Mr. E. S. Miller, Wading River N. Y., writes: " Perhaps the subject of Night Blooming Cereus is getting stale. But I have had two plants of Phyllocactus grandis (Lamaire) recently. One showed no signs of opening at 7 p. m., October 27th, but opened during the night and closed up before daylight; the other showed little signs of opening at 9 P. M., October 29th, but this opened during the night and remained open till 10 a. m., October 30th.

[On account of the difficulties in making good herbarium specimens and the rarity with which flowers or fruits of many kinds are seen, notes on Cactuses are always very acceptable. - Ed. G. M].