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Tab. 8592, 8593. 
ENCEPHALARTOS Hildebrandtii. 

East Africa. 

Cycadaceae. Tribe Encephalarteae. 
Encephalartos, Lehm. ; Benth. et Hook. f. Gen. Plant, vol. iii. p. 445, 

Encephalartos Hildebrandtii, A. Braun et Bouche, Ind. San. Hort. Berol. 
(1874) p. 8 ; A. Braun in Sitz. Ber. Gesellsch. Naturf. Frenndc 187b, 
pp. 117-121 ; Bead in Gartenfl. 1876, p. 204 et 1877, p. 215 ; Eichler in 
Monatschr. Ver. Befbrd. Gartenbau, 1880, vol. xxiii. p. 50 ; Hennmgs in 
Gartenfl. 1890, pp. 234-237, Abbild. 55, figs. 1, 4, 4a-S ; Englerin Pflanzenw. 
Ost-Afr. A, pp. 35, 78 ; B, p. 173 ; et C, p. 92 ; affinis E. villoso Lehm., a 
quo recedit trunco magis elato, foliorum pinnis firimonbus pro longitudine 
latioribus plerumque supra spinis marginalibus longius attenuate, praeser- 
tim vero strobili feminei structura, nempe squamarum vertice rhombico 
more conorum Pini specierum quarundam in apophysin excentncaui 



obtecto humili vel ad 6 m. alto et 30 cm. diametro. Folia suberecta vel 
exteriora— in planta culta quidem— patentia, rigida, leniter recurva, ad 
2-75 m. longa, 30 cm. lata, petiolo rhachique primo lanuginosis deinde 
glabratis postremo glaberrimis teretibus, pinnis utrinsecus 50-70 a basi ad 
medium accrescentibus intermediis oblique lineari-lanceolatis apice acutis 
spinescentibus ad 24 cm. longis 1-5-2-5 cm. latis utrinsecus spinis 4-1 
(saepissime 3-2) armatis, spina summa plerumque ab apice remota, ngide 
coriaceis glaberrimis obscure parallele nervosis, pinnis inferionbus per- 
brevibus grosse spinoso-dentatis. Strobilus masculinus pedunculo ad 9 cm. 
longo lanuginoso squamis sparsis obsito suffultus, cylindricus, 20-45 cm. 
loneus, 6-10 cm. crassus, squamae a dorso visae late obovatee, vertice 
dilatato rhomboideo l'5-2 cm. lato, 1-5 cm. alto, lateritio vel virescenti, 
Biccando admodum contractae angulis lateralibus acutis supero inf eroque 
obtusissimis, linea transversa et altera ab angulo supero ad medium ducta 
elatis notato. Strobilus f emineus subsessilis, cylindricus, ad 60 cm. longus, 
ad 18 cm. diametro alutaceo-luteus ; squamae a dorso visis ancorifornies, 
capite 5 cm. lato 2' 5 cm. alto, ungue 2- 5 cm. longo, vertice rhomboideo 
ad 5 cm. lato 2' 5 cm. alto, more conorum Pint specierum quarundam in 
apophysin elevato apice truncato angulum inferiorem versus sito. bemina 
ellipsoidea vel ovoidea, cinnabarina, ad 3 cm. longa, 2 cm. diametro. 
E. villosus, forma Hildebrandtii, Hennings, I.e. 238.— 0. Staff. 

The stately Cycad here described and figured was first 
discovered by Sir John Kirk near Dar-es-Salam on the 
East African Coast in 1868. The material originally 
sent home consisted of some pinnae and a few seeds and 
proved too incomplete for description. Two years later 
he made the first attempt to introduce the plant to 
European cultivation, but the stem which he sent home 

January, 1915. 

in 1870 unfortunately did not survive the journey. 
Later in the same year Kew received from Sir John a 
supply of seeds and some of these germinated, one of 
the plants of this introduction being in the Kew collection 
in 1881, growing alongside a fine male stem which was 
successfully transported to this country in 1878. In 
1884 Sir John Kirk was again able to transmit a male 
and also a female stem, both of which have thriven well 
under the conditions suitable for other tropical Cycads 
in the Palm House at Kew, where they are still in 
vigorous health and growth. From these have been 
obtained the material from which the two plates here 
given have been prepared. 

In the meantime, however, the distinguished traveller 
Mr. J. M. Hildebrandt had also met with the species on the 
East African Coast over against the island of Zanzibar, 
and at other points on the same coast as far north as 
Mombasa. From the material obtained by him it was 
described, as Encephalartos Hildebrandtii , by Professor 
Braun and Mr. Bouche in 1874, and between 1874 and 
1876 Hildebrandt secured and transmitted to various 
European gardens a large number of stems. Relying on 
the appearance of some of these, the late Professor Kegel 
in 1876 suggested that the East African plant might 
prove to be no more than a local form of the Natal 
species, E. villosus, Lem., of which an account has been 
given at t. 6654 of this work. The controversy thus 
raised was taken up by Braun who pointed out the 
differences between the two species, and in 1880 Pro- 
fessor Eichler confirmed Braun's observations and even 
suggested that the difference in the shape of the female 
cone-scales justified the location of the two in distinct 
sections. In 1890 Professor Hennings, however, on the 
strength of a female specimen grown in a nursery at 
Schomberg, near Berlin, which showed characters that 
led him to consider it a connecting link between the 
Natal and the East African plant, reverted to the view 
expressed by Regel. The matter has again been very 
fully discussed by Dr. Stapf in the Kew Bulletin for 
1914, and the conclusion to which he has come, that the 
view of Braun and Eichler is sound, while that of Regel 
and Hennings cannot be sustained, seems incontrovertible. 

The pinnae figured on t^ 8592 are rather wider than is 
usual in this species. 

Description. — Tree with a cylindric stem, sometimes 
very short or at times up to. 20 ft. in height, 1 ft. in 
diameter, closely beset with persistent imbricating leaf- 
bases. Leaves suberect or — at least in cultivated speci- 
mens — with the outer spreading, rigid, slightly recurved, 
up to 9 ft. in length, 1 ft. wide, petiole and rachis at first 
woolly but soon becoming glabrous and ultimately quite 
smooth, terete ; pinnae 50-70 along each side increasing in 
size from the base to the middle, the central ones obliquely 
linear-lanceolate, with acute spinescent tips, up to 9 in. 
long, f-1 in. wide, with from 4-1 (usually 2-3) spines 
on each side, the uppermost spine generally some distance 
below the tip, rigidly leathery, quite glabrous, indistinctly 
parallel-nerved, the lowermost pinnae very short and 
coarsely spinous-toothed. Male cone pedunculate, cylin- 
dric, 8-18 in. long, 2J-4 in. thick ; scales as seen from 
behind wide-obovate, with dilated rhomboid tip, -§-£ in. 
wide, -| in. long, contracting somewhat in drying, brick- 
red or greenish-red, their lateral angles acute, above and 
below blunt, marked by a transverse raised fine and by 
a second ridge extending from the upper angle to the 
middle; peduncle up to 3| in. long, woolly, sparingly 
scaly. Female cone subsessile, cylindric, up to 2 ft. long and 
7 in. thick, leather-yellow; scales as seen from behind 
anchor-shaped, the head up to 2 in. wide and 1 in. long, 
claw 1 in. long, tip rhomboid up to 2 in. wide and 1 in. 
long with a raised process, as in the scales of cones of 
various species of Pinus, close to the lower angle and 
truncate at its tip. Seeds ellipsoid or ovoid, vermilion, 

II in. lono- £■ in. arrnss. 

Tab. 8592. Fig. 1, a male scale; 2 and 3, anthers before and after the 
discharge of their pollen respectively ; 4, sketch of the entire male plant : 
1 of nattbral size, 2 and 3 enlarged, 4 much reduced. 

Tab. 8593 Fig. 1, scale and seeds ; 2, sketch of the entire female plant : 
i o/ natural size, 2 much reduced. 


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Western China. 

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Rosaceae. Tribe Pomaceae. 
Cotoneaster, Medik. ; Bentli. et Hook. f. Gen. Plant, vol. i. p. 627 

Cotoneaster pannosa, Franch. in Plant. Delavay. p. 223 ; Bois in Bev. 
Hort. 1907, p. 256 ; species C. Franchetii, Bois, quacum nonnunquam in 
fruticetis confusa, quam maxime affinis, apte tamen foliis minoribus longius 
petiolatis petalis magis patentibus fructu minore saturatius rubrescente 

Frutex deciduus, 2*25-2'5-metralis,laxe graciliterque ramosa; ramuli juniores 
graciles, primum pallide fusco-tomentosi, demum glabri latereque subdiali 
atro-purpurascentes. Folia ovata vel elliptica, apice acuta obtusa vel 
rotundata, basi cuneata, margine integra, 0*8-3 cm. longa, 0' 4-1 "5 cm. 
lata, supra sordide viridia primum parce pilosa, subtus dense cano- 
tomentosa ; nervi laterales utrinsecus 4-6, obliqui ; petiolus 0'6 cm. longus, 
tomentosus. Inflorescentia corymbosa ; corymbi 2*5-3 cm. lati, ramulos 
foliigeros abbreviatos terminantes, 15-25-flori, anthesi aestivales. Flores 
albi, 0*6-0*9 cm. lati ; calycis lobi 5, triangulari-ovati, dense lanosi; 
petala 5, patentia, orbicularia ; stamina circiter 20, antheris puniceis ; 
styli 2-3. Fructus globosus vel ovatus, 0*6 cm. longus, saturate ruber, 
tomento laxo plus minusve obtectus ; pyrenae saepissime 2, compresso- 
ovoideae, apice floccosae.— W. J. Bean. 

The Cotoneaster which forms the subject of our figure 
was discovered in 1886 on limestone mountains in South- 
western Yunnan at altitudes of about 8,000 feet above 
sea-level by the late Abbe Delavay. Young plants were 
raised in 1888 from seeds sent by him to the Jardin des 
Plantes, Paris, whence, six years later, the plant from 
which material for our illustration has been prepared 
was sent to Kew. In collections C. pannosa is sometimes 
confused with C, Franchetii, Bois, to which it is closely 
allied. Both have the same marked elegance in growth 
and both are characterised by a thick tomentum on the 
young shoots, lower surface of the leaves, pedicels and 
calyx. But C. pannosa is readily distinguished from C. 
Franchetii by its smaller leaves with longer petioles, purer 
white and more spreading petals, and smaller fruits of a 
duller deeper red. In the fruiting spray depicted on our 
plate it will be observed that the majority of the fruits 

January, 1915. 

are oval, only those towards the ends of the branches 
being globose or nearly so. Sometimes, however, the 
proportion of globose to oval fruits is reversed, and taken 
generally, globose fruits outnumber those that are oval. 
Few shrubs are better adapted for a poor natural soil, 
such as that of Kew, than the Cotoneasters, and C. pan- 
nosa is no exception to this rule. It is perfectly hardy 
and thrives admirably in loam of good or even moderate 
quality. Propagation is easily effected by means of late 
summer cuttings in gentle heat or, more slowly, by the 
seed of which it produces such plentiful crops. This and 
other species of the genus are to be recommended for 
gardens situated on calcareous formations. 

Description. — Shrub with decid 

foliage, about 

ft. high, of lax graceful habit ; young branches slender 
clothed at first with a pale brown tomentum, ultimately 

glabrous and dark purple on the side exposed to the 
Leaves ovate to elliptical 

bluntish or rounded at the ap 
4 in. wide, dull sreen 


6 8 

above, clothed 

the base 
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green and at first sparingly pilose 
beneath with a whitish felt:* lateral 

nerves oblique, four to six; petiole up to \ in. long, 
tomentose. Corymbs 1-1J ins. wide, terminal on short 
leafy twigs, 15-25-flowered, opening in late June or early 


Flowers i to § in. wide ; calyx-lobes 5, triang 

ovate, densely woolly; petals 5, spreading, ' orbicular 
stamens about 20, with pink anthers; styles 2 or 3 
Fruit roundish to oval, { in. long, 
more or less with a loose 

deep red, covered 
tomentum. Pyrenes usually 2, 

compressed-ovoid, floccose at the broad end 

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South Africa. 

Ficoideae. Tribe Mesembryeae. 

Mesembryanthemum, Linn. ; Benth. et HooJc.f. Gen. Plant, vol. i. p. 853 

Mesembryanthemum thecatum, N. E. Br. ; species nova M. fraterno, 
N. E. Br., affinis, sed plantulis coeruleo-viridibus punctis uiinoribus et 
minus conspicuis floribus roseo-purpureis et starninibus paucioribus 

Herba parva, acaulis, succulenta, caespitosa, glabra. Folia in corpuscula 
obconica, apice leviter convexo-truncata, 7-10 mm. diametro fusa, coeruleo- 
viridia, punctis sordide viridibus conspersa, fissura centrali 3 mm. longa, 
pedunculos et ovaria includentia. Calyx tubulosus, apice 4-lobus, mem- 
branaceus, albidus ; lobi ovati vel obovati, obtusi. Corolla gamopetala, 
1'2-1'5 cm. diametiens, roseo-purpurea, luteo-oculata ; petala difformia, 
exteriora 12-16, 2-seriata, 6-8 mm. longa, 1*5-2 mm. lata, cuneato-linearia, 
apice obtusa vel denticulata, roseo-purpurea ; interiora 12-16, brevissima, 
linearia, acuminata, lutea, interdum apice roseo-purpurea. Stamina 8, 
2-seriata, medium tubum corollae attingentia, lutea. Stylus 1 ' 5-2 mm. 
longus, starninibus brevior, apice 4-lobus, viridis. — N. E. Brown. 

The pleasing little Mesembryanthemum here for the first 
time described belongs to a group of species in that 
large genus characterised by each branch or division of 
the plant bearing at any one time but one pair of leaves 
which are united for the whole or for part of their extent 
into one mass, technically termed a " corpusculum." 
When a fresh pair of leaves, united in a new corpusculum, 
is being formed, the pair of the previous growth gradually 
shrivel to a papery consistence through which the new 
growth bursts. In the case of M. thecatum, depicted in 
the upper half of our plate, the two leaves of each suc- 
ceeding growth are united throughout and completely 
envelop the peduncle and ovary, leaving at their apex 
a mere fissure from which the actual flower protrudes. 
The species is one of the novelties discovered by Professor 
Pearson, Director of the National Botanic Garden of 
South Africa at Kirstenbosch near Cape Town, in the 
course of his very fruitful journey to the Orange River 
undertaken in 1910-11 under the auspices and with the 

January, 1915. 

assistance of the Percy Sladen Trust. It was met with 
growing on dry ridges south of Bakhuis in the Van 
Rhynsdorp Division of Cape Colony, and the plant from 
which our figure has been prepared formed part of a 
very valuable collection of succulents collected by Pro- 
fessor Pearson and his fellow-traveller on the expedition, 
Mr. N. S. Pillans, which was presented to Kew in 1911. 
It has thriven well and flowered freely under the con- 
ditions suitable for Mesembryanthemums generally. Its 
flowers open in the morning and close at night, and are 
devoid of scent ; each flower lasts from four to six days. 

Description. — Herb, small, stemless, succulent, tufted, 
glabrous. Leaves consolidated in obconic bodies, some- 
what convex-truncate at the tip, about \ in. thick, 
bluish-green with dull green markings, central chink ^ in. 
long, concealing the peduncle and the ovary. Calyx 
tubular, 4-lobed at the tip, membranous, whitish ; lobes 
ovate or obovate, obtuse. Corolla gamopetalous, .}-| in. 
across, rose-purple with a yellow eye ; petals of two 
types, the outer 12-16 are 2-seriate, 1~J in. long, T ^ in. 
or less in width, linear-cuneate with blunt or denticulate 
tips, rose-purple throughout, the inner 12-16 are very 
short, linear, acuminate, yellow, sometimes rose-purple at 
the tips. Stamens 8, 2-seriate, reaching the middle of the 
corolla-tube, yellow. Style ^ in. long or less, shorter than 
the stamens, 4-lobed at the tip, green. 

and inner 

l the upper part of a plan 

all enlarged. 

Tab. 8595 B. 


South Africa. 

Ficoideae. Tribe Mesembryeae. 
Mesembryanthemum, Linn., Benth. et HooK f. Gen. Plant, vol. L p. 853. 

Mesembryanthemum stylosum, N. E. Br. ; species nova M. bilobo, Marl., 
affinis sed major, lobis quam corpuscula longioribus et stylo staminibus 
longiori differt. 

Hcrba parva, acaulis, succulenta, laxe caespitosa, glabra. Folia in corpuscula 
oblonga, apice 2-loba connata, 2*5-5 cm. alta, 1*2-1*5 cm. lata, 0*8-2 cm. 
crassa, glauco-viridia, epunctata, lobi ad 2 cm. longi, obtusi, facie interiore 
plani, dorso rotundati vel obscure carinati, compressi, saepe obliqui; 
ovarium inclusum. Calyx tubulosus, apice 4-6-lobus, inclusus vel ex 
parte exsertus ; lobi 3-6 mm. longi, 1 • 5-2 * 5 mm. lati, oblongi, obtusi vel 
subacuti, submembranacei vel virides. Corolla gamopetala, 2-3*5 cm. 
diametiens, lutea ; petala 45-56, 3-4-seriata, 1-1*8 cm. longa, 1-1*5 mm. 
lata, linearia, obtusa. Stamina numerosa, breviter exserta, pallide lutea. 
Stylus apice 5-6-lobus ; lobi subulati, rubro-aurantiaci, ultra stamina longe 

exserti. — N. E. Brown. 

The interesting Mesembryanthemum which occupies the 
lower half of our plate is another of the fruits of the 
Percy Sladen Memorial Expedition to the Orange River, 
led in 1910-11 by Professor Pearson of Cape Town. 
Like its companion this species, M. stylosum, is a hitherto 
uncharacterised one, belonging to the same natural group, 
though in this instance the welding of the two leaves 
forming each corpusculum is much less complete and the 
resultant bodies are deeply 2-lobed at the apex. M. 
stylosum was collected on the plains between Chubiessis 
and Stinkfontein in Little Namaqualand, and the plant 
from which our illustration has been prepared formed 
part of the same munificent accession to the succulent 
collection at Kew for which the institution is indebted to 
the Percy Sladen Trust and to the travellers who, thanks 
to their assistance, were enabled to investigate so 
thoroughly the vegetation of a considerable portion of 
western Cape Colony. The flowers in M. stylosum are 
bright yellow; they open in the day time and only in 
bright sunshine. They last for five to six days and are 

January, 1915. 

without odour. The species thri 

ell under the 

suitable for * fleshy-leaved Mesembryanthe- 

" ■" They 

conditions . 

mums, of which there is at Kew a large collection 

are most successfully cultivated in a sunny greenhouse 

or frame, except during summer, when they are placed 

in the open air. They enj oy a fair allowance of water 

at the root whilst in growth, but require little or none 

during winter when they are at rest. 


tufted, glabrous 

Herb, small, stemless, succulent, loosely 
Leaves fused below in oblong bodies 

lobed apices, 1-2 in. long 

1 2 
•2 3 


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obtuse, flat on the ventral, rounded or indistinctly keeled 
on the dorsal face, compressed, often oblique ; ovary 
enveloped by the base of the mass. Calyx, tubular, 4-6- 
lobed at the tip, included or partly exserted ; lobes \-\ in. 
long up to ^ in. wide, oblong, obtuse or subacute, some- 
what membranous or green. Corolla gamopetalous, 



yellow ; petals 45-56, 3-4 


3 4 


long ] 


in. wide, linear, obtuse 


many, shortly 

exserted, pale yellow. Style 5-6-lobed at the tip ; lobes 
subulate, reddish-orange, exserted far beyond the stamens. 

Fig. 1, a stamen ; 2, style and stigmas : — all enlarged. 

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Bbomeliaceae. Tribe Tillandsieae. 
Tillandsia, Linn. ; Benth. et Hook. f. Gen. Plant, vol. iii. p. 669. 

Tillandsia Regina, Veil. Fl. Flum. vol. iii. t. 142, et in Arch. Mus. Nac. JRw, 
vol. v. p. 29 ; Baker, Handb. Bromeh p. 227, pro parte ; species I. imperiali, 
G. H. Wright (Vriesiae imperiali, Mez) affinis, floribus distichis nee secundis 

Hcrba majuscula, acaulis. Folia circiter 30 rosulatim disposita, e basi ovata 
lorata, acuminata, recurva, glauca, subtus dense minuteque lepidota, 
1-1 • 3 m. longa, 7-10 cm. lata. Pedunculus 1 m. altus, bracteis apice 
recurvatis supra gradatim minoribus dense vestitus; panicula 1 m. alta; 
bracteae ad basin ramorum elliptico-ovatae, acuminatae, 9 cm. Iongae, 
3-5 cm. latae, marginibus roseo-tinctis ; bracteolae ovato-deltoideae, 
concavae, acutae, 4 cm. Iongae, 1-2 cm. latae. Sepala oblonga, obtusa, 
4 cm. longa, 5 mm. lata. Petala oblonga, obtusa, alba vel lutea, 8 cm. 
longa, 1 cm. lata ; squamae basales 2 cm. Iongae, 5 mm. latae. Filamenta 
9 cm. longa; antherae lineares. Ovarium conicum.— Vriesia Eegma, 
Antoine, Bromel. p. 12, tt. 9-10 ; Morren in Belg. Hort. 1874, p. 325 ; 
Andre in 111. Hort. vol. xxii. 1875, p. 54; Gard. Chron. 1875, vol m. 
p. 235, fig. 41 ; Wittm. in Gartenfl. 1891, p. 160, fig. 46-47 ; Mez m 
Mart. Flor. Bras. vol. iii. pars 3, p. 569, et in DC. Monogr. vol. ix. p. " 
V. Regina, var. Glazioviana, Wawra in Oesterr. Bot. Zeitschr. vol. 
p. 218, et in Itin. Princip. Coburg. p. 164. V. Glazioviana, Lera. in 111. 
Hort. vol. xiv. 1867, t. 516, et Misc. p. 43, fig. 2; Morren in Bclg. Hort. 
1882, p. 335 ; Regel, Gartenfl. 1868, p. 168 ; Rev. Hort. Bclg. 1908, p. 32. 
V. gigantea, Kegel, Gartenfl. 1867, p. 385— C. H. Wright. 


The large Bromeliad here figured is a native of the 
forests in the provinces of Rio Janeiro and San Paulo in 
Southern Brazil and has been in cultivation in Europe 
for upwards of half a century. There are excellent 
figures of the plant published by Antoine from an 
example which flowered in the Hofburg Gardens at 
Vienna in 1874, while it has since then been figured 
several times, occasionally under synonyms other than 
the accepted name Tillandsia Regina, Veil. This variety 
of names has been due to the circumstance that the 
plant itself exhibits some degree of variation ; its flowers 
may be white or yellow and sometimes change from the 
former to the latter colour during the flowering period. 
T. Regina has been in cultivation at Kew for many 

Fkbruary, 191"). 

years. Thirty years ago there was a large plant in the 
Victoria regia House, where it was grown in a pot over 
the lily tank. The plant from which the material for 
our figure has been derived was raised as an offset from 
the original plant and was about thirty years old when 
it flowered in the Mexican Section of the Temperate 
House, Kew, in May, 1912, dying down soon afterwards. 
It is of interest to note that in July, 1912, another plant 
of the same species flowered in the Royal Botanic 
Garden, Glasnevin. A sufficient supply of seeds has 
been matured so that it has been possible to raise a 
stock of young plants. T. Regina belongs to the section 
Vriesia, which differs from fdlandsia proper in having 
scales at the base of the petals within. The only species 
with which it has been confused is T. imperialis, C. H. 
Wright, which is readily distinguished by the flowers 
being secundly disposed on the branches. There is 
another species of the same section, even more closely 
allied to T. Regina, which has been figured at t. 8192 of 
this work. The species in question, T. Blokii, Hort., is 
however, easily recognised by its leaves with red blotches 
and its blood-red bracts. 

Description. — Herb of large size, stemless. Leaves 
about 30, rosulate, lorate from an ovate base, acuminate, 
recurved, glaucous, densely finely lepidote beneath, 
3$-4£ ft. long, 3-4 in. wide. Peduncle 3| ft. high, 
densely clothed with bracts recurved at the tips, 
gradually diminishing upwards ; panicle 3 \ ft. long ; 
bracts at the base of the panicle-branches elliptic-ovate, 
acuminate, 3 J in. long, 1J in. wide, with rose-coloured 
margins ; bracteoles ovate-deltoid, concave, acute, \\ in. 
long, \ in. wide. Sepals oblong, obtuse, 1^ in. long, \ in. 
wide. Petals oblong, obtuse, white or yellow, 3| in. long, 
over \ in. wide ; basal scales § in. long, ^ in. wide. 
Fdaments 3^ in. long ; anthers linear. Ovary conical. 

Fig. 1, a petal, showing the basal scales ; 2, an anther ; 3, ovary ; 4, stigma ; 
5, sketch of the entire plant: — all enlargrd except 5, which is much reduced. 


M.S.clel.J.N.FxtdK k. 

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Tab. 8597. 

MORMODES tigrinum 

Upper Amazon. 

Orohidaceae. Tribe Vandeae. 
Mormodes, Lindl. ; Benth. et HooJc. f. Gen. Plant, vol. iii. p. 552. 

Mormodes tigrinum, Bodr. Gen. efSp. Orcli. Nov. vol. i. p. 131 ; Cpffn. in 
Mart. Flor. Bras. vol. iii. pars 5, p. 385, t. 82 ; a M. ignco, Lindl., scapis 
brevioribus, floribus copiose brunneo-maculatis et labello breviore differt. 

Herba epiphytica ; pseudobulbi erecti, fusiformi-oblongi, multi-articulati, recti 
vel vix arcuati, 10-17 cm. longi, 2-5-4 cm. lati, apice subattenuati, 
paucifolii, vaginis membranaceis arete adpressis vestitis. Folia elongato- 
lanceolata, acuta, subundulata, plicata, arcuata, 30-50 cm. longa, 4-6 cm. 
lata. Scapi axillares, erecti, crassiusculi, 10-15 cm. longi, basi vagmis 
paucis tubulosis vestiti, multiflori; bracteae ovato-oblongae, subacutae 
vel obtusae, concavae, 5-8 mm. longae ; pedicelli 2-5-3 cm. longi. Jf lores 
mediocres, speciosi. Sepala patentia vel reflexa, oblongo-lanceo ata, 
subacuta, 2-5-3 cm. longa, ochroleuca, copiose purpureo-maculata. 
Fetala elliptico-oblonga, subacuta, 2-5-3 cm. longa, ocbroleuca, copiose 
purpureo-maculata. Labellum carnosum, basi angustum, erectuni, dein 
oblique incurvo-ascendens, indivisum, late Bubdeltoideo-remforme, 
2-5-3 cm. longum, apice acutiusculum, marginibus valde revolutis 
expansis 2-2 • 5 cm. longis, luteum, copiose brunneo-maculatum. Colwnna 
oblique incurva, clavata, apiculata, V5 cm. longa; antliera apiculata, 
pollinia 2, cerea, oblonga, stipiti loriformi affixa ; glandula squamifonms. 
— E. A. Eolfk. 

The striking Orchid which forms the subject of our 
illustration belongs to the genus Mormodes, which is 
most nearly allied to Catasetum, Rich., but differs there- 
from in its hermaphrodite flowers, and in the oblique 
twisting to one side of the lip, the margins of which are 
also sharply recurved so as to form a tube which rests 
upon the equally oblique apex of the column, ihe 
method of fertilisation was discussed by the late 
Mr. Darwin. The species was originally discovered _m 
the forests of the Rio Negro and was described m lh / < , 
from specimens collected there, by the late Mr. Barbosa 
Rodrigues. Some twelve years afterwards it was agam met 
with in the Rio Negro district and was then introduced 
to cultivation by Messrs. Sander and Sons, St. Albans, 

plant flowered 


later date it was introduced afresh, this time from 

FXBBUABT, 1915. 

Amazon district, by Messrs. Hugh Low and Company. 
The plant from which our plate has been prepared is one 
which was purchased, when in flower, in February, 1914, 
for the Kew collection from Messrs. Sander. It formed 
part of a recent importation, once more from the Upper 
Amazon district, though the precise locality is not 
indicated, sent to St. Albans by Mr. Forget. The 
nearest ally of M. tigrinum is M. igneum, Lindl., a 
Peruvian species from which it is distinguished by its 
differently coloured flowers with a shorter lip. Both 
species thrive well in a tropical house under the conditions 
suitable for species of Catasetum. 

Description.—//^, epiphytic; pseudobulbs erect, 

fusiform-oblong, many-jointed, straight or very slightly 
curved, 4-7 in. long, 1-1^ in. wide, rather narrowed 
upwards, few-leaved, clothed with closely adpressed 
membranous sheaths. Leaves elongate-lanceolate, acute 
slightly undulate, plicate, curved, 1-1 \ ft. long, l£-2± in. 
wide. Scapes axillary, erect, rather stout, 4-6 in. long, 
clothed at the base with a few tubular sheaths, many- 
flowered; bracts ovate-oblong, subacute or obtuse, 
concave, l-l in. long ; pedicels 1-1| in. long. Flowers 
medium-sized, showy. Sepals spreading or reflexed, 
oblong-lanceolate, subacute, l-li in. long, yellow with 
numerous purple blotches. Petals elliptic-oblong, sub- 
acute, 1-1| in. long, yellow with numerous purple 
blotches. Lip fleshy, narrowed at the base, at first erect 
then obliquely ascending and incurved, entire, widely 
and somewhat deltoidly reniform, 1-1 \ in. long, rather 
acute at the tip, the margins strongly revolute, when 
flattened out f-1 in. long, yellow with numerous brown 
markings. Column obliquely incurved, clavate, apiculate, 
i in. long; anther apiculate; pollinia 2, waxy, oblong, 
supported by a thong-like stipe, with a scale-like gland. 

SL 1 / C ° 1Umn WHh l0Wer Part 0f H P ; 2 > anther-cap; 3, pollinariuin -.-all 




Vine Bro iv Day& 


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RHODODENDRON moupinense 

Western China. 

Ericaceae. Tribe Khodoreae. 
Rhododendron, Linn. ; Benth. et HooJc. f. Gen. Plant, vol. ii. p. 599 

Rhododendron (§ Lepidorhodium) moupinense, Franch. in Bull. Soc. Bof. 
Fr. vol. xxxiii. p. 233 (1886) ; et in Nouv. Arch. Mus. Paris, ser. II. vol. x. 
p. 52, 1. 12 (1887-88) ; Behder et Wilson in Sargent PI. Wilsonianae, pars 3, 
p. 525 (1913) ; Bean in Kew Bull. 1914, p. 203, cum icon. ; species ramulis 
nigro-pilosis, foliis subverticillatis basi subcordatis, petiolis nigro-pilosis, 
floribus magnis 1-3-natis corollae lobis profunde emarginatis valde distincta. 

Frutex circiter 0*7 m. altus, silvestris saepe epipbyticus; rami superne foliati, 
subteretes, circiter 2' 5 mm. crassi, nigro-pilosi, demum glabri. Folia 
subverticillata, oblongo-elliptica vel ovato-elliptica, apice abrupte et obtuse 
mucronata, basi rotundata vel subcordata, 2-4 '5 cm. longa, 1-2*5 cm. 
lata, rigide coriacea, margine valde recurvata, saepius ciliata, demum 
glabra, supra glabra costa parce puberula excepta, leviter verrucosa, 
infra glandulis flavis dense lepidota ; costa basi 1'25 mm. lata, ad apicem 
leviter sensim angustata; nervi laterales plerumque 8, alterni, e costa 
sub angulo 45° abeuntes, supra paullo immersi, minute flexuosi, infra vix 
conspicui; petioli crassi, 3-5 mm. longi, plerumque dense nigro-pilosi. 
Flores terminales, 1-3-nati, breviter pediceliati ; pedicelli ad 7 mm. longi, 
minute puberuli, 1'25 mm. crassi. Perulae late ovato-orbiculares, 
mucronulatae, usque ad 1*5 cm. longae, extra parce glandulosae, 
ciliolatae, superne carmineae. Calyx bene evolutus, foliaeeus, 5-lobus, 
lobis suborbicularibus 3 mm. latis parce ciliolatis extra albido-glandu- 
losis. Corolla alba, 6 cm. expansa, in tubi parte posteriore rubro- 
maculata; tubus late infundibuliformis, 2 '5-3- 5 cm. longus, extra glaber, 
intus inferne molliter pubescens; lobi 5, patentes, profunde emargmati, 
2 cm. longi, 2-2 '5 cm. lati. Stamina 10, breviter exserta; filamenta 
2-3-2-5 cm. longa, inferne pilis albis patulis pilosa; antherae conspicuae, 
5-6 mm, longae, carmineae. Ovarium basi disco carnoso 1 mm. alto 
glabro circumdatum, 5-loculare, ovoideum, circiter 4 mm. altum, viride, 
dense lepidotum ; stylus exsertus, 2 '5-3 cm. longus, glaber, stigmate 
capitato 2 mm. diametro coronatus. Fructus pedicello 1-1*3 cm. longo, 
1-25 mm. crasso suffultus, anguste ellipsoideus, 2 cm. longus, 1 cm. 
diametro, lepidotus, primum stylo indurato rostratus, demum erostratus, 
endocarpio crustaceo.— J. Hutchinson. 

The pleasing Rhododendron here figured is a native of 
the mountains of Szechuan in Western China, where it 
occurs at altitudes of 6,000-10,000 feet above sea-level. 
It was first found in 1870, in the neighbourhood of Mou- 
pine, by the late Abbe David. It was again met with 
on Mount Omi and on neighbouring mountains by Mr. 
E. H. Wilson in 1908, and our figure has been prepared 

February, 1915. 

from a plant raised from Wilson's seed of this last 
gathering, received at Kew from the Arnold Arboretum 

in the spring of 1909. The species was described from 

the Abbe David's specimens by the late Mr. Franchet 
R. moupinense. It is a very distinct plant readily 
recognised in the section with glandular leaves by the 
subverticelled somewhat cordate leaves, the large leafy 
calyx, the black-pilose twigs and petioles, the large 
white corollas spotted with red within the posterior side 
of the tube, and by the large conspicuous carmine 
anthers. The species is of sturdy dense habit, and as 
young plants speedily reach the flowering stage, blossom- 
ing for the first time when three or four years old and 
only a few inches in height, it is admirably adapted for 
the Rock Garden. According to Wilson it reaches a 
height of two to four feet and is usually found growing 
upon evergreen oaks and other broad-leaved trees. But 
in spite of its epiphytic character it appears to thrive 
very well in the sandy peat in which rhododendrons as a 
whole do so well. It has hitherto flowered in February 
and March, a date so early as to render the blossoms 
liable to injury bv frost. 

