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Fig. 111.

Natural Arrangement of Herbaceous Plants in the Vice-Regal Gardens at Monit

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Jasminum heterophyllum, Erythrina Crista-gálli, Poinciana Gillièsü, Pittósporum Tobira, Siphocampylos bícolor, Raphiolepis salicifolia, Diospyros Káki, Cliánthus puníceus, Edwardsia microphylla, E. grandiflora, Bupleùrum coriàceum, B. fruticosum, Passiflòra cærulea, P. cærulea cæruleo-racemosa, Escallònia montevidensis, E. rùbra, E. floribunda, Fuchsia venusta, F. fúlgens, F. corymbiflòra, Hovènia dulcis, Azalea indica, Callistèmon lanceolatus, Illicium floridànum, Grabówskia boerhaaviæfòlia, Laurus Borbònia, Serissa foe'tida, Elæágnus argentea, Búddlea globosa, Cytisus nubígenus, Arbutuş Andráchne, A. Andráchne serratifolia, Genísta thyrsiflòra, Ligústrum lucidum, L. nepalense, Ceanothus cæruleus, Benthàmia acuminata, B. fragífera, O'lea fràgrans, O. fràgrans longifòlia, Pernéttia mucronata, Camellia japonica, Cneòrum bícolor, Duvaúa dependens, Podocarpus macrophyllus, &c.

Monza, near Milan, July 10. 1843.

(To be continued.)

ART. VII. Botanical, Floricultural, and Arboricultural Notices of

the Kinds of Plants newly introduced into British Gardens and Plantations, or which have been originated in them; together with additional Information respecting Plants (whether old or new) already in Cultivation : the whole intended to serve as a perpetual Supplement to the Encyclopædia of Plants,the Hortus Britannicus," the Hortus Lignosus,and the Arboretum et Fruti

cetum Britannicum." Curtis's Botanical Magazine ; in monthly numbers, each containing

seven plates ; 38. 63. coloured, 3s. plain. Edited by Sir William Jackson Hooker, LL.D., &c., Director of the Royal Botanic Garden,

Kew. Edwards's Botanical Register; in monthly numbers, new series,

each containing six plates ; 38. 6d. coloured, 3s. plain. Edited by

Dr. Lindley, Professor of Botany in the University College, London. Paxton's Magazine of Botany, and Register of Flowering Plants; in monthly numbers ; large 8vo; 2s. 6d. each.

Leguminosa. 673. ZI'CHYA hairy 3 su

Bot. reg. 1842, 68. A very pretty free-growing species of this genus, which succeeds best in a mixture of loam and peat not broken fine, and with the pots well drained. " It is easily increased by cuttings, or by seeds which are produced freely when

the plants get large." (Bot. Reg., Dec. 1842.) 1976. AMI'CIA 17668 zygómeris Bot. Mag. 4008. 2136. LA'THYRUS

nervosus Lam. nerved u pr 3 su B South Brazil 1840. Dco Bot. mag. 3987.

A greenhouse plant with blue flowers and glaucous leaves. It may be planted out in summer, when it will flower in the open border. (Bot. Mag., Dec. 1842.)

[3996. pubescens Hook et Arn. downy supr 3 my

A hardy greenhouse plant, with trailing stems of 2 or 3 feet long, and clusters of purplish blue flowers. The whole plant is covered with a soft silky down. (Bot. Mag., Feb. 1843.)

villosa Lindl.



Swan River


P.B South Brazil 1840. D Co Bot. mag. Dosua



2837. ACA'CIA 24647 biddra Past. Mag. Bot. vol. ix. p. 221.

spectábilis Benth. A beautiful species with glaucous leaves, and erect racemes of deep yellow balls of flowers. Introduced from the Swan River by

Messrs. Lucombe, Pince, and Co. of Exeter. (Bot. Reg., May, 1843, Misc.) 2072. INDIGOFERA

(reg. 1843. 14. stachyodes Lindl. long-spiked or 6 s L.C North-east of India 1839. Crm Bot

The seeds of this plant were collected at Bhotan, in the north-east of India, 4000 feet above the level of the sea. It forms a handsome greenhouse shrub, flowering nearly all the summer, and it is increased by cuttings of the young wood. (Bot, Reg., March, 1843.) Dósua Don

6 8 Nepal 1840. Crm Bot. reg. 1942, 51. This is a very pretty species of Indigófera, with abundance of deep rosecoloured flowers mingled with the leaves. It appears almost hardy enough to stand in the open border, and there is no doubt that in Devonshire and Cornwall it would be quite hardy and very ornamental. It grows best in a rich soil. (Bot. Reg., Oct. 1842.)

