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Figured in the Botanical Magazine for October.
A robust-growing stove-plant belonging to Bignonias, and attaining the height of twenty feet. On the ends of the branches are produced corymbose panicles of numerous large white flowers, delicately spotted, and streaked with rose. It is a native of Sierra Leone, and was imported by Messrs. Lucombe, Pince, and Co.
A very pretty dwarf greenhouse plant, nearly allied to S. saxifragoides. It is a free-blooming species, producing tufts of flowers in August of a bright yellow colour, margined with zigzag lines of orange round the mouth. It was raised from Swan River seeds by Messrs. Lucombe, Pince, and Co.
A shrubby evergreen stove-plant, with the habit of the Tea or Camellia; having single white flowers produced from the axils of the leaves, similar to those of the Tea: it is not very attractive, although it flowers freely in a small state. Imported by Messrs. Rollisson from Java.
A dwarf evergreen stove-plant, of the Pine-apple tribe, having an erect raceme of showy scarlet flowers: its nearest affinity is with P. bromelirefolia. Native country, Guatemala, from whence it was imported by Messrs. Jackson of Kingston.
A terrestrial Orchid, with a habit similar to Phajus grandifolius. It is one of the handsomest of the genus, having a raceme of deep purple-coloured flowers, which continue for a considerable time in perfection. This is an old species, having flowered with Messrs. Rollisson in 1842. It is a native of Nepal, Bengal, and Ceylon.
A slender straggling-growing and much-branching plant of the Cactus tribe, bearing at the apex of the branches clusters of flowers of a sulphur yellow, streaked with red and rose-colour in the centre. It is a very distinct species, and a free bloomer. Native country, Brazil.
Coloured Illustrations in Paxton's Flower-Gar den for October.
A dwarf and very compact-growing hardy evergreen shrub, with a habit similar to Rhododendron chamaecistus; well adapted for cultivating on shady rockwork: it has very large nodding flowers of a deep purple. This species was raised from seed about twenty years ago by Messrs. Loddiges of Hackney. It is a native of the north-west coast of North America.
An evergreen twining stove-plant, having lanceolate leaves six inches long, and umbels of yellow flowers that are rather showy.
A smaller species, not very attractive, having small umbels of pale-coloured flowers that are sweet-scented. Both are natives of the East Indies, and have flowered at Chatsworth.
A beautiful light variety, having a very richly coloured lip. It has flowered at Syon.
A richly-coloured variety, which flowered with J. J. Blandy, Esq., Reading. These varieties, as well as the species to which they belong, are the most beautiful of all Brazilian Orchids, richly meriting a place in every collection.
The woodcuts contain: 1. A head of flowers of Dianthus cruentus; 2. A leaf and flower of Echeandia terniflora; 3. A flower of Lilliun Wallichianum; 4. A flowering branch of Hypocyrta gracilis, - this species is noticed at p. 227; 5. Two flowers of Catasetum fimbriatum; 6. A portion of a branch containing leaves and flowers of Hakea cucullata, a plant noticed at p. 227; 7. A small sprig of Veronica forniosa; 8. A flowering branch of Ochna atropurpurea, noticed at p. 177; 9. Part of the stem with leaves and Bowers of Moussonia elegans; 10. A flowering sprig of Metrosideros buxifolia, noticed at p. 176.
Royal Botanic Garden?, hew. J. Houlston.
Figured in the Botanical Magazine for November.
A branching evergreen greenhouse shrub, about two or three feet high, and much resembling P. spectabilis. It has large dense heads of flowers of a very pale rose-colour, with orange anthers. It was raised by Messrs. Lucombe, Pince, and Co. from Swan-River seeds.
An evergreen stove tree, of robust growth; uninteresting, unles3 for large collections. Native country Madagascar.
An evergreen twining stove plant, having pendulous umbels of large broad shallow bell-shaped waxy flowers of a pale-green or buff colour. It is a native of the mountain districts of Java, and was imported by Messrs. Veitch.
A glabrous shrubby evergreen stove plant, remarkable for its near resemblance in leaves and flowers to Thea Bohea, or the Black Tea of China. The flowers are creamy white, and one inch and a half in diameter. Native country Jamaica, where it attains the height of twenty feet.
An unattractive evergreen stove twiner, having sulphur-coloured flowers marked with red. A native of Brazil.
A hard-wooded evergreen stove shrub, about four feet high, bearing small panicles of flowers of a deep rose-colour. Brought to Kew from Liege.
Coloured Illustrations in Paxton's Flower-Garden for November.
A hardy bulbous plant of the onion tribe, about one foot high, with narrow rushy leaves, and flowers in loose umbels richly stained with crimson. There are but few of this extensive genus worth cultivating, unless for culinary purposes. The present species is said to be one of the showiest. It was introduced to the Horticultural Society from California.
One of the most beautiful of green house climbers, and closely allied to the Passion-flowers. It is said to be an abundant bloomer when allowed plenty of pot-room, or when planted out; the flowers are large, and of the most brilliant scarlet. Its native locality is hedges near Loxa, in Peru. Introduced by the Horticultural Society. It has flowered with A. F. Slade, Esq., Chiselhurst, Kent, and was figured from there.
A pretty delicate free-blooming Orchid, having wide-spreading pinkish flowers stained with crimson in the middle of the lip. Native of Nepal; and was detected on the Garrow Hills by Mr. T. Lobb, Messrs. Veitch's collector, through whom it was introduced.
The woodcuts contain: 1. Leaves and flowers of Polygonum cuspidatum; 2. Leaves and flowers of Calochortus pallidus; 3. A flowering branch of Styli-dium saxifragoides, - this plant is noticed at p. 227; 4. A leaf and flower of Gordonia javanica, noticed at p. 269; 5. A plant in miniature of Coccoloba macrophylla, noticed at p. 238; 6. A leaf and head of flowers of Rogiera amcena; 7. A flowering sprig of Potentilla ochreata.
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. J. Houlston.