Description.— Shrub, usually about 2J ft. high, in the 
wild state often epiphytic ; branches leafy upwards, 
subterete, T Vi in. thick, black-pilose, at length glabrous.' 
Leaves somewhat verticillate, oblong-elliptic or ovate- 
elliptic, apex abruptly and bluntly mucronate, base 
rounded or subcordate, §-l| in. long, ^-1 in. wide, 
firmly coriaceous, margin strongly recurved, usually 
cihate, at length glabrous, above glabrous save for the 
sparingly puberulous midrib, slightly verrucose, beneath 
densely lepidote with yellow glands; midrib 



mrrowed from base to apex; lateral nerves usually 8, 
alternate, leaving the midrib at an angle of 45 degrees' 
slightly sunk above and faintly flexuous, beneath incon- 
spicuous ; petioles stout, |-i in. long, usually densely 
black-pilose. Flowers terminal, 1-3-nate, shortly pedi- 
celled, pedicels about | in. long, finely puberulous 
slender. Ferulae widely ovate-orbicular, mucronulate 

over £ m. long, sparingly glandular outside, ciliolate, 
scarlet towards the tip. Calyx well-developed, f oliaceous, 




in. \ 

Corolla white. 91 





5-lobed, the lobes suborbicular. 

ciliolate, outside white-glandular 

across, red-dotted within the tube behind, 

funnel-shaped, 1-1 1 in. long, glabrous outside, softly 

pubescent in the lower portion within ; lobes 5, spreading 

deeply em ai_" 

shortly exserted ; filaments about 1 

in. long, f-1 in. wide. Sta 

down with 
about I 


in. long, pilose low 


in. long, carmine 

Ovary surrounded at the base 
by a shallow fleshy glabrous disk, 5-locular, ovoid, about 




reen, densely lepidote; style exserted, 1 

in. long, glabrous ; stigma capitate 
supported on a slender pedicel 
ellipsoid, f in. long, $ in. 



! ] j in. across 



long, narrow- 
lepidote, tipped at first 
by the hardened style, but at length beakless ; endocarp 

Fig. 1, upper half of a leaf showing the mucronatc apex and the glandular 
scales on the lower surface; 2, scales; 3, calyx and pistil; 4, section of calyx 
and the ovary; 5 and 6, stamens ; 7, transverse section of ovary: — allcnlarg<<l. 

M S . <lelj:N.Fitc}Uith_ 

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L. "Reeve 8c C9 London 

Tab. 8599. 
EUGENIA uxiflora. 

Tropical South America. 


Eugenia, Linn. ; BmtJi. et Hook, f. Gen. Plant, vol. i. p. 718 

Eugenia uniflora, Linn., Sp. PL p. 470; Duthie in FL Brit. Ind. vol. ii. 
p. 505; species E. lignstrinae, Willd., aflinis scd foliis latioribus, petio- 
lisque brevioribus facile distinguenda. 

Fnitcx yel arbor parva, ramulia terctibus glabris, internodiis foliis subaequi- 
longis. Folia opposita, ovato-elliptica, apice obtuse acuminata, basi 
rotundata, usque ad 6 cm. longa et 3*5 cm. lata, pagina inferior* costa 
nervis reticulationeque prominentibus, superiore costa leviter impressa, 
nervis et reticulatione prominulis, nervis lateralibus utrinque numerosi.s 
marginem versus anastomosantibus, integra, glabra, punctata, petiolo 
usque ad 3 mm. longo suffulta. Florcs solitarii, axillares, saepissime 
remoti; pedunculus teres, usque ad 3*5 cm. longus, glaber. Sepala 4, 
declinata, persistentia, in fructu maturo erecta vel leviter incurva, 
oblonga, subobtusa, 5 mm. longa, 2*5 mm. lata, ciliolata. PetalaA, alba, 
declinata, oblongo-obovata, apice rotundata, 7 mm. longa, 4 '5 mm. lata, 
ciliolata. Stamina numerosa, 3-4-seriata, filamentis usque ad 6 mm. 
longis glabris, antheris 0*75 mm. longis. Receptaculum late turbinatum, 
glabrum. Stylus simplex, 6 mm. longus, glaber. Fructu* plus minusve 
sphaericus, 2*5-3 cm. diametro, profunde sulcatus, ruber, sepalis per- 
sistentibus erectis coronatus. — F. Mielielii, Lamk, Encyc. Meth. vol. iii. 
p. 203; DC. Prodr. vol. iii. p. 263. E. WiUdennwii, DC. Prodr. vol. iii. 
p. 265. E. Parkeriana, DC. Prodr. vol. iii. p. 271. Myrtns brasiUana, 
Linn. Sp. PI. p. 674. Plinia rubra, Linn. Mant. pars 2, p. 243. P. pedun- 
culata, Linn. f. Suppl. p. 253; Bot. Mag. t. 473. Stenocali/.r Michelii, 
Berg in Mart. Flor. Bras. vol. xiv. pars 1, p. 337.— W. B. Tu 

The member of the Myrtle family which is liore de- 
picted is a species which was already figured in this 
work, at t. 473, more than a century ago. This species, 
Eugenia uniflora, is a native of Brazil and other parts of 
tropical America, but there are few tropical regions in 
which it is not cultivated, while in many it has become 
naturalised and established as a denizen in the vegetation. 
The specimen on which Linnaeus originally based his 
diagnosis came as a matter of fact from India; This 
may help to account for the fact that when he had to 
deal with a specimen of the same plant from a country 
of which it is really a native the illustrious Swede re- 
named it Plinia pedunculata, under which synonym it 
was described in these pages in 1700. We have not, 

February, 1915. 

however, taken the unusual course of supplying a second 
portrait of the same species owing to the fact that in the 
previous instance it was alluded to under an unnecessary 
name, but because in 1799 the fruit, which is not always 
to be met with in cultivated specimens, could not then 
be illustrated. The plant from which the material for 
our plate has been derived is one which was presented to 
Kew by the Director of the Jardin Colonial, Paris, under 
the name E. Michelii, Lamk. It has been grown in the 
great Palm House in a pot and has formed a much- 
branched shrub, some seven feet in height. There it 
fruited freely in May, 1914, and has enabled us to supple- 
ment the original plate. The fruits are edible. The 
specimen now figured, like that figured in 1799, is typical 
of the species, which, however, exhibits a certain degree 
of variation in the disposition of the flowers. 

Description.— Shrub or small tree; twigs terete and 
glabrous, internodes about as long as the leaves. Leaves 
opposite, ovate - elliptic, with an obtusely acuminate 
apex and a rounded base, up to 2± in. long and 1J in. 
broad ; on the lower surface midrib, nerves, and smaller 
veins raised, on the upper midrib slightly impressed, but 
the nerves and smaller veins slightly raised; lateral 
nerves numerous on each side of the midrib, anastomos- 
ing towards the entire margin; lamina glabrous and 
punctate, supported by a petiole which is up to £ in. 
long. Flowers solitary, axillarv, usually distant; 
peduncle terete, up to 1± in. Ion g," glabrous. Sepals 4, 
decimate, persistent, erect or slightly incurved in the 
mature fruit, oblong, subobtuse, I in. long, ^ hi. broad, 
somewhat ciliate. Petals 4, white, declinate, oblong- 
obovate, with a rounded apex, over £ in. long, -/.- in. 
broad, somewhat ciliate. Stamens numerous, 3-4 seriate ; 
fdaments glabrous, up to J in. long ; anthers very short. 
Receptacle glabrous, broadly turbinate. Style simple, { in. 
long, glabrous. Fruit more or less spherical, 1-1 [ in. in 

diameter, deeply sulcate, red, crowned by the persistent 

Fig. 1, a flower; 2, calyx and pistil; 3, anther; 4, transverse section of 
ovary near base; 5 the same, near the apex ; 6, transverse section of fruit:— 
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CIRRHOPETALUM Fletoherianum. 

New Guinea. 

Orchidaceae. Tribe Epidexdrkae. 

Cirrhopetalum, Lindl. ; Benth. et HooJc. f. Gen. Plant, vol. iii. p. 504 


multo longioribus et glaucis, floribus multo majoribus, purpureo-suffusi* 
et maculatis, sepalis acuminatis valde differt. 

Herba magna, epiphytica. Bkizoma validum. Pseudobulbl approximate sub- 
globosi vel quadrati, subcompressi, transverse corrugati et puipureo- 
lineati, 2-6 cm. lati, monophylli. Folia sessilia, elliptica vel oblonga, 
obtusa, coriacea, glauca, purpureo-marginata, 5-35 cm. longa, 3-10 cm. 
lata. Seapi laterales, breves, robusti, umbellati, 6-7-flon. Bracteae 
ignotae. Pedicelli 4 cm. longi. Flores maximi, purpureo-suffusi et 
maculati. Sepalum posticum incurvum, ovato-oblongum, acuminatum, 
subconcavum, 6-7 cm. longum; sepala lateralia recurva, medio connata, 
lanceolato-oblonga, apice valde acuminata et libera, 9-10 cm. longa, 
marginibus revolutis. Petala ovata, apice acuminata, subacute, circiter 
2-3 cm. longa. Labellum unguiculatum, subcarnosum, cordato-ovatum, 
apice recurvum et subobtusum, circiter 1 cm. longum, disco obtuse 
bicarinato. Columna lata, circiter 1 cm. longa ; denies breves, acuti.- 
' BuVbophyllwm Fletcher ianum , Hort. ; Gard. Chron. 1914, vol. lv. pp. rf-u, 
321, fig. 142 ; Orch. Eev. 1914, p. 164.— R. A. Rolfe. 

The very striking Orchid of which a figure is here 
given was first imported to England from New Guinea 
by Messrs. Hugh Low and Company, Enfield, and at 
once attracted attention. Its long pendulous leaves 
with a glaucous upper surface suggested comparison 
with the genus P halaenopsis , owing to the resemblance 
thev bore to those of P. SchiUeriana ; at the same 
time the pseudobulbs indicated affinity with the genus 
Bulbophyllum. In May, 1914, a plant in the possession ot 
Mr. E. V. Low, Vale Bridge Nursery, Hayward s Heath, 
produced an inflorescence. This plant later became the 
property of the Rev. J. C. B. Fletcher Mundham 
Vicarage, Colchester, by whom it was exhibited at a 
meeting of the Royal Horticultural Society under the 
name Bulbophyllum Fletcherianwn. From a water coioui 

sketch of the plant and a single flower presented to ive* 


by Mr. Fletcher, supplemented by the use of a living 
plant kindly lent for the purpose by Messrs. Stuart Low 
and Company, Jarvisbrook, Sussex, it has been possible 
to prepare the accompanying plate. The species is 
not a Bulbophyllum, if that name be employed in its 
proper and more restricted sense, but a Cirrhopetalum. 
Its affinity is not very clear, but it bears a rather remote 
resemblance to another New Guinea species, which has 
been figured at t. 7557 of this work as C. robustum, Rolf e, 
which has, however, much smaller green leaves and 
much smaller flowers. The leaf in the background of 
our plate is a portrait of one of the leaves on 
Mr. Fletcher's plant; the largest of the leaves on that 
plant, it may be added, was fourteen inches long. The 
smaller plant, shown entire on our plate, is that in the 
possession of Messrs. Stuart Low and Company. It has 
been propagated from a small side growth and as yet is 
far from being fully developed. The cultivation suitable 
for other species of Bulbophyllum and Cirrhopetalum has 
been found appropriate for this species. 

Description.— Herb of considerable size, epiphytic. 

Rootstock stout; pseudobulbs close-set, subglobose or 
quadrate, somewhat compressed, transversely wrinkled 
and streaked with purple lines, f-S 

Leaves sessile, elliptic or oblong,** obtuse, coriaceous, 
glaucous, purple-edged, 2-14 in. long, H-4 in. wide. 




Scapes lateral, short, stout, umbellately 5-7 -flowered, 
bracts not seen; pedicels If in. long. Flowers very 

irge for the genus, suffused and blotched with purple. 

epals: posterior incurved, ovate-oblong, acuminate 
somewhat concave, 2i-2| in. long; lateral recurved! 
connate in the middle, lanceolate-oblong, finely acumin- 
ate and free towards their tips, 3£-4 in. long, their edges 
revolute. Petals ovate, subacute with an acuminate tip, 
rather less than 1 in. long. Lip clawed, rather fleshy 
cordate-ovate, tip recurved and somewhat blunt, about 
■«■ in. ong ; disk bluntly 2-keeled. Column broad, about 
£ m. long ; teeth short, acute. 

Fig. 1, a petal; 2, lip with column, showing the foot of the latter; 8, lip, 
showing, the claw ; 4, front view of the column ; 5, pollinia :-all enlarged ! P 



VincentBrooks.Day&Son ItAimp 

- -L ."Reeve C 9 London 

Tab. 8601. 


Western China. 

Ericaceae. Tribe Rhodoreak. 
Rhododendron, Linn. ; Benth. et Hook.f. Gen. Plant, vol. ii. p. 599 

Rhododendron (§ Choniastrum) stamineum, Franch. in Bull. Soc. Bot. Fr. 
vol. xxxiii. (1886) p. 236; Hemsl. in Journ. Linn. Soc. vol. xxvi. p. 30; 
Hemsl. et Wilson in Kew Bull. 1910. d. 116: Behder et 



staminibus longe exsertis valde distincta. 

Frutex ; ramuli subteretes, circiter 3 mm. crassi, cortice glabro pallide brunneo 
obtecti. Folia ovato-lanceolata, basi obtusa, apice sensim subobtuse 
acuminata, 5-10 cm. longa, 2-3*5 cm. lata, margine cartilaginea, rigide 
coriacea, supra nitida, intense viridia, infra pallide viridia, utrinque glabra 
et eglandulosa ; costa supra leviter impressa, infra prominens, basi circiter 
1 ' 5 mm. lata, apicem versus attenuata ; nervi laterales venique utrinque 
vix-distincti ; petioli ' 5-1 cm. longi, 1 ' 75 mm. crassi, supra anguste rimosi, 
glabri. Inflorescentia circiter 10-nata ; flores in fasciculos axillaris 3-4-floro.s 
dispositi; pedicelli 2 cm. longi, 0*5 mm. crassi, glabri, Calycis segment* 
5, subaequalia, lineari-lanceolata, obtusa, 1-3 mm. longa, membranacea, 
glabra. Corolla infundibuliformis, alba, labio posteriore interne flavo; 
tubus cylindricus, 13-1 5 cm. longus, circiter 3 mm. diametro, utrinque 
glaber; lobi 5, subrecurvati, oblongo-lanceolati, subacuti, 1-5-2-5 cm. 
lon gi> glabri. Stamina 10, magnopere exserta ; filamenta usque ad 4 cm. 
longa, inferne breviter albo-pilosa ; antherae lutescentes, sicco fere albae, 
ellipsoideae, 2 mm. longae* Ovarium 5-loculare, elongatum, 4-5 mm. 
longum, glabrum vel parce pubescens, eglandulosum ; stylus longe exsertus, 

5 cm. longus, gracilis, glaber, stigmate subcapitato 2 mm. diametro 
coronatus.— R. pittosporae folium, Hemsl. in Journ. Linn. Soc. vol. xxvi., 
(1889), p. 29 ; Diels in Engl. Bot. Jahrb. vol. xxix. p. 515 ; Bean in Flora 

6 Sylva, vol. iii. p. 164. R. aucubaefolium, Hemsl. in Journ. Linn. Soc, 
I.e., p. 19, quoad flores ; folia ad Daphniphyllum macropodum pertinent ; 

Bean in Flora & Sylva 1. c. 162.— J. Hutchinson. 

The Choniastrum section of the genus Rhododendron 
includes a small and fairly compact group of seven species 
distinguished from their congeners by the position of the 
flowers, which are produced from axillary buds crowded 
at the ends of the branches. This character is always 
associated with eglandular persistent leaves and long 
tubular funnel-shaped corollas; even the seed-pods in 
this group have a facies of their own. Within the 
Choniastrum group the subject of our illustration, 

March, 1915. 

It. stamineum, differs from its allies in having strikingly 
long, far-exserted stamens. A native of Western China, 
where it was met with by Mr. E. H. Wilson in 1900 
when collecting on behalf of Messrs. J. Veitch and Sons, 
it affects particularly rocky shady ravines ; although 
widely spread in that region, it is, according to Mr. 
Wilson, nowhere really common. For the material from 
which the accompanying plate has been prepared we are 
indebted to Mr. J. C. Williams, Caerhays Castle, Gorran, 
Cornwall, in whose renowned collection it flowered in 
April, 1914. The plant by which that material was 
provided grows, Mr. Williams informs us, on a steep 
hillside which faces east, but is well sheltered on all 
sides from the wind, with no shade save what is afforded 
by the contour of the locality, and fully exposed to 
whatever of sun its side of the hill receives. This plant, 
which was obtained by Mr. Williams from Messrs. Veitch 
in 1903 and is now nearly six feet in height and some 
five feet through near the ground, has borne stray 
flowers for three years and is now, in 1915, covered with 
bud. At Caerhays R. stamineum has been tried in other 
aspects, and the most vigorous individual plant in the 
collection there is in partial shade on a hillside which 
faces rather to the north of east. But while this 
example of R. stamineum forms a beautiful evergreen 
with a fine black-green foliage and young growths of a 
charming bronze colour, it has not yet, although thirteen 
years old, produced any flowers. Mr. Williams remarks 
•that in his experience the sun kills more plants at 
Caerhays than does the frost, though the wind is always 
the worst enemy, and that if only the wind can be kept 
out, a hillside which faces east or north-east is preferable 
for most of the Rhododendrons. From the experience 
in other collections it would appear that R. stamineum is 
not an easy plant to keep in vigorous health or to flower 
freely. When success attends the effort, the pains 
expended are well recompensed whether for the charm 
of the form or the fragrance of the flowers. At Caerhays 
it is propagated by means of layering. 

Description.— Shrub ; twigs subterete, about J in. 

thick ; bark glabrous, pale brown. Leaves ovate-lanceo- 

late, gradually bluntly acuminate, base rounded, margin 
cartilaginous, 2-4 in. long, §-l| in. wide, firmly leathery, 
shining and bright green above, pale green beneath, 
glabrous on both sides and devoid of glands; midrib 
slightly sunk above, raised beneath, widened towards 
the leaf base, narrowed towards the leaf-tip; lateral 
nerves and veins rather obscure on both surfaces ; 
petiole J~i in. long, slender, narrowly furrowed above, 
glabrous. Inflorescence more or less 10-nate, its flowers 
fragrant, arranged in 3-4-flowered axillary clusters; 
pedicels § in. long, slender, glabrous. Calyx 5-lobed; 
segments subequal, linear-lanceolate, blunt, j in. long or 
shorter, membranous, glabrous. Corolla funnel-shaped, 
white, upper lip yellow at the base; tube cylindric, 

in. long, about -J- in. wide, glabrous without and 
within; lobes 5, somewhat recurved, oblong-lanceolate, 
subacute, §-1 in. long, glabrous. Stamens 10, far 
exserted; filaments up to 1£ in. long, sparingly white- 
pilose in the lower fourth; anthers yellowish, almost 
white when dry, ellipsoid, T V in. long. Omry 5-celled, 
elongate, £-}• in. long, glabrous or sparingly pubescent, 
eglandular; 'style far exserted, 2 in. long, slender, 
glabrous ; stigma subcapitate, T V in. across. 

1 2 

Fig. 1, upper portion of leaf; 2, pistil ; .3, stamen; 4, anther; 5, transverse 
section of ovary : — all enlarged. 



M.S.ciei. J.^.Fitch lith 

^Ln.c€5:nt!Bro o]*s,D ay & SonLt^ imp 

L.Reeve ScC? London 

Tab. 8602. 



Pinguicula, Linn. ; Bentli. et HooJc. f. Gen. Plant, vol. ii. p. 988. 

Pinguicula gypsicola, T. S. Brandegee in Univ. Calif. Buhl. vol. iv. p. 190 
(1911) ; inter species sectionis Ochreosanthi heterophyllia egregia, foliis 
aestivis e basi lanceolata linearibus longis distincta. 

Herba, florens ad 9 cm. alta. Folia numerosa, heteroniorpha : aestiva sub 
anthesi exstantia e basi lanceolata linearia, marginibus revolutis, ad 5 vel 
6 cm. longa, basi 6-7 mm. lata, pallide viridia, in pagina supenore 
undique pilis viscoso-glandulosis vestita; hiberna more Sempervtvorum 
in rosulam densissimam circiter 2 cm. diametro congesta, spathulato- 
oblonga, obtusa, ad 8 mm. longa, 3-3 5 mm. lata, facie plana, dorso 
obtuse carinata, margine eglanduloso-ciliata, caeterum praeter apiceru 
glanduloso-pilosum glabra. Flores pedicellis 7-8 cm. longis glanduloso- 
pilosis insidentes. Sepala late oblonga, obtusa, 2' 5 mm longa, mferiora 
approximata, glanduloso-ciliata. Corolla purpurea, tubo perbrevi ore 
albo; labium superum 2-fidum, segmentis linean-ob ongis supeme 
paululo latioribus fere 12 mm. longis ad 4 mm. latis ; labium inferum 
profunde 3-partitum, segmentis lineari-oblongis superne dilatatis sub- 
truncatis, intermedio 12-13 mm. longo 5-5 -5 mm. lato, laterahbus paululo 
brevioribus vix angustioribus ; os dense pilis albis stipatum; calcar 
gracile, apice 2-dentatum, purpurascens, ad 8 cm. longum, horizontal iter 
patens vel subdescendens, tenuiter glanduloso-pilosinsculum. Stigma 
labii superioris basi arete applicatum, lobo supenore minuto apiculiformi, 
inferiore late suborbiculato. — O. Stapf. 

The interesting Butterwort here figured is a native of 
Mexico, where it was first discovered by Dr. Purpus in 
1910 growing on wet gypsum rocks at Minas cie ban 
Rafael in the State of San Luis Potosi. The plant from 
which our plate has been prepared was purchased m 
1912 from Mr. R. Graessner of Perleberg. Besides being 
of pleasing aspect Pinguicula gypskoh is remarkable on 
account of the heteromorphy of its leaves. Those 

present at the time of flowering are, as depict ed 

figure, long-linear with widened base and when 

young, involute tips, and are two inches 

When flowering is over these long lca^s gradually die 

off centripetally, while in the crown a rosette is termed, 

March, 1915. 

summer- to the 

the leaves of which resemble those of some species of 
Sempervivum. When finally the linear leaves have wholly 
disappeared there is left only a compact rosette, some 
three-quarters of an inch through, such as is shown in 
fig. 5 of our plate, composed of winter-leaves one-third 
of an inch long. After persisting for a time these winter- 
rosettes behave exactly like the summer ones ; their com- 
ponent leaves gradually die off centripetally while a new 
long-leaved flowering rosette gradually forms. So different 
in appearance are these rosettes that when seen apart 
no connection between them is suggested. The hairs of 
the summer-leaves are all many-celled and gland-tipped ; 
those of the winter-leaves vary, the cilia from the base 
upwards to near the tip being unicellular and eglandular, 
while at the tip the indumentum consists of many-celled 
hairs ending in minute glands. The transition from the 
„ . ,. winter-rosette is fairly abrupt, and is 

well indicated in fig. 7 of our plate. Still more abrupt, 
however, is the passage from the winter- to the summer- 
rosette. Summer-rosettes, before passing into the winter- 
stage branch, though rather sparingly ; these branches 
develop into daughter-rosettes of the winter-stage which 
maybe detached and thus afford a means of pro x _ fe _ Ai . 
The plant apparently does not depend entirely "upon "a 
gypsum substratum ; at Kew it has thriven well and 
flowered freely in July, when grown in sphagnum moss 
kept saturated with water. Like many other species of 
finquKula, P. gi/p.^cola has shown considerable variation 
in the size of the flower. At Kew the corolla-lobes have 
been nearly half-an-inch long ; in the specimens described 
by Mr. Brandegee the corolla-lobes were about half that 
ength. At Kew it has been found possible to r«,i 6 
hybrids between P. cjypsicola and P. caudata, Schlecht., 
another Mexican species. 

Description.— 7^7,, when in flower U in. hi ah. 

Leaves many heteromorphous ; summer-leave's, when the 
plant is in flower, linear from a rather wider lanceolate 
base, l-2 % in. long, and at their origin about i in. wide, 
with revolute margins, pale green, clothed throughout 
the upper surface with viscid-glandular hairs: winter- 



cred in a very dense rosette about 4 

resembling that of a house-leek, each leaf spathulate- 
oblong, obtuse, -J- in. long, about |-- J. in. wide, flat above, 
bluntly keeled behind, margin ciliate but not glandular, 
elsewhere glabrous except for the glandular-ciliate tip. 
Flowers rather showy ; pedicels glandular-pilose, about 
3 in. long. Sepals wide-oblong, obtuse, T V in. long, the 
lower close together, gland ular-ciliate. Corolla purple, 
tube very short, white ; upper lip 2-fid, lobes linear- 
oblong, slightly widened upwards, nearly £ in. long, 
wide; lower lip deeply 3-partite, lobes linear-oblong, 
widened upwards, somewhat truncate, the central lobe 



in. long, 

2 xxx. xvxx 6 , s m. 
narrower than the lateral lobes 

wide, rather shorter but hardly 

; mouth densely beset 
with white hairs ; spur slender, 2-toothed at the tip, 
purplish, over 1 in. long, horizontally spreading or 
somewhat descending, sparsely glandular-puberulous. 
Stigma closely applied to the base of the upper lip of the 
corolla ; upper stigmatic lobe minute, pointed, lower 
broadly suborbicular. 

Fig. 1, portion of a summer-leaf; 2, base of a flower, laid open; 3 and 4, 
pistil; 5, a winter-rosette; 6, a winter-leaf; 7, latest phase of stage of 
transition from a summer- to a winter-rosette :— all enlarged except 5 and 7, 
which are of natural size. 




V> ] 1 1 s eni "Bl-o o3<s ,D ay & S on I/t4 imp 

J- Reeve & C9.Lon.dorL 

Tab. 8603. 

LOTUS campylocladus, forma villosjlor 

Canary Islands. 

Leguminosae. Tribe Loteae. 

Lotus, Linn. ; Bcnth. et Hook. f. Gen. Plant, vol. i. p. 490; Brand in Engl. 
Jahrb. vol. xxv. p. 166. 

Lotus (§ Pedrosia) campylocladus, Webb et Berth. Phyt. Canar. vol. ii. 
p. 83, forma villosior, Sprague ; caulibus, foliis, calycibus patule villosis, 
foliolis longioribus agnoscendus. 

Hcrba radice lignoso, a basi ramosa, caulibus ascendentibus basi lignescentibus 
ramosis superne ut folia calycesque breviter densiuscule patule villosis ; 
internodia in planta culta 1-2*5 cm. longa, in silvestribus ad 5 cm. longa. 
Folia petiolata, trifoliolata ; foliola subsessilia, cuneata, apice retusa vel 
subtruncata, rarius rotundata, in planta culta 3-6 mm. longa, 1-2 mm. 
lata, in sylvestribus ad 11 mm. longis, 3 mm. latis ; petiolus foliolis 
brevior; stipulae foliaceae, petiolum aequantes vel superantes, elliptico- 
oblongae. Umbellae longiuscule pedunculatae, bractea singula suffultae, 
capituliformes, 3-5-florae ; pedunculus 3-5 cm. longus ; pedicelli vix 
1 mm. longi ; bractea sessilis, plerumque unifoliolata, rarius trifoliolata. 
Calyx infundibulari-campanulatus, bilabiatus ; lobi ascendentes, subulato- 
lanceolati, tubum aequantes vel superantes, duo postici 4 mm. longi, tres 
antici 2*5-3 mm. longi. Corollae vexilli limbus ovatus, 1 cm. longus, 
luteus, rubro-striatus ; unguis circiter 3 mm. longus marginibus sub angulo 
recto inflexis inferne per 05 mm. connatis ; alae cymbiformes, auriculatae, 
circiter 1 cm. longae ungue 2*5 mm. longo excluso, auriculis et marginibus 
anticis infra apicem leviter cohaerentes, auriculo vix 1 mm. longo valde 
concavo ; carinae petala antici connata, postice leviter cohaerentia, rostrato- 
cymbiformia, 8*5 mm. longa ungue 2*8 mm. longo excluso. Stamina 
diadelpha, stamen posticum liberum, 8 mm. longum; filamenta antica 
dimidio inferiore connata; partes liberae alterne inaequales, 5 longiores 
4-4*5 mm. longae, apice spongioso-clavatae, 4 breviores 2*5 mm. longae, 
antherae anguste oblongae, 05 mm. longae. Ovarium lineare, 6 mm. 
longum, superne secundum suturam ventralem barbatum; ovula numc- 
rosa; stylus dente postico 0'6 mm. longo 1*5 mm. infra apicem orto 
munitus, stigmate oblique capitato. Lcgumina subcylindrica, cuspidate-, 
2-3 cm. longa, nitida.— L. arenariiis, Webb et Berth. Phyt. Canar. vol. ii. 
p. 82 ; non Brot. — T. A. Sprague. 

The subgenus Pedrosia, Brand, is readily distinguished 
from the rest of the genus Lotus, Linn., by the presence 
of a distinct tooth below the apex of the style. The 
distribution of the subgenus is circumscribed ; that of 
the species /.. campylocladus, a form of which is here 
figured, is of the " Atlantic " type, for it is confined to 
the Atlantic Islands, the Iberian Peninsula and Morocco. 

March, 191a. 

The specimens on which L. campy loclad as was originally 
based were gathered near Guimar in Tenerife, and differ 
from the form of the species now depicted in the smaller, 
more obovate leaflets and the shorter subappressed indu- 
mentum. The form villosior, here described, was originally 
met with by the late Mr. P. Barker Webb at Euencaliente 
in the south of Palm a, and was identified by him as L. 
arenarius, Brot., though with an indication that he had 
long felt a doubt as to whether the Tenerife and the 
Palma plants should not be treated as varieties of one 
species. Specimens which have since been gathered at 
Guimar and elsewhere in Tenerife have shown how well- 
founded was the doubt thus expressed ; it is found that 
these specimens form a connecting series within which it 
is impossible to distinguish even varieties. At the same 
time L. campy locladus is undoubtedly closely allied to i>. 
arenarius, within which the form now figured was included 
by Webb ; the best distinguishing mark is to be found in 
the more or less cuneate leaflets, retuse or sub truncate at 
the apex, which characterise the former. The form here 
termed villosior is widely distributed both in Tenerife 
and in Palma. In the latter island it was met with by 
Mr. Sprague and Mr. Hutchinson in the Gran Caldera 
in 1913. The plant from which our figure has been 
made was raised at Kew from seeds presented by 
Dr. G. V. Perez of Orotava. It is possible that the 
seed came in the first instance from Tenerife, for it 
appears that Dr. Perez received it under the name 
7>. mascaensis, Burchard, a species known only from 
Tenerife. At Kew the species has been tried out of 
doors but does not give promise of being hardy. When 
grown in a frame it forms a plant about a foot in height, 
compact in habit and pleasing both in its flowers and in 
its silvery foliage. 

Description.— lkrh ; root woody, branching from the 
base, with branching ascending stems woody below and 
shortly rather densely clothed with spreading hairs, as 
are the leaves and the calyces ; internodes in cultivated 
plants \-\ in. long, in wild specimens up to 2 in. long. 
Leaves petioled, 3-foliolate; leaflets subsessile, cuneate, 
apex retuse or subtruncate, rarely rounded, in cultivated 

plants J-J in. long, T V in. wide or less, in wild plants 
nearly £ in. long, | in. wide; petiole shorter than the 
leaflets ; stipules leafy, as long as the petiole or longer, 
elliptic-oblong. Umbels rather long-stalked, 1-bracteate, 
capituliform, 3-5-flowered ; peduncle 1^-2 in. long, pedi- 
cels very short; bract sessile usually 1-foliolate, rarely 
3-foliolate. Calyx narrowly campanulate, 2-lipped ; lobes 
ascending, subulate-lanceolate, as long as the tube or 
longer, the two upper \ in. long, the three lower A-i in - 
long. Corolla yellow with red streaks; standard-limb 
ovate, J in. long, the claw about | in. long, its margins 
inturned below almost at a right angle and cuneate for a 
short distance; wings cymbiform, auricled, over J in. 
long excluding the claw which is T V in. long, the auricles 
and the margins slightly cohering below the apex, the 
auricles minute and very concave; keel-petals cuneate 
in front, slightly cohering behind, rostrate-cymbiform, 
about J in. long excluding the claw which is nearly | in. 
long. Stamens diadelphous, the posterior filament free, 
i in. long ; anterior filaments united in their lower half, 
their free portions alternately long and short, the five 

longer £ in. long, the four shorter T V in. long ; anthers 

narrow-oblong, very short. Ovary linear, \ in. long, 
bearded above along the ventral suture ; ovules many ; 
style with a distinct posterior tooth a little way below 
the top ; stigma obliquely capitate. Pod subcylindnc, 
cuspidate, f-1^ in. long, shining. 

Fig. 1, leaf ana stipules ; 2, flower ; 3, flower with the calyx opened and the 
petals removed; 4, a wing petal; 5, keel; 6, upper part of one of the long 

_ 1 _ _ _ . f? _, * ^.i!! m •-» / 7 /111 7 SW /**SV •* . / 

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Tab. 8604. 


Tropical East Africa. 

