W. T. Bell writes: "In reply to 'N,' who asks, in January number for a description of Achyranthus Emersonii, I would say that in habit and the shape of its leaves, it is similar to A. Lindeni; but the leaves are lighter in color, and the stem and branches a beautiful pink, as in well grown plants of A. Gilsoni, or Gibsoni, - which is correct? I consider Emersonii so superior to Lin-deni, that I have entirely discarded the latter variety. A. Hoveyi, so far as I have tested it, is not so good as Gilsoni, which it resembles".