[Fragment glued to CD's notes on rock specimens. The recto refers to one of CD's specimens, the verso mentions his Keeling Island plants.]
[recto:] 378 yellow =a prism of about 79 1/2— not yet ascertained what it belongs to
[verso:] Ochrosia—as I am < > <p>uzzled about your Keeling plant— the authorities give such [contradictory testimony] & even [it]
- f1 338.f1The date range is inferred from CD's letter to J. S. Henslow, [4 November 1837], requesting the mineral specimen numbers and colours of the paper and the letter to J. S. Henslow, [26 March 1838], when the specimen (378 yellow) had recently been identified by William Hallowes Miller.
- f2 338.f2CD's note about the specimen is in DAR 39.1: 88, in a catalogue of mineral specimens collected during the voyage. See letter to J. S. Henslow, [4 November 1837], n. 1 for CD's numbering code.
- f3 338.f3Henslow found Ochrosia parviflora particularly difficult to identify from existing botanical sources, see Henslow 1838, p. 345.