Acanthaceae. Tribe Thunbergieae. 
Thunbergia, Linn.f. ; Benth. et Hook.f. Gen. Plant, vol. ii. p. 1072 

Thunbergia Gibsonii, S. Moore in Journ. Bot. vol. xxxii. 1894, p. 131 ; 
species T. alatae, Boj., affinis, sed floribus lnajoribus intense aurantiacis 
facillime distinguenda. 

Herba perennis, volubilis, 11 dm. alta, caulibus teretibus pilis longis patentibus 
vel leviter recurvis instnictis. Folia ovata, apice acuta, basi sagittato- 
cordata, usque ad 7*5 cm. longa et 6 cm. lata, costa cum nervis lateralibus 
pagina superiore leviter impressa, inferiore prominente, utrinque aspera ; 
petiolus circiter 3 cm. longus, leviter alatus, margine pilis patentibus 
instructus. Flores axillares, solitarii, pedunculo 10*5 cm. longo hirsuto- 
pubescente suffulti ; bracteolae 2, attenuato-ovatae, apice acutae, basi cor- 
datae, 3-3*5 cm. longae, 2 cm. latae, extra ferrugineo-hirsuto-pubescentes, 
intus glanduloso-pubescentes. Calyx cupularis, lobis circiter 12, extra 
glanduloso-pubescens, intus glaber, 5 mm. altus, 8 mm. diametro, basi 
epicalyce piano irregulariter lobato glanduloso instructus. Corollae tubus 
curvato-cylindricus, inferne abrupte angustatus, antice bisulcatus, circiter 
3*5 cm. longus, apice 1*3 cm. diametro, basi 3 mm. diametro, intus lineis 
duabus hirsutis ornatus ; limbus aurantiacus, lobis 5 patentibus ovato- 
triangularibus apice truncato-emarginatis, antico et lateralibus 2*2 cm. 
longis 2'1 cm. latis, posticis 1*9 cm. longis 1*9 cm. latis. Stamina 4, 
4 mm. supra tubi basem inserta, filamentis longioribus 1*3 cm. longis, 
brevioribus 1 cm. longis, antheris 6' 5 mm. longis basi pilis citroneis 
instructis ; pollinis granula globosa. Discus cupularis, 0*75 mm. altus, 
oblique productus. Ovarium late ovoideum, medio constrictum, 2 5 mm. 
altum, usque ad 3 mm. diametro, glabrum, viride; stylus 1*9 cm. longus, 
superne leviter glandulosus et pubescens ; stigma 3 mm. longum, 
bilobatum, lobo antico 5 mm. lato, postico 4 mm. lato.— W. B. Turrill. 

The striking Thunbergia which forms the subject of our 
illustration is a native of tropical East Africa. The 
specimens on which the species, T. Gibsonii, was based 
are in the national collection at the British Museum, 
Cromwell Road, where they were received from a 
locality on the equator, approximately 36° 70' east of 
the meridian of Greenwich, at an elevation of about 
8000 feet above sea-level. Both as regards the corolla 
and bracteoles these original specimens, which consist of 

April, 1915. 

flowers only, are rather larger than is the case in the 
plant from which our figure has been prepared, but there 
is no other difference discernible. The plant figured, 
which flowered at Kew in June, 1914, was acquired by 
purchase from Messrs. Thompson and Charman, Nursery- 
men, Bushey, according to whom it had been obtained 
from British East Africa from a locality 6000 feet above 
sea-level. The introduction appears to have been effected 
by Mr. W. van der Weyer, Corf e Castle, Dorset, by whom 
it was shown at an exhibition of the Royal Horticultural 
Society in May, 1913. The limb of the corolla is of a 
deep orange colour and waxy consistence, and the species 
is thereby readily distinguished from its nearest ally in 
the genus, the well-known T. alata, Boj., also originally 
a native of Tropical Africa, though now naturalised in 
some parts of South-eastern Asia, long ago figured at 
t. 2591 of this work. In habit a perennial, T, Gibsonii 
when grown in a pot under ordinary greenhouse con- 
ditions quickly develops leafy shoots which flower freely 
in summer. 

Description. — Herb, perennial, twining, 4-5 ft. high ; 
stems terete, beset with long spreading or slightly recurved 
hairs. Leaves ovate, acute, base cordate-sagittate, up to 
3 in. long and 2\ in. wide, midrib and lateral nerves 
somewhat sunk above, and raised beneath, harshly 
pubescent on both surfaces ; petiole about l£ in. long, 
slightly winged, the margins beset with spreading hairs. 
Flowers axillary, solitary; peduncle over 4 in. long, 
hairy; bracteoles 2, narrow-ovate, acute, base cordate. 

H~H in - l° n g> I in. wide, rusty-pubescent externally 

glandular-pubescent within. Calyx cup-shaped; lobes 
about 12. glandular-pubescent outside, glabrous within, 
} in. deep, $ in. across, with a flat, irregularly-lobed, 
glandular epicalyx at its base. Corolla tube curved- 
cylindric, abruptly narrowed downwards and 2-sulcate 
in front, about 1 J in. long, over J in. wide at the mouth, 
only -j- in. wide at the base, with 2 longitudinal hirsute 
lines; limb orange, lobes 5, spreading, ovate-triangular 
with a truncate-emarginate apex, the anterior and 
lateral nearly an inch in length and width, the two 
posterior about f, in. long and broad. Stamens 4, i in. 

g, inserted above the base of the tube ; filaments of 

the longer pair about J in. long, of the shorter pair about 
•^ in. long; anthers £ in. long, beset at the base by 
citron-yellow hairs; pollen globose. Disk cup-shaped 




short, produced obliquely 

the middle 












g, slightly glandular and 

pubescent upwards 

gma -g- in. long, 2-lobed 



ide, posterior lobe ^ in. wide 

Fig. 1, calyx and pistil ; 2, vertical section of calyx, showing ovary and disk ; 
base of corolla, laid open ; 4 and 5, anthers : — all enlarged. 



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Tab. 8605. 

RHODODENDRON David sonianum. 


Ericaceae. Tribe Bhodoreae. 
nn. ; Bentlu et Hook. f. Gen. P\ 

[Rhododendron David sonianum, Rehder et Wilson in Sargent, Plant. 
Wilson, pars 3, p. 515 (1913) ; affinis E. ambiguo, HemsL, sed foliis 
minoribus, floribus pallide roseis staminibus longioribus, filamentis minus 
pubescentibus differt. . 

Frutex 1-3 m. altus; rami divaricati, teretes, brunnei vel cinereo-brunnei, 
glabri ; ramuli juniores breves, minutissime puberuli vel glabri. Folia 
lanceolata vel oblongo-oblanceolata, apice conspicue mucronata, basi 
obtusa vel leviter rotundata, 2 ■ 5-5 ■ 5 cm. longa, 1-2 cm. lata, rigide et 
firme chartacea, supra sicco conspicue reticulata et primura parce nigro- 
punctata, demum glabra, infra glandulis rotundatis parvis dense induta ; 
costa supra plana, inconspicua, infra prominens, pallida, basi circiter 
1 mm. lata, ad apicem sensim attenuata, in mucronem elongatum 
producta; nervi laterales supra subconspicui, arcuati, infra cum venis 
plerumque vix manifesti ; petioli 3-5 mm. longi, interdum leviter puberuli. 
Perulae suborbiculares, submucronatae, coriaceae, dense ciliatae, extra 
glabrae. Flores terminates, circiter 6-nati; pedicelli 1-1*5 cm. longi, 
glandulis sessilibus rotundatis instructi. Calyx undulatus, brevissimus vel 
subnullus. Corolla pallide rosea, labio superiore flavo-lepidota ; tubus 
circiter 1 cm. longus, sensim expansus, utrinque glaber ; lobi 5, 4-4*5 cm. 
expansi, oblongi, apice rotundati, circiter 1*5 cm. longi et 0*6 cm. lati, 
subtiliter striati. Stamina 10, longe exserta ; rt * x ~ "* 

ad 3 cm. longa, basin versus breviter pubescer 

1*5-2 mm. longae. Ovarium conicum, dense lepidotum ; stylus longe 
exsertus, gracilis, 3*5-4 cm. longus, glaber, stigmate undulatim lobato 
subcapitato coronatus. Fructus pro genere perbrevis, 1 cm. longus, 
4 mm. diametro. — J. Hutchinson. 


ftrae carmineae 

The Chinese Rhododendron of which a figure is here 
given is one of the fruits of Mr. E. H. Wilson's expedition 
of 1903-4, on behalf of Messrs. J. Veitch and Sons, the 
plant from which our illustration has been taken being 
one raised by them at Coombe Wood and acquired Irom 
them for Kew in 1908. During his later expeditions in 
China, Wilson again met with the species on several 
occasions. It is plentiful in the neighbourhood ot 
Tachien-lu, in Western Szechuan. The nearest ally ot 
M. Davidsonianum is, perhaps, R. ambifjuttm, hems. ., 
another Chinese species figured at t. 8400 of this work. 

April, 1915. 

It is most readily distinguished from the latter species 
by the more elegant habit, the smaller leaves, the 
differently coloured flowers and the more slender fila- 
ments. Like most of the Rhododendrons from China 
with scaly leaves, R. Davidsonianum gives promise of 
being very hardy. Its value as a garden plant will 
probably be similar to that of R. yunnanense , Franch., a 
Chinese species figured at t. 7614 of this work, and like 
that species it can be increased by means of late summer 

Description.— Shrvb 9 3J-10 ft. high ; branches divari- 
cate, terete, brown or greyish, glabrous; young twigs 
short, very finely puberulous or glabrous. Leaves lanceo- 
late or oblong-lanceolate, with a markedly mucronate 
tip, base obtuse or slightly rounded, \-2\ in. long, $-f in. 
wide, rigidly chartaceous, above at first sparingly black- 
dotted, at length glabrous and when dry strongly veined, 
beneath closely covered with small rounded glands; 
midrib flat above, inconspicuous, raised beneath, pale, 
gradually narrowed from base to tip, and prolonged into 
the long mucro ; lateral nerves slightly visible above, 
arched, beneath hardly visible; petiole ^-i- in. long, 
sometimes faintly puberulous. Bud-scales suborbicular, 
slightly mucronate, coriaceous, densely ciliate, glabrous 
outside. Flowers terminal, about 6-nate ; pedicels J-f in. 
long, covered with long rounded sessile glands. Caly 

undulate, very short or nearly obsolete. Corolla pale 

rose, l^-lf in. across, upper lip yellow-lepidote ; tube 
about ^ in. long, slightly enlarged upwards, glabrous on 
both sides; lobes 5, oblong with rounded tips, about 
f in. long and J in. wide, finely striate. Stamens 10, far 
exserted ; filaments slender, up to 1 J in. long, shortly 
pubescent near the base ; anthers carmine, T ^ in. long or 
less. Ovary conical, densely scaly; style far exserted, 
slender, 1J-1§ in. long, glabrous, tipped by the undu- 
lately lobed subcapitate stigma. Fruit J in. long, ^ in. 

Figs. 1 and 2, upper portions of leaves showing the conspicuous mucro ; 
3, scales from lower surface of leaves ; 4, pistil and calyx ; 5, stamen ; 6 and 7, 
anthers : — all enlarged. 


MS.d I .J.;j.KtehIith. 

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LReeve &.C? London. 

Tab. 8608 



Primulaceae. Tribe Primuleae. 
Primula, Linn. ; Benth. et Hook. f. Gen. Plant, vol. ii. p. 631. 

Primula (§ Candelabra) iMiyabeana, Ito et Kawakami in Miyabe Festschrift, 
p. 1, t. xxix., a P. Poissoni, Franch., ejusque affinioribus calyce intus 
sulphureo-farinoso facile distinguenda. 

Hcrba an biennis. Folia oblongo-obovata vel late oblanceolata, apice 
iu'ventute acuta, mox obtusa vel rotundata, basin versus paulo angustata, 
usque ad 20 cm. longa, plerumque 3-5 cm. lata, papyracea vel papyraeeo- 
coriacea, pagina utraque glabra, superiore efarinosa, infenore pnmo pallide 
farinosa, mox parcissime sulphureo-farinosa, demde ommno efarinosa, 
nervis lateralibus utrinsecus circiter 10 inferionbus satis obliqms omnibus 
supra conspicuis subtus prominentibus , nervis transversa spams supra 
vix conspicuis subtus subprominulis, parte triente infenore excepta irregu- 
' lariter denticulata, primo parcius ciliolata, mox glabra. Scapus sohtanus, 
folia multoties superans, ad 60 cm. altus, umbellas superpositas plerumque 
6-10-floras gerens, apicem versus primo perparce farinosus, mox ommno 
efarinosus; bracteae ad 2 cm. longae; pedicelh usque ad 4 cm longi, 
primo parcissime farinosi, mox efannosi. Calyx sub anthesi 6 mn . 
tongas, intus farinosus, lobis deltoideis yel anguste deltoideis acutmscuhs 
tubS aimidio brevioribus nunc integris nunc denticulate. C™™» 
purpureae tubus 14 mm. longus, ore annulatus ; lobi obeordafa. paulo u t a 
5 mm. lonri. Filamenta basi amphata, anthens brevibus. Frutlits m 
cal'c" pmpmascente conspicue 5-costato lobis pe n»s^b« [ ereete baud 
rarius foli^ceis inclusus, ambitu oblongus yel g lo boso-oblongus, stjlo 

persistente ; ^lftM-5 fg^MSttSZ 


Smi M S Pt Formo. ^ ^PrimuU sp.t H.jata, Fl. Mont. Form* 

p. 157.— W. G. Ckaib. 

The section Candelabra, which owes its name to the 
type of inflorescence, is one of the most natural m the 
ranus Primula. Its members are natives of eastern and 
south-eastern Asia ; all of them appear to mhabit moist 
meadows, all produce rosettes of leaves which reca 
those of the Primrose, and all produce tall scapes with 
superposed tiers of flowers. All further agree in having 
a rounded or shortly oblong capsule enclosed in a slightly 
accrescent calyx. Within the section the species assort 
themselves in two groups, that in which the flowers arp 

ArRiL, 1915. 

purple, and that in which the flowers are yellow. In 
China, where the section has its headquarters, the number 
of species belonging to either group cannot yet be safely 
estimated; of those in cultivation the best known 
members of the group with yellow flowers are P. Cock- 
burniana, Hemsl., P. Bullet/ana, Forrest, and P. serrati- 
folia, Franch. ; the most familiar among those with purple 
flowers are P. Beesiana, Forrest, P. Poissoni, Franch., and 
P. pulveridenta, Duthie. . The known species with yellow 
flowers which occur outside China are P. imperially 
Jungh., a native of Java which has the further interest 
attaching to most southern Asiatic species of the genus ; 
P.prolifWa, Wall., which occurs in the Khasia Hills, east 
of the Brahmaputra valley ; and P. Smithiana, Craib, a 
native of Sikkim in the Eastern Himalaya. The extra- 
Chinese species with purple flowers so far known are 
P. jajxmica, A. Gray, which is restricted to Japan ; and 
the subject of our illustration, P. Miyabedna, which is 
endemic m Formosa, and is readily distinguished from 
all the other known members of the section Candelabra in 
having the calyx farinose within. The plant figured is 
one which was raised from seed received at Kew in 1913 
from Mr. W. R. Price, who met with the species on 
Mount Morrison in Formosa, growing at an elevation of 
7000 feet above sea-level. The plant has been cultivated 
at Kew in a frame, where it flowered in May, 1914, and 
ripened its seeds in July. It may prove to be hardy, at 
least in the warmer districts of the British Islands. It 
will probably be best to treat it as a biennial under the 
conditions given to its near ally P. Poissmi, figured at 
t. 7216 of this work, like which it behaves under culti- 
vation. A marked feature of the members of the section 
Candelabra is the readiness with which several of them 
lend themselves to hybridisation. 

Description.—//,^, under cultivation apparently 
biennial. Leaves oblong-obovate or wide oblanceolate, 
when young acute, later obtuse or rounded, somewhat 
narrowed at the base, up to 8 in. long, from l|-2 in. 
wide, somewhat firmly papery, glabrous on both surfaces, 
beneath at first somewhat mealy, at length nearly or 
quite efarmose ; lateral nerves about 10 on each side, the 

lowest decidedly oblique 
beneath, with rather few 

all visible above and raised 
ransverse veins hardly visible 

above, but slightly raised beneath ; margin 


denticulate except at the entire base 


gly ciliolate, soon glabrous 


first somewhat 
single, much 

than the leaves 

to 2 ft. in height, bearin 

several 6-10-flowered superposed whorls, at first 

mealy n 
bracts ^ 




the top, soon quite efarinose 



pedicels up 
,ly, soon efarinose 


g, at first 
Calux in flower I in. 

to 1A in. 

long, mealy within 


deltoid or 


shorter than the tub 

times entire, at 

times denticulate. Corolla purple ; tube over | m. long, 
with annulate mouth; lobes obcordate, nearly | in. 
long. Filaments broad-based; anthers short. Capsule 
oblong or globose-oblong, tipped by the persistent style 
and enclosed in the purplish, distinctly 5-costate fruiting 

calyx, the lob 

of which are persistent, erect and 

infrequently leafy ; seeds small, tawny-brown, papillose 

Fig. 1, calyx with denticulate lobes, enclosing pistil; 2, "^J**"*** 
lobes, in vertical section, disclosing the pistil ; 3, corolla in vertical .section, 
showing staminal insertion ; 4, two fruits, showing the dimorphic calyx o a 
single fruit enclosed in a calyx with denticulate lobes ; 6 sketch o * he e °* ire 
plant, showing habit :-aZZ enlarged except 4, which ts of natural size, and 6, 
which is much reduced. 



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L. "Reeve &C°Lon<ion 

Tab. 8607. 

ACANTHOPANAX leucorrhizum 

Central China. 

Araliaceae. Tribe Panaceae. 

Planch. ; Benth. et Hook. f. Gt 
Ingl. d Prantl, Nat. Pflanzenf. 

Acanthopanax leucorrhizum, Harms I.e.; C. K. Schneid. in Handb. d. 
Laubholzk. vol. ii. pp. 424, 1040; Bean in Trees and Shrubs, vol. i. 
p. 130, cum icon. ; species A. Henryi, Harms etA. Simonii, C. K. Schneid. 
quam maxime affinis ab ambobus tamen aculeis longioribus tenuioribus et 

foliolis glabris differt. 

i ' 

Frutex glaber, 1'5-3-metralis; ramuli valde medullosi, pallide lenticellati, ad 
nodos verticillatim aculeis 1-6 pallidis decurvis subulatis pungentibus 
3-8 mm. longis armati, inter nodos parcissime aculeati vel inermes. 
Folia decidua, alterna, 5-3-foliolata ; foliola lanceolata vel oblanceolata, 
acuminata, basi cuneata, margine argute duplo-serrata, 5-12 cm. longa, 
1*8-4 cm.*lata, petiolulis 3-8 mm. longis suffulta; petioli 3*5-10 cm. 
longi, interdum parce aculeati. Flores viridi-florescentes, umbellati, 
4 mm. lati, pedicellis gracilibus glabris 1" 2-1*8 cm. longis suffulti; 
umbellae 60-90-flores, singulae vel paucae corymbosim aggregatae, 
terminales, globosae, 4-5 cm. latae; pedunculi 3"5-10 cm. longi. Calyx 
5-dentatus, dentibus minutis triangularibus. Petala 5, ovata, acuta, 
3 mm. longa, deflexa, margine apiceque incurva. Stamina 5 ; filamenta 
glabra, 3 mm. longa ; antherae exsertae. Bacca nigro-purpurea, globosa 
vel oblonga, 6-8 mm. longa, stylo brevi persistente coronata ; caro sucosa ; 
sucus tinctorius atramentum referens. Semina compressa, semi-elliptica, 
6 mm. longa, 2 mm. lata. — Eleutherococcus hucorrhizus, Oliv. in Hook. 

Icon. PL sub t. 1711.— W. J. Bean. 

The Araliad here figured was originally described by- 
Professor Oliver from specimens discovered by Professor 
A. Henry in the province of Hupeh in Central China 
about 1886. It was met with again in the same region 
by Mr. E. H. Wilson in 1901, and through his agency 
was introduced to cultivation by Messrs. J. Veitch and 
Sons. The plant which has supplied the material for our 
illustration is one at Kew which was purchased from 
Messrs. Veitch in 1913. When first described the species 
was referred with justice to the genus EUutherococcu*, 
based by the late Mr. Maximowicz on a species from 

April, 191a. 


Manchuria. More recently, however, Dr. Harms has 
proved satisfactorily that this genus is not in reality 
separable from the older genus Acanthopanax. In gardens 
A. leucorrhizum, here depicted, has been confused with 
A. Simonii, C. K. Schneid. ; the figure which was pub- 
lished in the Gardeners' Chronicle on 9 December, 1905 
(fig. 152), under the name Eleutherococcus leucorrhizus is 
not the plant now described, but is really A. Simonii. 
The plant there referred to is well distinguished from the 
true A. leucorrhizum by its much stouter hooked spines 
distributed irregularly on the branchlets and by the 
numerous bristles on both surfaces of the leaflets. Another 
species very closely allied to the subject of our plate 
is A. Henryi, Harms, already described at t. 8316 of this 
work, which differs from A. leucorrlrizum m.h.&Ymg shorter, 
stouter spines, shorter pubescent pedicels and pubescent 
leaves. The bark of the roots of A. leucorrhizum, from 
the appearance of which the specific name has been 
derived, is stated by Henry to be used by the Chinese 
as a drug, known to them as the White " Wu Chia P'i. 

As a shrub for gardens, A. leucorrhizum will be valued 


chiefly for its handsome foliage, of a type uncommon 
among hardy shrubs, and for its striking umbels of 
purple-black berries which are produced very abundantly 
and remain on the bushes late into the autumn. It has 
withstood perfectly the frosts experienced since its 
introduction, and although these have not provided the 
hardest tests of our climate we may reasonably assume 
it to be hardy. It thrives in well-drained sandy loam 
and is easily propagated by seeds. 

Description. — Shrub, 6-10 ft. high, everywhere glab- 
rous ; branchlets very pithy, sprinkled with pale lenticels, 
armed at the nodes with 1-6 pale, decurved spines J~| 
in. long, sharply pointed and subulate; internodes at 
times with a few similar but scattered spines. Leave* 
deciduous, alternate, usually 5-foliolate, sometimes 3- 
foliolate ; leaflets lanceolate or oblanceolate, apex acumi- 
nate, base acute, margin sharply doubly serrate, 2-5 in. 
long, |-1§ in. wide, their petiolules |-| in. long ; petioles 
l.]-4 in. long, occasionally armed with one or two 
prickles, especially where the petiolules are attached. 

Mowers yellowish-g 




T : V in. across, crowded 
terminal umbels, each 

hich may be solitary or several together 



peduncles 1J-4 





5-toothed, the teeth minute, triangular. / 

acute, \ in. long, deflexed, their margin and apex 

incurved. Stamens 5; filaments glabrous, £ in. long; 

anthers exserted. F\ 

a purplish-black 

lobose to 

oblong berry 
persisting style 

1 3 

in. long, terminated by the short 



pressed, semi-ellipt 



in. wide, embedded 

the black juicy pulp 

which stains like ink 

Fig. 1, flower ; 2, calyx and pistil ; 3 and 4, anthers ; 5, fruit ; 6, a seed : 

all enlarged. 


K S.del J.N.Std 

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I- Reex 5c C<? ;/idOj 

Tab. 8608, 

IRIS Urumovii 


Iridaceae. Tribe Irideae. 
Iris, Linn. ; Benth. et Hook. f. Gen. Plant, vol. in. p. 686. 

Iris Urumovii, VelenovsJcy in Oestr. Bot. Zeitschr. vol. Hi. (1902), p. 155; 
Dykes in Gard. Chron. 1914, vol. lvi. p. 272 ; affinis I. Sintenisii, Janka, 
sed foliis glaucis paucinerviis asperulis hieme absumptis, spathis multo 
laxius nervosis asperulis, perigonii tubo breviore distincta. 

Herba rhizomate oblique descendente brunneo vix digiti minoris crassitie. 
Caales plures, 10-12 cm. alti, tota vel fere tota longitudine foliis inclusi, 
basi foliorum vetustorum residuis fuscis cincti. Folia 5-6 cum quoque 
. caule, sub anthesi flores vix attingentia, deinde elongata, ad 25 cm. longa, 
3-4 mm. lata, linearia, acuta vel acutissima, glauca, laxe nervosa, in nervis 
papillis albis majusculis asperula. Spathae 2-3, herbaceae, glauco-virides, 
acutae vel subacutae, 6-7 cm. longae, circiter 6 mm. latae, apicem 
versus carinatae, nervatione asperitate foliorum. Perigonium pedicello 
ovario aequilongo suffultum ; tubus 1 cm. longus, superne ampliatus ; 
segmenta exteriora limbo leviter deflexo late ovato circiter 1 cm. longo in 
fundo albo coeruleo-purpureo-venoso venis ad margines confluentibus sensim 
in unguem cuneato-linearem abeunte, tota 2 5-3 cm. longo; segmenta 
interiora suberecta, oblanceolata, obtusa, purpurea, 2*5 cm. longa, 8 mm. 
lata. Antherae luteae, 1 cm. longae. Ovarium 1*25 cm. longum, in 
tubum perigonii attenuatum ; styli rami late lineares, crista subquadrata 
lobis obscure crenulatis. — O. Stapf. 

The Iris here figured was discovered by Professor J. K. 
Urumov at Eski Dzumaja in Bulgaria in 1901. In his 
monograph it was referred by Mr. W. R. Dykes to I. Sin- 
tenisii, Janka, but, on raising plants from seeds obtained 
from Messrs. Vilmorin, Mr. Dykes recognised it as distinct. 
This decision has been confirmed by a plant received by 
the Hon. N. C. Rothschild from the original locality in 
Bulgaria. The difficulty experienced has been due to 
the original description. Dr. Velenovsky has described 
the plant as having green leaves and greenish spathes, but 
these organs, as Mr. Dykes points out, are glaucous, this 
colour being enhanced by the fairly large white asperities 
on the nerves. The dimensions here given have been 

April, 1915. 

derived from the specimen, sent by Mr. Dykes, which has 
served for our plate. But the stems may attain a height 
of 6-10 inches, while the leaves may be 18 inches long 
and a quarter of an inch wide, and the spathes may be 
over 4 inches in length. On the other hand Velenovsky's 
plants had leaves one-twelfth of an inch across or under, 
while according to him the falls may measure as much as 
an inch and a half in length by an eighth to a sixth of 
an inch in width. Mr. Dykes finds that this species is as 
easy to grow in his garden at Godalming as the well- 
known 7. graminea. It loses its foliage in the autumn, 
and it is not until the end of January that the glaucous 
tips of the leaves appear. It is not fastidious as to soil 
and has done well in sand enriched with leaf mould and 
chalk, but Mr. Dykes believes that it might grow even 
better in a stiffer loam overlying chalk. It should be 
moved, if necessary, either immediately the flowers are 
over or when growth becomes active in spring, but not 
in the autumn when the plant is dormant. 

Description.— Herb, rootstock brown, oblique, hardly 
as thick as a little finger. Stems several, 4-5 in. high, from 
almost to quite enveloped by the leaves, their bases sur- 
rounded by the dry remains of the old foliage. Leaves 5-6 
to a stem, at flowering time barely reaching the blossoms, 
thereafter elongating and at length 10 in. long, \-l in. wide 

linear, acute or very acute, glaucous, laxly nerved, the 
nerves rough with rather large white papillae. Spathes 
2-3, herbaceous, glaucous-green, acute or subacute. 21 

2§ in. long, about | in. wide, keeled towards the tip, 
with rough nerves like the leaves. Perianth with a 
pedicel as long as the ovary; tube over \ in. long, 
widened upwards ; outer segments 1-1 1 in. long, with a 
wide-ovate slightly deflexed limb over J in. long, gradu- 
ally narrowed into a linear cuneate claw, with bluish- 
purple veins in the white base, the veins confluent towards 
the margins ; inner segments 1 in. long, I in. wide sub- 

oblanceolate, obtuse, purple. Anthers yellow, 

! in. long. Ovary over ± in. long, narrowed into the 
perianth-tube ; style-arms wide-linear ; crest subquadrate 
with faintly crenulate lobes. 

Figs. 1 and 2, anthers ; 3, stigma :— all enlarged, 

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GENTIANA barbata, forma grandiflora. 


Gentianaceab. Tribe Swertieab. 
Gentiana, Linn. ; Benth. et Hook. f. Gen. Plant vol. ii. p. 815 

Gentiana barbata, Froelich, forma grandiflora, Freyn in Ocsfr. Bof. 
Zeitschr. vol. xlv. p. 468; a planta typica floribus majoribus 6-8 cm. 
longis differt. 

Herb a annua, suberecta vel adscendens, caulibus simplicibus vel plus minusve 
ramosis teretibus bisulcatis glabris. Folia lineari-lanceolata, acuta vel 
acuminata, usque ad 6 cm. longa et 9 mm. lata, costa pagina superiore 
impressa inferiore prominente, nervis lateralibus pagina utraque obscuris, 
glabra, sessilia. Flores solitarii, pedunculo usque ad 1 dm. longo subterete 
glabro suffulti. Calyx viridis, glaber, 5-6 cm. longus, segmentis 4 inter 
se inaequalibus, duobus exterioribus lineari-lanceolatis longe acuniinatia 
4*2 cm. longis 8 mm. latis, duobus interioribus ovato-lanceolatis acumi- 
natis 3 cm. longis 1 cm. latis. Corolla 6-8 cm. longa, glabra ; tubus viridis, 
superne leviter ampliatus, basi 4 mm., apice 1*2 cm. diametro, basin 
versus glandibus 5 sessilibus staminibus alternatis instructus ; segmenta 4, 
patentia, obovato-triangularia, apice subacuta, basi angustata, infra 
medium fimbriata, ima basi integra, 3*8 cm. longa, 2*5 cm. lata, extra 
viridia, intus coerulea. Stamina 4, filamentis 15 cm. longis medio 
2*75 mm. latis glabris decurrentibus, antheris 3 mm. longis. Ovarium 
fusiforme. 4 mm. altum, medio 4 mm. diametro, fflabrum. — W. B. Turrill* 

The fine Gentian here figured belongs to a group of 
forms for which it is hard to find limiting characters, 
and there is a fairly complete series of forms transitional 
between small northern examples of Gentiana detonsa f 
Rottb., a species to which our plant is closely allied and 
within which it is at times included, and the form with 
large and beautiful flowers represented in our illustration* 
The plant originally described as G. detonsa from speci- 
mens obtained in Norway and perhaps also in Iceland 
is characterised by its quadritid corolla with crenulate 
lobes neither barbate nor fimbriate on the margin below 
the middle, as well as by having erect stems. The plant 
which Froelich first described as G. barbata is usually 
considerably larger than typical G. detonsa, with which it 
agrees in its quadrifid corolla. It is a native of Siberia 
and the Caucasus, and in spite of general agreement 
with G. detonsa is readily distinguished by its often 

May, 1915. 

ascending but not strictly erect stem, by its more acute 
or acuminate leaves, and especially by the corolla lobes, 
which are fimbriate on the margin just below the middle. 
This typical condition of G. barbata has already been 
figured at t. 639 of this work as G. ciliata, which name, 
however, belongs to another species. The form now 
figured differs from typical G. harbata chiefly in having a 
larger corolla and longer, more acuminate sepals. The 
plant figured was raised from seed received from the 
Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, in 1912,and flowered 
at Kew in September, 1914. This form is hardy and has 
behaved as a biennial, all the plants having died soon 
after flowering ; a few seeds, however, were ripened. 
It thrives well in ordinary garden soil and prefers partial 

Description. — Herb, annual, almost erect or more 
often ascending; stems simple or somewhat branched, 
terete, 2-sulcate, glabrous. Leaves linear-lanceolate, 
acute or acuminate, up to 2\ in. long, over ^ in. wide, 
midrib impressed above, raised beneath, the lateral 
nerves hardly visible on either surface, glabrous, sessile. 
Flowers solitary ; peduncle sub terete, glabrous, up to 
4 in. long. Calyx green, glabrous, 2-2| in. long ; lobes 
4 in two unequal pairs, the two outer linear-lanceolate, 
long acuminate, If in. long, ^ in. wide, the two inner 
ovate-lanceolate, acuminate, 1£ in. long, \ in. wide. 
Corolla 2^-3 in. long, glabrous ; tube green, slightly 
enlarged upwards, \ in. wide at the base, ^ in. wide at 
the mouth, with 5 sessile basal glands alternating with 
the stamens ; lobes 4, spreading, obovate-triangular, sub- 
acute, narrowed to the base, their margin fimbriate below 
the middle but entire again at the base, lj in. long, 1 in. 
wide, green outside, blue within. Stamens 4, filaments 
f in. long, nearly ^ in. wide about the middle, glabrous, 
decurrent on the corolla ; anthers \ in. long. Ovary 
fusiform, ^ in. long, and in the middle near \ in. across. 

Fig. 1, calyx laid open and pistil ; 2, longitudinal section of corolla, showing 
staminal insertion ; 3, gland of corolla-tube, alternating with stamens ; 
4 and 5, young stamens, with anthers introrse ; 6, older stamen, showing 
anther which is now reversed and extrorse ;— all enlarged. 



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Orchidaceab. Tribe Vandeae. 
Zygopetalum, Hook. ; Benth. et Hook, f. Gen. Plant, vol. iii. p. 542 

Zygopetalum Prainianum, Rolfe in Kew Bulletin, 1914, p. 376; Garrf. 
Chron. 1914, vol. lvi. p. 195 ; Orch. Bev. 1914, p. 317 ; affinis Z. Burkei, 
Eeichb. f., sed pseudobulbis longioribus, foliis latioribus, et colore florum 

Herba terrestris. Pseudobulbi anguste oblongi, basi paullo incrassati, sulcati, 
3-10 cm. longi, apice 2-3-phylli. Folia elongato-lanceolata vel elongate- 
oblonga, subacuta, 25-35 cm. longa, 1 ■ 5-3 cm. lata, subcoriacea. Scapi 
erecti, circiter 60 cm. longi, basi vaginis spathaceis obtecti, 4-5-flori ; 
bracteae ovato-oblongae, subacutae, conduplicato-concavae, 1*5-2 cm. 
longae ; pedicelli 3-4 cm. longi. Flores speciosi. Sepala et petala 
patentia vel subreflexa, lanceolato-oblonga, subacuta, subcarnosa, circiter 
2 - 5 cm. longa, 1 cm. lata. Labellum subpatens, pandurato-oblongum, 
subacutum, 2 cm. longum, 1*5 cm. latum, prope apicem subincurvum et 
crenulatum, basi callo crasso dentato instructum. Columna clavata, 
incurva, 1*5 cm. longa; alae triangulari-oblongae, subincurvae, 4 mm. 
longae. Pollinia 4, obovoidea, subcompressa ; stipes squamifonnis, 

glandula cordata. — E. A. Eolfe. 

