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Affinities.

1. It is one of the few species, of which E. gomphocephala DC. is the most notable, which have an operculum of diameter greater than the calyx-tube, giving it an overhanging appearance.

2. The anthers of E. notabilis and E. canaliculata are to all intents and purposes alike. Affinity to each other is thus indicated, and also that they belong to the same group, which includes E. punctata, E. resinifera, and E. pellita.

3. With E. resinifera Sm. (and E. pellita F.v.M.).

The position of E. notabilis seems to be nearest to these two species, but closer to the former in some respects. The figures and remarks on this association have already been referred to. The bark is that of a “Mahogany,” but the paleness of the timber of E. notabilis at once separates it from these two species.

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