Rosacea. Spiræa fissa Lindl. This hardy shrub, which was supposed to be new, flowered in November, 1841, and proves to be the same as the Spiræa argéntea of Mr. Bentham, As, however, there is another Spiræ'a argentes, this plant will probably retain its specific name of físsa, which alludes to the appearance of the leaves when young, as they seem to be split up into numerous coarse teeth. (Bot. Reg., Jan. 1842, Misc.)

Sievérsia elàta Royle. A hardy herbaceous plant from Nepal. The flowers are large and handsome, and they are produced in panicles of three or four flowers each. (Bot. Reg., July, 1842, Misc.)

Combretàceæ. 1203. COMBRE'TUM 10200 grandindrum Paxt. Mag. Bot. vol. ix. p. 169,

Onagràceæ. 1188. FU'CHSIA alpéstris Gard. mountain su

Lp Bot, mag 29. This very distinct and elegant species of Fuchsia was found by Mr. Gardner, during his last visit to the Organ Mountains. The flowers are of the same shape as those of F. coccinea, but they are smaller, and the sepals are of a bright rose colour, with dark purple petals. The leaves are very handsome, being entire, with a long point, and densely pubescent; the margins are slightly revolute ; and, in the old leaves, the margin, midriffs, and large veins are dark red. (Bot. Mag., Feb. 1843). spléndens Zucc. splendid | or 6 su

Cr.m Bot. reg. 1842, 68. The flowers of this species bear considerable resemblance to those of F. fúlgens, but they have much shorter tubes ; and the stamens, which project a good way beyond the mouth of the corolla, have large pale yellow anthers. “When very young, the foliage and lengthening branches are quite hoary with down. It is a native of Mexico, where it was found 10,000 feet above the level of the sea ; so that it is probable it will prove the hardiest of its race.(Bot. Reg., Dec. 1842.)

grandiflora Lindl. large-flowered O or 2 j.au Pk California 1838. S co Bot. reg. 12,

This is a very handsome annual, with very large flowers of a peculiarly delicate texture, which bear some resemblance to those of G, ròsea-álba, but are much handsomer. The plant formed a bush of about 2 ft. high, and is well deserving of cultivation ; but, unfortunately, no seeds were saved of it. (Bot. Reg., Nov. 1842.)




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Mexico 1841.

Melastomàceæ. 1360. PLERO'MA.

to or 6 au.o P Brazil 1841. Cpl Bet. Daar

Benthamidnum Gard. Mr. Bentham's

This is a very handsome plant, with large purple flowers, which sometimes measure 2 in. across, and are quite white in the centre. It was found by Mr. Gardner on the Organ Mountains, in rather boggy soil, at about 3000 ft. above the level of the sea. (Bot. Mag., April, 1843.) MEDINI'LLA

[bot. vol. ix. p. 79. erythrophylla Blume red-leaved or 2 su Pk East Indies 1837. dpl Paxt. mag.

A handsome greenhouse or stove shrub, with clusters of rose-coloured flowers, with blue anthers. The leaves are reddish when young, though they become afterwards of a pale green. The plant should be grown in a mixture of turf and heath mould, and watered freely during the summer months. (Part. Mag. of Bot., May, 1843.) CENTRADE'NIA G. Don. (Kentron, spur, adên, gland; spur-like glandular appendages to anthers.) rosea Lindl. rose-colouredu pri ja ow. Mexico 1840. Cs Bot. reg. 1843, 20.

A very pretty little greenhouse shrub, which seldom grows more than a foot high, but has such a number of branches that it appears a perfect mass of flowers. The flowers are small, but they are very pretty; as they are white, tinged with pink. “ It is a soft-wooded species, growing a foot high in a sandy peat, and striking readily from cuttings.” It is frequently called in the nurseries Doncklaèria diversifòlia. (Bot. Reg., April, 1843; and Paxt. Mag. of Bot., June, 1843.) MARCE'TIA Dec. (Named in honour of Dr. Marcet of Geneva.) excoriata Dec. loose-barked O pr 1 su W Mexico 1842. C. 8.p Bot. reg. 1843, 31.

This pretty little plant belongs to a genus very little known in England, though it is met with occasionally on the Continent. The species are all natives of tropical America, where they are found in the mountainous districts, in sandy places ; and where they have almost the habit of heaths. This plant, which is probably the only one of the genus in Great Britain, fowered in the splendid collection of the Duke of Northumberland at Syon. (Bot. Reg., June, 1843.)

Myrtàcee. HYPOCALY'MMA Endl. (Hupo, under, kalumma, veil; the bracts hiding the calyx from below.) robústum Endl. robust 1ப or 1 my Pk

1.p Bot. reg. 1843, 8. This very pretty little plant has flowers so much like those of a peach, except in being smaller, that it is often mistaken for a small almond or peach tree in New Holland ; particularly as rose-coloured flowers are so very rare among the myrtles. This plant flowered in the greenhouse of Messrs. Lucombe and Pince of Exeter. It requires to have the pots in which it is grown well drained. The leaves, when bruised, smell like lemon. (Bot. Reg., Feb. 1843.)

