A very attractive stove plant, of a remarkably dense and close-growing habit, as compared with others of this well-known, showy species. The leaves are shortly and broadly ovate, of a deep green color, with an irregular toothed margin. The flowers are double, remarkably red and compact; they measure about three inches across, and the wavy, peta-line bodies which form the close center are about two inches in depth, and have a very elegantly crisped appearance. The color is a bright, dense crimson, so that the blossoms are very attractive. It is one of the many importations from the South Sea Islands. - William Bull.

Lilium Washingtonianum purpu-reum* - A new lily, a native of Humboldt county, California, and a variety of the Wash-ingtonianum, although there is some discrepancy still unsettled. In the "Journal of the Linnean Society" it is described by Mr. Baker as smaller and more slender than the type, with a stem from 1-1 foot high, and the whorled leaves from 1-1 inch long, as having from 4 to 8 flowers on an umbel; the perianth being of a wine purple, and covered with minute dots. It has a peculiar pyramidal habit of growth, the flower stem pointing from one common center upward at an angle of 45°; the color, on first opening, was nearly white with purple spots, becoming, in age, suffused with a purplish tint, not deep enough to obliterate the spotting.