118 THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE LINNEAN SOCIETY Island but may at once be distinguished from it in having a clear well defined white line in front of the eye from its upper margin to the forehead. For description see Voy. Erebus and Terror, Birds of New Zealand, p. 5. Hah. Tasman's Bay, Cook's Straits. Native name " Igaia^ In the Australian Museum we have a bird from New Zealand which agrees well with the figures in Voy. Astrolabe of G. igata, but has the lores blackish slate color, and no white ring round the eye ; there is a tinge of olive on the sides ; from the chest downwards, and under tail-coverts white ; the three outer tail feathers are crossed with white on the under side, but the outer two only on the upper ; the black band on the tail is much wider extending over about half the feathers. On the Ferns of Queensland. By F. M. Bailey, F.L.S., Hon. Corr. Memb. Linn. Soco N. S. Wales. I am induced to offer the following remarks to the Society as a kind of addition to the seventh volume of Bentham and Mueller's '■''Flora Australiensis,^^ which has just reached my hands. This volume is to many of us perhaps the most interesting of the whole work. The third class, Cryptogamia, is carried on to the ferns, and in this department the arrangement followed has been Hooker and Baker's Synopsis Filicum. By this arrange-ment, the genera Elaphoglossuf)!, Schott, Lomariopsis, Fee, Steno-c/ilcena, J. Sm., Pcecilopteris, Presl. Hymenolejpis, Kaulf, of my handbook are placed under the one genus, Acrostichum of Linne, to which should have been added the beautiful Pcecilopteris virens, T. Moore, which I found in one of the deep gullies of the Trinity Bay Range. At the time I thought it was only a form of P. repandum, Pr., until my mistake was pointed out to me by Dr. Prentice, of Brisbane, who is certainly one of the best Pterido-logists of Australia. Acrostichum pteroides, R. Br., is now added to the list of Queensland ferus, as it has been found on the Gilbert River, by Armit.