Recently we had a note from a correspondent in praise of this charming novelty. We have now the opportunity, through the kindness of Mr. Wm. Bull, of giving a sketch of the plant. It is a singularly grotesque-looking and strongly characteristic variety. The leaves are mostly three-lobed on purplish petioles, the base being oblong, succeeded by two lateral alternate lobes, which, as well as the apex, appear to be twisted or curved, so as to acquire a sort of forked appearance. The color is green, richly maculated with golden yellow; the central bar yellow, and the variegation irregularly distributed, so that sometimes the points are almost wholly golden.

Croton illustris.

Croton illustris.