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Mr. Cormack thinks that the Palomino is probably No 7 of Busbys Spanish collection which he called Machar Nudo [Macharnudo] from the Vinyard whence he procured it, the name having been lost –  Bailey suggests that the Belas blanco (which name does not occur in Busby) is very likely the "Machar Nudo" – if you have got the "Machar Nudo" from Busbys collection I should feel very much obliged if you would give me a particular description of this vine and its fruit as it might help to clear up this point – I think I have heard that Busbys collection at the Sydney Botanl. Garden no longer exists so that we cannot refer back to it – 

There is another grape which I got from Bailey but it is not yet in bearing, the "white Hambro' " he said it went also by some other name which he forgot, can you supply its synonyms?

Since writing the above I have learned that the whole of Busbys Spanish collection failed, we can therefore only conjecture the real name of "Machar Nudo".

A list of all the principal vines with their synonyms and popular names in the various wine countries would


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