Passiflòrece. 1923. PASSIFLO‘RA actinia Hook. sea-anemone-like LO cu 10 f G Brazil

Bot. mag. 4009. This very singular passion-flower is named in consequence of its resemblance to those marine animals, so common on rocky coasts, which are known by the name of the sea-anemone, or actinia. Its flowers are very fragrant. This species is a native of the Organ Mountains of Brazil ; and it requires the usual culture of stuve plants. (Bot. Reg., April, 1843.)

Loasàceæ. 2193. LOASA, or CAIOʻPHORA

[bot. vol. ix. p. 269. Herbértii Paxt. the Rev. W. Herbert's oor 6 su S hyb. 1842. S. s.p Paxt. mag.

This very splendid annual is a hybrid between L. laterítia and L. pentlándica. It is a very handsome greenhouse climber, and will flower freely in

the open air during the summer and autumn. (Paxt. Mag. of Bot., 1843.) 1447. PORTULACA spléndens, garden variety.

This is a garden variety of Portulaca Thellusónü. “ It is a tender annual, growing about a foot high, which flowers most abundantly from July to Sep




tember, if treated in the following manner. The seed should be sown about the middle of March, in pots filled with a mixture of sandy loam, old lime rubbish, and well decomposed cow-dung, in equal portions. The plants should be raised in a hotbed, and, when large enough, should be potted off singly into small 60-pots, filled with the same kind of compost as that in which the seeds were sown. The young plants, when potted, should be agaiu returned to the hotbed ; and, when well established, their pots being well filled with roots, should be re-potted into upright thirty-twos, draining the pots well, and covering the surface of the soil with a thin covering of fine sand. After this, the pots should be placed on the front shelf of a greenhouse, where they are freely exposed to the sun, but guarded from wind and rain, the first of which destroys the flowers, and the latter the plants. Care must also be taken in watering the plants, as on this much depends of the success in their management ; for they are very subject to damp off close to the soil.” (Bot. Reg., July, 1843.)


Cáctet. 3359. ECHINOCACTUS

centetèrius Pfeiff. many-spined or $jl Y.R Mexico O s.p Bot. mag. 274.

This is a very handsome species : the flowers are copious and very large, each being nearly 3 in. across. The petals are of a pale yellow, with a reddish streak down the centre. The species is remarkable for the great

number of its spines. (Bot. Mag., Oct. 1842.) 1471. MAMMILLA'RJA

pycnacántha Mart. densely-spined or 1 jl Y Mexico 1841. O s.p Bot. mag. 3972.

This plant is remarkable for the large size of its flowers, and their great abundance. The plant itself is about 6 in. high, and the same in width, and the flowers are produced on the summit five or six at a time, each about 3 in. in diameter ; so that the flowers take up nearly half the height of the plant. They appear in July, and numerous offsets also are produced from the apex of the plant. (Bot. Mag., Oct. 1842.)

turbinata Hook. top-shaped a gr jl Str Mexico 1838. O s.p. Bot. mag. 3981.

This curious plant is only about as large as a moderately sized apple. It is of a singularly pale glaucous hue. The flowers are about an inch in diameter, and seldom more than two or three open at a time. (Bot. Mag., Dec. 1842.)

Cèreus bifórmis Lindl. A pretty plant from Honduras, with bright rosecoloured flowers. (Bot. Reg. June, 1843, Misc.)

Cèreus speciosissimus var. mínimus. A very small-flowered variety raised by Mr. Scott, gardener to George Barclay, Esq., of Bury Hill. (Bot. Reg., Sept. 1842.)

Grossulaceæ. 719. ROBES

álbidum Paxl. whitish or 4 ap W.Pk hybrid 1842. Cco Paxt, mag. bot. rol. I. p. 53

This very beautiful plant was found in a garden at Inveresk, near Musselburgh. “ The flowers are of a very delicate French white, with a pink eye ; while the plant has larger racemes of flowers than R. sanguineum, and is a more profuse bloomer. It forins a very pleasing contrast to the deep red flowers of R. sanguineum, and is a most desirable acquisition to the shrubbery and flower-garden. It is propagated in the same way as R. sanguineum (by cuttings or slips), is of the same robust habit of growth, and, like that species, thrives well in almost any sort of soil or situation.” (Part. Mag. of Bol., April, 1843.)

Rubiàcece. 602 RONDELE'TIA longiAdra Cham. long-flowered to or 2 au

B Brazil 1841. Cco Bot. mag. 397. This beautiful blue Rondelètia is another instance of the fallacy of the doctrine of blue and red and yellow flowers not being found in the same genus, as

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