For this most beautiful novelty we are indebted to Messrs. Veitch, who obtained it from some part of India, through Mr. Thomas Lobb. It forms a compact branching brittle tuft from nine to twelve inches high, conspicuous for its polished crimson stems deep rich green leaves closely marked with white oval spots, and a profusion of bright rose-colored flowers resting upon crimson stalks. A specimen was exhibited on the 7th instant, at the Horicultural Society's meeting, and excited the admiration of every body present. No doubt it will be a stove plant of the easiest cultivation; and among the variegated races, now becoming so much the fashion, it stands without a superior. The little oval white spots upon the leaves suggest the idea of the foliage being sown with pearls. We can find no trace of the species in books. It seems to approach 8. secunda, of Wallich, but it is very different in the form of its leaves, which in outline and veining resemble those of S. picta; and in outline, but not in veining, may be compared to S. grandiflora, the structure of whose coronet is quite dissimilar, a part of the organization of these plants which has not received the attention it seems to deserve.

WHITLAVIA GRANDIFLORA.

WHITLAVIA GRANDIFLORA.