The very interesting Zygopetalum which is the subject 
of our plate is one of the Peruvian discoveries of 
Mr. L. Forget when collecting in South America on 
behalf of Messrs. F. Sander and Sons. The plant flowered 
for the first time in their collection at St. Albans in 
September, 1914, and was then purchased from them for 
Kew. Its nearest ally appears to be Z. Burkei, Reichb. f., 
a native of Mount Roraima in British Guiana, the two 
species being extremely like each other as regards the 
shape of the labellum. They are, however, readily 
distinguished by their pseudobulbs and leaves which 
are considerably larger in the Peruvian than in the 
Guiana plant. They also differ as regards the colour of 
their flowers, there being fewer green markings on the 
petals of the species here described. The treatment 
suitable for the stronger species of Zygopetalum, such as 
Z. crinitum or Z. intermedium, is found to be well 
adapted to the needs of Z. Prainianum also. 

May, 1915. 

Description. — Herb, terrestrial ; pseudobulbs narrowly 


oblong, slightly thickened at the base, sulcate, 1J-4 
long, 2-3-foliate at the apex. Leaves elongate-lanceolate 


oblong, sub 

subcoriaceous. Scap 

10-14 in. long, f-li in. 



about 2 ft. long, clothed 
pathe-like sheaths, 4-5-flowered ; bracts 


oblong, subacute 


conduplicate-concave, -2 



If in. long. Flowers showy 



preading or slightly reflexed, lanceolate- 

oblong, subacute, somewhat fleshy, about 1 in. long, 

wide. Lip somewhat spreading, pandurate-oblong, 

in. wide, slightly incurved and 

subacute, \ in. 



the tip, and with a stout toothed 


the base. Column clavate, incurved, § in. long, the 
wings triangular-oblong, somewhat incurved, f in. long. 

Pollinia 4, obovoid, somewhat compressed ; stipe scale 
like, with a cordate gland. 

Fig. 1, crest of the lip; 2, column ; 3 and 4, pollinarium seen from in front 
and from behind : — all enlarged. 




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Tab. 8611. 


North America. 

Eosaceae. Tribe Pomeae 

Amelanchier, Medic. ; Lindl. in Trans. Linn. Soc. vol. xiii. p. 100; Benth. et 
Hook. f. in Gen. Plant, vol. i. p. 628. 

Amelanchier florida, Lindl. in Bot Beg. vol. xix. t. 1589 (1833) ; Wiegand 
in Bhodora, vol. xiv. (1912) p. 143; species A. alnifoliae, Nutt., proxime 
accedens sed habitu frutescente foliisque pluridentatis apte distinguenda. 

Frutex deciduus, 1-3-metralis ; caules erecti, graciles, caespitosi; novelli 
primum tomentosi, demum glabri. Folia ovata, ovalia vel orbicularia, 
2-4 '5 cm. longa, l - 25-4 '5 lata, acuta vel truncata, basi rotundata vel 
minopere cordata, margine versus basin integra ceterum grosse arguteque 
serrata, supra viridia, subtus pallida, juvenilia parcissime tomentosa, 
matura glabra ; nervi laterales utrinsecus 9-12 ; petiolus 5-20 mm. longus. 
Flores albi, 2-2*5 cm. lati, racemosi; racemi erecti, 2*5-5 cm. longi, 
sub-8-flori, ramulos foliatos breviores terminantes ; rhachis glabra vel 
primum parce tomentosa, 9-12 mm. longa; pedicelli glabri. Calyx 
hypocrateriformis, 4 mm. latus, 5-lobus, glaber vel parce tomentosus ; 
lobi anguste triangulares, acuti, 2-4 mm. longi, intus parce floccosi. 
Petala 5, oblongo-obovata, apice rotundata, circiter 9 mm. longa, 4'5 mm. 
lata. Stamina numerosa antheris luteis. Fructus ovoideus vel globosus, 
6-8 mm. longus, calycis lobis persistentibus demum recurvis coronatus ; 
maturus niger purpureo-pruinosus. — A. oxyodon, Koehne in Gartenfl. 1902, 
p. 609. A. alnifolia, var. florida, C. K. Schn. 111. Handb. Laubholzk. 
vol. i. p. 739.— W. J. Bean. 

Introduced originally by David Douglas from Western 
North America about 1826, Amelanchier florida has pro- 
bably been in cultivation during most of the period that 
has elapsed since then, although latterly it has been con- 
founded with A. alnifolia, Nutt., both in gardens and in 
botanical works. Growing together, as these two species 

Kew, they are seen to be quite distinct. A 

folia is a small 

A. florida is a caespitose shrub 

slender erect stems forming quite a thicket. The 

of A. florida 

toothed farther down the mar 


hypanthium is much less woolly or even quite glabrous 

on the outside 
fortnight in ad\ 


flowers in early May about 
of A. alnifolia. The plant from 

which our plate was prepared was obtained from a 
continental nursery in 1906 as A. ovyodon, but a com- 

May, 1915. 


th Lindley 


preserved at Cambridg 

leaves us in no doubt that Koehne's name must b 

reduced. A. florida g 

regularly and profusely every 

freely at Kew, and flowers 

It is a charming 

shrub, easily accommodated and thriving well in loamy 

useful for situations where A 

densis might be too 
freely under cultival 


It produ 

ifolia and A 

good seeds 

ration and by them is readily pro 
pagated. A. florida appears to be one of the most widely 
spread of North American Amelanchiers. It is found 
in wooded districts of British Columbia, Oregon and 
Washington, extending southwards to Nevada and east- 
wards as far as Michigan. 

Description.— Shrub, from 4 to 10 ft. high, forming 
a cluster of erect, slender stems ; young shoots tomentose 
first, soon quite glabrous. Leaves deciduous, varying 

long by 
the base 


oval and orbicular, and from j * 
in. wide, rounded 

wo If in. 

ards the b 


htly cordate at 
truncate at the apex ; margin entire 
coarsely and sharply serrate at the 

above, pale beneath 


quite glabrous except when unfolding, then slightly 
tomentose ; lateral nerves in from nine to twelve pairs ; 





1 to 2 in. 


1 rn 3 

terminating short leafy twigs and carrying about eight 
flowers. Flowers white, \ to 1 in. wide. Pedicels and 

raclns glabrous 


| to A in. 

r slightly tomentose at first, the former 
Hypantliium saucer-shaped, } in. wid 

glabrous to slightly tomentose ; sepals narrowly triangular, 
acute, 1 to 2 lines long, persistent and finally recurved in 
fruit, inner surface slightly floccose. Petals 5, oblong- 
obovate, rounded at the apex, about f in. long and T \ in. 
wide. Stamens numerous; anthers yellow. Fruit ovoid 
to globose, I to i in. long, at maturity black with a 
purple bloom. 

Fig, 1 flower with petals removed ; 2, section of the same ; 3, section of 
ovary ; 4, fruit ; 5, seed :— all enlarged. 



►oksj f&.San ix 

Tab. 8612. 



Pkimulacbae. Tribe Primuleae. 
Primula, Linn. ; Benth. et Hook. f. Gen. Plant, vol. ii. p. 631. 

Primula pycnoloba, Bur. et Franch. in Journ. de Bot. vol. v. p. 99 ; Pax et 
Knuth in Engl. P flan zenr.- Prim, p. 23; Balf. f. in Journ. Boy. Hort. 
Soc. vol. xxxix. p. 144, fig. 47; ob calycem bene evolutum corollam 
superantern facile distinguenda. 

Herba ab radice pullulans. Folia late cordata vel ovato-cordata, usque ad 
14 cm. longa lataque, crassius membranacea, pagina superiore magis 
minusve bullata, pilis albidis hie illic instructa, inferiore pallidiora, secus 
nervos pilis longis albidis subflaccidis densius ornata, e basi 5-nervia, 
nervis secundariis e costa ortis utrinsecus 4-5, omnibus ad marginem 
excurrentibus infra prominent ibus, margine lobulata, lobulis rotundatis 
irregulariter parcius denticulata, ciliata; petiolus lamina nunc parum 
longior, nunc parum brevior, densius lanuginosus. Scapus usque ad 
20 cm. altus, racemum submultiflorum suffulciens, lanuginosus ; bracteae 
foliaceae pedicellos superantes, oblanceolatae vel late oblanceolatae, 
apice acutae, basi excepta pauci-serratae ; pedicelli circiter 2 cm. longi. 
Calyx primo lobis erectis turbinatus, lobis mox patulis, extra praecipue 
versus basin pilis longis albis, intus pilis brevibus albis instructus ; tubus 
1'3-1*7 cm. longus; lobi 5-6, late lanceolati vel ovato-lanceolati, 
apiculati, 10-14 mm. longi, 5-6*5 mm. lati, integri vel irregulariter 
serrulati, interdum bifidi. Corollae tubus 14*5 mm. longus, 2*75 mm. 
diametro, extra pilis albis brevibus perpaucisque longioribus additis 
instructus; lobi 5-6, oblongi, retusi, 4 mm. longi, 3 mm. lati. Antherae 
parvae. Ovarium subglobosum, 2 mm. altum, stylo glabro, stigmate 
conspicuo capitato. — W. G. Craib. 

The Primula now figured is a native of the western 
districts of Szechuan in South-west China. It was first 
met with in 1890 in the neighbourhood of Ta-tsien-lu by 
Prince Henri d' Orleans and his companion Mr. Bonvalot, 
and was originally described from their specimens by 
Professor Bureau and the late Mr. Franchet. It was 
met with again in the same neighbourhood in 1908 by 
Mr. E. H. Wilson when collecting on behalf of Messrs. 
J. Veitch and Sons, and was introduced to horticulture 
by them from seeds received from Wilson. The plant 
from which our plate has been prepared was presented 
to Kew bv Messrs. Veitch in 1912, and flowered in the 
Alpine Collection in 1913. As a species P. pycnoloba 

May, 1915. 

stands in marked contrast to many of the forms, and 
more especially to those whose home is in Western and 
Southern China, which have been recognised within the 
genus Primula, in exhibiting characters which admit of 
its unqualified recognition. But if there is in this case 
no question as to the claim of our plant to specific rank 
its position within the genus has been the subject of 
some debate. Professor Pax and his fellow-worker 
Dr. Knuth have treated it as a member of the section 
which includes the familiar P. sinensis, Sabine, already 
figured in this work. Professor Bayley Balfour, how- 
ever m his more recent scholarly study of the Chinese 
members of this difficult genus has advanced good 
reasons for the view that the Sinenses of Pax and 
Knuth should be regarded rather as an aggregate of 
natural groups or sections, of one of which, the section 
lycnoLoba, the species now described is the type and 
the sole representative. P. pycnoloba thrives well under 
ordinary alpine treatment in a shaded portion of the 
Kock Garden, and so far has not been injured by cold 
at Kew. It can also be successfully grown in pots in 
a cold frame. At Edinburgh, Professor Balfour states, 
it is easily grown if protected from overhead moisture 
when resting; it spreads rapidly in the soil by means 
of its root-buds, which afford a ready means of propa- 
gation It may be remarked here that the plant now 
figured suggests that it represents an unusually vigorous 
strain; at all events it has more numerous flowers and 
rather broader calyx-lobes. 

Description.-//^, spreading by means of root-buds. 

Leaves broadly cordate or ovate-cordate, up to 6 in 

across, rather thickly membranous, more or less bullate 

above, with a few scattered white hairs, paler beneath 

and rather closely hirsute with long rather soft white 

hairs on the nerves 5-nerved from the base, secondary 

nerves from the midrib 4-5 on each side, all exounent 

and all raised beneath, margin lobulate, the lobules 

rounded and irregularly sparingly denticulate, ciliate ; 

petiole at times rather longer than the blade, at times 

somewhat shorter, downy. Scape up to 8 in. long, 

downy, with a rather close-flowered terminal raceme 

bracts leafy 

than the pedicels, oblanceolate or 


wide-oblanceolate, acute, sparingly 
the base; pedicels about 
its lobes at first erect 






soon spreadh 



white hairs especially near the base outside, uniformly 
clothed with short white hairs within ; 








in. long, i-i 


wide-lanceolate or ovate-lanceolate 

wide, entire or irregularly 



Corolla dark pink ; tube under 




long, about 





in. wide, clothed outside with short white 

g, retuse, 

a few longer intermixed ; lobes 5-Q, 

long, I in. 



Ovary subglobose, 
rather large, capitate 


g; sty 

Anthers small 
labrous; stigma 

Fig. 1, corolla in longitudinal section, showing the anthers ; 2, pistil :— both 
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ARISTOLOCHIA longecaudata. 

Tropical South America. 

Aristolochia, Linn. ; Bcnth. ct Hook. f. Gen. Plant, vol. iii. p. 12I5. 


Aristolochia longecaudata, Mast, in Mart. Flor. Bras. vol. iv. pars 2, p. 84, 
ct in Gard. Chron. 1890, vol. viii. p. 493, fig. 98, non S. Wats. ; species 
A. Lcpricurii, Duchartre, afliuis, periantbii tubo infra oblique infiato ditfert. 

Herba perennis. Caulis scandens, pilis brevibus sparsim instructus. Folia, 
integra vel lobata, plus ruinusve ovata vel oblonga, acuta vcl acuminata, 
basi corilata, usque ad 11 cm. longa, 2-6 cm. lata, supra glabra, subtus 
minute denseque pubescentia, trinervia, ncrvis lateralibus lamina quadrante 
brevioribus, venulis dense rcticulatis; petiolus 4 cm. longus, pubescens. 
Floret solitarcs, axillarcs ; pcdiculli 3 cm. longi, pubescentes. Pcrianthiuni 
dilute crcmeum, extra brunneo-reticulatum ct striatuin, parte basali 
oblique infiato 4*5 cm. longo circiter 2- 5 cm. diametro intus areis 
duabus lateralibus albo-araclmoidcis instructo, fauce intus pilis brunneis 
dense vestita; lobus e basi 3 cm. lata ad apicem gradatim attcnuatus, 
20 cm. longus, spiraliter tortus. Stamina 6 ; antberae cereo-flavae. 
Ovarium 3 cm. longum, pubescens, leviter sulcatum ; styli rami 0, obtusi. 
C. H. Wkigut. 

The Birthwort which is the subject of our illustration 
was first described by the late Dr. Maxwell Masters from 
herbarium specimens collected by Mr. Appun in British 
Guiana. It was alluded to again by Masters in the 
Gardeners' Chronicle in 1890, his note being accompanied 
by a figure based on a plant introduced from Demerara 
and flowered at North Cray by Mr. Todd. The present 
figure has been prepared from a plant presented to 
Kew in June, 1913, by the Rev. A. Miles-Moss who 
had met with this and several other species of Aristo- 
lochia in the State of Para, Brazil. This plant has 
thriven well in a moist tropical house. It flowered for 
the first time in February, 1914, when its identity with 
the Guiana plant described by Masters as A. longeo tutl tta 
was established. Among the especial characters noted 
by Masters as characteristic of the species is the dense 
patch of hairs in the perianth throat. Another notable, 
though in the genus Aristolochia rather general feature 
is the powerful and disagreeable odour of the flowers in 

June, 1915. 

our plant, which it ought to be remarked must not be 
confused with the very different A. loncjecaudata from 
Mexico described by Dr. Sereno Watson, which Dr. Rose 
has more recently renamed A. Pringlei. Already two 
Birthworts with elongated perianth-lobes have been 
described in this work. One of these was figured at 
t. 2545 as A. labiosa, Ker-Gawl. ; this species, which has 
the lobe widened and 2-lobulate at the end and of a 
paler ground-colour, was also figured as A. ci/mbifera, 
Mart. & Zucc, which is the correct name, in the Botanical 
Register at 1. 1543. The other species with an elongated 
lobe already figured here is A. grandiflora, Vahl, described 
at t. 4369 ; in this plant the basal portion of the lobe is 
suborbicular, above the base it is suddenly contracted 
into a long tail. The species to which A. longecaudata is 
most closely allied is A. Leprieurii, Duchartre, which 
differs in having the inflated portion of the perianth 

Description.—^^, perennial. Stem scandent, spar- 
ingly shortly hirsute. Leaves entire or lobed, more or 
less ovate or oblong, acute or acuminate, base cordate, 
up to 4J in. long, §-2£ in. wide, glabrous above, minutely 
and densely pubescent beneath, 3-nerved, the side nerves 
one-fourth shorter than the leaf-blade, the veins closely 
reticulated; petiole If in. long, pubescent. Flowers 
solitary, axillary; pedicels 1J in. long, pubescent. 
Perianth of a pale cream ground colour, with brown 

* reticulations externally, basal portion ob- 

liquely hnflated, If in. long, about 1 in. wide, with 2 
lateral white-arachnoid patches within ; throat densely 
clothed with brown hairs inside ; lobes gradually narrowed 
to the end from a base l£ in. wide, about 8 in. long, 
spirally twisted throughout. Stamens 6 ; anthers waxy- 
yellow. Ovary If in. long, pubescent, slightly sulcate ; 
style-arms 6, obtuse. 

streaks and 

«t F f' )' a o t n - ire ^ fr0 , m Iower P° rtio » of stem ; 2, portion of the underside 
of a leaf ; 3 hairs ; 4, one-half of the corolla-tube, laid open ; 5, spinose hairs 

S«™ V q ^ m n ! arer the base of the tube >• 7 > hairs ot thc b ase, flat- 
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M.S. del. JJM RtchlitK. 

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L Reeve & c c L ondon 

Tab. 8614. 



Amaryllidaceae. Tribe Amarylleae. 
Hippeastrum, Herb. ; Benth. et Hook. f. Gen. Plant, vol. iii. p. 724 


5 mm. lata. 

Hippeastrum (§ Habranthus) Elwesii, C. H. Wright in Keiv Bulletin, 1914, 
p. 330; species H. Ananucae, Phil., affinis, perianthii segmentis luteis 
concolonbus, tubo mtus sanguineo, staminibusque perianthio dimidio 
brevioribus differt. 

Folia synanthia, linearia, acuminata, concava, 26 cm. longa, 
Pedunculus cylindricus, 6 mm. diametro, biflorus ; spathae 2, 
herbaceae, oblongae, concavae, acutae, 6 cm. longae, 8 mm. latae ; pedicelli 
circiter 4 cm. longi, crassiusculi. Perianthium clare luteum, tubo intus 
sangumeo ; tubus infundibuliformis, 1 cm. longus, basi 6 mm. diametro, 
squamis brevibus transversalibus supra filamentorum insertionem 
mstructus;_ lobi demum pubpatentes, elliptic!, subacuti, 4 cm. longi, 
1*8 cm. lati. Stamina perianthio dimidio breviora. Ovarium oblongum, 
12 mm. longum, 7 mm. latum, subcylindricum ; stylus staminibus duplo 
longior ; stigmatis rami breves.— C. H. Wright. 

The Hippeastrum of which a plate is given here was 
discovered by Mr. H. J. Elwes in 1902 near Lake Nahuel- 
Huapi on the Rio Limay in Argentina. The upper 
reaches of this river, where //. Elwesii grows, arc in a high 
dry valley with a cold winter climate and witli a vegeta- 
tion quite different from that met with at similar alti- 
tudes on the Chilian side of the Andes. A plant brought 
to England by Mr. Elwes flowered in his garden at 
Colesbornc in September, 1903, and the scape then pro- 
duced forms the main part of the present figure. The 
plant flowered again in September, 1914, and from 
material then supplied the plate was completed. In 
the genus Hippeastrum, H. Elwesii seems very distinct 
in the ultimately spreading perianth-lobes. It is 
perhaps most nearly allied to II. Ananuca, Phil., originally 
described from specimens collected at Caldera in the 
province of Atacama, but is readily distinguished from 
that species by its uniformly pale yellow perianth-lobes 
with the tube claret-coloured inside; in //. Ananuca the 
lobes though yellow elsewhere have vivid red midribs. 

June, 1915. 

The prolonged interval between the first and second 
flowering of this plant at Colesborne testifies to the diffi- 

experienced in providing suitable conditions. This 

difficulty, Mr. Elwes points out, it shares with antipodean 
bulbs generally, and resides in their unwillingness to 
change their season of growth. The beautiful terrestrial 
orchids secured by Mr. Elwes during the journey of 
1902 it has been impossible to preserve, and even in 
those instances in which species like Tecophilaea ci/ano- 
crocus, Mppeastrum pratense, Alstromeria Jlookeri have 
survived, it has been necessary to afford frame protection. 
Even when raised from seed ripened in this country the 
plants of Alstromeria do not readily change their season, 
but continue in growth throughout the winter. Doubt- 
less it is largely owing to this intractability that com- 
paratively few of the beautiful bulbous plants from the 
Andes of Chile and Northern Patagonia are to be found 

English gardens, and it would be well if those who 
have correspondents resident there could induce these to 
send plants or seeds to this country and to repeat their 
introductions from time to time until the difficulty to 
which Mr. Elwes refers has been at last overcome. 

Description.— 77^, bulbous at the base. Leaves 
contemporaneous with the flowers, linear, acuminate, 
concave, about 10 in. long, I in. wide. Peduncle cylin' 
dric, I in. thick, 2-flowered; spathes 2, herbaceous, 
oblong, concave, acute, 2^ in. long, I in. broad ; pedicels 
about i in. long, rather stout. Perianth pale yellow, 
tube claret-coloured within ; tube funneNshaped, over 
: , m. long, ^ in. wide at the base, with a series of short 
transverse scales within above the point of attachment 
or the filaments; lobes at length somewhat spreading, 
elliptic, subacute, If in. long, $ in. wide. Stamens half the 
length of the perianth. Ovary oblong, J in. long, under 
3 in. wide, subcylindric ; style twice as long as the 
stamens, stigmatic arms short. 

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Vincartt .Bronk.^Day&Son Li mp 

Rft-'ve<3c C? London. 

Tab. 8615. 


Crimea and Caucasus. 


Phelipaea. Dcsf. (ex parte) ; Bcnth. et Hook. f. Gen. Plant, vol. ii. p. 982. 

Phelipaea foliata, Lambert in Trans. Linn. Soe. vol. x, p. 260, t. 7, a 
caeteris generis speciebus differt corollae lobis minus latis patentibus, 
haud vel leviter imbricatis, antheris glabris. 

Herba parasitica, aphylla, ab 30 cm. alta. Caulis simplex, crassiusculus, 
sparse vel superne densiuscule pube minutissima glandulosa atro-rufa 
indutus, rubescens. Squamae ovato-oblongae, obtusae, semiamplexicaules, 
longitudine valde variae, secundum caulem ad eius medium dispersae, magis 
minus ve remotae. Flos terminalis, solitarius, bracteatus. Calyx late 
campanulatus, inaequaliter 5-lobus, 1-5-3 cm. longus, tubo 5 mm. (raro 
ultra) longo, ob lobos posticos 3 retrorsum, anticos 2 antrorsum approxi- 
mates subbilabiatum, lobis oblongis vel ovatis, obtusis vel acutis, totus 
magis minusve pube eadem ac caulis indutus. Corollae tubus latus, 
curvatus, 1-5-2-5 cm. longus, supra medium obliquissime ampliatus, 
extra flavidus, rubro-suffusus et superne tenuiter papillosus, intus antice 
e fauce ad staminum insertionem ferrugineo-barbatus ; limbus coccineus, 
2-labiatus, lobis subaequalibus rotundo-ellipticis vel rotundo-oblongis 
patentibus obtusis fere 1*5 cm. longis, paulo minus latis, labio infero ad 
fauces maculis binis atris in tubum descendentibus et ibi confluentibus 
rufo-barbatis ornato. Filamenta glabra; antherae mucronatae, 3 mm. 
longae, glabrae. Ovarium glabrum ; stigma late discouleum, subintegrum. 
Capsula late ovoidea, ultra 1 cm. longa.— P. coccinea, Poir., Encycl. 
Meth. vol. v. (1804), p. 268 (ex parte ?) ; Bornmuell. in Bull. Herb. Boiss. 
ser. 2, vol. ii. (1904), p. 687 (ex parte). Lathraea Phelypaca, Gueldenst., 
Reis. d. Russl. vol. i. (1787), p. 422, non Linn. Orobanehe cocriju,/, 
M. Bieb. Tabl. Prov. entre Terek et Kour (1797), p. 58; Fl. Tour. Cauc. 
vol. ii. (1808), p. 84 (excl. syn Tournef. et Lamk) ; Reichenb., PI. 
Crit. t. 699, fig. 937, 938. Anoplon Biebersteinii, C. A. Mey., 
Verzeichn. Pfl. Cauc. (1831), p. 104. A. coccineum, C. Koch in Linnaea, 
vol. xxii (1849), p. 670. Anoplanthus coccineus, Walp. Repert. vol. hi. 
(1845), p. 481 (ex parte); Boiss. Fl. Or. vol. iv. (1879), p. 494; Gard. 
Chron. 1914, vol. iv. p. 401, fig. 184. Anoplanthus Biebersteinii, Reut. 
in DC. Prodr. vol. xi. (1847), p. 42, excl. var. /3; Regel in Gartenfl. 
(1880), p. 34, t. 1000.— O. Stapf. 

The genus to which the striking and brilliantly coloured 
parasite now depicted belongs was discovered by Tourne- 

fort in Armenia in 1701, and dedicated by him to the 
family of the distinguished Chancellor of France, Louis 
Phelipeaux, Count of Pontchartrain who, as the Secre- 
tary of State in charge of the Academies, moved his 
Sovereign in 1699 to send Tournefort to the Levant. 

June, 1915. 



Unfortunately Tournefort added to his genus a yellow- 
flowered Iberian species of Clstanche. This misappre- 
hension might have been of small account had not 
Linnaeus, half a century later, placed Tournefort's genus 
in Lathrdea, as L. Phaelypaea, including in his species so 
named both the Phelipaea and the Clstanche, and, to make 

rse, treating the red-flowered Phelipaea as a 
mere variety of the yellow-flowered Cistanche. The 
extraordinary degree of confusion which resulted from 
this treatment it took nearly a century and a half to 
clear up ; the story has been lucidly told by Dr. Stapf 
in the Kew Bulletin for 1915. In the meantime it is 
sufficient to remark that the name Arwplanthus which 
has been used for this genus is a needless innovation and 

as is known, there are but three species of 
Iltelipaea, the species discovered by Tournefort, which 
Desfontaines named P. Toumefortii; the subject of our 
plate, which Lambert named P. foliata; and a third 
species, P. Boissieri, a description of which is to be found 
in Dr. Stapf's article in the Kew Bulletin. The original 
species has been repeatedly collected in Armenia°and 
occurs also in Kurdistan. The one now figured was first 
met with near Tiflis by Giildenstedt and in the northern 
foothills of the Caucasus and in Daghestan and Shirwan 
by Marshal von Bieberstein. It has since been collected 
in various localities on both sides of the Caucasus and in 
the southern Crimea. The area of the genus extends to 
JNortn Syria, through Southern Asia Minor as far as 
Caria and eastwards to Tabriz. The host-plant of 
P. Johata, so far as is known, is always Centaur ea dealbata ; 
I. 1 ournefortn has been collected as a parasite affecting 

± yrethrum myriophyllum. fe 

The plants on which our figure has been based 
were grown at Kew from seeds received from the 
Botanic Garden, Tiflis, in 1911. In this case the host- 
plant was Lentaurea dealbata. The seeds of host and 
parasite were sown together in a pot, but only the 
Centaurea came up. Later in 1911 the Centaurea 
planted in the Rock Garden, where it grew alone u 
in May, 1914, seven stems of the Phelipaea, each bearing 
a solitary flower-bud, made their appearance, the first 
bud to open doing so in the middle of the month. It is 



interesting to recollect that a very similar experience has 
been recorded in Gartenflora for 1880 on the part of the 
Imperial Botanic Garden, Petrograd. There, in June, 
1879, after a corresponding interval, plants of P. foliata 
made their appearance in association with a Centaurea. 
The difference in this case is that roots, not seeds, of the 
host, which had come from the Caucasus, were planted 
in the first instance. The combination of the bright 
scarlet flowers of the parasite with the silvery grey 
foliage of the host is singularly attractive, and one 
marked feature of the partnership in the Kew case has 
been that the health of the host, so far as may be judged 
by its appearance, has remained unimpaired. 

Description.—//^^, parasitic, leafless. Stems simple, 
rather stout, glandular-puberulous especially in the upper 
half, reddish, 1-1 £ ft. high. Scales ovate-oblong, obtuse, 
stem-clasping, scattered on the lower half of the stem 
and fairly wide apart, papillose-puberulous or glabrous. 
Flower solitary, terminal, ebracteate. Calyx campanu- 
late, f-lj in. long, unequally 5-lobed, usually somewhat 
2-lipped and more deeply divided between the 3 upper 
approximate lobes and the two lower; lobes oblong or 
ovate, obtuse, more or less glandular-papillose through- 
out, or glabrescent upwards, deep-red or chestnut-brown. 
Corolla ringent ; tube widely and obliquely campanulate, 
at length incurved, f-1 in. long, orange flushed with red 
outside, and sparingly papillose upwards, pilose in the 
front of the throat down to the attachment of the 
filaments; limb 2-lipped, lobes of each lip subequal, 
rounded, those of the upper rather smaller than those 
of the lower, J-J in. across, reddish-yellow outside,, 
brilliant crimson within, the throat with 2 black hirsute 
spots. Filaments glabrous; anthers mucronate, \ in. 
long, glabrous. Ovary glabrous ; stigma wide-discoid, 
subentire. Capsule wide-ovate, nearly A in. long. 

Fig. 1, portion of mterior of corolla-tube, showing the attachment of the 
stamens ; 2 and 3, anthers ; 4, pistil ; 5, sketch of entire plant with its host :— 
all enlarged except 5, tvhich is much reduced 



Vzri mtBrook 


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Tab. 8616. 


DORSTENIA yambuyaensis. 

Belgian Congo. 

Ueticaceae. Tribe Moeeae. 
Dorstenia, Linn. ; Benth. et Hook. f. Gen. Plant, vol. iii. p. 366 

Dorstenia yambuyaensis, De Wild, in Ann. Mus. Congo, ser. 5 vol ii 
p. 241 ; vol. iii. p. 66, t. 5, p. 67, fig. 2 et 3; affinis D. Mannii, Hook, f.', 
sed receptacuh processubus multo longioribus et pinnatisectis differt. 

Hcrba ad 30-50 cm. alta. Caulis erectus, dense subhispido-pubescens. Folio 
altema; petioli 6-10 mm. longi, subhispidi; laminae 7-16 cm. longae, 
4-7 cm. latae, elliptico-lanceolatae, abrupte et obtuse acuminatae, basi 
cuneatae, margine irregulariter dentatae dentibus 1*6-7 mm. longis 
obtusis, utrinque glabrae, supra nitidae. Stipulae 3-10 mm. longae, 
filiformes, hispidulae. Pedunculi axillares, solitaiii, 2-5-4-5 cm. longi, 
subhispidi. Rcccptacula angulato-orbiculata disco 1-5-2 cm. diametro! 
anguste alata et processubus 1-11 cm. longis circumdata processubus 
longioribus basi pinnatisectis, dorso tenuiter subhispida, viridia. Flores 
niasculi 2-4-andri. Flores feminci inter masculos dispersi; ovarium 
ovoidcum in stylum bifidum attenuatum. — N. E. Brown. 

The interesting Dorstenia which we figure here is a 
native of the Belgian Congo, in some districts of which 
territory it is plentiful. For its introduction to cultiva- 
tion we are indebted to the efforts of the Director of the 
Botanic Garden at Eala in the Equatorial Province, 
whence living plants appear to have reached the Colonial 
Garden at Laeken near Brussels about the year 1907. 
It first became known to English horticulture in October, 
1910, when a plant was exhibited at a meeting of the 
Royal Horticultural Society by Messrs. J. Veitch and 
Sons on behalf of the Director of the Royal Botanic 
Garden at Brussels. This plant was thereafter presented 
to the Royal Gardens at Kew, and forms the subject of 
our illustration. D. yamhuyaensis is a plant of erect 
habit and produces its flowers at the tips of slender 
axillary peduncles when it is about a foot and a half 
high. As an addition to our tropical greenhouses this 
species is remarkable for the much elongated pinnatisect 
processes of the receptacle, a character which at the 
same time readily distinguishes it from its congeners. 

Junk, 1915. 

The plant 

and fio 

freely if g 

temperature and g 

a light 

rich soil. Propag 

dily effected by means of cuttings of the y 

shoots inserted during the summer months 

Description. — Herb : stem 

closely and rather hispidly hairy. L 

1-1 1 ft. in hei 


elliptic-lanceolate, abruptly and bluntly acuminate, b 
cuneate, margin irregularly toothed, the teeth obtuse, 
3-6 in. long, \\-Z in. wide, glabrous on both sides, dark 
green and shining above, paler and dull beneath ; petiole 

long, rather hispidly hairy ; stipules \~^ in. long, 



filiform, slightly hispid. Peduncles axillary, 


orbicular, disk 


rather hispidly hairy. Receptacles angularly 


ly winged and g 


ff a number of marginal processes varying in length from 

£er processes pinnatisect near 
very sparingly hispidly hairy 
s with 2-4 stamens. Female 

their b 

the back 

Male fl< 


interspersed among the males; ovary ovoid 

narrowed into a 2-fid sublateral style 

Fig. 1, receptacle, seen in section; 2, a male flower; 3, rudimentary ovary 
of the same accompanied by two stamens ; 4, a single stamen showing the 
mflexcd anther of a young flower ; 5, ovary :— all enlarged. 

