Still come new additions to the singularly curious and beautiful family of East Indian Pitcher plants. We gave last year an illustration of a remarkable one sent out by Messrs. Veitch & Sons, of Chelsea, London, named Rajah, and now we have another quite as remarkable from the same firm under the name of Nepenthes Northiana. Dr. Masters gives the following description of it:

Nepenthes Northiana 3

"This is a noble addition to a genus already remarkable for the singularity and boldness of its characteristics. In the young living plant, the leaves are closely set, coriaceous, oblong-obovate, acute, tapering at the base into a short broad amplexicaul stalk. The pitchers borne on tendrillike extensions of the midrib are greenish red, flask-shaped, slightly distended at the base, elongated into a cylindrical neck, and with two membranous dentate-fimbriate wings. The mouth is very oblique, elongated towards the back, and surrounded by a narrow striated margin; the lid is cordate, roundish, depressed in the centre, red-spotted and smooth, with a short bifid spur at the base. The adult pitchers are twelve to sixteen inches in length, and three and a half to five inches in breadth, sub-coriaceous or membranous, crimson spotted, elongate, cylindric, and with two dentate-fimbriate wings. The shape of the pitchers varies; as in N. Rafflesiana, the upper pitchers, which swing unsupported in mid-air, are trumpet shaped, while those which rest on the ground are larger and more distended".