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Figured in the Botanical Magazine for July.
Echinopsis cristata, var. purpurea. A very showy flowering plant, belonging to the Cactus tribe; it is nearly globular, depressed, about seven inches in diameter, and armed with stout spines; the flowers are large, funnel-shaped, arising from near the summit, and are about six inches long in the tube; petals rose-coloured.
An evergreen stove-shrub belonging to the Orange family, having straggling branches requiring support either on a pillar or against a wall; it has white fleshy flowers produced from the axils of the leaves in dense short racemes, much resembling those of the Orange, and not less fragrant. It is a native of Silhet and Chittagong, and was introduced by Dr. Wallich. These two are figured from the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
An herbaceous succulent rather coarse - growing species, with large opposite leaves. It grows freely in a border during summer, but requires protection in winter; it may prove interesting as an ornamental greenhouse plant from its very distinct character: flowers large and yellow. A native of the Andes of Peru. It is figured from Lucombe, Pince, and Co., Exeter.
A handsome stove-shrub, growing about two or three feet high, with rather closely placed opposite leaves; it has large corymbs of flowers at the ends of the branches, and when fully expanded they form a hemispherical head of deep orange; it is very showy, and a free bloomer, producing flowers when only six inches high. It was detected by Mr. T. Lobb on Mount Seribu, in Java, and transmitted to Messrs. Veitch of Exeter.
A very distinct species, growing about two feet high, and having flowers with a long straight tube, white with a deep pink eye. It was discovered by Mr. T. Lobb on Mount Ophir, in Malacca, and we fear will not be hardy. It is the property of Messrs. Veitch of Exeter.
Coloured Illustrations in Paxton' Flower-Garden for July.
A deciduous hardy tree, of the peach kind, having large and beautiful semidouble flowers of a crimson colour; and a variety with semidouble white blossoms. Both sorts have flowered in the garden of the Horticultural Society. They are hardy, and very ornamental, having precisely the habit of the common peach-tree, except that they are more excitable, in which respect they more nearly approach the almond, consequently they are better adapted for forcing or flowering under a slight protection than in the open air, where the beauty of their flowers is impaired by cold and wet. They are natives of China. Figured from the garden of the Horticultural Society.
An erect-growing rather pretty herbaceous stove species, having flowers in loose thin pendulous cymes of a light rose-colour. It is a native of Bombay, and has been known to cultivators for many years.
A beautiful little Orchid resembling O. membranaceum, and one of the rarest of its group. It was first introduced about 1839 to the late Mr. Barker's collection at Springfield, Birmingham, from mountains in the west of Mexico.
The woodcuts contain: 1. the apex of a flowering branch of Roupalia grata; 2. Warrea bidentata; 3. W. Wailesiana; 4. W. discolor, a magnified lip of each; 5. Ceanothus papillosus; 6. C. rigidus, a small flowering sprig of each; 7. Dipteracanthus spectabilis (noticed at p. 74 of the present year); 8. Thiebaudia scabriuscula; 9. Gynoxys fragrans (noticed at page 152), a small flowering branch of each; 10. Hoya coriacea; 11. H. purpureo-fusca, an umbel of flowers, with leaves of each (these two Hoyas are noticed at p. 177 of the Florist); 12. Fuchsia venusta, a leaf and flowers; 13. a flowering branch of Berberis Wallichiana.
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. J. Houlston.