xanthorrhoea gracilis

See note 9 in M to W. Thiselton-Dyer, 25 January 1885 (in this edition as 85-01-25a).
The Kew Inwards Book 1878-1883 records two consignments of X. gracilis seeds: p. 240, dated 28 July 1880, and p. 319, dated 5 July 1881.

Please cite as “FVM-85-05-13b,” in Ɛpsilon: The Ferdinand von Mueller Collection accessed on 20 September 2021,