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ECHIUM Perezii 

Island of Pal ma. 


Echium, Linn. ; Benth, et Hook. f. Gen. Plant, vol. ii. p. 863 

Echium Perezii, Sprague in Kew Ball. 1914, pp. 210, 267; affinis E. Wild- 
pretii^ H. H. "W. Pearson, a quo thyrso laxo cyaiis conspicue pedunculatis, 
styli ramis longioribus, foliorum lamina usque ad basin decurrente 

Herb a erecta, cireiter 0*6 m. alta (in insulis canariensibus ad 2 m. alta). 

Caulis simplex, basi defoliatus, ceterum dense foliatus. Folia inferiora 

deflexa, anguste lineari-lanceolata, cireiter 13 em. longa, 0*8-1*3 cm. lata, 

caudato-acuminata, in basin sensim angustata, grosse sericeo-pilosa ; nervi 

laterales utrinsecus cireiter 4, satis obliqui, supra inconspicui, leviter 

impressi, subtus elevati ; folia superiora adscendentia. Thyrsus terminalis, 

ovoideus, multiflorus, cireiter 25 cm. longus, 13 cm. diametro ; cymae 

scorpioideae, conspicue pedunculatae, cireiter 8 cm. longae pedunculis 

2-3 cm. longis inclusis ; cymae inferiores et intermediae bifurcatae, 

cireiter 25-florae, superiores simplices ; pedunculi et rhachis patenter 

pilosi ; bracteae lineari-lanceolatae, 6-8 mm. longae. Calycis segmenta 

erecta, lanceolata, acuta, 6-7 mm. longa, 2-3 mm. lata, extra hirsuta. 

Corolla subrotata, regularis, 8 mm. longa, pallide rosea ; lobi patentes 

vel apicem versus leviter deflexi, late ovati, marginibus deflexis. Stamina 

e plicis elevatis corollae tubi orta, longe exserta, aequaliter divergentia. 

Stylus cireiter 2 cm. longus, basi et superne glaber, ceterum pilosus ; 

rami fere 2 mm. longi. Niiculae tuberculatae, rostro patulo. — T. A. 

For the introduction to cultivation of the striking 
Echium which forms the subject of our plate, horticulture 
is indebted to Dr. G. V. Perez of Tenerife, from whom 
seeds were received at Kew in 1911. These seeds were 
sown in heat in the following spring, and two years 
later the plants raised came into flower in the Temperate 
House, when they were recognised by Mr. Sprague, who 
has made an exhaustive study of the genus Echium, as 
belonging to a hitherto uncharacterised species, nearly 
allied to E. Wildpretii, figured at t. 7847 of this work. 
The illustration here given represents one of these 
plants. The plant now figured resembles./?. Wildpretii 
in its foliage except in that the leaves are decurrent 
to the base ; it further differs bv its lax thyrse and 
m having longer style-arms. The species has been 
named in honour of the discoverer, who has done so 
much for the cause of botany in the Canaries, and is 
himself an ardent student of the genus to which it 

July, 1015. 

belongs. E. Perezii, the plant now described, is confined 
to the Island of Palma, one of the western members of 
the Canary Group, where it was first met with a few 
years ago near Punta Liana. Its ally E. Wildpretii on 
the other hand is a native of Tenerife. There is a 
difference possibly of minor importance in the colour of 
their corollas, that of E. Wildpretii being pale red, 
whereas that of our plant is pale pink. The most 
striking difference is in their general habit. This will be 
best appreciated by an examination of photographs of 
the two published in the Kew Bulletin for 1914 at 
pp. 266, 267. The treatment most suitable for both is 
pot-cultivation in a light loamy compost in a sunny 
greenhouse. The plants of E. Perez ii when they came 
into flower were in eight-inch pots. 

Description.— Herb, tall and erect. Stem in the plant 
figured about 2 ft. high, in those grown in the Canaries 
over 6 ft. in height, simple, losing its leaves at the base, 
elsewhere densely leafy. Leaves above the base deflexed, 
narrowly linear-lanceolate, about 5 in. long, J-J in. wide, 
caudate-acuminate, gradually narrowed to the base, 
rather coarsely silky; lateral nerves about 4 on each 
side, somewhat oblique, hardly visible or slightly sunk 

above, raised beneath ; upper leaves similar but ascend 
ing. Thyrse terminal, ovoid, many-flowered, about 10 in. 
long and 5 in. across ; cymes scorpioid, very markedly 
pedunculate, about 3 in. long, including the j~l£ in. long 
peduncles; lower and intermediate cymes 2-furcate, 
about 25-flowered, upper cymes simple; peduncles and 
rachis pilose with spreading hairs ; bracts linear-lanceo- 
late, J-4 in. long. Calyx lobed nearly to the middle ; 
segments erect, lanceolate, acute, about { in. long, T ' .,-■ J- 
in. wide, hirsute outside. Corolla subrotate, regular, \ "in. 
long, pale pink or rose ; lobes spreading or with their 
tips slightly deflexed, wide ovate with deflexed edges. 
btamens inserted on raised folds of the corolla-tube, far 
exserted, uniformly divergent. Style about § in. long, 
glabrous at the base and near the top, elsewhere pilose ; 
style-arms about -^ in. long. Nutlets tubercled. 

■Jlnit nW^ ?7 ° a r X a ? (1 St - vle ; 3 an<1 4 ' anthers ' 5 < P istil ! 6, sketch of 

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POLYSTACHYA paniculata 

Tropical West Africa 

Orchidaceae. Tribe Vandeae. 
Polystachya, Hook. ; Benth. et HooJc. f. Gen. Plant, vol. iii. p. 540 

Polystachya paniculata, Rolf e in Dyer, Fl. Trop. Afr. vol. vii. p. 113 ; Gavd. 
Chron. 1910, vol. xlviii. p. 462, fig. 202 ; inter species africanas foliis 
oblongis et coriaceis, floribus ample paniculatis et labello integro distincta. 

Herba epiphytica, 15-30 cm. longa. Caules erecti, 8-15 cm. longi, subteretes, 
3-4-phylli. Folia oblonga, breviter et obtuse biloba, coriacea, 14-17 cm. 
longa, 2*5-3 cm. lata. Inflorescentia terminalis, pedunculata, 15-25 cm. 
longa, ample paniculata, basi spathis oblongis 2 vel 3 obtecta ; bracteae 
minutae ; pedicelli graciles, 2 mm. longi. Flores numerosi, parvi. 
Sep alum posticum oblongum, subobtusum, 3-4 mm. longum ; sepala 
lateral ia ovata, postico latiora. Petala linearia, obtusa, 3-4 mm. longa. 
Labellum integrum, recurvum, oblongum, subobtusum, 3-4 mm. longum, 
margine undulatum. Columna lata, brevis. Pollinia 4, ovoidea ; stipes 
oblonga ; glandula squamiformis. — Dendrobium paniculatum, Swartz in 
Schrad. Neues Journ. vol. i. p. 97; Pers. Syn. vol. ii. p. 523; Lindl. Gen. 
& Sp. Orch. p. 92. — E. A. Rolfe. 

The interesting orchid which forms the subject of our 
illustration was originally discovered in Sierra Leone by 
Afzelius and was described by Swartz from this material 
as Dendrobium paniculata?)!. Its identity had long been 
doubtful, but was definitely settled owing to the kindness 
of Professor Fries of Upsala by whom the type of the 
species was lent to Sir W. T. Thiselton-Dyer while the 
Orchidaceae of Tropical Africa were being described. 
When the species was transferred to its true genus, 
Polystachya, in 1897, it was still known only from the 
Afzelian specimens, but a few years later a good 
herbarium specimen was transmitted to Kew by Mr. C. B. 
Ussher, who had met with it again in the Mabira Forest, 
Chagwe, in the Uganda Protectorate. For its intro- 
duction to our collections orchid growers are indebted to 
the late Sir Trevor Lawrence, who had received plants 
from West Africa communicated by his son, Captain C. T. 
Lawrence. It flowered in Sir Trevor's collection at 
Burford, and was exhibited at a meeting of the Royal 

July, 1915. 

Horticultural Society in Aug 

1910. Since then it 

has found its 


into various collections and has 

flowered on several occasions. The plant from which 

figure has been made was obtained for Kew 


from Messrs. Charlesworth and Co., Hay wards Heath. 
It grows well and flowers annually at Kew in March in 
a tropical house under the treatment suitable for most 
species of Dendrobium and Epidendrum. The flowers of 
P. paniculata are borne in a dense panicle; the yellow 
sepals and petals striped with orange-red, and the reddish 
orange lip, combine in rendering it a striking object. 

Description. — Herb, epiphytic. Stems erect, 3-6 in. 
long, subterete, 3-4-foliate. Leaves oblong, shortly 

bluntly 2-lobed, coriaceous, 5-7 in. long, 1 


in. wide. 

Inflorescence terminal, pedunculate, 6-10 in. long, copi- 
ously panicled, clothed below with 2-3 oblong sheaths ; 

bracts minute ; pedicels slender, 






numerous, small. Sepals : posterior oblong, somewhat 

■^-^ in. long; lateral ovate, wider than the 
posterior ; all yellow with orange stripes. 



Petals linear, 

in. long, yellow with a central orange stripe. 

Lip orange, entire, recurved, oblong , rather blunt, -|- 



long, its 


undulate. Column short and broad. 

Pollinia 4, ovoid ; stipe oblong ; gland scale-like. 

Fig. 1, a single flower; 2, petal; 3, lip; 4, column; 5, anther-cap; 6, pol- 

Iinanum; 7, sketch of an entire plant:— all enlarged except 7, which is much 


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Tab. 8610. 

MECONOPSIS Prattii. * 

Western China. 

Meconopsis, Vig.; Benth. et Hook. f. Gen. Plant, vol. i. p. 52; Prantl d 
Kilndig in Engl. & Prantl, Pflanzenfam. vol. iii. pars 2, p. 141. 

Meconopsis (§ Eumeconopsis) Prattii, Prain in Bot. Mag. sub t. 8568 
[nomen] ; Kew Bull. 1915, p. 148 ; species e grege Aculeatarum ad M. 
smuatam, Pram, proxime accedens, a qua tamen foliis subintegris petalisque 
numerosioribus differt. 

Herba monocarpica; caulis simplex scapiformis, 3 '5-7' 5 dm. altus, aculeatus. 
Folia radicaha rosulata demum evanida ; caulina alterna, utrinque aculeis 
simplicibus stramineis induta, lanceolata, margine subintegra, apice acuta, 
basi in petiolum latiorem angustata, virida subtus pallidiora; lamina 
8-14 cm. longa, 2-2*5 cm. lata; petioli inferiores 4-6 cm, longi, gradatim 
breviores. Flores in cymas elongatas racemiformes dispositi ; pedicel] i 
saepissime 1-2 cm., rarissime 3-4 cm, longi, aculeati, saepissime bracteati; 
bracteae foliis conformes nisi minores sessilesque. Sepala 2, oblongo- 
ovata, 1 • 5 cm. longa, extra densius aculeata. Petala 6-8, clare coerulea 
nonnunquam purpureo suffusa vel raro pallide purpurea, oblonga, obtusa, 
2 • 25-2 ■ 5 cm. longa, 1 ' 75-2 cm. lata. Stamina indefinita, pluri-seriata ; 
filamenta glabra, discreta, intense coeruleae ; antherae oblongae, albidae. 
Ovarium e carpellis 4 compositum, ovoideum, 5-6 mm. longum; stylus 
glaber, 4 mm. longus ; stigma pallide viride. Capsula oblonga, 1"25 cm. 
longa, in toro explanato parum incrassato insidens. — M. sinuata, var. 
Prattii, Prain in Journ. As. Soc. Beng. vol. lxiv. pars 2, p. 314. M. rudis, 
Prain in Ann. Bot. vol. xx. p. 347 partim et quoad spp. Szechuan. tantum ; 
Farrer in Gard. Chron. 1914, vol. lvi. p. 318. M. Wardii, Hort. ; 
Ward, Land of the Blue Poppy, pp. 138, 139 ; Farrer in Gard. Chron. 1915, 
vol. lvii. p. 110 [nomen]. M. racemosa, Fedde in Pflanzenr. IV. 104, 
p. 258, saltern in parte : vix Maxim. — D. Prain. 




Meconopsi?, the Aculeatae form a 

compact group of six species differing from the 

being armed with pungent prickles. Three of the 

have already been figured 

this work : M. aculeata 

Royle, at t. 5456 ; M. latifolia, Prain, at first treated 

variety of M. sinuata. Prain, but now known 



distinct species, at t. 8223; and M. rudis, Prain, at 
t. 8568. The species now figured as M. Prattii was 

originally included 



but the accession of 

fuller material having shown that this position for the 
plant was unsatisfactory, it was transferred to M. rudis to 

hich it is more nearlv allied 

July, 191",. 

This position in turn h 

been found untenable ; the species now figured differs 
from M. rudis in its more herbaceous foliage, its shorter 
flowering pedicels, its white in place of yellow stamens, 
and its pale green in place of yellow stigma. Its native 
country includes the Western Chinese provinces of 
Szechuan and Kansu, where it occurs at elevations of 
13-15,000 feet above sea-level. The introduction of 
i)A Prattii to European horticulture has been due almost 
equally to Mr. E. H. Wilson and Mr. F. K. Ward. The 
material on which our figure is based has been provided 
by a plant raised at the Royal Botanic Garden, Edin - 
burgh, and grown under the name M. Wardii, from seed 
collected by Mr. Ward, which was kindly communicated 
for the purpose by Professor Bayley Balfour. The species 
has proved hardy and thrives well under the conditions 
suitable for M. aculeata, M. latifolia and M. rudis. 


# Description.— Herb, monocarpic ; stem l|-3 ft. high, 
simple, scapose, prickly. Leaves at the base rosulate, but 
soon disappearing, those of the stem alternate, armed on 
both sides with simple pale prickles, lanceolate, margin 
almost entire, apex acute, narrowed below into a rather 
wide petiole, pale green above, still paler beneath ; leaf- 
blade 3-5£ in. long, f-1 in. wide ; lower petioles 1|-2A 

in. long, gradually decreasing upwards. Flowers arranged 

in long raceme-like cymes; pedicels usually -?,-£ in., 
rarely U— If in. long, prickly, usually bracteate '; bracts 
like the leaves, but smaller and sessile. Sepals 2, ovate- 
oblong, f in. long, rather densely prickly externallv. 
Petals 6-8, bright blue, sometimes flushed with purple 
and occasionally pale purple throughout, oblong, obtuse, 
about 1 in. long, -|^§ i n . wide. Stamens numerous, 
several-seriate; filaments glabrous, free, dark-blue; 
anthers oblong, pale buff or white. Ovary made up 
of 4 carpels, ovoid, J-| in. long ; style glabrous, J in. 
long ; stigma pale green. Capsule oblong, k in. long, 
resting on a flattened enlarged torus. 

Fig. 1, sepal; 2 and 3, anthers ; 4, pistil:— all enlarged. 



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Tab. 8620. 

RHODODENDRON conciknum. 

Western China. 

Ericaceae. Tribe Rhodobbak. 
Euododendron, Linn.; Benth. ctHook.f. Gen. Plant, vol. ii. p. 599 

Rhododendron concinnum, Hcmsl. in Journ. Linn. Soc. vol. xxvi n 21 

%f S S ; £T a ' - l ?' H ' Wi ^ on in Kew BldL 1910 > P- 115 ; BaJer et 
F. H. Wilson xn Sargent, Plant. Wilson, pars 3, p. 522; species foliia 

conspicue mucronatis subtus densissime lepidotis, calycis lobis polymornhis 
distincta. c J L 

Fndex; ramuli annotini sicco brunnei, nitidi, glabri, hornotini palli<li, B ]an,lu]is 
subglobosis parce induti. Folia late lanceolate vel elliptico-lanceolata 
basi obtusa vel rotundata, apice conspicue et abrupte mucronata, 3-8 cm 
longa, 1-5-3 cm. lata, coriacea, supra glandulis subsparsis nigrescentibus 
mduta, conspicue verrucosa, infra gbmdulis fulvidis numerosissimis et 
nigrescentibus paucis densissime induta ; costa straminea, supra minute 
puberula, mfra elevata, glandulis exceptis glabra, basi circiter 1-25 mm 
lata, ad laminae apicem valde attenuata; nervi laterales utrinsecus circiter 
12, supra lati et distincti, intra marginem conjuncti, a costa sub amuilo 
45 abeuntes, infra vix evidentes ; petioli 0-5-1 cm. longi, glandu?osi 
i lores termmales, subumbellati, umbellis plerumque 5-floris- perulae 
sicco brunneae, ovatae vel oblongo-ovatae, subapiculatae, 3-8 min. ]on« ae , 
3-4 mm. latae, ciliolatae, extra parce glanduloso-lepidotae ; pedicelli T5- 
2 cm. longi, subgraciles, glandulis sessilibus semi-induti. Calu.r brevissimus 
plerumque undulatus, lepidotus. Corolla carminea, late infundibuliformis \ 
tubus 1 -5 cm. longus, extra parce lepidotus, intra minute puberulus ; lobi 5 
ovati vel oblongo-ovati, apice rotundati, usque ad 2 cm. longi et 1-5 cm! 
lati, glabri. Stamina 10, exserta, inaequalia; filamenta ad 2"5 cm. lon<mj 
in parte breve inferiore ima basi excepta villosula; antherae ochraceae, 
2 mm. longae. Ovarium 5-loculare, oblongum, 4 mm. longum, densissime 
lepidotum, apice et basi brevissime pubescens ; stylus longe exsertus, 
stamina superans, curvatus, 2 -5-3 cm. longus, purpureus, glaber, stigmate 
capitato atropurpureo coronatus. Fmctits cylindricus, 1*5 cm. longus, 
0-5 cm. crassus, lepidotus, stylo persistente coronatus.— R. yantliinum, 
Bur. et Franch. in Journ. de Bot. vol. v. p. 94 (1891) ; Eehder et E. H. 
Wilson in Sargent, Plant. Wilson, pars 3, p. 518, partim. R. Bmthami- 
anurn, Henisl. in Kew Bull. 1907, p. 319, non in Gard. Chron. 1910, 
vol. xlvii. p. 4. R. coombense, Hemsl. in Bot. Mag. t. 8280 (1909). 
J. Hutchinson. 

Among the many novelties from China which have 
enriched European gardens during the past decade none 
have been more striking than the members of the genus 
Rhododendron. The illustrations of such of these as 
have been described in this work afford but an imperfect 
idea of their variety and beauty. As experience of the 

•July. I'M 5. 

Chinese forms under cultivation increases, however, 
questions of relationship and status have arisen in con- 
nection with some of them; and certain plants which 
when first communicated appeared from the descriptive 
standpoint to be easy of discrimination have been found 
in our living collections to display characteristics which 
tend to cast doubt on earlier conclusions. The species 
which forms the subject of our plate is one that gives 
rise to such an inquiry. It is one of a series of forms, 
undoubtedly very closely allied, which certainly con- 
stitute a natural group, fairly readily distinguishable 
from each other by differences in the size and colour of 
the flower and by some amount of variation in the 
development of the calyx, but which, nevertheless, in 
the opinion of Mr. Hutchinson, who has bestowed on 
them much critical study, may all be very well referred 
to a single species. So far as regards the calyx, which 
m many groups of species in the genus affords a constant 
and distinctive feature, we find in the group under con- 
sideration that it may be almost obsolete, as in the case 
of the original specimens, collected on Mount Omei in 
bzechuan by the Rev. Mr. Faber, on which R. concinnwn 
was based, and as is again the case in the plant now 
figured ; or it may be well developed with oblong-lanceo- 
late cihate lobes as in the plant described by Professor 
Bureau and Mr. Franchet as R. yantkinum. Yet except 
as regards their calyces there is no very tangible feature 
wherein R. concinnum and R. yantkinum differ, and 
having regard to the fact that in the extensive series of 
specimens, both wild and cultivated, which Mr. Hutchin- 
son has examined, there is a complete gradation between 
these two extremes, the question as to their possible 
identity calls for consideration. The fact that sometimes 
in the same truss may be found a calyx in which all or 
some of the lobes are well developed, and others in which 
all the lobes are much reduced or practically obsolete is 
strongly corroborative of Mr. Hutchinson's view. Among 
cultivated examples it is found that there is a con- 
siderable variation n the size of the corolla in plants of 
different age or under different treatment, and the same 
feature in wild specimens may be due also to difference 
ot age or to a dissimilar habitat. Variation in thn nnlnur 

of the corolla is equally manifest and appears equally 
explicable. Certain minor differences, such as the presence 
or absence of a few hairs either on the basal portion of 
the style or on the apex of the ovary, are found to be as 
inconstant as the degree of development of the calyx- 
lobes, and to be uncorrelated with the variation in size 
and colour of the corolla, and Mr. Hutchinson has felt 
constrained on this account to include in E. continuum, 
in addition to E. yanthinum, not only the form described 
by Mr. Hemsley in 1907 as E. Benthamianum, but the 
still more distinct-looking E. coombmse, figured at t. 8280 
of this work. It is to be noted that the form described 
as E. Benthamianum which is here referred to is not the 
plant so described in 1910. The latter differs from all 
the forms now included under E. continuum in having a 
conspicuously spotted corolla and a more prominent 
areolation of the upper surface of the leaf. It has also 
to be remarked that while B. coombense is not distinguish- 
able from E. concinnum here figured by any valid morpho- 
logical feature, in its typical condition these two forms will 
probably always be treated as culturally distinct. In 
any case they constitute the extreme conditions of what 
is an exceedingly variable group of forms, and whatever 
their relative status may be, the one now figured is the 
most richly coloured and the most worthy of cultivation 
in that group. The plant from which our figure has 
been prepared was presented to Kew in 1908 by Messrs. 
J. Veitch and Sons, and was raised by them at Coombe 
Wood from seed obtained on their behalf by Mr. E. H. 
Wilson during one of his earlier Chinese journeys. Like 
all the forms included within it by Mr. Hutchinson, 
that now figured was collected in the neighbourhood 
of Ta-tsien-lu, in Western Szechuan. It is perfectly 
hardy and succeeds well in a light loamy or peaty soil. 

Description.— Shrub with shining glabrous shoots, 
the youngest drying brown, the older pale, sparingly 
clothed with subglobose glands. Leaves wide-lanceolate 
or elliptic-lanceolate, base obtuse or rounded, tip con- 
spicuously abruptly mucronate, 1J-3 in. long, f-I^ in. 
wide, coriaceous, somewhat sparingly beset with blackish 
glands, and markedly verrucose above, beneath densely 


clothed with numerous tawny glands with a few blackish 
glands intermixed ; midrib straw-coloured, finely pube- 
rulous above, raised beneath and glandular, but without 
hairs, gradually tapering from base to apex; lateral 
nerves about 12 on each side of the midrib which they 
leave at an angle of 45°, broad and distinct above and 
looping within the margin, very indistinct beneath; 
petiole l-} { in. long, glandular. Flowers terminal, sub- 
umbellate; truss usually 5-flowered ; bud-scales brown 
when dry, ovate or oblong-ovate, slightly apiculate, B 
in. long, \-\ in. wide, ciliolate, sparingly glandular 
lepidote outside; pedicels f-f in. long, rather slender, 
partially clothed with sessile glands. Calyx very short 
or almost obsolete, usually undulate, lepidote. Corolla 
carmine, wide funnel-shaped ; tube § in. long, sparingly 
lepidote outside, finely puberulous within ; lobes 5, ovate 
or oblong-ovate, rounded at the tip, } in. long, | in. wide, 
glabrous. Stamens 10, exserted, unequal; filaments up 
to 1 m. long, villous for a short space just above the 
base ; anthers yellowish, T V in. long. Ovary 5-celled, 

1 I 


oblo„ & 

_ vr m. long, densely lepidote, shortly pubescent ^ 
base and apex; style far exserted, longer than the 
stamens, curved, 1-U in. long, purple, glabrous ; stigma 
capitate, dark-purple. Fruit cylindric, » in. loner, f in. 

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Tab. 8621. 

ALPINIA mutica 


Scitamineae. Tribe Zingiberaceae. 

Alpinia, Linn.; Benth. et Hook. f. Gen. Plant, vol. ii. p. 648; K. Schum. in 
Engl. Pflanzenr.—Zingib. p. 308. 

Alpinia mutica, Boxb. in Asiat. Besearchcs, vol. xi. p. 354 ; Hort. Beng. 

p. 2; Fl. Ind. ed. 1, vol. i. p. 65; Bosc. Monandr. PI. t. 69; Horan. 

Monogr. Sett, p. 34 ; Baker in Hook. f. Fl. Brit. Ind. vol. vi. p. 254 ; 

K. Schum. in Engl. Pflanzenr.—Zingib. p. 327, non Hook. /., ncc K. 

Schum. ; species A. calcaratae, Bosc, affinis, labello trilobato ecalcarato 

Herba perennis. Caules 2 m. alti. Folia lineari-lanceolata, acuminata, 30-60 dm. 
longa, 2*5-6 cm. lata, marginibus ciliatis exceptis glabra; petiolus 2 cm. 
longus, supra canaliculars ; ligula brevis, erosa ; vagina usque ad 22 cm. 
longa. Panicula terminalis, erecta ; rhachis pilosa ; bracteae oblongae, 
caducae. Calyx albus apice roseo-tincto, spathaceus, breviter 3-lobus, 
pubescens, 2 cm. longus ; tubus viridia, subglobosus, pilosus. Petala alb&, 
late oblanceolata, obtusa, 3' 5 cm. longa, 1 cm. lata. Staminodia lateralis 
brevissima, apice crenulata. Labcllum obtuse S-lobum, 4 cm. longum, 
3 cm. latum, concavum, basi pulvinis duobus pubescentibus instructum, 
flavum, lobus terminalis rubro-venosus, lobi laterales rubro-punctati. 
Antlierae loculi oblongi ; connectivum haud productum. Stylus parte 
superiore curvatus, apice discoideo ciliatoque .— Benealmia mutica, Salisb. 
in Trans. Hort. Soc. vol. i. p. 280.— C. H. Wright. 

The Alpinia here figured was first described as A. mutica 
in 1810 by Roxburgh, who had obtained it from Penang, 
then known as Prince of Wales 5 Island, and cultivated it 
in the Hon. East India Company's Botanic Garden at 
Calcutta, where it flowered during the greater part of 
the year, though most profusely during the hot weather. 
Its introduction to European cultivation must have been 
almost simultaneous with its advent to India, for in 1812 

Salisbury mentioned it as having then "flowered for 
three years successively in the stove of the Comtesse 
de Vandes at Bayswater." In 1828 Roscoe referred to 
it as flowering regularly in August in the Liverpool 
Botanic Garden. At a later date it became rare in 
British collections, and seems eventually to have dis- 
appeared from cultivation, though the name survived 
and became erroneously associated with more than one 

August, 1915. 

of the congeners of our species. The one to which the 
name is at present more usually misapplied is that 
described as A. mutica at t. 6908 of this work, which, 
however, differs from the true A. mutica here depicted in 
having much stouter flower-buds, and in possessing a 
labellum which is not distinctly 3-lobed. For the detec- 
tion of the error which has crept into horticultural lists, 
and for the successful reintroduction of the true plant we 
are indebted to Mr. H. N. Eidley, by whom, while he 
was still Director of the Botanic Garden at Singapore, 
the plant from which our figure has been prepared was 
transmitted to Kew. Grown in a tropical house under 
the conditions most suitable for species of Hedyckium 
and for other species of Alpinia, such as A. nutans which 
was figured at t. 1903 of this work, it has thriven well, 
flowering for the first time in July, 1914, along with the 
species which in English collections has for a quarter of 
a century usurped its name, and enabling the difference 
between the two plants to be objectively appreciated. 
What the spurious A. mutica figured in our pages in 1889 
may be is still a matter of some debate. Mr. Ridley 
has regarded it as identical with A. assimilis, Ridl., a 
species described by him in 1899, but the late Dr. 
Schumann has treated it as a form of A. malaccmsis, 
Roscoe, a figure of which is to be found in the Botanical 
Register at t. 328. It may be incidentally mentioned 
that at one time Dr. Schumann himself applied the name 
A. mutica to yet another species from Borneo, which he 
subsequently recognised as specifically distinct under the 
name A. Korthalsii, K. Schum. The nearest affinity of 
the true A mutica, Roxb., is, as Mr. Wright has indicated, 
with ,1. calcarata, Roscoe. The two species are, however, 
very readily distinguished by their differently shaped 
Jabellum which in A. mutica has two basal hirsute glands 
instead of the spurs met with in that of A. calcarata. 

Description.-//^, perennial, stems 6-8 ft. hidi. 
leaves linear-lanceolate, acuminate, 1-2 ft, lon<r 1-2 


wide, g i ab f Qr the ciJiate ^ * 

rSin'a Q nnelled i abo u ve ; , Hgule ^ort, erose ; sheath 

nit \ ^ m K? ngth * F, " ude terminal > erect ; rachis 
pilose; bracts oblong, caducous. Cahjx white with a 

pink tip, spathaceous. shortly 3-lobed, pubescent 

g ; tube green, subglobose^ hairy. Petals white 

ide-oblanceolate. obtuse 



3-lobed, over 



in. long, 


^ in. wide. 
Lip bluntly 

in. across, concave, with 

basal hirsute glands, yellow with the terminal lobe 
marked with bright red lines, and the lateral dotted with 


connective not 

small red spots. Anther-lobes 

produced. Style incurved towards the top, with a discoid 
ciliate stigma. 

Fig. 1, petiole and ligule with base of leaf-blade and apex of leaf-sheath ; 
2, portion of edge of leaf, showing the ciliate margin; 3, bracts and buds; 
4, calyx, laid open, showing staminodes and pistil; 5, anther; 6, stigma: — 
all enlarged except 4, which is of natural size. 








M feu tchti 


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Tab. 8C22. 

Western China. 

Ericaceae. Tribe Ehodoreae. 
Rhododendron, Linn. ; Benth. et Hook. f. Gen. Plant, vol. ii. p. 599 

Rhododendron Souliei, F ranch, in Journ. cle Bot. vol. ix. p. 393 (1895) ; 


Xew £««. 1910, p. 108 ; DtWs tn itfotea Bo/. GW. JlVmfi. vol. v. p. 217 
(I9ll) ; BeJulcr et E. H. Wils. in Sargent, Plant. Wilson, vol. i. p. 537 
(1913) ; species foliis eglandulosis glabris basi rotundatis vel truncatis, 
calycis lobis oblongo-ellipticis obtusis glanduloso-ciliatis, corollis late et 
aperte campanulato-patelliformibus facile distinguenda. 

Frutex; rami robusti, glabri ; ramuli juniores teretes, purpureo-carminei, 
glandulis stipitatis rubris instructs Folia sparsa, longe petiolata, oblonga 
vel oblongo-elliptica, utrinque rotundata vel basi truncata, apice conspicue 
mucronata, 4-7 cm. longa, 2-4 cm. lata, integra, coriacea, supra atro- 
viridia, infra pallide viridia vel nonnunquam glauca, tenuiter reticulata, 
glabra, eglandulosa ; nervi laterales utrinsecus 5-8, supra immersi, mfra 
distinct!, copiose ramosi ; petiolus 2-2-5 cm. longus, circiter 3 mm. crassus, 
basin versus purpurascens, glaber. Flores terminales, circiter 8-nati, laxe 
dispositi, alabastro roseo-rubri, demum roseo-albi. P^*"«f hnearl- 
filiformes, circiter 7 mm. longae, glanduloso-puberulae ; pedicelli 4-5 em. 
longi, 2-5 mm. crassi, teretes, purpurei et virides, parce et minute 
glandulosi. Calycis lobi 5, inaequales, uno anteriore late ovato 4-5 mm. 
longo et lato, ceteris oblongo-ellipticis apice rotundatis vel truncatis 
3-5 mm. longis 2-3 mm. latis extra rubro-glandulosis margine glanduloso- 
ciliatis. Corolla eampanulato-patelliformis, 5-6-loba ; tubus 2 cm. ongus, 
striatus, utrinque glaber ; lobi rotundati, emarginati, 2 cm. lati. Stamina 
. plerumque ll, exserta ; filamenta glabra vel brevissime puberula ; antherae 
brunneae, 2"5 mm. longae. Discus lobatus, viridis, glaber. Ovarium 
5-7-loculare, oblongo-ovoideum, 5 mm. longum, basi 4 mm dmmetro, 
glandulis stipitatis rubris pulcherrimis indutum ; loculi in locellos 2 placentis 
divisi ; stylus staminibus paulum longior, crassus, glandulis rubris breviter 
stipitatis instructus.— J. Hutchinson. 

The beautiful Rhododendron now figured is a native of 
the neighbourhood of Ta-ehien-lu in Western Szechuan, 
where it occurs rather abundantly in upland thickets and 
woods at about 12,000 feet above sea-level. The plant 
from which the material for our plate has been derived 
was raised from seed collected in 1908 by Mr. E. H. 
Wilson when travelling in China on behalf of Professor 
Sargent, Arnold Arborstum, by whom a supply was 
presented to Kew in 1909. There was, however, a 
previous introduction of this species, also by means ol 
seed obtained by Mr. Wilson, but on behalf of Messrs. J. 
Veitch and Sons. The species has reached the stage ot 

August, 1915. 

flowering after an unusually brief period, for some of the 
plants raised in 1909 produced blossoms in 1913. Cer- 
tainly one of the most distinct of the new Chinese 
Rhododendrons, B. Souliei falls within that group of the 
section Eurhododendron in which the leaves are glabrous 
and have no glands. Within this group it may be at once 
recognised by its long-petioled wide-based, leaves, its 
well-defined calyx-lobes edged with red glands, and its 
flat saucer-shaped flowers. At Kew it has thriven well 
in a semi-shaded position and is of low, bushy habit. 

