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Range.

— It is found in the drier parts of all the mainland States except Victoria.

Following are the localities given in the Flora Australiensis (v, 496):—

N. Australia. — Attack Creek, McDouall Stuart's Expedition.

Queensland. — Shoalwater Bay, R.Brown; Port Denison, Fitzalan; Rockhampton, Thozet; Cape River and Nerkool Creek, Bowman; Dyngie, Miss Ross; also in Leichhardt's collection.

Bentham, however, adds "Several of the above quoted specimens are not in flower, and are therefore in some measure doubtful."

The type locality is "within the tropics" as defined by Brown at p. vii of Preface to his Prodromus, referring to Queensland and Northern Queensland.

Brown gives Shoalwater Bay as one locality for Grevillea (afterwards Hakea) lorea. (Trans. Linn. Soc., x, p. 177). Shoalwater Bay is, of course, near the modern Bowen.

QUEENSLAND

I have a specimen collected by Robert Brown in Northern Queensland. The leaves are about 26 inches long (see Plate).

I am indebted to Mr. F. M. Bailey for specimens from the following localities:— Springsure. This is a little south of Emerald, on the Central Railway (? Collector); Bouldercombe, a few miles south of Rockhampton (G. Smith); Beaufort, near the Belyando and in the Mitchell country, to be referred to presently (C. W. de Burgh Birch).

In the scrubs near this camp [Mount Mudge, 2,247 feet, near the sources of the Belyando, near 24° S. lat., and 147° E. long., a few miles south-east of Ashinhurst, Central Railway, Queensland. — J.H.M.], Mr. Stephenson discovered a very remarkable tree, apparently a Casuarina, having long drooping hair from its upper boughs. (Mitchell's Tropical Australia, p. 241.)

At p. 285 of Mitchell's work is a rough sketch of this tree, with a note that the same tree was found at the camp of 24th August, viz., about 50 miles due west of the modern Emerald. Mueller (Fragm. vi, 190) suggests that the above passages refer to Hakea lorea, and I have no doubt correctly.

NEW SOUTH WALES.

Robert Brown (App. Sturt's "Central Australia," ii, 87) says: "A single specimen also occurs of Grevillea (or Hakea) lorea, but without fructification." This probably came from the north-west angle of New South Wales.

Mr. W. Baeuerlen collected it at Olive Downs, Grey Range, which is in the Sturt country.




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SOUTH AUSTRALIA.

I have already quoted the South Australian localities cited by Mueller and Tate.

We have it also from "Near the MacDonell Range" (Lieut. Dittrich, quoted by Mueller in "Australasian Journal of Pharmacy," Novr., 1886).

WESTERN AUSTRALIA.

I have already quoted Mueller and Tate for some localities of this State. Mr. Fitzgerald (loc. sit.) states as follows:—

Scattered throughout the eastern interior, chiefly north of Mount Malcolm, extending east to the South Australian border and west to near Shark's Bay, but apparently does not penetrate, the tropics.

Occurring in small clumps, covering considerable tracts of country or lining the banks of dried watercourses. It is common in the vicinity of Mt. Malcolm, Tuckanarra, and other gold-field centres, growing usually in granitic areas, and among many prospectors has the reputation of denoting the proximity of fresh water.

It is also from Ularing, say 50 miles south-west of Menzies (Young), Herb. Melb.

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