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Figured in the Botanical Magazine for March.
A simple-stemmed plant of the Cactus tribe, having a dwarf erect stiff habit. The flowers are produced from the side, and are large, handsome, and of a rich orange-crimson colour. This species is the prettiest of all the genus, and well deserves to be cultivated in all collections. It is a native of Buenos Ayres. Figured from Kew.
A handsome spreading evergreen tree of the Yew tribe; perfectly hardy; a free-growing plant, attaining the height of from forty to sixty feet. It is a native of the north of China. Messrs. Standish and Noble of theBagshot Nursery, have, amongst other Conifers, a large stock of young plants of this species, raised from imported seeds.
This is a very graceful, ornamental, and much-branching stove shrub, resembling an Acacia. It is a free-growing plant; and if stopped back, will form a tolerably compact bush of a neat appearance. Flowers of pale red or rose colour. It is a native of Brazil. Figured from Kew.
This is a beautiful species, much resembling Æ. pulcher. It is a soft-stemmed trailing stove-plant of neat habit, having corymbs of large handsome flowers of a yellow and bright red colour. It was introduced from Java by Messrs. Rollinson, Nurserymen, Tooting. Figured from Kew.
An evergreen climbing shrub; perfectly hardy, and well adapted for covering walls or other unsightly objects. The flowers are rather large and numerous, forming dense drooping spikes of a deep purplish-chocolate colour. A native of the woods in the south of Chili. Introduced from Valparaiso by Mr. W. Lobb to Messrs. Veitch and Son, Exeter, from whence it was figured. The fruit of this plant forms an article of commerce in the Chilian markets.
A rather straggling-growing deciduous stove-plant, of but little beauty, attaining the height of from twenty to thirty feet in its native woods. Flowers in spikes of pure white. The introduction of this plant to Britain was long a desideratum and in 1844 it reached the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, from Jamaica. It is commonly known by the appellation of the " Jamaica Lace-bark," being peculiarly interesting, as its inner bark consists of reticulated fibre exactly resembling well-prepared lace. It is very tough, and being washed with common soap, it acquires a degree of whiteness equal to the best artificial lace. It is used for a variety of purposes, and the ladies in Jamaica make caps, ruffles, and complete sets of lace with it. Figured from Kew.
Figured in Paxton's Flower-Garden.
A curious plant, of but little beauty. The leaves are folded up in the form of pitchers, and hold water; they vary from eighteen to thirty inches long. Flowers of a dingy purple colour, about two and half inches in diameter. Introduced from Florida by the late Mr. Drummond. Figured from Chats worth.
A pretty climbing stove-plant belonging to the Bigonias, having bright shining leaves and yellow flowers. The plant was obtained from Mr. Mackoy of Liege, about five years ago; its native country is Brazil. Figured from Chatsworth.
This is a beautiful dwarf species, similar to C. su-perba. The flowers grow singly or in pairs from within a narrow reddish spatha, and are full five inches in diameter; fragrant and bright, but not deep, rose colour. It is a native of Brazil. Figured from the collection of C. B. Warner, Esq., Hoddeston.
Royal Botanic Gardens Kew. J. Houlston.