Description. — Shrub; branches stout, glabrous; young 
twigs terete, purplish-pink, beset with red-stalked glands. 
Leaves scattered, long-petioled, oblong or oblong-elliptic, 

rounded and mucronate, base rounded or cordate, 
in. long, §-l£ in. wide, entire, coriaceous, dark 
green above, pale green or sometimes glaucous beneath, 
finely reticulate, glabrous, glandular ; lateral nerves 5-8 
along each side of the midrib, sunk above, visible 
beneath, much branched; petiole f-1 in. long, about 
I in. thick, purplish near the base, glabrous. Flowers in 
terminal, loose clusters, each about 8-flowered; rosy-red in 
bud, white with a rosy flush when fully open. Bud-scales 
narrow-linear, over £ in. long, glandular-puberulous ; 
pedicels l|-2 in. long, T \ in. thick, terete, purple and 
green, sparingly finely glandular. Calyx 5-lobed ; lobes 

the anterior wide-ovate, i-4 in. Ions and broad. 


6 y *"• A ^"g 

the others oblong-elliptic, with rounded or truncate tip_ 7 
\-i m. long, T ^-| in. wide, red-glandular outside, and 

with a glandular-ciliate margin. Corolla flat-campanu 
late, 5-6-lobed ; tube | in. long, striate, glabrous on both 
sides ; lobes rounded, emarginate, f in. across. Stamens 
usually 11, exserted; filaments glabrous or very finely 

puberulous ; anthers brown, T V in. long. Disk lobate 

green, glabrous. Ovary 5-7-celled, oblong-ovoid, \ in. 

long, \ m. wide at the base, clothed with bright-red 
stalked glands ; each cell divided by the placentas into 
two chambers; style rather longer than the stamens, 
stout, beset with short-stalked red glands. 

B n™ '• V f\ ° f lGaf showi °g venation ; 2, calyx and pistil ; 3 and 4, stamens ; 
o, en ary , 6, transverse section of the same :— all enlarged. 



YmcentBTOoksPay Sanrfiqp 

I Reeve & C<? Ion 

Tab. 8623. 


Eastern Asia 

Cupuliferae. Tribe Coryleae. 
Corylus, Linn. ; Benth. et Hook. f. Gen. Plant, vol. iii. p. 406. 

Corylus mandshurica, Maxim, in Bull. Phys.-Math. Acad. Petersb. vol. xv. 
(1856), p. 137 ; Buprecht, Dec. Plant. Amur. t. 10 ; Herder in Act. Hort. 
Petrop. vol. xi. p. 363 ; Burkill in Journ. Linn. Soc. vol. xxvi. p. 505 ; 
Komorov in Act. Hort. Petrop. vol. xxii. p. 63 (C. m^nshurica) ; 
C. K. Schneider, Handb. der Laubholzk. vol. i. p. 150, fig. 83 1-m et 
fig. 87 d-f (C. mandschurica) ; Nakai in Journ. Coll. Sci. Tokyo, vol. xxxi. 
p. 206; Bean, Trees and Shrubs, vol. i. p. 402; species C. rostratae, Ait., 
valde affinis, sed novellis majus pilosis, foliis latioribus subtus majus pilosis 
foliis latioribus subtus majus pilosis supra mediam saepe inciso-lobatis, 
petiolis saepius longioribus differt. 

Frutex usque ad 4' 5 m. altus ramulis junioribus puberulis vel sparsim pilosis 
vel hirsutis demum glabrescentibus. Folia suborbicularia, elliptica vel 
ovata, 6-15 cm. longa, saepius 8-10 cm. lata, irregulariter duplicato-serrata, 
apice acuminata vel subtruneata, supra mediam saepe plus minusve 
profunde inciso-lobata, basi leviter cordata, utrinque parce vel subtus 
praecipue ad nervos sat dense molliter pubescentia; petiolus 1-3 cm. 
(saepius 1*5 cm.) longus. Stipulae ellipticae vel ovatae, acutae vel 
acuminatae, 7-8 mm. longae, 3-5 mm. latae, integerrimae vel interdum 
paucidentatae. Amenta mascula solitaria, bini vel terni ; squamae 
deltoideae, cuspidatae, hirsutae. Fructus 2-6 aggregati, saepe rudimentis 
fructuum immixti. Involucrum nucem arete involvens, superne in tubum 
productum, parte inferiore praecipue pilis setoso-hispidis flavo-brunneis 
dense vestitum ; tubus 2 ' 5-3 ■ 5 cm. longus, cylindricus vel basi paulum 
ampliatus, leviter pluri-striatus, apice obliquus, plus minusve laciniatus. 
Nux (immatura) depresso-subglobosa, circiter 1 cm. longa et 12 cm. lata, 
breviter mucronata, minute puberula. — C. rostrata, Ait., var. mandshu- 
rica, Kegel in Bull. Phys.-Math. Acad. Petersb. vol. xv. p. 221 et Fl. 
Ussur. p. 141 ; DC. Prodr. vol. xvi. pars 2, p. 133; Hance in Journ. Linn. 
Soc. vol. xiii. p. 87 ; Maxim, in Mel. Biol. vol. xi. p. 319 ; Palibin in Act. 
Hort. Petrop. vol. xiv. p. 139 ; Winkler in Engl. Pflanzenr. — Betulaceae, 
p. 52.— S. A. Skan. 

The Manchurian Hazel belongs to a group in which 
the involucre is prolonged beyond the nut into a tube 
sometimes measuring 1 J in. long, and is covered, particu- 
larly in the lower part, with yellowish bristly hairs. Its 
affinities with the Eastern North American C. rostrata, 
Ait., are so evident that it is not always easy to distin- 
guish it. In C. mandshurica, however, the leaves are 
usually broader and are often more or less deeply lobed 

August, 1915. 

in the upper part, though in the specimens from the 
Kew plant the lobing is not pronounced ; the young 
shoots are generally furnished with a more abundant 
soft pubescence, and the petioles as a rule are longer. 
C. rostrata, var. calif ornica, A.DC. (C. calif arnica, Rose), 
closely resembles C. mandshurica in its leaves which are, 
however, less markedly lobed ; moreover, it has glandular- 
hispid young shoots, a shorter involucre and a thicker 
nut-shell. C. mandshurica, var. Fargesii, Burkill, from 
Szechuan, differs from the type in having narrowly ovate 
leaves apparently not cordate at the base. C. Siehol- 
diana, Blume (C. rostrata, var. Sieboldiana, Maxim.), a 
Japanese plant, has a much shorter tube to the involucre 
and differs also in leaf characters. 

C. mandshurica is common in mountainous districts in 
Eastern Manchuria, and forms dense thickets in shady 
and dry woods. It was first, collected bv Maximowicz 
near to the Amur River in 1855. It is' also recorded 
trom Corea, from the provinces of Shingking and Chihli 
in Northern China, and from Yesso and Nippon in 
Japan. Its introduction to Kew dates from 1882 when 
nuts were received from the late Dr. E. Bretschneider ; 
ten years later the plant was received from Prof. Sargent 
ot the Arnold Arboretum, and again in 1906. The 
material for the figure was furnished by one of the plants 
raised at Kew from the seed received from Dr. Bret- 
schneider. It is a bush about five feet high and is 

7nl?* y r V ?}? dy ' Thou ^ [t has occasionally pro- 

ouHmit? f-nlf ^ ar its re ™rkable fruits in great 

tTe ^ l! l ?l£ That year ' owin S< ifc is a ™d, to 

orS * ° f the /r mer0f 1911 ' and the consequent 

It tS " P i mng ° f ^ e W00d > {t bore an abundant crop. 
It thrives in loamy soil and can be increased by layers 

the° wmT^ 57 "'"*' attainin S a hei S ht of 16 "• *» 

hajrv tlI^V y ° Ung twi § 3 P«berulcms or sparingly 

eSo nl f t b< — 8 g ,abTOUS - U*m suborbicular, 

f"?„ ?„„?' T*S 2 H in - ]o »g. "suallv 3-4 in. wide 

gularly double 

apex acuminate to almost 

he 1m! t m ° r , e 7 ess dfle P J y incised-lobed beyond 

abLrii',- Se Sh ? htl y cordate > sparingly pubescent 
aboye, sometimes rather densely softly pubescent, especi- 

ally on the nerves, beneath ; petiole ^-1 £ in., but usually 
about | in. long; stipules elliptic or ovate, acute or 

acuminate, under ^- in. long, about -} in. wide, entire or 
occasionally with a few teeth. Male catkins solitary or 
in twos or threes ; scales deltoid, cuspidate, hirsute. 
Fruits in clusters of 2-6, often accompanied by abortive 
ones. Involucre closely enveloping the nut, produced 
upwards in a tube, densely clothed, especially in the 
lower half, with setose-hispid yellowish-brown hairs ; tube 

in. long, cylindric or somewhat widened at the 




base, slightly m any-striate ; mouth oblique, more or less 
laciniate. Nut (hardly mature) depressed-globose, about 
I in. long and £ in. wide, shortly mucronate, very finely 

Fig. 1, part of male catkin; % male flower; 3, female flower; 4, section of 
the base of the involucre, showing nut : — all enlarged. 


M.S. del • p lL 

7b\«mt Brocks I) ay <5c I ^^P 

L."Reeve&C Lor. 


Tab. 8624. 


South Africa. 

Compositae. Tribe Senecioxideae. 
Senecio, Linn. ; Benth. pi Hook. f. Gen. Plant, vol. ii. p. 446 

Senecio glastifolius, Linn. f. Suppl. 372 (1781) ; Thunb. Fl. Cap. cd. Schult. 
p. 681 ; DC. Prodr. vol, vi. p. 408 ; Harv. in Haw. et Sond. Fl. Cap. 
vol. iii. p. 390 ; Gard. Chron. 1910, vol. xlviii. p. 43 cum icon. ; affinis 
S. multibracteato, Harv., sed foliis non scabridis pedunculis parce bracteo- 
latis differt. 

Herba gracilis, alta ; caulis superne ramosus, sulcatus, viridis, glaber. Folia 
linearia, apice subacuta, basi leviter decurrentia, usque ad 8 cm. longa, 
0*5-1 cm. lata, remote denticulata, tenuiter chartacea, glabra vel subtus 
minutissime puberula, utrinque viridia. Capitnla pauca, laxe corymbosa, 
5 • 5-6 cm. diametro ; pedunculi graciles, parce bracteati, usque ad 10 cm. 
longi. Involucrum campanulatum, circiter 1 cm. longum; bracteae 
subtriseriatae, exterioribus ceteris circiter dimidio brevioribus, lineares, 
apice nigrae, subacutae, glabrae, marginibus anguste membranaceis. 
Flores radii plerumque 13, roseo-lilacini ; corollae tubus gracilis, 5 mm f 
longus, glaber, lamina lineari-oblonga, apice tridentata, 2-2*5 cm. longa, 
5-7 mm. lata, nervosa. Flores disci lutescentes ; corollae tubus superne 
leviter ampliatus, 7 mm. longus, glaber ; antherae leviter exsertae ; 
achaenia oblonga, 1 • 5 mm. longa, minutissime puberula ; pappi setae 
sericeae, corollis aequales, albae. — J. Hutchinson. 

. The Senecio which forms the subject of our illustration 
is a native of South Africa, where it is known to occur 
throughout the coast region from the district of Rivers- 
dale as far as Algoa Bay. There are one or two earlier 
but doubtful records which connect the species with the 
Table Mountain region, but there is no definite proof of 
its presence there now. The late Dr. Harvey included 
S. glastifolius in the group of species of a shrubby or 
almost shrubby character which he designated the 
Eigidi. At the same time there is no doubt that it is 
extremely closely allied to another species from the same 
general region, S. multibracteatus, Harv., which has been 
referred by its author to the group Annul recognised by 
him. From S. glastifolius it is very easy to distinguish 
S. multibracteatus owing to the scabrid leaves and more 

August, 1915. 

copiously bracteate peduncles of the latter 
Herbarium material of S. glastifolius shows that there 
considerable variation in the shape, texture and toothing 
of the leaves. These changes of appearance, which may 
be due to the conditions under which the plants have 
grown, leave the flower-heads remarkably uniform and 
unmistakable on account of the numerous exterior supple- 
mentary bracts. From a remark in the note which 
accompanies a full-page illustration of the species in the 
Gardeners' Chronicle for 1910, it would appear that 
S. glastifolius was raised by Messrs. Sutton and Sons 
from seeds received by them from the district of George, 
immediately to the east of Riversdale. The plant from 
which the figure here given has been prepared was pre- 
sented to Kew in 1913 by Mr. H. Rabjohn, Twickel, 
Delden, Holland, and flowered in a greenhouse in April, 
1914. It is a perennial, is easily propagated by cuttings 
and grows into an elegant upright plant, about four feet 
in height, flowering during April and May. It does well 
if given conservatory treatment and grown along with 
greenhouse Cinerarias, but it may be noted that Mr. 
Rabjohn, in the Gardeners' Chronicle, writing from 
Welbeck Abbey, Worksop, in 1910, has described it as 
being vigorous in an open border, resisting successfully 
ten degrees of frost, though succumbing when the 
thermometer fell to 15°. 

DESCRiPTioN.-^r^, perennial, slender, erect, 4 ft. 
high ; stem branching upwards, sulcate, green, glabrous. 

Leave* linear, subacute, slightly decurrent at the base, 

up to 6 in, long, I-] in. wide, distantly toothed, thinly 

papery, glabrous on both sides or faintly puberulous 

beneath, green. Flower-heads few, loosely corymbose, 

4t-4 in- across; peduncles slender, sparingly bracteate, 

up to 4 in Jong. Involucre campanulate, over I in. long, 

bracts subtriseriate, the outer about one half the length 

of the others, linear, dark-tipped, subacute, glabrous with 

narrow membranous margins. Ray-floret\ T usually 13, 

rose-lilac ; coro la-tube slender, J in. long, glabrous ; 

igule linear-oblong, 3-toothed at the tip, 4-1 in. 

long, about I m. wide, distinctly nerved. Disk-florets 

yellowish ; corolla-tube slightly widened upwards, over 

I in. long, glabrous ; anthers slightly exserted ; achenes 
oblong, over J in. long, finely puberulous ; pappus-setae 
silky, as long as the corolla, white. 

Fig. 1, portion of a leaf ; 2, bract of the involucre ; 3, ray -floret ; 4, disk-floret ; 
5, the same, further magnified ; 6, setae of the pappus ; 7, anthers ; 8, style- 
arms : — all enlarged. 


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Salic ace ae. 
Populus, Linn. ; Benth. et Hook. f. Gen. Plant, vol. iii. p. 412 

Pop,ulus lasiocarpa, Oliver in Hook. Ic. Plant, t. 1943 ; Burkill in Journ. 
Linn. Soc. vol. xxvi. p. 536; J. H. Veitch in Journ. B. Hort. Soc. 
vol. xxviii. p. 65, fig. 27 ; C. K. Schneider, Handb. d. Laubhohk. vol. i. 
p. 17; Lode in Mem. Soc. Hist. Nat. Autun, vol. xviii. p. 66; Gambocz in 
Math. Termes Kozl. vol. xxx. p. 120; Mottet in Bev. Hort. 1911, p. 565, 
fig. 219 ; Henry in Elwes & Henry, Trees of Gt. Brit, d Irel. vol. vii. 
p. 1846, t. 408, fig. 9; Bean, Trees and Shrubs, vol. ii. p. 215; species 
P. glaucae, Haines, valde affinis, sed foliis basi profunde cordatis, capsulis 
ovoideis facile distinguenda. 

Arbor 12-18 m. alta, ramulis junioribus angulatis crassis plus minusve 
t pubescentibus ; gemmae magnae, viscidae. Folia ovata, acuta vel 

breviter acuminata, regulariter glanduloso-crenato-serrata, basi profunde 
cordata sinu angusto, 15-25 cm. longa, 10-20 cm. lata, rubro-nervosa, 
supra basin biglandulosa, primo utrinque plus minusve tomentosa, deinde 
Bupra glabrata, subtus praesertim ad nervos primarios tomentosa ; petiolus 
teretiusculus, 5-10 cm. longus, cito glabratus, ruber; stipulae oblongo- 
lanceolatae, caducae. Amenta 10-15 cm. fructifera usque ad 20 cm. 
longa, saltern in specimine culto floribus breviter pedicel(atis polygamis 
praedita; rhachis crassiuscula, tomentosa, parce pilosa vel glabrata; 
bracteae scariosae, ovatae vel obovatae, basin versus angustatae, superne 
tenuiter laciniatae, 10-12 mm. longae. Liscus florum subpatelliformis, 
5-7 mm. diametro, breviter et inaequaliter 6-10-lobatus, saepe glaberrimus. 
Stamina in floribus masculis ad 23 vel plura, in floribus bisexualibus 
pauciora, interdum tantum 3-6; antherae oblongae, 2*5 mm. longae, 
apiculatae. Ovarium ovoideo-globosum, lanuginosum, disco longior. 
Styli rami 2-4, apice late plurilobati. Capsula ovoidea, dense lanuginosa, 
8-12 mm. longa, 2-4-valvata. — P. Fargcsii, Franch. in Bull. Mus. Hist. 
Nat. Paris, vol. ii. p. 280.— S. A. Skan. 

This remarkable Poplar is one of the many plants first 
collected in China by Mr. A. Henry, who found it in the 
districts of Chienshih and Patung, Hupeh, in 1888, and 
noted that it was common on the mountains at 4000 to 
6000 feet. It was afterwards collected at Tchenkeoutin in 
Szechuan by Farges, and in 1900 it was introduced into 
cultivation by Messrs. Veitch and Sons through Mr. E. H. 
Wilson, who being unable to introduce the tree by 

of seeds, sent home a living plant. It is from this 

individual, which grew in the Coombe Wood nursery 

September, 1915. 

until the sale of the collections there, that the specimens 
in collections in this country have been propagated. As 
regards size of leaf Populus lasiocarpa is undoubtedly the 
finest of all the poplars of which we have knowledge. 
Even a double plate of this work is insufficient to show 
the dimensions of its leaves in full; the blade not 
infrequently measures fourteen inches in length by nine 
inches in width and, whatever the measurement, is 
conspicuous for the rich red of the midrib and chief 
veins and petiole. In vegetative characters our tree 
resembles P. heterophylla, Linn., of the Eastern and 
South-eastern United States ; its catkins, however, are 
very different, and its closest ally is doubtless P. glauca, 
Haines, from Tonglo in Sikkim ; like this latter species 
it has polygamous flowers. The few flowering catkins 
seen were obtained from a cultivated plant, and may not 
be characteristic of the species. It should be mentioned, 
however, that P. glauca, so far as Mr. Haines has observed, 
produces in the wild state female or more frequently only 
hermaphrodite flowers; he found no male tree. The 
male catkins accompanying Henry's specimens were 
picked up from the ground beneath a leafless tree in 
South Patung, and Prof. Oliver cautiously dealt with 
them as possibly not belonging to P. lasiocarpa. The 
flowers have much longer pedicels than those of the 
cultivated plant, and the disk is distinctly oblique. The 
anthers agree. Populus lasiocarpa flowered in 1914 in 
the gardens of Mr. F. C. Stern, Highdown, Goring-by- 
bea , Sussex, and of Sir Harry Veitch, East Burnham 
Park, Slough, and the figure was prepared from material 
received from the former supplemented by catkins of more 
mature fruits from Sir Harry Veitch. The species thrives 

W i? j° n deep loam ' and ' like most poplars, enjoys 
abundant moisture at the root. Hitherto it has been 

propagated by grafting on stocks of the Black Poplar 
group but it will eventually, no doubt, be found to 
succeed better on its nxvn rnnto 

Description.— Tree, 40-60 ft. high; young shoots 
angular, stout, more or less pubescent ; buds large, 
viscid. Leaves ovate, acute or shortly acuminate, regu- 
larly glandular-crenate-serrate, base deep cordate with 

contracted sinus, 6-10 in. long, 4-8 in. across, red-veined, 
biglandular above the base, at first more or less tomentose 
on both surfaces, at length becoming glabrous above, 
but remaining tomentose beneath, especially along the 
principal nerves ; petiole subcylindric, 2-4 in. long, soon 
becoming glabrous, red ; stipules oblong-lanceolate, 
caducous. Catkins 4-6 in., in fruit up to 8 in. long, in 
our cultivated specimens bearing short-pedicelled poly- 
gamous flowers ; rachis rather stout, tomentose, sparingly 
pilose or becoming glabrous; bracts scarious, ovate or 
obovate, narrowed towards the base, finely laciniate 


in. long. Disk of the florets somewhat 
patelliform, about i in. across, shortly and unequally 
6-10-lobed, usually quite glabrous. Stamens in the male 
florets 23 or more, in the bisexual florets fewer and at 

times only 3-6 ; anthers oblong, 


in. long, apiculate. 

Ovary ovoid-globose, woolly, longer than the disk. Style- 

arms 2-4, broadly many-lobed at their tips. 

ovoid, densely woolly, 

3 2 

in. long, 2-4-valved. 


Fig. 1, base of a leaf, showing the glands; 2, bract; 3, male flower; 4 and 
5, stamens; 6, hermaphrodite and female flowers; 7, a female flower, laid 
open : — all enlarged. 


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Tropical Africa. 

Iridaceae. Tribe Ixieae. 
Gladiolus, Linn. ; Benth. et Hook. f. Gen. Plant, vol. iii. p. 709. 

Gladiolus Melleri, Baker in Journ. Bot. 1876, p. 334; Rolfe in Oates, 
Matabele Land, ed. 2, p. 409 ; Baker, Handb. Irid. p. 212, et in Dyer, Fl. 
Trop. Afr. vol. vii. p. 362 ; Bendle in Trans. Linn. Soc. ser. 2, Bot. vol. iv. 
p. 49 ; species G. Buchanani, Baker, affinis; foliis rigidioribus staminibusque 
quam perianthii segmenta superiora distincte brevioribus differt. 

Herba. Cormus depresso-globosus, 2 cm. diametro. Folia pauca, linearia, 
acuta, rigida, valde costata, 30 cm. longa, 1'4 cm. lata, glabra. Scapns 
65 cm. altus, gracilis, rigidus; flores inter se 3 cm. distantes; spathae 
valvae oblongo-lanceolatae, acuminatae, rubro-tinctae, exterior 4 cm. longa, 
7 mm. lata, interior 1*5 cm. longa. Perianthinm rubnim; tubus 2 cm. 
longus, anguste infundibuliformis, leviter curvatus ; limbus obliquus, tubo 
longior ; segmenta oblongo-cuneata, obtusa vel subacuta, superiora 4 cm. 
longa, 1-2 cm. lata, inferiora 2' 5 cm. longa, 1 cm. lata. Stamina quam 
perianthium dimidio breviora ; antherae oblongae, luteae. Stylus stamini- 
bus lonrior, ramis papillosis, 7 mm. longis. Capsnla oblonga, obtusa, 

2 cm. longa, 8 mm. diametro. Semina obovata, compress* 
5 mm. lata, ala membranacea circumdata.— C. H. Wright. 


The Gladiolus here depicted was discovered by Mr. C.J. 
Meller in 1861 on the Manganja Hills, Nyasaland, during 
the Zambesi Expedition led by Dr. Livingstone. Since 
then G. Melleri has been found to occupy a considerable 
area in Eastern Tropical Africa, for it has been collected 
at various localities in British Central Africa, in Portuguese 
East Africa, in the Matabele country and in Mashonaland. 
The plant which has formed the subject of our plate 
flowered at Kew in October, 1913, the corm having been 
received in June from Mr. A. Hislop who had obtained 
it at Makoni Kop, Rusape, Rhodesia. The nearest ally 
of G. Melleri is G. Buchanani, Baker, another Nyasa- 
land species, in which, however, we find several well- 
developed leaves about as long as and produced along 
with the inflorescence, instead of only one rigid far 

produced leaf with several much shorter sheathing leaves 
as in our plant. Grown in a greenhouse with other 

September, 1915. 

species of Gladiolus, G. Melleri thrives well, and in fa 
affords an interesting contrast with most of them. 

Description. — Herb, erect, slender, rather stiff : corm 


Leaves few 

rigid, strongly ribbed, about a foot long, over ^ in. wide, 
glabrous. Scape about 2 ft. high, slender, stiff ; flowers 
about 1| in. apart ; valves of the spathe oblong-lanceo- 

acuminate, flushed with red, outer 1J in. long, over 
wide, inner about | in. long. Perianth red 



in. long, narrow funnel-shaped, slightly curved ; limb 
oblique, longer than the tube, segments oblong 
obtuse or subacute, upper 





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J llL wide, lower 
Stamens half the length of 

the perianth ; anthers oblong, yellow. Style longer than 

the stamens 

Capsule oblong, obtuse, j 

gmatic arms papillose 


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Gesneriaceab. Tribe Cyetandreae. 
Ornithoboea, Parish ex C. B. Clarke in DC. Monogr. Plum. vol. v. p. 147 

Ornithoboea Lacei, Craib in Kew Bull. 1913, p. 115; ab affini 0. Parishii, 
C. B. Clarke, foliorum nervis prominentibus floribua majoribus labii 
inferioris lobis emarginatis distinguenda. 

Herba, forsan biennis; caulis pars basalis annotina ad 11 cm. longa, 5-6 mm. 

dikmetro, plus minusve quadrangularis, basibus petiolorum persisten- 

tibus dense tecta, apicem versus praecipue densius pilosa ; pars horno- 

tina florifera saepius circiter 30 cm. alta, undique glanduloso-pilosula. 

Folia valde inaequilateralia, plerumque late ovata, apice acuminata, 

acutiuscula vel obtusa, basi rotundata, latere uno altero usque ad 7 mm. 

altius terminata, 3*5-11 cm. longa, 2 -5-8* 5 cm. lata, chartacea, pagina 

utraque pilosula et inferiore pallidiore minute aureo-glandulosa, nervis 

lateralibus utrinsecus ad 10 supra conspicuis subtus cum nervis transversis 

prominentibus, crenato-serrata, petiolo usque ad 12 cm. longo glanduloso- 

pilosulo suffulta. Cymae axillares, petiolis dimidio breviores; pedicelh 

saepius 1*5 cm. longi, glanduloso-pilosuli. Sepala inter se subaequaha, 

oblongo-lanceolata, apice acuminata, acuta, ad 7 mm. longa, 3' 5 mm. 

lata, utrinque pilosula. Corollae tubus 7 mm. longus ; labium mfenus 

tubo aequilongum, e lobis tribus oblongis apice emarginatis inter se paulo 

* inaequalibus vix 5 mm. longis ad 3*5 mm. latis constitutum; labium 

superius lobis duobus brevibus alte bifidis. Stamina 2, antheris majus- 

culis; staminodia 3, superiore minuto. Ovarium 2 mm. altum, dense 

elandulosum ; stylus 5 mm. longus. Fructus ad 1 '5 cm. longus, 2- 5 mm. 

diametro, glanduloso-pilosus et parce aureo-glandulosus.— W. Cj. Lraib. 

The genus Ornithoboea was originally based on a solitary- 
species from Tenasserim, sent to the late Sir William 
Hooker by the Rev. C. P. Parish over half a century 
aero, though a description of Parish's genus was not pub- 
lished until 1883, when Mr. C. B. Clarke named the species 
0. Par/shii. Thirty years later Mr. Craib added two more 
species, 0. Ilennji discovered by Mr. A. Henry in Yunnan, 
near the Burmese frontier, and 0. Lacei, sent by ^Ir. J. H. 
Lace from Upper Burma. Since 1913 Craib has described 
yet another, 0. lanata, found by Dr. A. F. G. Kerr in 
North-western Siam. Another form sent from the same 
region by Kerr, which comes near 0. Lacei, has flowered 
in the Botanic Garden of Trinity College, Dublin ; yet 
another, known only in fruit, occurs in Tonkin. The first 
record of this Indo-Chinese genus in cultivation relates to 
Kerr's two Siamese forms, flowered at Dublin by Professor 

September, 1915. 


Dixon ; 0. lanaia, sent by Kerr, has also flowered at Kew. 
The plant of 0. Lacei now figured was raised at Kew from 
seed found in a capsule of the herbarium type of the species. 
Cultivated plants differ from the parent in having longer 
petioles and larger leaves. They flowered in June, 1914, 
in a warm greenhouse under the treatment suitable for 
tropical and subtropical Gesneriads, and matured good 
seed. In its twisted fruits Ornithohoea resembles Boea and 
Streptocar pus ,but its capsules are shorter and stouter; from 
both genera it is distinguished by the bilabiate corolla 
with short upper lip. 

Description.— Herb, apparently biennial; stem with 

portion, produced during the first season, over 

4 in. long, nearly £ in. thick, more or less 4-angled 
densely clothed during the second season with the per- 
sistent bases of the old petioles, rather closely hairy 
especially towards the top ; upper flowering portion of 
the stem usually about 12 in. long, everywhere glandular- 
hairy. Leaves usually unequal-sided, generally wide- 
ovate, acuminate, or somewhat acute or obtuse, one 
side often J shorter than the other, margin crenate- 
serrate, 1^-4 in. long, 1-3J in. wide, chartaceous, rather 
hairy on both sides, and on the lower paler side also 
minutely yellow-glandular, lateral nerves about 10 on 
each side of the midrib, visible above and raised beneath 
as are the transverse veins; petiole up to 4 A in. long, 
glandular-hairy Cymes axillary, half as long as the 
petioles ; pedicels H in. long, glandular-hairy. Sepals 
subequal , oblong-lanceolate, acutely acuminate, over j in. 
r // U Sl er ^ m * T ide ' somewh at hairy on both sides. 

as the tube, 3-lobed, the lobes oblong-emarginate, nearly 
equal under J in. long and 4 in. wide ; upp?r lip 2-lobed, 
the lobes very short and deeply 2-fid. Stamens 2 ; anthers 
rather large ; stammodes 3, the central uppermost, very 
small. Ovary T y m . long, densely glandular; style i in. 

irTrf; m \ nearly * V 1 ' lon Z> to in. thick, glandular-hairy 
and sparingly covered with yellow glands. 


5, Ssule e o1 nL°nf C ii yX V 8h0 T g P* \ % corolk ' ,aid °P en I 3 and *> stamens ; 
o, capsule of parent plant '.-all enlarged except 5, which i 8 of natural size. 


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New Zealand. 

Myrtaceae. Tribe Leptospermeae. 
Metrosideros, Banks; Bentli. et Hook, f. Gen. Plant, vol. i. p. 710. 

Metrosideros diffusa, Smith in Trans. Linn. Soc. vol. m. p. 268 ; Hook. f. 
Fl. Nov. Zcl. vol. i. p. 67 ; Hook. f. Handb. N. Zeal. Fl. p. 71 ; / . K*rk, 
Stud. Fl. N. Zeal. p. 161 ; Checscm. Man. N. Zeal. Fl. p. 164 ; affinia 

M. all b i florae. 

Frntcx alte scandens, divaricatim ramosus, ramulis teretibus vel obscure 
tetragonis puberulis. Folia breviter petiolata, oblonga vel elliptico- 
oblonga, obtusa vel subobtusa, 1-2 cm. longa, 8-1 '5 cm. lata, valde 
coriacea, subtus copiose punctulata. Flores terminates, cymosi numerosi, 
brevissime pedicellati. Calyx 0-6-0-7 cm. longus, puberulus; tubus 
anguste oblongus ; limbus abrupte expansus, cupulans ; lobi rotundato- 
deltoidei. Petala orbiculata, parce et minute denticulata, circiter 2 o mm. 
longa, coccinea. Stamina numerosa ; filamenta coccinea, circiter 1 cm. 
longa ; antherae oblongae, luteae. Stylus gracilis, circiter 1 cm. longus 
SXglobosa, coriacea, 0"8 cm. longa, sulcata, Umbo calycis persistente 

coronata.— R. A. Rolfe. 

The very striking Metrosideros here figured is a native 
of New Zealand, in which country the genus is well 
represented, three of its members having already a place 
incur pages: M. flmda, Sm., at t. 4471; M tementosa 
A. Rich., at t. 4488; and M. buxifoha, A Cunn., at 
t 4515. In our earlier volumes, too, five other figures 
have been given of Australian plants then referred to 
Metrosideros: M. citrina, Curt., at t. 260; M speciosa, 
Sims, at t. 1761 ; M. saligna, Sm at t 1821 ; MMspiaU^ 
Sm., at t. 1960; and M. viridiflora, Sims^ at t. J™& 

of these Australian species 


M. hispida, which is Angophora cordifolia Cav., have now 
been better transferred to the genus Calhstemon. 1 he 
species now illustrated, M. diffusa, is confined to the 
North Island of New Zealand, where it is not uncommon 
in forests from Mongonui and Ahipara to the south-east 
coast and Taranaki, occurring from sea-level to elevations 
of 2000 feet. For its introduction to this country norti- 

Skptbmbrb, 1915. 

culture is indebted to Capt. A. A. Dorrien-Smith, who 
informs us that while it usually grows as a creeper and 
prefers to have its roots in the shade, it is in its native 
haunts very accommodating, as it also forms a fairly 
compact rigid shrub in the middle of lava-flows. Its 
usual and apparently natural habit, however, is that of 
a creeper on trunks of trees, when, like various species of 
Ficus, it forms more rigid spreading branches as it grows 
older. It is only on such branches, when they are mature, 
that flowers are borne. The material for our figure has 
been derived from a plant cultivated by Mr. T. A. 
Dorrien-Smith in his garden at Tresco Abbey, Scilly, 
where it has thriven well in a raised pocket against a south 
wall shaded from the midday sun, its roots attaching 
themselves to the stones like ivy. Under these congenial 
conditions it flowered for the first time from the spread- 
ing branches in April, 1914, doing so again, even more 
profusely, in 1915. It is readily reproduced by cuttings 
struck under a bell glass in autumn, plants so raised 
flowering in their second or third season. It can also be 
raised from seed, but plants so obtained take many years 
to attain mature growth and produce flowers. It should 
be noted that this is not the plant figured as M. diffusa 
at t. 569 of the Icones Plantarum ; that figure represents 

M. alb i flora, Sol. 

Description. — Shrub, far climbing, divaricately 
branched, the twigs terete or faintly 4-angled, puberulous. 
Leaves short-petioled, oblong or elliptic-oblong, obtuse or 
almost so, |-| in. long, J~§ in. wide, very coriaceous, 
copiously dotted beneath. Flowers terminal, cymose, 
numerous, very shortly pedicelled. Calyx about £ in. 
long, puberulous; tube narrow-oblong; limb abruptly 
spreading, cup-shaped; lobes rounded-deltoid. Petals 
orbicular, sparingly and minutely denticulate, about 
T V in. long, pink. Stamens numerous ; filaments pink, 
over £ in. long ; anthers oblong, yellow. Style slender, 
over J in. long. Capsule globose, coriaceous, £ in. long, 
grooved, crowned by the persisting calyx-lobesi 

Fig. 1, bud; 2, longitudinal section of a calyx and pistil, showing style; 
3, petal ; 4 and 5, anthers; 6, transverse section of pistil :— all enlarged. 

