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And others, figured and described in Hookers and Paxton's Botanical Magazines for January.
An herbaceous rather tender annual, rivalling Bartonia aurea; grows about one foot high; flower, sulphur-yellow colour. Introduced when in flower from Hamburgh to the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and from there figured.
A showy dwarf species; petals of a rose colour, with a dark red, almost crimson, spot at the base. Introduced to the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, from San Luis Potosi in Mexico. This species, like other Mexican Cacti, requires to be kept rather dry during winter. Figured from the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
This very showy species is a native of the Andes of Loxa in Colomba, bordering on Peru. It was received by Messrs. Veitch and Son, Exeter, from their collector, Mr. William Lobb. Its flowers are from six to nine or ten in an umbel, of a purple colour, with an intensely dark purple eye. It is a tuberous-rooted plant, growing about six or eight inches high; suitable for a greenhouse or warm border: it is said to be quite hardy. Figured from Messrs. Veitch and Son, Exeter.
A tender annual, rather pretty, of slender growth, about a foot high; corolla of a pale purple colour, with a white eye. Introduced from Nilgherry to the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew; and from there figured.
An evergreen greenhouse shrub, having corymbs of very showy blossoms of a vivid scarlet colour. Introduced to the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, from New Zealand, where it usually inhabits the rocky sea-coast and shores of the Bay of Islands, and is called by the natives Pohutu-Kawa. Figured from the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
This is the Plumbago Larpentoa of Dr. Lind-ley. Figured in the Florist and Garden Miscellany for 1849, for which see the description there.
This beautiful species is an evergreen herbaceous tuberous-rooted perennial plant, growing about one foot high; the flowers are very showy, of an orange-yellow and light red colour, remaining several weeks in perfection: it is a valuable acquisition to our greenhouses. Introduced by Messrs. Low and Son, of Clapton, from the banks of the Hunter river in Australia. It will require a similar treatment to Cape bulbs. Figured from their Clapton Nursery.
Both variety and specie3 are dwarf shrubby stove-plants of great beauty, growing about two or three feet high, of a compact habit, having corymbs of very showy flowers of a bright orange-yellow and dark crimson colour; they are old inhabitants of our stoves, and which no collection should be without: their native country is Havannah. Figured from Chatsworth.
An evergreen stove shrub, about four or five feet high, with large white flowers, of a delicious fragrance. It is a native of the East Indies, and has long been an inhabitant of our stoves. Figured from Chatsworth.
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. J. Houlston.