To William Thiselton-Dyer1    16 May 1890



Thanks for continued sending of your excellent "Bulletin",2 dear Mr Dyer, also for icones plantarum,3 though the latter never seem to bring more Austral plants

I find in the last number of the Journal of Arts the Cyperus Pangorei noted as used in Cochin for mats.4 Would that refer to C. corymbosus or to some other species? Mr Clarke,5 as a Cyperologist, might know. I am making renewed efforts for getting you the two rare Verticordias from the interior of W.A.6 Did the big Gymnoschoenus sphaerocephalus succeed?7 Even if the results are negative, it would be well to know, as I might learn from the successless trials something for further action.


always your

Ferd von Mueller


I always subscribe for an extracopy of the icones and of course also for the botanic Magazine.8


Cyperus corymbosus

Cyperus Pangorei

Gymnoschoenus sphaerocephalus


MS black edged — M's brother-in-law George Doughty died on 26 March 1890.
i. e. Kew bulletin of miscellaneous information.
Oliver (1891-5). Oliver's editorship began with vol. 20, Part 1 of which was issued in March 1890.
'Mat manufacture in Cochin', Journal of the Society of Arts , 11 April 1890, pp. 508-9.
C. B. Clarke.
See M to W. Thiselton-Dyer, 28 January 1890.

See M to W. Thiselton-Dyer, 18 April 1889.

Annotated in pencil in the central margin adjacent to this sentence, by Thiselton-Dyer(?): never started.

J. Hooker (1865-1904).

Please cite as “FVM-90-05-16f,” in Ɛpsilon: The Ferdinand von Mueller Collection accessed on 27 November 2021,