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Supplementary Material Added to Volume 3.

No. 46. Part XII. Callitris robusta, R.Br.

Aboriginal Names. - See vol. ii, P. 41. Mr. J. G. Saxton, of Melbourne, gives "Marong" as the name for the Murray River Pine. This is another spelling He also gives the name "Maroo" as a Victorian aboriginal name for Pine-trees in general.

Timber.- See vol. ii, p. 41. Cypress Pine (Callitris robusta, R.Br.) which I have used, and find it is of very little use for house-blocks, as it is subject to dry-rot; but will withstand white ants, and is good for flooring-boards and house-building, when not exposed to the weather or damp, the house being built on blocks. Have also used it for wire mattress frames, 3 ft. x 2 ft. doors, lining boards (it polishes well), picture frames (R. J. Dalton, Tinapagee, Wanaaring.) For a microscopical examination of the timber see Dr. Fl. Tassi, Bull, Lab. orto botanico di Siena, viii, Fasc. 1 - 4, p. 12.

ILLUSTRATION.

"Cypress Pine," Weelamurra, beyond Bourke. - (Kerry & Co.)



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