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pyrus yunnanensis. 


Eosaceae. Tribe Pomeae. 
Pyrus, Linn. ; Benth. et Hook. f. Gen. Plant, vol. i. p. 626. 

Pyrus (§ Eriolobus) yunnanensis, Franch. PL Dclavay. p. 228 (18S9) ; species 
P. Tschonoskii, Maxim., valde affinis, floribus niinoribus pro corymbo 
numerosioribus fructibus niinoribus rubris foliisque ramulorum steriliuin 
altius lobatis facillime distinguenda. 

Arbor inermis, 6-9-metralis ; innovationes primum dense tomentosi demum 
glabrati, brunneo-rubescentes. Folia decidua, ramulorum floriferorutu 
ovata, margine minute irregulariter serrata, ramulorum steriliuin saepius 
subobovata, plus minusve lobulata lobulis iterum serratis, omnia apice 
acuta, basi cordata vel rotundata, 5-11 cm. longa, 3 '5-7' 5 cm. lata, supra 
sordide viridia primum floccosa demum fere glabra, subtus dense velutina 
demum glabrescentia ; nervi laterales utrinsecus 6-9 ; petiolus 1 ' 7-3 ■ 5 cm* 
longus, pubescens. Flores 1*5 cm. lati, in corymbos 5-7*5 cm. latos 
ramulos dense tomentosos 3-4-foliatos terminantes dispositi; rhachis 
dense tomentosa ; pedicelli dense tomentosi, circiter 2*5 cm. longi. Calyx 
dense tomentosus ; lobi 2*5 mm. longi, triangulares, demum reflexi. Petala 
pallide rosea vel fere alba, 6 mm. longa, orbicularia, ungue breve tomentoso 
suffulta. Stamina circiter 20 ; filamenta glabra ; antherae luteae. Ovarium 
5-loculare; styli 5, ad medium usque connati. Fructas globosi, 1*2 cm. 
diametro, intense rubri maculis albis notati, calycis lobis persistentibus 
coronati ; carnes scruposae, acerbae. Semina 3 mm. longa, securiformia, 
brunnea. — Eriolobus yunnanensis, Schneider in Handb. Laubholzk. vol. i. 
p. 727 (1906). Pyrus Veitchii, Hort. ; Gard. Chron. 1912, vol. lii. p. 2H8 
[nomen]; Veitch, Cat. New Hardy Plants from China— Autumn 1913, 
p. 12, P. Veitchiana, Hort. ; Gard. Chron. 1912, I.e. [nomen] .— W. J. Bean. 

The handsome tree now figured belongs to that section 
of Pyrus which Roemer established as a separate genus, 
Eriolobus. To it belong also the Japanese P. Tschonoskii, 
Maxim., figured at t. 8179 of this work, and P. trilohata, 
DC, a native of Syria, very rare in gardens but repre- 
sented in the Kew collection. Eriolobus differs from the 
Aria group, in which Franchet placed P. yumtanensis, by 
the styles being united for their lower third or more, and 
from Malm by the flesh of the fruit having grit-cells. 
The tree from which our figure was prepared is now 
growing in the collection of Pyrus immediately south of 
the Temperate House at Kew. It was purchased in 
1913 from Messrs. Veitch, who raisad it in 1900 in their 
Coombe Wood Nursery from seed sent from the district 
of Chang-yang in Western China by Mr. E. H. Wilson. 
A tree heavily laden with the handsome fruits was 

October, 1915. 

exhibited under the name P. Veitchii, at the Horti- 
cultural Hall, Westminster, on Oct. 8, 1912, by Messrs. 
Veitch. P. yunnanensis was originally discovered by the 
Abbe Delavav in Yunnan, growing in mountain woods 
at 9000-10,000 feet elevation. From P. Tschonoskii, its 
nearest ally, it is distinguished by its smaller flowers, 
much more numerous in the corymb, the smaller red 
fruits, and the more deeply lobed leaves of the barren 
shoots. Dr. Schneider describes the calyx -lobes as falling 
from the apex of the fruit, and stress has been laid on 
this statement under t. 8179 of the present work, but 
none of the specimens in the Kew Collection exhibit this 
character. It promises to be perfectly hardy and its 
abundant seeds will make its increase easy. Planted in 
good deep loam it grows well and, more especially 
in autumn, makes an attractive feature in the garden. 

Description. — Tree, 20 to 30 ft. high, unarmed; 
young shoots at first felted, becoming glabrous and 
reddish-brown. Leaves deciduous; ovate and finely 
and irregularly serrate on the flowering shoots, often 
more obovate and shallowly lobed as well as serrate on 
the barren shoots, acute at the apex, cordate or rounded 
at the base; 2-4| in. long, 1J-3 in. wide; primary 
veins six to nine ; ~dull green and at first floccose, ulti- 

glabrous above, covered with a pale brown 

felt beneath, much of which falls away by autumn 

petiole §-l| in. long, pubescent. Flowers f in. wide, 
in racemose corymbs 2-2J in. in diameter, terminating 
short, felted twigs which carry three or four leaves; 
rachis and pedicels felted, the latter about 1 in. long. 
Calyx felted, its lobes T \ in. long, triangular, becoming 
reflexed. Petals pale pink, { in. wide, orbicular, with 
a short, bearded claw. Stamens about twenty, filaments 
glabrous, anthers yellow. Ovary 5-celled; styles five, 
connate in the lower half. Fruit elobose. "A in. in 

diameter, deep red specked with whitish dots, the 
calyx-lobes persisting at the apex; flesh gritty, harsh 
and acid. Seeds £ in. long, hatchet-shaped, brown. 

Fi«. 1, portion of the under-surface of a leaf ; 2, bud ; 3, vertical section of a 
flower, the petals removed ; 4 and 5, anthers :— all enlarged. 


M.S. del. Pilclililh. 


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Tab. 8630. 

GENTIAN A gbaciltpes 


Gentianaceae. Tribe Swkrtieae. 
Gentiana, Linn. ; Bcnth. et Hook. f. Gen. Plant, vol. ii. p. 815 

Gentiana gracilipes, Turrill; species G. dalmricae, Fisch., affinis, sed 
pedicellis longioribus, calycibus unilateraliter fissis differt. 

Herba perennis, et rosulas steriles et caules florentes erectos vel adscendentes 
teretes glabros gaudens. Folia rosularuiu sterilium anguste lanceolata, 
acuta, caulina linearia vel lanceolato-linearia, acuta, usque ad 5 cm. longa 
et 3-4 mm. lata, uninervia, glabra, opposita, basi conuata. Flore* in 
axillis superioribus solitarii, pedicellis circiter 5 cm. longis glabris. Calyx 
truncatus, margine distincte 3-5-dentatus, latere altero integer, altero 
fissus, 9 mm. longus. Corollae tubus superne gradafcim ampliatus, 3*2 cm. 
lorWs, basi 1/5 mm. latus, fauce 8 mm. diarnetro ; lobi ovato-triangulares, 
6 mm. longi, 5 mm. lati, patentes, plicis ovato-triangularibus 3 mm. longis 
alternantes. Stamina libera, inter se aequalia, filamentis 7 mm. longis ad 
corollae tubi basin usque decurrentibus, antheris stramineis 2 mm. longis. 
Ovarium fere sessile, cylmdricum, stylo 8 mm. longo incluso 3 cm. altum, 
2 mm. diarnetro, glabrum, stigmate bilobo, lobis 1 mm. longis.— 
W. B. Turrill. 

The interesting Chinese Gentian now figured is a 
member of the section of the genus Gentiana distinguished 
by Professor Kusnezow as Apt era. According to the 
arrangement adopted by Kusnezow G. gracilipes should be 
placed nearest to G. dahurica, Fisch., with which except 
for its longer pedicels it agrees closely in its general 
facies; or alternatively next to G. Fttisowii, Maxim., 
with which it shares the character of a spathaceously 
divided calyx. For the material on which our plate of 
G. gracilipes is based we are indebted to the kindness 
of Mr. H. J. Elwes, in whose garden at Colesborne, 
Cheltenham, a plant which flowered there in August, 
1914, was raised from seed collected in Kansu and 
received at Colesborne through the late Mr. R. Wood- 
ward. This plant, which was presented by .Mr. Elwes to 
Kew, has proved quite hardy and thrives vigorously m a 
cool sheltered corner. It has not yet ripened seed, but 

October, 1915. 

appears to be as easily managed as the other members 
of the section Aptera, of which several are already in 
cultivation. The chief distinctive feature of G. gracili- 
pes is the length of its slender pedicels, which arise 
singly in the axils of the uppermost leaves of the 
flowering shoot. The lateral position of the flowering 
shoot this species shares with G. dahurica ; the spatha- 
ceous division of the calyx on one side it shares not 
only with G. Fetisowii, but with G. straminea, Maxim., 
and some other members of the section Aptera. At the 
same time this latter character is not universal in the 
section ; several of the species, in addition to G. dahurica, 
have a normally tubular calyx. 

Description. — Herb, perennial, with barren rosettes, 
and at the same time, erect or ascending terete glabrous 
flowering stems. Leaves of the rosette narrow-lanceolate, 
acute; of the stem linear-lanceolate, acute, 1-nerved, 
opposite and stem-clasping at the base, up to 2 in. long, 
1 i~ 1 2 m. wide. Flowers solitarv in the axils of the 
uppermost leaves, pedicels glabrous, about 2 in. long. 
Calyx truncate, distinctly 3-5-toothed, split on one side, 
over £ m. long. Corolla purplish-blue ; tube gradually 
enlarging upwards, 1-' in. long, T \ 2 in. wide at the base, 
limb ^ in. across; lobes ovate-triangular, i in. long, 
f J*?" W i • s P readin g> alternating with 5 ovate-triangular 
lows, ¥ m. long. Stamens free, equal; filaments de- 
current on the corolla- tube to the base ; anthers straw- 
coloured „ m l ong . Ovary subsessile, cylindric, li in. 
21 lncludl fg ^ style which is |- in. long, very narrow, 
glabrous ; stigma 2-lobed, its lobes very short. 

Fig. 1, calyx, laid open, and pistil; 2 and 3, anthers :-all enlarged, 



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arcent Brooks, Day & SonLt^ imp 

Tab. 8631. 


PROMENAEA microptera 

Tropical South America. 

Orchidaceae. Tribe Vandeae. 

Promenaea, LindL Bot. Beg. 1843, p. 13. Zygopetalum § Promenaea, 

Benth. et Hook. f. Gen. Plant, vol. iii. p. 543. 

Promenaea microptera, Reichb. f. in Gard. Chron. 1881, vol. xvi. p. 134, ad 
calc. ; species a P. xanthina, Lindl., sepalis petalisque angustioribus et 
labelli lobo intermedio multo angustiore apte sejuugenda. 

Herba epiphytica. Pseudobulbi aggregati, ovoidei, Bulcati, 1 ' 5-2 cm. longi, 
apice diphylli. Folia lanceolata, acuminata, subarcuata, plicata, pallide 
viridia, 7-9 cm. longa, 1*8-1*5 cm. lata. Scapi laterales, arcuati, graciles, 
6-7 cm. longi, uniflori, prope basin parce vaginati; bractea lanceolata, 
acuminata, concava, circiter 1 cm. longa. Flores mediocres, pallide virides, 
labello transverse purpureo-maculato. Sepala et petala patentia, oblongo- 
lanceolata, acuminata, 17-2 cm. longa. Labellum trilobum, 1-8 cm. 
longum; lobi laterales suberecti, late rotundato-deltoidei, subobtusi, 
breves ; lobus intermedius elliptico-oblongus, apice recurvus et subacutus ; 
discus crista transversa prominenter tuberculata instructus. Columna 
clavata, marginata. Pollinia 4, obovoidea, subcompressa, glandula lata 
acuta affixa.— Zygopetalum micropterum, Reichb. f., I.e.— R. A. Eolfk. 

The genus Promenaea was founded by Lindley oyer 
seventy years ago on four small Brazilian species which 
had until then been included in Maxillaria, Ruiz et Pav., 
along with a fifth from British Guiana ; some other species 
have since then been described from Colombia. The late 
Professor Reichenbach subsequently included Promenaea, 
with other allied genera, in Zygopetalum, proposed by Sir 
William Hooker in 1827. In this Reichenbach was 
followed by Bentham and Hooker in 1883, though they 
accorded Promenaea the status of a section. Reichenbach, 
however, had already reconsidered his earlier conclusion, 
and Promenaea is now thought as entitled to generic rank 
as some other similar groups whose status has never been 
questioned. One species of this genus, P. graminea, LindL, 
from Guiana, has been figured at t. 3877 of this work 
as Maxillaria stapelioides ; the true P. stapelioide* is, how- 
ever, a native of Brasil. The interesting little species 
now figured has a somewhat obscure history, for we are 
still without definite record of its native country. The 

October, 1915. 

plant is one in the Kew collection which thrives well in a 
tropical house under the conditions suitable for species 
of Maxillaria and Zygopetalum, and flowered there in 
June, 1914. It had been presented to the Gardens by 
the Dowager Lady Lawrence, earlier in the year, as part 
of the collection of the late Sir Trevor Lawrence, at 
Burford, Dorking, so rich in species previously unrepre- 
sented at Kew and rarely met with in cultivation. This 
species, P. microptera, was described in 1831 by Reichen- 
bach, whose material, which came originally from Mr. 
d'Haene of Ghent, had been sent by Mr. H. Veitch ; a 
day later he received it also from Mr. B. S. Williams of 
Hollo way. In 1890 material, probably from the original 
source, was communicated to Kew from the Royal 
Botanic Garden, Glasnevin, and there is little reason to 
doubt that the plant now figured had also formed part 
of the same importation, for the Burford label indicates 
that it reached Sir Trevor Lawrence from the collection 
of Mr. Williams. The nearest ally of P. microptera, as 
Professor Reichenbach and Mr. Rolfe point out, is a 
Brasilian species, P. mnthina, Lindl. ; this does not, by 
itself, entitle us to assume that P. microptera is also a 
native of Brasil rather than of Colombia or Guiana, 

though it suggests that possibility. 

Description.—//^, epiphytic ; pseudobulbs clustered, 

roid, grooved, J-f in. long, 2-f oliate. Leaves lanceolate, 

mminate, somewhat arcuate, plicate, pale green, 3-3 h 

i. long, i-f in. wide. Scapes lateral, arcuate, slender, 

2J-3 m. long, 1-flowered, sparingly sheathed near the 

base ; bract lanceolate, acuminate, concave, over A in. 

long. Flowers medium-sized, pale green, the lip with 
transverse purple bars. Sepals and petals spreading, 
oblong-lanceolate, acuminate, §-| in. long. Lip 3-lobed, 
in. long; lateral lobes suberect, wide rounded-deltoid, 
rather blunt, short; mid-lobe elliptic-oblong, with a 
recurved, rather acute tip; disk with a transverse 
rather prominently tubercled crest. Column clavate, 
marginate. Pollinia 4, obovoid, somewhat compressed, 
adnate to a broad acute gland. 

Fig. 1, lip and column ; 2, anther-cap ; 3 and 4, pollinia :—all enlarged 


MS del. J.N Rich hih 

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L Reeve &C° Lund 

onaon . 

Tab. 8632. 
STREPTOCARPUS denticulata 


Gesneriaceae. Tribe Cyrtandreae. 
Streptocarpus, Lindl.; Benth. et Hook. f. Gen. Plant, vol. ii. p. 1023. 

Streptocarpus denticulata, Turrill ; species S. pusillae, C. B. Clarke, jiffmis ; 
foliis utrinque fere glabris, corollae tubo breviore, limbo majore distincta. 

Herba acaulis, unifoliata. Folium (cotyledon) ovatum, obtusura, basi cordatum, 
ad 2 dm. longum, 1*8 dm. latum, margiue denticulatum, pagina utraquc 
fere glabrum. Inflorcscentiae ad 2'4 dm. altae, multiflorae, pilis glandu- 
loso-capitatis dense instructae; bracteae lineares. Calyx 5-partitus, ut 
pedunculi et pedicelli dense glanduloso-pubescens, segmentis linearibus 
acutis 4 mm. longis 1 mm. latis. Corollae tubus cylindricus, medio con- 
strictus, 8 mm. longus, basi 4 mm. diametro ; limbus bilabiatus, roseo- 
purpureus, labio antico trilobo carmineo-lineato, lobis late orbicularibus 
aequalibus 7 mm. longis 8 mm. latis crenulatis, postico bilobo inferne 
atropurpureo, lobis aequalibus late orbicularibus 7 mm. longis 5 mm. 
latis leviterdecurrentibus, antheris 2" 75 mm. longis; staminodia 1-2 mm. 
lon^a. Discus annulatus, glaber. Ova rium cylindricum, leviter obhquum, 
4 mm. altum, 1 ■ 5 mm. diametro, dense brevius glanduloso-pubescens ; 
stylus' 4 mm. longus, glanduloso-pubescens, stigmate bilobo.— W. B. 


The genus Streptocarpus is confined to Africa south of 
the Tropic of Cancer and to the Mascarenes. Two sections 
are generally recognized ; one, Unifoliatae, has only one 
green assimilating leaf which is a persistent cotyledon ; 
the other, fiosulatae, has 1-4 leaves in addition to the 
cotyledon which is usually present. The species figured 
is one of the Unifoliatae, of which about fifteen are 
already known from various parts of South Africa. The 
nearly or quite glabrous leaf (cotyledon) of & denticulaia 
is unlike the densely hairy one of S. pusilla, Harv., 
to which our plant appears most nearly allied. The 
glandular-pubescent character of the inflorescence is a 
noticeable feature, though our species shares this with 
some of the others. The general colour of the flowers 
is distinctive, and may be described as rose-purple with 
lines of deeper carmine on the lower lip, and dark- 
purple blotches on the lower part of the upper lip. 
In other species of Streptooirpus figured in this work 
the corolla is more or less blue or violet, as, in S. 

October, 191.">. 

Galpini, Hook, f., at t. 7230 ; S. Wertdlandii, Daramann, 
at t. 7447 ; and S. Makoni, Hook, f., at t. 7857. The 
material for our plate has been derived from a 

presented to Kew by Mr. R. I. Lynch, Bot 

Garden, Cambridge, in 1914. This plant was raised 
by Mr. Lynch from seed communicated by Mr. W. E. 
Ledger, Wimbledon, who had received it from South 
Africa, where it had been collected by Mr. J. N. Thorn- 
croft on one of the mountains near Barberton, in the 
Transvaal. It has thriven well under the conditions 
suitable for other species of the genus, and has ripened 
seeds from which a second generation of plants has been 
raised. Crosses, Mr. Lynch informs us, have been made 
between S. denticulata and various species, more especially 
S. cyaneus, S. Moore, with which it seems to pair more 
readily than with others. In the case of S. cyaneus, crosses 
have been made both ways, and in each the influence of 
the female parent has shown itself the stronger. 

Description.— Herb, stemless and with only one leaf, 

which is an enlarged persistent cotyledon. Leaf ovate, 
obtuse, margin denticulate, base cordate, sometimes 8 in. 
long, 7 in. wide, glabrous or nearly so on both surfaces. 
Inflorescences clustered, many-flowered, 9-10 in. in height, 
densely clothed with glandular hairs; bracts linear. 
Uily.r o-partite, densely glandular-pubescent; lobes 
narrow-linear acute, }, in. long. Corolla rose-purple, 
tube white limb with purple blotches and crimson 
streaks ; tube cylindric, narrowed in the middle, I in. 

Q°f g u I "Jl™? 6 , at the base » limb 2-lipped; lower lip 
3-lobed the lobes subequal, wide-orbicular, over ± in. 

ofl' J i n i* Wlde> their mar g in crenulate; upper lip 
2-lobed lobes equal, wide-orbicular, over 1 in. long, 
5 in. wide, faintly crenulate. Stamens 2 perfect, glabrous ; 
filaments \ in. long, slightly decurrent; anther under 
v in. long; staminodes short. Disk annular, glabrous. 
Ovary cylindric, slightly oblique, J in. long, under T V 
in. wide, densely glandular-pubescent with short hairs"; 
style 6 in. long, glandular-pubescent ; stigma 3-lobed. 

6 fkcich of al /n X nn? d ^ I % T^' laid P en 5 3 and 4. anthers ; 5, ovary; 
0, sketch of an cntne plant :-all enlarged except 6, which is much reduced. 

M.S.dcl JN.Ktdklitk 

^ncent Brooks , Day *Son Lt*im;> 

Ree^e ^C° London. 

Tab. 8633. 

CLEMATIS usrciNATA, forma ret us a. 


Raxunculaceae. Tribe Clkmatidkae. 
Clematis, Linn. ; Benth. et Hook. f. Gen, riant, vol. i. p. 8. 

Clematis uncinata, Champion ex Benth. in Hook. Ketv Journ.^ Bot. vol. iii. 
p. 255, forma retusa, Sprague ; foliolis apice retusis a typo distincta. 

Frutex scandens. Caulcs sulcati, purpurascentes, glabri. Folia pinnatim 
quinquefoliolata vel septemfoliolata (ea inflorescentiae trifoliolata vol 
simplicia) ; foliola elliptica vel late ovata, apice retusa, basi cordata vel 
rotundata, 3-6*5 cm. longa, 2-3 cm. lata, tenuiter coriacea, glabra ; petiolus 
in basin ampliatus, supra valde excavatus ; petioluli 1-2-5 cm. longi. 
Thyrsi foliati; pedicelli 1*5-3*5 cm. longi, basi pari bractearum suffulti ; 
bracteae anguste lanceolatae, 4-5 mm. longae. Sepala alba, ligulana, 
minute apiculata, 1-5-1-8 cm. longa, 3-5 mm. lata, primnm patentia, 
demum deflexa. Stamina numerosa ; filamenta linearia, 2-8 mm. longa; 
minute apiculatae. Pistilla pluria, vix 1 cm. longa; ovarium glabrum ; 
stylus longe dense plumosus. Achaenia formae retusae haud cognita, 
formae typicae oblonga, breviter rostrata, 6-7 mm. longa, stylo patenter 
plumoso triplo longiore.— T. A. Sprague. 

The striking form of Clematis uncinata which is the 
subject of our plate differs from the plant originally 
described as C. uncinata by Champion, by its leafy 
inflorescence, that of the type being comparatively 
leafless, and by its leaflets being all retuse in place ot 
acutely acuminate and recurved or almost hooked at 
the tip, the feature to which the species owes its name. 
Yet in spite of the distinctive appearance thus imparted 

the present form, the 

ted by 

a series of intermediate conditions, the existence of 
which renders it impossible to accord our plant even 
the rank of a variety. For the material from which our 
illustration has been prepared we are indebted to Captain 
D. V. Pirie, in whose garden at the Chateau de Varennes, 
a few miles west of Angers, it makes a most beautiful 
picture, clambering over a wall and succeeding under the 
strong sun of Western France much better than it dors 
at Kew. Fragrant as well as graceful, C. uncinata is 
evidently a species which loves bright sunshine. In 

October, 1915. 

England it does not appear to be very hardy in the 
open ground and will probably require to be grown on 
a south wall in order to bring out its best qualities. 

Description. — Shrub, climbing; stems grooved, pur 

plish, glabrous. L 

pinnately 5-foliolate or 7-folio 

late, those of the inflorescence 3-foliolate or simpl 

leaflets ellipt 




i, retuse, base cordate or 
i/unucu, x j-* 2 iix. lung, ^-xj in. wide, thinly coriaceous, 
labrous ; petiole widened at the base, deeply channelled 

Flowers disposed in a 

long, with a pair of bracts 


above ; petiolules 
leafy thyrse ; pedicels 
at the base: bracts 










Sepals white, narrow oblong, minutely apiculate 







wide, at first spreading, ultimately deflexed 

Stamens many; filaments linear, 




in. long ; anthers 





long, finely apiculate. Carpels very many 

about l in. long ; ovary glabrous ; style densely plumose 

with long hairs 


of the form now described 

unknown; those of the typical form oblong, shortly 

beaked, about | in. long ; style feathered with spreading 


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Tab. 8634 



Upper Burma. 

Ericaceae* Tribe Rhodoreae. 

Rhododendron, Linn. ; Benth. et HooJc. /. Gen. Plant, vol. ii. p. 599. 

Rhododendron carneum, Hutchinson ; species distincta affinis B. Veitchiano, 
Hook., sed calycis lobis multo minoribus longe ciliatis, corolla minore 
carnea extra roseo tincta intus emaculata, lobis subplanis divergentibus 
margine haud crispatis differt. 

Frutex metralis ; ramuli dense brunneo-lepidoti. Folia elliptico-obovata, sub- 
acuta, basi obtusa vel subcuneata, 6-12 cm. longa, 3-4 cm. lata, coriacea, 
supra intense viridia, arete reticulata, glabra, infra glauca, glandulis flavis 
lepidota ; costa infra prominens, basi circiter 1 4 5 mm, lata ; nervi 
laterales utrinsecus 5-8, utrinque conspicui, flexuosi, prope marginem 
tenuissimi ; petioli 1-1 ' 5 cm. longi, dense lepidoti. Ferulae late ovatae, 
obtuse mucronulatae, extra lepidotae. Calyx bene evolutus, 5-lobus, lobis 
* rotundato-ovatis apice longe piloso-ciliatis extra dense lepidotis. Corolla 
carnea; tubus 3*5-4 cm. longus, basi 0*8 cm. fauce 3 cm. diametro, extra 
parce lepidotus, intus glaber; lobi patentes, oblongi, apice truncati vei 
rotundati, 3 cm. longi, 2-3-3*5 cm. lati. Stamina plerumque 12, inae- 
qualia, breviter exserta ; filamenta subfiliformia, interne patule pilosa, ad 
4'5 cm. longa; antherae 4 mm. longae. Ovarium 0*5 cm. altum, dense 
lepidotum ; stylus exsertus, 5 * 5 cm. longus, dense lepidotus, superne roseus, 
stigmate capitato brunneo viscido 3*5 mm. diametro.— J. Hutchinson. 

The very attractive Rhododendron which forms the 
subject of our plate is a native of Northern Burma, where 
it was met with at an altitude of about 7500 feet above 
the level of the sea in the Northern Shan States by 
Major C. W. Browne, Survey of India, by whom a 
supply of seed was sent to Col. F. B. Longe, Holly Lodge, 
Thorpe, Norwich. From these seeds, sown in July, 1909, 
Col. Longe was able to raise several plants ; one of these 
plants, which flowered in 1914 under the conservatory 
treatment suitable for R. formosum and /?. Veitcha, was 
sent to Kew for examination, and afforded an oppor- 
tunity for the preparation of the figure here given. 
According to the information received by Col. Longe, 
this species in its natural state affects open grassy hill 
sides away from any large trees, prefers western slopes, 
and only grows to a height of about three feet. The 

NOVKMHKR, 1915. 

flowers in their native habitat are of a crimson pink 
which gradually turns to a delicate white, or to white 
suffused with pink. The affinity of R. carneum with 
E. I eitchianurn, Hook., also a Burmese species which 
has been figured at t. 4992 of this work, is very marked, 
and if only herbarium material of the two be consulted, 
the impression might be formed that they are barely 
separable. When, however, the figures made from 
living material of the two species are compared, several 
differences are manifest. In R. V eitddanum the calyx- 
lobes are usually considerably larger, and are always less 
ciliate, while the corolla, which is white, is always larger 
and is yellow inside the tube, its lobes being suberect in 
place of spreading and having strikingly crispate margins. 

Description.— Shrub, about 3 ft. high ; twigs densely 

brown-lepidote Leaves elliptic-obovate, subacute, base 
obtuse or riiotafo «««««. f- oi 4 i in j x , ^ ^ wide 

coriaceous, deep green above, closely reticulate, glabrous, 
glaucous and lepidote with yellow glands beneath ; mid- 
I l rai i! x, beneat . h > with 5-8 lateral nerves along each 
I nlZ aT V1Slble on both ^rfaces, are somewhat 
tZ l.V + TT Ver ^ slender towards the margin of 

-1 £ lL P etl ° e U 1 1?' l0n - densel y le P idote - Bud - 

fl °7 ate / bl T tly m ™ronulate, lepidote outside. 

developed, 5-lobed, two segments rounded 


eAf, V' ^ V, P With lon § h tirs ^d densely 
onL Hn a ^ ' ?Z° W L flesh "«°lo^ed ; tube l'-l} in. 

mS&EuSK \ h -, hase ' 4 in - across at the mouth, 

X oh& * °! ltslde ' glabrous within ; lobes s P reac,: 

wfd'e <S § ' trunoate 11 or r »«nded, 1* in. long, 1-1'. in. 

lament? *3 "T" 7 12, nne 1 ua1 ' dightl/ exserted ; 

Wr ha f u„ 1% 1 "^ s P rea °»>g hairs in their 
In W 2 i *i '"• J ,0ng ; anthers i in - long. Oirary 

l^L^ykP" 10 * i «Wa exserted, 2f in. long 


lepidote, pink upwards; stigma capitate, bro 

«Kl{rt^jx a i^'o^^ l0W ^ S " rface ' 2 ' s ™ les fi'om a leaf ; 3, calyx 
6 and 7. siam^llXXrll *' ° UtSlde ° f a <^olla-lobe; showing scales; 

■all enlarged. 


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Tab. 8635 

SIEVEKINGIA Siiepheardii 


Orchidaceae. Tribe Vandeae. 
Sievekingia, Eeichb. f. Beitr. Syst. Vflanzcnk. (1871) p. 3 

Sievekingia Shepheardii, Rolfe ; species nova ab alteris adhuc descriptis 
pseudobulbis dipbyllis, scapis erectis et multifloris distincta. 

Herba epiph\ tica. Pscudobulbi aggregati, ovoidei vel ovoideo-oblongi, angulati, 
basi vaginis ovatis acutis membranaceis obtecti, 2-4 cm. longi, 1-1 ■ 5 cm. 
lati, diphylli. Folia petiolata, elliptico-lanceolata, acuminata, plicata, 
subundulata, 12-20 cm. longa, 3-5 cm. lata ; petiolus 2-5 cm. longus. 
Scapus erectus, circiter 10 cm. longus, multinorus, rhachis nigro-pubcrula. 
Bracteae lanceolatae, acuminatae, 1-1*5 cm. longae. PediceUi circiter 
1 cm. longi, nigro-puberuli. Flores mediocres, lutei. Sepala subconni- 
ventia, lanceolata, acuminata, 1*5 cm. longa, extra nigro-puberula. Petala 
anguste obovato-oblonga, subobtusa, 1 cm. longa. Labelliim sub- 
pandurato-oblongum, subconcavum, margine integrum, apice subacutum 
et recurvum, 1 cm. longum, basi callo breve et papilloso iustructum. 
Columna clavata, 0*8 cm. longa, alis latis et integris ; pollinia 2, ellip- 
soidea ; stipes subgracilis ; glandula oblonga. — R. A. Rolfe. 

.The Orchid now figured is a member of a small but 
interesting genus which was originally founded by the 
late Professor Reichenbach in 1871 on a species from 
Costa Rica described as Sievekingia suavis. To the genus 
Reichenbach subsequently added two more species, 
*S'. fimbriata, also a Costa Rica plant, and S. Jenmanii, a 
native of British Guiana. Since then a plant from 
Ecuador, originally described by Mr. F. C. Lehmann as 
Gorgoglossum Reicltmbachianum, has been found to be in 
reality a Sievekingia, and has been figured at t. 7576 of 
this work as S. Reichenbachiana. More recently two 
additional species have appeared in collections. One of 
these, a native of Peru, has been described as S. 'peruviana, 
Rolfe. The other, S. Shepheardii, now first described is 
a native of Colombia. Jt is one of nine Orchids collected 
in the Colombian district of Rio Condoto Choco by 
Dr. S. Shepheard in 1912 and was acquired for the Kew 
collection frcm Mrs. Shepheard, Abbots Hall, Aylsham, 
in 1914. It flowered in the Tropical Orchid House at 

November, 1915. 

Kew in February, 1915, and so permitted our plate to be 
prepared. Planted in a teak basket and suspended near 
the roof-glass, it thrives well under the treatment suit- 
able for members of the genus Stanhope a. Its cultural 
requirements are thus in accordance with its natural 

affinities for, when first described, the srenus was noted 

as being allied to Lacaena, Lindl., which in the Genera 
Plantarum was placed in the subtribe Cyrtopodiea", but 
has since been more satisfactorily transferred to the sub- 
tribe Stanhopieae, wherein Sieve kin gia is most appropriately 
included. The two species from Costa Rica are unknown 
now in orchid collections; those from South America 
appear, perhaps owing to difficulties connected with 
their culture, to have failed to secure a permanent 
position in our gardens. 

Description.— Herb, epiphytic ; pseudobulbs 2-f oliate, 
clustered, ovoid or ovoid-oblong, angled, clothed at the 
base with acute membranous sheaths, f-lj in. long, 
about £ in. wide. Leaves petioled, elliptic-lanceolate, 
acuminate, plicate, margin slightly waved, 5-8 in. long, 
li-2 in. wide; petiole f-2 in. long. Scape erect, about 
4 in. long, many-flowered ; rachis puberulous with black 
hairs ; bracts lanceolate, acuminate, £-| in. long ; pedicels 
about J in. long, puberulous with black hairs. Flowers 
of medium size, yellow. Sepals somewhat connivent, 
lanceolate, acuminate, about § in. long, puberulous with 
b ack hairs. Petals narrowly obovate-oblong, rather 
blunt, about \ in. long. Lip somewhat pandurate-oblong, 
rather concave, with margin entire and tip rather acute 
and recurved, about J in. long, the base with a short 
papillose callus. Column clavate, I in. long, with broad 

gs ; pollinia 2, ellipsoid ; stipe rather slender ; 

gland oblong 

Fig. 1, lip ; 2, column ; 3, anther-cap ; 4, pollinarium :— all enlarged, 


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Tab. 8636, 

ANEMONE obtusiloba, forma patula 

Himalaya, Burma and China. 

