Supplementary Material Added to Volume 3

No. 37. Part X. Flindersia maculosa, F.v.M, THE LEOPARD WOOD. (Family MELIACEAE.)

Aboriginal Name. — See vol. i, p. 210. "Bocalla."- (A. W. Mullen, Bourke.)

Leaves.- See, vol. i, p. 212. Edible for stock. Stock eat the small sticks of Leopard Wood, and if its use is prolonged, pith balls are developed in the sheep's stomach.- (A. W. Mullen, Bourke, per favour of C. J. McMaster Chairman, Western Lands Board.)

Timber — See vol. i, p. 214. Wood sometimes used for shafts. Makes good tables when sawn and well-seasoned, but subject to boring insects. Ornamental tree; will stand Iopping. Very good for mallets. — (R. J. Dalton, Wanaaring.)

White, soft wood, has the same characteristics as Whitewood (Atalaya hemiglauca). — (A. W. Mullen )


"Leopard tree," Coolabah, near Bourke, March, 1904. — (R. W. Peacock.)

Mr. C. J. McMaster furnishes the following information:-

Leopard Wood, also called Bocalla, Fort Bourke, near Bourke.

Plate 1 shows — in the central figure — the stage of growth before reaching maturity, and the smaller tree on the right a still earlier stage. Plate 2 shows a matured tree.

Photograph 1 illustrates the second stage of growth, and is more characteristic than the photograph given at p. 213, vol. i, of this work. Photograph 2 shows the mature tree with more abundant foliage than that shown at p. 213.