Mr. C. E. Parnell says: "Will you please inform me through the Monthly whether Hydrangea scandens is identical with Schizophragma hydrangeoides or not? If distinct, will some one please give a description of Hydrangea scandens?"

[We are not able to say decidedly just now, not having at hand the botanical history of Schizophragma, but believe it is a new genus taken from some of the older species of the Hydrangea, H. scandens being one, and that they are both one thing. - Ed. G. M].