Plate 10

Coloured plate 10: E. STUARTIANA F.v.M., Figs. 102-103. E. CINEREA F.v.M., Figs. 104-106. E. PULVERULENTA Sims, Figs. 107-109. E. RUBIDA Deane and Maiden, Figs. 110-111. E. ELÆOPHORA F.v.M., Figs. 112-114. E. GUNNII Hook., Figs. 115-117.

E. Stuartiana F.v.M.

  • 102. (Ref. No. C 57). Mudgee district, N.S.W. (A. Murphy, 1915). A seedling 4 inches high, showing the slender hypocotyl, the rather large, bilobedcotyledons, and seven pairs of opposite leaves. The three lower pairs are much narrower than the three upper pairs. Sown 13th October, 1915; drawn 12th January, 1916.
  • 103. (Same particulars as above). The upper portion of 102 which has reached the alternate leaved stage. It will be noted that the leaves are no longer petiolate, but are closely sessile and are all broadly ovate-cordate, while the stem is rough with minute oil-dots. Drawn January, 1917.

E. cinerea F.v.M.

  • 104a. (Ref. No. X 2). Wingello, N.S.W. (A. Murphy, 15th January, 1918). Two very young seedlings showing the thread-like hypocotyl and the bilobed cotyledons. Sown 22nd January, 1918; drawn 8th February, 1918.
  • 104. Represents the larger of the above seedlings, which has now grown to a height of 3 inches, with the cotyledons still attached, and showing one pair of narrow leaves and three pairs of broad leaves. Drawn 22nd March, 1918.
  • 105. A pair of opposite, sessile leaves of 104 at 9½ inches from the ground, the total height being 21 inches. Drawn 2nd December, 1918.
  • 106. A pair of opposite leaves of the same plant at 24 inches high. It will be seen that they are slightly smaller than those of No. 105. Drawn 7th May, 1919.

E. pulverulenta Sims.

  • 107, 107a. Cox River, N.S.W. (J. H. Maiden and R. H. Cambage, October, 1900). Young seedlings showing the long hypocotyl and the bilobed cotyledons. Sown 6th June, 1905; drawn 26th June, 1905.
  • 108. Same particulars as above. A seedling 2½ inches high showing the cotyledons and four pairs of opposite, very shortly petiolate, leaves. Drawn 15th September, 1905.
  • 109. Upper portion of No. 108, showing eight pairs of sessile, opposite leaves and the glaucous character. Drawn 3rd March, 1906.

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E. rubida Deane and Maiden.

  • 110. (Ref. No. X 87.) Hargraves, N.S.W. (A. Murphy, 15th January, 1918). A seedling 1½ inches high, showing the very small cotyledons and two pairs of narrow, petiolate leaves. Sown 22nd January, 1918; drawn 15th March, 1918.
  • 111. Upper portion of No. 110 at 7 inches high, showing three pairs of broad, sessile leaves. Drawn 15th May, 1918.

At 19 inches high the same plant was unchanged as regards the shape of the leaves, but the colour was more glaucous. When last seen at 27 inches high it was still unchanged, and the leaves were opposite.

E. elaeophora F.v.M.

  • 112. (Ref. No. 133.) Mt. Esk, Bowan Park, N.S.W. (W. F. Blakely, September, 1906). A seedling showing the thread-like hypocotyl, the bilobed cotyledons, and two pairs of very narrow opposite leaves. Sown 12th December, 1917; drawn 13th February, 1918.
  • 112a. A seedling from the same sowing as No. 112 which has lost its cotyledons, and which shows the narrow first pair of leaves and two broader pairs of leaves above them.
  • 113. Same particulars as No. 112. Upper portion of No. 112 at 18 inches high, showing the opposite, sessile nature of the leaves and the long internodes. Drawn 3rd December, 1918.
  • 114. (Ref. No. X 26.) Mandurang, near Bendigo, Victoria (J. Blackburn, 18th July, 1908). A seedling 5 inches high, showing the very narrow first and second pairs of leaves and five rather broad subsequent pairs. In every respect it agrees with 112 throughout the various stages of development. Sown 12th December, 1917; drawn 26th March, 1918.

E. Gunnii Hook.

  • 115. (Ref. No. X 58.) Near Lake St. Clair, Tasmania (L. Rodway, December, 1917). A seedling showing the long hypocotyl, the small bilobed cotyledons and the first four pairs of leaves. Sown 17th January, 1918; drawn 22nd March, 1918.
  • 116. Same particulars as 115. Upper portion of No. 115, showing the sessile, lanceolate, opposite leaves. Drawn 22nd May, 1918.
  • 117. Upper portion of No. 116 at 10 inches high, showing the stem-clasping nature of the leaves. Drawn 21st October, 1918.