This has been introduced to the notice of cultivators by Messrs. James Veitch & Sons, of Chelsea, London. It is an elegant stove plant allied to Maranta and Calathea. The leaves have erect foot-stalks about a foot high, with spreading blades of oblong-lanceolate form, 6 to 9 inches long, and 2 to 4 inches broad. They are bright pale green beautifully variegated with cream white, the variegation being extremely diversified, in some leaves the whole area being white, in others only one-half, in others again it is confined to the interspaces between two or three of the nerves, while in others it is reduced to a few stripes.<

Phrynium variegatum.

Phrynium variegatum.

The dwarf compact habit of the plant, its elegant contour and cheerful aspect, render it a most valuable addition to the decorative resources of the stove. First-class certificate from the Royal Horticultural Society, September 7, 1886, under the name of Phrynium jucundum.