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Range.

THE specimens are all var. micrantha unless the contrary is indicated.

The typical species apparently does not extend beyond the Hawkesbury sandstone, and is most abundant not far from Port Jackson, the Hawkesbury and George's River, and the ridges and broken country in the vicinity. While the range is not very precisely defined at present (I have it from the Newcastle District), that of the variety micrantha is undoubtedly very much more extensive.

Besides New South Wales, it is also found in Queensland, and in our own State it extends from north to south, and from the coast across the table-land to at least as far south as Tumut, and west to the head of the Castlereagh River.

It is common in the National Park as well as around Port Jackson and County of Cumberland generally, and we have all sizes of fruits from as small to as large as seen anywhere.

No. 4,754, of Robert Brown (1802–5), distributed by J. J. Bennett in 1876, is var. micrantha.

Southern Localities.—Cambewarra, fruits of medium size (W. Baeuerlen); Badgery's Crossing to Nowra, fruits intermediate (W. Forsyth and A. A. Hamilton); Nowra (J. V. de Coque); Jervis Bay, fruits nearly as large as those of the type (J.H.M.); Bankstown and Cabramatta, very small fruits (J. L. Boorman); Appin, on cold sandy flats (J.H.M.); with large fruits near the type, Cataract Dam (E. Cheel); flats, Picton to Bargo (J.H.M.); Hill Top, on flats and also on ridges. Fruits sometimes a little pear-shaped (J.H.M.); Wingello, fruits of intermediate size (J. L. Boorman); Barber's Creek (J.H.M.); “Brittle Jack,” Pomeroy, Goulburn (H. Deane); Bungendore, fruits medium size (A. W. Howitt); granite hills, near Bungendore, south of Lake George. The thickening of the pedicels gives the fruits an almost conical form (W. S. Campbell); “Brittle Gum,” filiform fruit stalks, Queanbeyan (H. Deane); Adelong, Hills S.W. (½ mile) from Mt. Horeb Railway Station (R. H. Cambage); Cooma (on gneiss) (R. H. Cambage).




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Western Localities.—Penrith, with unusually small fruits (J.H.M. and J. L. Boorman).

The small-fruited form continues the whole way across the Mountains, and is confined to the poor soil, avoiding the deep valleys.

Mt. Wilson, on the sandstone (Jesse Gregson). Some of these specimens have flat-topped and rather large fruits, and resemble a good deal those from Grenfell referred to under E. Rossii. They also have affinity to var. capitata as regards the shape of the fruits.

Capertee (J. L. Boorman). In fruit only, and may be compared with the Camboon specimens (see E. Rossii); Mudgee No. 10 F.; Apsley (R. H. Cambage) Perth (J. L. Boorman).

“Near the head of the Castlereagh River, which extends the range of the species further towards the westward than it has previously been found in this latitude. It is a large tree, and is locally known as ‘Cabbage Gum’” (W. Forsyth).

Northern Localities.—Berowra, large fruits (J.H.M. and J. L. Boorman); Tuggerah Lakes (J.L.B.); Morisset (A. Murphy); Dudley, near Newcastle, with fruits as large as ever found near Sydney (Jesse Gregson); Belmont, near Newcastle (Jesse Gregson); Raymond Terrace (A. Rudder); Failford to Forster (J.H.M.); Port Macquarie (G. R. Brown); Port Macquarie to Kempsey (J.H.M.); Moonambah, Brunswick River (W. Baeuerlen); “Tumble-down Gum,” Hillgrove and Enmore, Armidale District (J. F. Campbell); Emmaville (J. L. Boorman).

QUEENSLAND.

“Spotted Gum,” type of E. signata, F.v.M. Brisbane River, from F. v. Mueller, from Kew.

“White or Sugar Gum,” of no utility. Maryborough (W. H. Williams).

“Eucalyptus scarcely distinct from E. hæmastoma, Sm., Moreton Bay, 1824, A.C.” This specimen of Allan Cunningham in Herb. Cant. ex herb. Lindl. is var. micrantha.

Archer's Station, Rockhampton (Leichhardt).

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