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Habitat.

— The normal form, as figured, appears to be confined to New South Wales and Queensland. In New South Wales it is found in the greater part of the eastern portion. where, with most Tea-trees, it frequents moist places. We require more information as to southern localities, and we do not know haw far north it occurs in Queensland. The Victorian, Tasmanian and South Australian localities given in the Flora Australiensis are not those of the normal form.

NEW SOUTH WALES. — The following are specimens represented in the National Herbarium, Sydney.

Southern Localities. — Box Point. Wingello to Kangaroo River (banks) (J.H.M.); Badgery's Crossing, Shoalhaven River (W. Forsyth and A. A. Hamilton); Nowra (A. A. Hamilton); Mt. Kembla (A. G. Hamilton); Menangle (E. Harper); Cobbitty Bridge, near Camden, of fair size (J.H.M.). Both these localities are Nepean River.

Western Localities. — " Tall plants of 10 — 12 feet, much branched, with several stems, pendulous and willow-like in habit. Growing near the running water in which the lower branches dip." Bent's Basin, Nepean River (E. Cheel and J. L. Boorman); Nepean, near Penrith (A. A. Hamilton).

Grose River and banks of Nepean River near confluence with the Grose. Robert Brown collected here about May, 1803, and January, 1805. (R. H. Cambage and J.H.M.).

Bull Ridge, near Windsor (H. J. Leroy). "An interesting form, with wore prominent oil glands and woolly fruits." (E. Cheel.)




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Sydney District. — Port Jackson (Robert Brown, 1802 — 5); Peakhurst (E. Cheel); near Penshurst Railway Station (E. Cheel); Belmore (R. T. Baker).

Northern Districts. — A large tree, 2 feet in diameter, near Gosford (A. Murphy). 10– 12 feet. The only specimen on a dry hillside. Gosford (A. A. Hamilton).

Wyong (A. A. Hamilton); Yarramalong, Wyong (W. A. W. de Beuzeville); entrance to Tuggerah Lakes (A. A. Hamilton); Awaba (J. L. Boorman); Cooranbong (Forest Ranger John Martin); Lake Macquarie (D. W. Shiress).

Flowers with white filaments. West Maitland (Miss A. Brewster). Cessnock (E. Southwell).

Dungog (W. F. Blakely); 10 inches in diameter and 30 feet high. Booral (Augustus Rudder); Crawford River, Bulladelah (E. Cheel); Bulladelah (J. L. Boorman).

Murrumbo, 50 miles north of Rylstone, near the Goulburn River (R. T. Baker). Near Warrah (Jesse Gregson).

The usual paper bark. Gloucester (W. Heron); Mograni Mt., near Gloucester (J.H.M.); "Occasional slender shrubs or small trees." Taree (E. H. F. Swain).

Mt. Seaview. See "Notes of a Trip to Mount Seaview, Upper Hastings River," Proc. Linn. Soc. N.S.W xxiii, 20 (1898), and " Mount Seaview and the Way Thither, " Agric. Gaz. N.S.W., June, 1898.

Common all over the brackish soil of the district. Flowering from 2 feet up to 20 feet. Coff's Harbour (J. L. Boorman).

Woodford Island, Clarence River (E. J. Hadley).

"Grows on high ground. Height about 25 feet. Diameter 8 inches. Evenly distributed throughout this district. Fairly plentiful." Casino (W. F. Pope).

Flowers remarkably distant in the spike. Tree attaining a height of 20 feet. This tree grows about the edge of the scrub. Acacia Creek. Macpherson Range (Forest Guard W. Dunn, No. 126).

QUEENSLAND. — Gympie (L. Hirst).

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