We give as an illustration with the title page for the annual volume a representation of this beautiful Palm, the recent discovery of which in the lower Colorado districts of the United States has caused so much interest, both in this country and in Europe. It is, we believe, about five years ago that we received a leaf for name from Mr. John Rock, of California, but for want of flowers or fruit, there was no way to identify it. The history of its name has already been given by Mr. Sereno Watson in our pages. As it extends up the Colorado River region almost to Utah, it will probably prove hardier than any other Palm we have; and as it will not be difficult to procure seed as it is with so many other palms, it will probably become more popular than any of the many beautiful things that form the Palm tribe.

Pritchardia Filifera

Pritchardia Filifera

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