At Whalley Abbey, Lancashire, died, during the last autumn, the celebrated Morello Cherry, which was considered one of the finest trees of the kind in the North of England. Symptoms of decay had been noticed in it for several years, to the regret of all who knew it; and the proprietor, under the advice of Mr. Pontey, had spared no expense to prolong its life, but to no effect. This stately tree sank rapidly at last, and the Abbey has lost one of its well known and noblest ornaments. It has been conjectured to be nearly as old as the dissolution of the Abbey, and many and sad, since that time, have been the changes and vicissitudes which it has witnessed. When in full growth and health, in the month of May, it was singularly beautiful. Rising to ninety feet high, with a proportionate and graceful diameter, the whole covered with pure white blossoms, like a spotless pyramid of snow, it contrasted most favorably with the ivy-covered ruins, the dark foliage of the Scots firs and elms, and other adjoining trees.

From its branches the mistletoe hung down, a plant almost unknown in other parts of East Lancashire, and its huge limbs oast a shadow over the high altar of the conventual church, the last resting-place of all that is mortal of the abbots who designed and executed the surrounding beautiful buildings. It contained two hundred and fifty-three solid feet of wood, one hundred of which have been sent to Messrs. Bell & Copeland, to be wrought up into appropriate furniture, to be kept as memorials of this splendid tree. - Cltviger, in Gardener's Chronicle.

De Candolle's Prodromus, Vol. 14, Part II., has been published, comprehending Thyme-laeaceae by Meisner, Santalaceae by Alph. Be Candolle, and some small allied orders. And thus we are brought almost to the borders of the great unisexual region of endogenous plants, for there is little now to intervene between the difficult race of Laurels and the great mass of Euphorbiaceae. In order not to delay the progress of the main work, Prof. De Candolle proposes to proceed immediately with Begonias, leaving room for the others in the series, as was formerly done with Solanaceae. Two volumes more are expected to complete Exogens. Prof. Andersson undertakes the Salicaceous order - a difficult task, requiring great judgment as well as experience. It is computed that the fourteen volumes actually completed contain 50,509 species, arranged in 4,525 genera. The first volume was begun in 1822, and appeared in 1824. If we suppose two botanists, on an average, to have been incessantly engaged on the work for thirty-six years, then 1,403 species will have been determined annually, or 701 by each - good work when species have to be carefully examined and compared, as has been the case with the Prodromus, and not put together with paste and scissors, a la Walpers. Who but a Be Candolle could have had the power to carry through so mighty a work as this, in which there will be, eventually, a complete systematical account of all plants known at the time of publication of the several volumes.