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Figured in the Botanical Magazine for May.
An evergreen stove-tree, principally known for its fruit, which is universally eaten, and esteemed the best in India: jellies, preserves, tarts, pickles, etc. are made of it before it is ripe. The tree attains the height of from thirty to forty feet in its native country, and from ten to fifteen feet in circumference; it bears a profusion of small yellowish flowers of but little beauty.
A coarse-growing soft-wooded climbing stove-plant, of but little beauty; well adapted for covering rafters or trellis-work; it has a thick fleshy root of the nature of a tuber; flowers rather large and fragrant, (something similar to a Senecia). It is a native of Guatemala, and was imported by Ure Skinner, Esq.
A very pretty half-hardy evergreen shrub, of a neat appearance, growing about two feet high, having flowers of a light blue colour, produced from the end of almost every branchlet: it flowers copiously during the summer months, and forms an interesting object for a greenhouse or conservatory. It is a native of Mount "Wellington, in Van Dieman's Land.
This is an erect slender rather straggling-growing stove-shrub (something near I. laxiflora), about six feet high, having large spreading subcorymbose panicles of very fragrant delicate white flowers. It was imported by Dr. Wallich from the Calcutta Garden, to the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
A tall straggling soft-wooded woolly shrub, sufficiently hardy to endure the climate of Britain if planted against a wall: it grows luxuriantly during summer, bearing handsome flowers in the autumn, of a yellow and red colour. It is a native of the mountain -districts of Nepal, where it was detected by Dr. Wallich.
These five species are figured from the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
Coloured Illustrations in Paxton's Flower-Garden for May.
A very showy species, perfectly hardy, having a compact head of flowers like that of R. arboreum; the colour is much richer, being of a deep blood-red, with a few dark spots at the bottom of the tube. It is a native of the mountains of Ceylorh Figured from the garden of Sir Charles Lemon at Carclew, near Penrhyn, in Cornwall.
A pretty dwarf greenhouse shrub, nearly resembling B. pinnata: the flowers are produced single or in pairs from each axil; they are rather large, and of a pale pink colour. Its native country is New Holland. Figured from the Garden of the Horticultural Society.
A greenhouse herbaceous plant: this is very singular, and the most extraordinary one of the whole genus; it grows upwards of three feet high, having flowers of a yellow and brown colour, with a few spots; sepals about six inches long; petals extended into long linear tails about twenty inches. It is a native of wet marshy places, near the hamlet of Nanegal, in the province of Quito. Figured from the collection of Mrs. Lawrence, Ealing Park.
Fuchsia nigricans; 2. Lagetta lintearia, - a small branch with flowers of each; 3. leaves and flowers of Drymonia cristata; 4. a cone and leaves of Abies Jezoensis; 5. Ilex cornuta; 6. Ilex microcarpa, - leaves and fruit of each; 7. flowers of Catasetum Warczewitzii; 8. a small branch of Boronia spathulata; 9. Cupressus funebris; 10. Libocedrus tetra-gona; 11. Libocedrus Chilensis, - a small branch, with fruit of each of these last three, which are all coniferous plants.
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. J. Houlston.