Tasmania. Port Dalrymple, Derwent river, and King's Island, R. Brown. Abundant throughout the is1and, ascending to 3000 ft., J .D. Hooker.
S. Australia. Port Lincoln, R. Brown; Boston Point, Wilhelmi; near Adelaide, Whittaker, Blandowski; Mount Barker and Cook's Creek, Neumann; Kangaroo Island, Waterhouse.
It appears from R. Brown's labels that he had originally referred all his southern specimens to B. marginata, and the characters upon which he afterwards thought he could distinguish four southern species, fail so completely when applied to the large number of specimens we now possess that I have felt obliged to return to his original views. As a whole the species differs from B. integrifolia generally in the smaller leaves and flowers and in the leaves reticulate only without transverse veins. In some specimens however some of the leaves show a few of these veins, especially when toothed there is often one entering into each tooth.
B. præmorsa, Dum. Cours., B. ferrea, Vent., and B. hypoleuca Hoffmsg., are names of garden plants which have been referred by Meissner and others to this species. B. marcescens, Bonpl. Jard. Malm. 116, t. 48, appears to me to represent the toothed-leaved state of B. marginata, and not the true B. marcescens, Br.
25. B. integrifolia, Linn. f. Suppl. 127. A tree attaining sometimes a considerable size, the young branches closely tomentose. Leaves scattered, sometimes irregularly verticillate, oblong cuneate or lanceolate, quite entire or irregularly toothed, tapering into a short petiole, 3 to 4 in. long in some specimens, twice that length in others, especially the northern ones, ½ to near 1 in. broad, white underneath, with numerous transverse veins and reticulations not very prominent; the young shoots are also sometimes tomentose or villous with richly coloured fulvous almost woolly hairs persisting on the under side till the leaves are nearly full grown. Spikes oblong or cylindrical, 3 to 6 in. long. Bracts tomentose at the end. Perianth usually about 1 in. long, silky. Style straightening after the perianth-laminæ have separated and usually very spreading or reflexed as in B. marginata. Fruiting cone oblong, cylindrical, the capsules prominent and not thick, as in that species.—R. Br. in Trans. Linn. Soc. x. 206, Prod. 393; Meissn. in DC. Prod. xiv. 456; Cav. Ic. vi. t. 546; Bot. Mag. t. 2770; B. spicata, Gærtn. Fr. i. 221, t. 48; B. oleifolia, Cav. Anal. Hist. Nat. i. 228, t. 14, Ic. vi. 80, t. 545; B. macrophylla, Link. Enum. Hort. Berol. i. 116; B. compar, R. Br. in Trans. Linn. Soc. x. 207, Prod. 393; Meissn. in DC. Prod. xiv. 457.
Queenland. Keppel Bay, R. Brown, O'Shanesy; Brisbane niver, Moreton Bay, A. Cunningham, F. Mueller, and others; Condamine river, Leichhardt; Mount Archer, Bowman; Rockhampton and Rockingham Bay, Dallachy.—The greater number of these northern specimens have remarkably long leaves, sometimes 8 to 10 in. long and ¾ in. wide, and constitute the B. compar, Br. They have also usually rather larger flowers, but neither character is at all constant, and R. Brown had himself at first referred his specimens to B. integrifolia.
N. S. Wales. Port Jackson, R. Brown, Sieber, n. 4, and many others; northward to Hastings river, Beckler; Richmond river, Fawcett; New England, C. Stuart; Mount Lindsay, W. Hill; southward to Twofold Bay, F. Mueller.
Victoria. Sealer's Cove, Port Phillip, Brighton, F. Mueller.
Var. paludosa. Flowers scarcely larger than in B. marginata, the perianth 7 to 8 lines long, but the leaves of one of the common short-leaved forms of B. integrifolia.—B. paludosa, R. Br. in Trans. Linn. Soc. x. 207; Prod. 394; Meissn. in DC. Prod. xiv. 457; Bot. Reg. t. 697; Lodd. Bot. Cab. t. 392.—Port Jackson, R. Brown, Sieber, n. 5. Distributed also from the Botanical Garden, St. Petersburgh as B. integrifolia.