Banunculaceae. Tribe Anemone ae. 
Anemone, Linn. ; Benth. et Hook. f. Gen. Plant, vol. i. p. 4 

Anemone obtusiloba, Don, Prodr. Fl. Nepal, p. 194; HooJc.f. et Thorns. Fl. 
Intl. vol. i. p. 22, et in Hook. f. Fl. Brit. Ind. vol. i. p. 8 ; Finet et Gagncp. 
in Bull. Soc. Bot. Fr. vol. li. p. 62 ; species sat variabilis ab A. ruprstri. 
Wall, ex Hook. f. et Thorns., habitu robustiore, foliisque minus divisis 
recedit ; forma patula ramis floriferis elongatis pedunculis adscendentibus 

Herba perennis. Folia juventute erecta, demum patula, rosulata. ambitu 
magis minusve ovata, circa 5 cm. longa et lata, tripartita segmentis trifidis, 
subtus pallidiora, pagina utraque pilis longis albis instructa, nervis subtus 
prominulis, supra leviter impressis ; petioli 6-7 cm. longi, pilis longis albis 
divergentibus instructi nisi inferne ubi complanati, pallidi et supra glabri. 
Hamuli floriferi decumbentes, pedicellis exclusis 20 cm. longi, basi 4 mm. 
diametro, plurisulcati, virides vel brunneo-virides, pilis longiusculis albidis 
adscendentibus instructi, apice involucro circiter 2' 5 cm. longo e bracteis 

4 foliosis composito ornati, flores 1-3 gerentes. Pedicelli terminales ad 
20 cm. longi, laterales haud rarissime evoluti ad 8 cm. longi, omnes 
apicem versus bibracteolati et ut pedunculus communis sulcati et pube- 
scentes. Flores coeruleo-purpurascentes, expansi 3*5-4 cm. diametro; 
sepala saepius 5, raro 6, plus minusve obovata, basi in unguem latum saepe 
vix conspicuum angustata, dorso medio pubescentia. Filamenta circiter 

5 mm. longa, complanata, apice angustata, omnino glabra, antheris vix 
2 mm. longis. Carpdla pilis brunneis rigidis erectis obtecta, stylo per- 
brevi. — W. G. Craib. 

The Anemone here figured was collected by Mrs. 
Wheeler CufTe at a high altitude on Mount Victoria, a 
peak 12,500 feet in height in the Arakan Yomah in 
Western Burma. Attempts, all of which had proved 
unsuccessful, had been made to send seeds to Europe 
but, during a visit which Mrs. Cuffe was able to pay to 
Mount Victoria in 1913, she was able to obtain plants 
which she brought home herself and presented to the 
Royal Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin. Here they throve 
well in a cold frame, where they have passed uninjured 
through two winters, flowering freely in .May and June. 
From one of these plants, sent by Sir Frederick Moore for 

November, 1915. 

the purpose, our plate has been prepared. The species. 
A. obtusiloba to which this interesting Burmese plant is 
here referred, was first described by Mr. D. Don in 1825 
from specimens sent home by Dr. Wallich from Gossain 
Than in the Alps of Central Nepal. Its range of distribu- 
tion, tor an alpine species, is unusually wide, for it 
extends from Kashmir throughout the Himalaya to 
Western China, and its discovery on Mount Victoria 

ToZT a un Q ex P e T ctedl ,y widens its area towards the 
2, As ;^ Joseph Hooker has pointed out, A. 

and o± 1S f r fl ther extremel y variable in size, hairiness 

Sber i£E V6r ' °^ SlngUlar f0rm from Weste ™ 

dahrnr ^ Um T US i 0l l en yellow se P als is perfectly 
ortoTd.n . E ^ er \ the floors may be white, purplish 
Z™ Ti m Kashmir > whe re both yellow and purple- 

SfiTe 8 grass \T^r n to i n *b 

ZZeX K Jnt ttlr / at r of , this 

from ofte ST' a /!f ure "<* "«* with in specimens 

-« .1,* d«»grS- 'A'sr^ ss 

be the consequences of 

in the form now figured 

of herbarium sn^^r OI , CUJtlvatl0n - In the absence 
U„3^25 S P? clmens of uncultivated want* from 

Mount Victoria Mr n u r u t UUUiU vated plants from 
toZtffi ^ haS therefore been constrained 
should the com Zn ?g ^"V* a form of ^ ^«*^ 5 

habitat ^TSr°^°J materi ^ . fr ° m itS ° riginal 
natural ones^f ™ t * features which mark it are 

distincl variety 111 ^ tZf*' t0 *"* * »*« aS a 
provina hardv . «« P i , glVes some Promise of 

May if 15 t J J an GXam P le P lante d out at Glasnevin in 

thote L thefrLfe 10 " 11 " WdI and fl ° Wered as fre <^ as 

Description.— Herb,- perennial. Leaves at first erect, 
at length spreading and rosulate, more or less ovate' 
about 2 in. long and broad, 3-partite with each segment 
6-hd, rather pale beneath, beset on both faces with long 
white hairs, the nerves raised beneath, slightly sunk 
above ; petiole 2|-2§ in. long, beset with long spreading 
white hairs except at the base where they are infolded 
and are pale and ghbrous on the upper side. Fl&wtrinq 
branches decumbent, 8 in. long under the bracts, I in. 
thick at the base, grooved throughout, green or brownish- 
green, beset with rather long, ascending white hairs, each 
bearing a whorl of 4 apical leafy. bracts about 1 in. lono- 
with 1-3 flowers. Pedicels variable, the terminal up to 
8 in. long, the lateral 1 or 2 which frequently accompany 
it up to 3 in. long, all 2-bracteolate near the top and 
sulcate and pubescent like the branch below. Flowers 
purplish-blue, 1^-lJ in. across; sepals usually 5, occasion- 
ally 6, more or less obovate, base narrowed to a wide 
and often hardly noticeable claw, pubescent outside 

g the middle. Filaments about I in. long, flattened. 

— — o 

narrowed at the tip, quite glabrous, anthers very short 
Carpels closely beset with brown, stiff, erect hairs 
very short. 

Fig. 1 a stamen ; 2, a young carpel ; 3, a fruiting carpel ; 4, sketch of 
entire plant :— all enlarged except 4, which is much reduced. 



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Tab. 8637. 

POTENTILLA davurica, var. Veitchii 


Rosaceab. Tribe Potentilleae. 

Potentilla, Linn. ; Benth. et HooTc. Gen. Plant, vol. i. p. 620 ; Wolf in Luerssen 

Bibliotheca Botanica, vol. xvi. (Heft 71). 

Potentilla davurica, Nestl, var. Veitchii, Jesson; varietas distincta a 
P. davurica typica, habitu altiore laxiore et foliolis saltern juvenilibus 
utrinque inagis minusve sericeo-pilosis apte sejungenda. 

Frutex sempervirens, 1-1 • 5 m. altus ; caules ramique lignosi, juniores pilis 
sericeis magis minusve vestiti, vetustiores sparse pilosi, cortice f usco facile 
solubili. Folia 1*5-2-5 cm. longa, 3-5-f oliolata, petiolo 0-5-1-2 cm. longo 
pubescente suffulta; foliola sessilia obovato-oblonga vel oblanceolata, 
apice mucronulata, integra, 0-7-1*5 cm. longa, 0*35-0'7 cm. lata, supra 
viridia, subtus pallidiora, utrinque adpresse sericeo-pilosa (in planta culta 
parce pilosa), nervis lateralibus infra plus minusve conspicuis ; stipulae 
ovatae, acuminatae, 7 mm. longae, scariosae. Flores plerumque apices 
ramulorum brevium, uni- vel pauci-foliatorum terminantes, solitarii, raro 
altero subterminali addito, hermaphroditi vel masculi, albi ; pedicelli* 
1-2 cm. longi, longe laxiuscule sericeo-pilosi vel subvillosi. Sepal a 
exteriora herbacea, viridia, obovato-oblonga, acuta, mucronulata, 4-5 mm. 
longa, interiora submembranacea, flavescentia, exterioribus semper longiora, 
ovata, mucronato-acuminata, omnia extra pilis albis instructa, interiora 
intus apicem versus villosula. Petala obovata vel suborbiculata, 7-9 mm. 
longa. Stamina petalis dimidio breviora. Ovarium pilis longis densissime 
tectum. Stylus claviculiformis, vel crassiuscule filiformis. Stigma sub- 
capitatum.— P. Veitchii, E. H.Wilson in Gard. Chron., 1911, vol. 1. p. 102. 
P. fruticosa, var. Veitchii, Bean, Trees and Shrubs, vol. ii. p. 222.— 

E. M. Jesson. 


The subject of our plate is one of the most attractive 
and, from the cultural standpoint, one of the most 
distinct of the various shrubby Potentillas added to our 
collections in recent years. It is a native of upland 
thickets in Szechuan and Western Hupeh at elevations 
of over 6000 feet above sea-level, and was introduced 
from this area by Messrs. J. Veitch and Sons through 
their collector, Mr. E. H. Wilson, in 1900. It flowered 
under cultivation for the first time in their nursery at 
Coombe Wood in 1902. In 1907 Mr. Wilson sent plants 
from the Arnold Arboretum on behalf of Professor 
Sargent, and in 1911 he treated the plant as a distinct 
species, P. Veitchii. In 1912 another plant raised from 

November, 1915. 

Northern Chinese seed was received at Kew under the 
same name from the Arnold Arboretum. This flowered 
in the hardy collection here in 1914 and from it the 
material for our plate has been obtained. This plant 
differs from the one from Western Hupeh in having less 
hairy leaves with less prominent lateral veins, somewhat 
smaller outer sepals and petals, and a rather longer style 
more attenuated towards the base. In other respects 
the two plants agree. But while sufficiently distinct as a 
garden-plant, there is little doubt that the form here 
figured must be looked upon as one intermediate between 
P. fruticosa, Linn., and P. davurica, Nestl. Several such 
forms with whitish or pale sulphur-coloured flowers are 
known from Eastern Siberia and Manchuria, where the 
areas of these two species overlap; they appear to 
correspond with the different variations referred to the 
reputed garden hybrid, P. Friedrichseni ', Spath. Our 
plant has indeed already been referred as a variety to 
P.frutwosa by Mr. Bean in his excellent work on " Trees 
and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles," and that it must 
be accorded treatment of this kind is indisputable. 
.Perhaps, however, it is on the whole preferable to reduce 
it to the other species of the pair, P. davurica, a plant 
well known in cultivation and figured at t. 3676 of this 
work as P. glabra, Lodd., which has leaflets that, even in 
Dud, are glabrous except for a few hairs along the 
margins, and is in its native country a dwarf compact 
snrub. lhere are other distinct varieties of P. davurica ; 
one with a dense and shaggy torn ent urn from Manchuria 
nas been distinguished under P. fruticosa, not under 
its proper species, as var. mandschurica, Maxim. ; another 
with silvery leaves occurs in Western China. P. 
aarunca vm. Veitchii, in its native country affects open, 
rocky situations, fully exposed to the sun. Mr. Wilson 
aescribes it as being remarkably floriferous ; though at its 
oest m early summer, it flowers continuously from May 
tin late autumn, producing its sprays of snow-white 
nou ers well above the grey-green foliage. In cultivation 
it makes a shapely low bush and flowers continuously 
from May until September. It likes a loamy soil and an 
open, sunny position, and may be propagated by cuttings 
made m July and August. 

Description. — Shrub, evergreen, 3-5 ft. high ; stems 
and branches woody, the younger more or less silky, the 
older sparingly hairy, the bark flaking. Leaves f-1 in. 
long, 3-5-foliolate ; petiole pubescent, j ; -^ in. long ; 
leaflets sessile, obovate-oblong or oblanceolate, mucronu- 
late, entire, ^-| in. long, -f-£ in. wide, green above, paler 
beneath, adpressed silky or in the cultivated plant 
sparingly hairy on both surfaces, lateral nerves more or 
less raised beneath ; stipules ovate, acuminate, £ in. long, 
scarious. Flowers usually solitary at the ends of short 
one- to few-leaved twigs, occasionally accompanied by a 
second nearly terminal flower, hermaphrodite or male, 
white; pedicels \-% in. long, rather loosely silky or 
almost villous with long hairs. Sepals : outer herbaceous, 
green, obovate-oblong, acute, mucronulate, -J— y in. long; 
inner almost membranous, yellowish, always longer than 
the outer, ovate, mucronately acuminate ; all beset with 
white hairs outside, and somewhat villous towards the 
apex within. Petals obovate or suborbicular, about I in. 
long. Stamens half as long as the petals. Ovary densely 
clothed with long hairs. Style clavicular or almost 

filiform. Stigma somewhat capitate 

Fig. 1, leaf and stipules; 2, vertical section of a flower, the petals removed ; 
8 ancl 4, stamens ; 5, carpel ; 6, style : — all enlarged. 

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Tab. 8638 

FATSIA japonica. 


Araliaceae. Tribe Panaceae. 
inch, ; Benth. et Hook. f. Gen. 

Fatsia japonica/Dcrce et Planch, in Bev. Hort. 1854, p. 105 ; III. Hort. vol. xvii. 
p. 116, t. 22 (var. aureo -reticulata, Verschaf.) ; Franch. et Sav. Enum. PI. 
Jap. vol. i. p. 194 ; Trans. Buss. Hort. Soc. 1863, p. 288, t. 146 ; Begel, 
Gartenfl. 1863, p. 371, t. 420; Shirasaiva, Ic. Jap. vol. ii. t. 57, fig. 1-14 ; 
a F. papyri/era, Benth. et Hook, f., paniculis puberulis (nee tomentosis), 
capitulis majoribus et floribus saepissime pentameris differt. 

Frutex 1-4-metralis, inermis ; caulis teres, inermis, foliatus. Folia petiolata, 
7-9-loba, 12-30 cm. diametro, glabra, lobulis elliptico-lanceolatis vel 
oblongis acuminatis serratis ; petiolus 10-30 cm. longus, basi latus vel 
interdum vaginatus. Inflorescentia ex umbellis globosis, 2* 5-4* 5 cm. 
diametro, pedunculis nonnunquam iterum divisis 2-10 cm. longis suffultis 
in paniculas compact as dispositis composita ; rhachis et pedunculi puberuli ; 
bracteae lanceolatae, acutae, reflexae. Flores saepissime pentameri, albo- 
virides ; pedicelli circiter 1 cm. longi, minute puberuli. Calyx campanu- 
latus, 5-costatus, 2' 5 mm. longus, lobi obsoletes. Pctala subpatentia, 
ovata, apice apiculata, incurva et subsaccata, medio carinata, 3 mm. longa. 
Filamenta glabra, circiter 4 mm. longa; antherae late oblongae, V6 mm. 
longae. Discus convexus, verrucosus, 3-5 mm. latus ; styli 5, erecti, glabri, 
■ 1 mm. longi, apice vix incrassati. Fructus globosus, • 7-0 • 8 cm. diametro. 
—Aralia japonica, Thunb. Fl. Jap. p. 128; DC. Prodr. vol. iv. p. 2;;S ; 
Sieb. et De Vriese, FL Jard. Pavs-Bas, 1858, p. 25, t. 2. A. SuboUlu, 
C. Koch, Dendrol. vol. i. p. 678.— B. A. Bolfe. 

The interesting Japanese Araliad now figured has 

been known 

It is the original 

Aralia japonica of Thunberg, but was separated from the 
genus Aralia by Decaisne and Planchon, when these 
authors revised the Araliaceae, because of its different 
floral structure. The name Fatsia, given by them to 
the newly established genus, was bestowed owing its 
being believed that the native name of our plant 
is Fatsi. It is not certain, however, that this is 
the case; according to Franchet and Savatier, the 
Japanese name is more correctly written Iats'de. These 
latter authors included in the genus a second species, 
F. horrida, which is, however, better referred to Echiruh 

December, 1915. 

panax, Dene & Planch., and has for this reason been 
figured as E. horridus at t. 8572 of this work. Another 
species was added to the genus by Bentham and Hooker 
as F. papyrifera ; this species, which has with justice 
been transferred by C. Koch to the genus Tetrapanax, 
has also found a place at t. 4697 of this work under its 
older name Aralia papyrifera, Hook. The plant now 
figured, which is thus the sole representative of its genus, 
though a common feature in collections for over sixty 
years, has chiefly been in use as a decorative plant in 
conservatories. It is, however, hardy in the average 
climate of Great Britain if it be given a sheltered 
situation. Plants put out in 1891 have succeeded well in 
the Bamboo Garden at Kew, and although they suffered 
somewhat from the great frosts of February, 1895, they 
were not destroyed, and that has been the only occasion 
on which they appear to have been affected by cold. At 
the same time this shrub is to be seen at its very best in 
the gardens of our southern and western counties. 
Flowering, as it does, in late autumn, its huge panicles 
produce a particularly striking effect in October and 
November, when there are few other plants in blossom. 
If F. japonica can be afforded a position which is sheltered 
from the sun during the middle of the day, it does better 
than in more exposed situations. It likes a loamy soil, 
and is increased by placing cuttings of a fairly firm 
growth singly in pots plunged in a mildly heated pro- 
pagating frame. 

Description.— Shrub, 3-13 ft. high, unarmed ; stem 
terete, without prickles, leafy. Leaves petioled, 7-9-lobed, 

\} m ' Wlde * g labrous ; !ot>es elliptic-lanceolate or 
oblong, acuminate, serrate; petiole 4-12 in. long, base 
expanded and at times sheathing. Inflorescence a com- 
pact panicle of globose umbels, each umbel 1-1 1 in. 
across, with a peduncle, occasionally again branched, 
3-4 m. long ; rachis and peduncles puberulous ; bracts 
lanceolate, acute, reflexed. Flowers usually 5-merous, 
greemsh-white ; pedicels about !. in. long, finely pube- 
rulous. Calyx campanulate, 5-ribbed, T \r in. long, the 
lobes obsolete. Petals somewhat spreading, ovate, 
apiculate incurved and slightly saccate at the tip, keeled 


along the middle, } in. long. 

Filaments glabrous, about 


in. long ; anthers wide-oblong, 





convex, verrucose, -|-^ in. wide ; styles 5, erect, glabrous, 
very short and very slightly thickened at the tip. Fruit 
globose, about J in. across. 

Fig. 1, bract ; 2, flower-bud ; 3, an expanded flower ; 4 and 5, stamens seen 
from the aide and from behind ; 6, ovary and styles : — all enlarged. 


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Tab. 8639 


Japan and Corea 

Celastraceae. Tribe Celastreae. 
Euonymus, Linn. ; Benth. et Hook. f. Gen. Plant, vol. i. p. 360 

Euonymus oxyphyllus, Miq. in Ann. Mus. Bot. Lugd.-Bat. vol. ii. p. 86 ; 
Maxim. Mel. Biol. vol. xi. p. 187; Hemsl. in Journ. Linn. Soc.j Bot 
vol. xxiii. p. 121 ; Shirasawa, Ess. For. Jap. p. 104, t. 64 ; Koehne in 
Mitteil. Dcutsch. Dendr. Ges. 1906, p. 63 ; ab E. latifolio, Scop., cui sub 
anthesi similis, fructibus haud lobatis distinguitur. 

Frutex, vel arbor ad 7 m. alta trunco 3 dm. diametro. Gemmae hibernae 
ovoideo-fusiformes, acutae, circiter 05 cm. longae. Bami patentes ; 
ramuli annotini viridi-brunnei, nitiduli, hornotini herbacei, virides, torsione 
internodiorum pseudo-distichi. Folia ovato-oblonga, acuminata, subacuta, 
basi rotundata vel obtusa, 4*5-8 cm. longa, 2'5-6'5 cm. lata, tenuiter 
chartacea, opaca, supra nervo medio leviter elevato venulis indistinctis, 
subtus pallida nervis et venulis perdistinctis ; petioli 3-5 mm. longi. 
Dichasia in axillis foliorum inferiorum ramulorum homotinorum orta, bis 
vel ter furcata; pedunculus 3 '5-5* 5 cm. longus; pedicelli 5-6 mm. longi. 
Flores pentameri, 8-9 mm. diametro. Calyx 4' 5 mm. diametro; sepala 
transverse elliptica ; petala suborbicularia, luride purpureo-viridia. Discus 
quinquelobus, crassus, viridis. Stamina umbonibus disci affixa ; fil amenta 
0*2 mm. longa, basi articulata; antherae in alabastro inflexae, late reni- 
formes, thecis lateralibus apice perfecte confluentibus rima contmua 
dehiscentibus sub anthesi erecti, post dehiscentiam patelliformes, 0*5 mm. 
diametro. Ovarium in disco immersum, 5-loculare; stigma subsessile, 
capitatum, 0*6 mm. diametro; ovula pro loculo bina, pendula. Capsula 
carminea, depresso-globosa, saepius 3-4-sperma. Semma in anllo cocctneo 
apice imbricatim quinquelobato omnino inclusa, circiter 4 mm. longa. 
T. A. Spbague. 

The Spindle-tree which we figure here is one which 
appears to be common in Japan and extends into Corea 
without, however, occurring in China. It has very much 
the appearance of the European Euonymus tatifohus, 
Scop., and in flower might be mistaken for that plant. 
Its fruits differ, however, in being unlobed, and thus 
serve to distinguish it. The plant of E. oxyphyllus from 
which the material for our plate has been obtained was 
received at Kew from the Arnold Arboretum in 1895. 
It is perfectly hardy and thrives well in a loamy soil. 
Like its European ally it is a small tree, at present eight 
to ten feet in height, very graceful in habit and extremely 

pFCEMBF.R, 19J5. 

attractive in September, when its branches are laden 
with brilliantly coloured fruits pendulous on long slender 
stalks. Each seed is completely enveloped in a fleshy 
scarlet imbricately five-lobed aril] us. These seeds are 
produced in abundance and render its propagation easy. 


Description.— Shrub or small tree, in the wild state 
reaching 25 ft. in height with a trunk 1 ft. in diameter ; 
winter-buds ovoid -fusiform, acute, about -} in. long; 
branches spreading ; twigs of the previous season greenish- 
brown, polished ; of the present season herbaceous, green. 
Leaves assuming a distichous position from a twisting 
of the internodes, ovate-oblong, acuminate, subacute, 
rounded or almost truncate at the base, lf-3 in. long, 
1-li in. wide, thinly papery, dull, midrib slightly raised 
above, venation indistinct, paler beneath with nerves 
and venation very distinct ; petiole f-J in. long. Dichasia 
2-3 times forked, arising in the axils of the lower 
leaves of the shoots of the previous year; peduncle 
h~ 2 4 m- long ; pedicels £-J in. long. Flowers 5-merous, 
about i m. across. Calyx J in. across; sepals trans- 
versely elliptic. Petals suborbicular, greenish-purple. 
Jhsk 5-lobed, thick, green. Stamens attached to the 
disk-lobes; filaments T V in. long, jointed at the base; 
anther mflexed in bud, wide reniform, cells lateral 
quite confluent at the tip, and opening by a continuous 
chink; m flower erect, after dehiscing patelliform. 
Ovary sunk m the disk, 5-locular; stigma subsessile, 
capitate ; ovules 2 in each cell, pendulous. Capsule 
carmine depressed-globose, usually 3-4-seeded. Seeds 

o?SP 1 G i y u^ Vel0 ? ed in a scarlet arill us which is imbri- 
cately 5-lobed at the tip, about J in. Ion*. 

4, kLtedb^X V° T T fr0m which the anthera have f a"en ; 3, stamen ; 
wi h arillus h\A I ? a +1 fl ° Wer ; 5 ' seed enclos ^ in its arillus ; 6, the same, 
with arillu, laid open ; 7, the same, with arillus removed :-all enlarged. 


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Vincent Brooks,Day &SonU&mp 

LfReeve &_C ^London. 

Tab. 8640. 



Iridaceae. Tribe Irideae. 
Iris, Li?in.; Benth. et Hook* f. Gen. Plant, vol. iii. p. 686 

Iris bracteata, 8. Watson in Proc. Amer. Acad. vol. xx. (1885), p. 375 et in 
Garden and Forest, 1888, p. 43, fig. 8 ; Dykes in Gard. Chron. 1912, 
vol. Iii. p. 338, fig. 148, et Genus Iris, p. 38 ; affinis I. Purdyi, Eastw., sed 
pedicello longo, perianthii tubo brevi infundibuliformi, foliis cum quoque 
turione paucioribus distincta. 

Herba rhizomate gracili oblique descendente cataphyllorum residuis induratis 
dense obtecto. Turiones foliigeri basi cataphyllis firmis brunneis imbri- 
catis ovatis vel oblongis acutis tecti. Folia circiter 4, quorum duo valde 
abbreviata, fere tota longitudine vaginantia, tertium praecedente fere duplo 
longius ad f vaginans, summum ad 40 cm. longum non nisi ima basi 
vaginans, exteriora basi purpurascentia, caeterum viridia, omnia linearia 
acuta, majora ad 8-9 mm. lata, uno latere viridia, altero subglauea vel 
paulo pallidiora laevia, nervis tenuibus prominentibus primariis circiter 
8-10. Caules florentes ad spatharum bases 10-15 cm. alti, basi cata- 
phyllis more turiorum obtecti ; cataphylla in folia ad vaginas 4-8 cm. longas 
redacta circiter 3 abeuntia. Spathae lanceolatae, acuininatae, 5-6 cm. longae, 
virides, anguste membranaceo-marginatae, tenuiter carinatae. Flores 2 ; 
pedicelli 4-5 cm. longi. Perigonii tubus inf undibuliformis, 5-6 mm. longus ; 
segmenta exteriora limbo oblongo-ovato patulo 3*5 cm. longo 2 cm. lato 
luteo nervis 4 brunneo-purpureis exterioribus marginem versus venas eodem 
colore emittentibus eximie ornato sensim in unguem latiusculum 1 * 5 cm. 
longum abeunte; segmenta interiora erecta, limbo oblongo obtuso, in 
unguem angustum attenuata, tota lutea. Antherae luteae, 14 mm. longae ; 
filamenta brevia, pilosula. Ovarium oblongum, 1-1 ' 5 cm. longum ; styli 
rami lati, lineares, crista majuscula subquadrata, lobis subcrenulatis ; 
stigma late triangulare. Capsula oblonga, teres. Scmina cubico-cuneata. 
O. Stapf. 

The subject of our plate, Iris bracteata, has been in 
cultivation in the Iris Collection at Kew for a consider- 
able number of years, and the material for our figure 
has been obtained from one of the oldest plants therein. 
The species was discovered in 1884 by Mr. T. Howell, of 
Arthur, Oregon, in the Walds and Dear Greek Mountains 
of Josephine County close to the southern boundary of 
the state, where it flowers in the latter part of April and 
in May. Under the cultural treatment suitable for most 
species of Iris it thrives well in this country, flowering a 
fortnight later than it does in its native habitat. 

December, 1915. 

According to Mr. S. Watson, the veining of the falls, so 
marked a feature in the plants grown in England, is not 
a constant character, while Mr. Dykes in his monograph 
of the genus Iris points out that under cultivation in 
this country, various colour varieties or hybrids have 
appeared in which the yellow of the flowers in the wild 
plant has been replaced by red, almost crimson ; in this 
case, however, the veining has persisted. Owing to the 
laxly branched rhizome 1. bracteata is of somewhat scanty 
growth, the leaf -tufts and flowering stems coming up in 
a scattered fashion. The lowermost leaves just above 
the scales are reduced to the sheathing portion and only 
one, or occasionally perhaps two of the leaves belonging 
to a tuft are of the normal Iris type. Mr. S. Watson 
has pointed out that the stomata of the leaves are in 
this species confined to the pale side of the leaf. 

Description.—//^, with a slender branching obliquely 
descending rootstock which is closely covered by the 
hardened remains of the firm bud-scales; leafy tufts clothed 
at the base by fresh firm brown imbricate scales. Leaves 
about four to each tuft, usually only one fully developed ; 
the two outermost very much reduced and sheathing 
almost throughout, the third about twice as long as the 
basal sheathing for two-thirds of its length, the upper- 
most fully developed leaf sheathing at the base only and 
reaching 1J-4J ft. in length ; all linear, acute, the la 
about F in. wide, all green on one side, paler green or 
somewhat glaucous on the other, main-nerves about 
» 7 10, slender but distinct. Stems with flowers 4-6 in. 
High to the bases of the spathes, clothed below with 
scales like those of the leafy tufts, the uppermost scales 
passing into leaves, usually 3 in number, which are 
reduced to sheaths 1J-3 in. long. Spathes lanceolate, 
acuminate, 2-2$ m. long, green, with thin membranous 
margins, slightly keeled along the centre behind. Flowers 

t V Pe o 1C o 1 - 1 *~ 2 in * long * Perianth with a funnel-shaped 
tube j-2 ? in. long; outer segments with an oblong- 
ovate, spreading limb about 1J in. long and f in. wide 
gradually narrowed to a wide claw about § in. long, 
yelJow with 4 brownish-purple, longitudinal veins of 
wnicn the outer pair give off numerous lateral branches 



of the same colour that pass obliquely outwards 




limb oblone. obtuse 


contracted to a narrow claw, uniformly yell 
yellow, over J in. long ; filaments i 

A nth 






with a distinct subquadrat 

stigma wide-triang 
somewhat cubical, 


ghtly hairy, 
e-arms broad, linear, 
and crenulate lobes ; 
oblong, terete. Seeds 

Fig. 1 and 2, stamens ; 3, stigma : — all enlarged. 




^ncent Brooks, Day &Son 1 

LReeve&C? London. 

Tab. 8641. 

PRUNUS Maximowiczii. 

North-eastern Asia. 

Bosaceae. Tribe Prune ae. 
Prunus, Linn. ; Benth. et Hook. f. Gen. Plant, vol. i. p. 609 

Primus Maximowiczii, Bupr. in Bull. Acad. Petersb. vol. xv. p. 131 (1857) ; 
Sargent in Gard. and For. vol. vi. fig. 31, et For. Fl. Jap. t. 12 ; C. K. 
Schneider in Handb. der Laubholzk. vol. i. p. 620 ; Shirasawa, Ic. Jap. vol. 
ii. t. 30, figs. 1-9 ; Bean, Trees and Shrubs, vol. ii. p. 243 ; species e grege 
Mahaleb ob bracteas foliaceas insignis P. szechuanicae, Batalin, proxime 
accedens sed inflorescentia nequaquam umbelliforme pedunculo elongato 
pedicellis brevioribus bracteis inconspicue glandulosis apte distinguenda. 

Arbor 6-9-metralis, coma patula, ramulis hornotinis pallide hirsutis annotinis 
glabrescentibus cinereo-fuscis. Folia ovata, elliptica vel obovata, 
acuminata, basi cuneata vel rotundata, margine irregulariter duplo-serrata, 
3 '5-10 cm. longa, 2-3*5 cm. lata, opaca, supra glabra vel parce pubescentia, 
subtus pubescentia praesertim secus costam nervosque ; petiolus villosus, 
eglandulosus, 0*6-1 '4 cm. longus ; stipulae lineares, serratae, pubescentes, 
6-8 mm. longae. Bacemi corymbosi, 2*5-5 cm. lati, saepius 5-8-flori, in 
ramulos foliaceos abbreviatos insidentes ; bracteae conspicuae, foliaceae, 
concavae, rotundatae vel ovatae, serratae, nonnunquam glandulosae, plus 
minusve pubescentes, 6-9 mm. longae; pedunculi villosi, 0*6-1*8 cm, 
longi. Flores 1'2-1*5 cm. lati. Calyx villosus, basi campanulatus, 
5-lobus ; lobi glanduloso-serrati, 3 mm. longi. Petala 5, concava, orbicularia, 
6 mm. lata, primum alba, demum puniceo-suffusa. Stamina numerosa ; 
antherae luteae. Ovarium ovoideum, glabrum; stylus gracilis; stigma 
capitatum. Fructus globosus, nitidus, suberectus, primum ruber, demum 
niger, 0*6 cm. latus. — W. J. Bean. 

Prunus Maximowiczii belongs to the MahaUb section of 
the cherries, but is distinguished from the other cultivated 
species of that group by the conspicuous foliaceous bracts 
on the inflorescence. It is closely allied to P. szeckuanica, 
Batalin, a species probably not in cultivation, which 
differs by its subumbellate inflorescence, its much shorter 
peduncle but longer pedicels and by its conspicuously 
glandular bracts very villous beneath. Originally 
discovered in Eastern Manchuria and described by 
Ruprecht in 1857, P. Maximowiczii has since been found 
in Japan, Sachalin and Corea. It did not reach this 
country until 1895 when it was sent to Kew by Prof. 
Sargent from the Arnold Arboretum, to which estabhsh- 

December, 1915. 

merit he had introduced it from Japan three years 
previously. It has succeeded very well and proved to 
be quite hardy, forming a small tree of neat shape. 
The material used in the preparation of our plate was 
kindly supplied by Mr. T. Smith from his well known 
nursery at Newry, where the tree apparently bears fruit 
more freely than it does at Kew. There is some varia- 
tion in the degree of pubescence on the leaves. On 
Mr. Smith's plant it is almost confined to the midrib and 
veins beneath, but on one grown in the Kew collection 
the leaves are softly villous beneath. The glands on the 
teeth of the bracts and calyx-lobes also vary in their 

frequency and size. The foliage of this cherry turns a 

fine red colour before falling in both Japan and North 
America, but, owing probably to our duller skies, has not 
shown this quality with us. 

Description.— Tree, 20-30 ft. high, of spreading 
habit, young shoots clothed with pale hairs the first 
season, glabrescent and greyish-brown the second. 
Leaves ovate, oval, or obovate, cuneate to rounded at 
the base, shortly acuminate, irregularly and doubly 
serrate; 1J-4 in. long, j-1} in. wide; dull green, 
glabrous or slightly pubescent above, pubescent beneath 
especially on the midrib and veins; petiole villous, 
eglandular, i-f in. long ; stipules linear, serrate, 4-4 in. 

g, pubescent. Bactrim corymbose, 1-2 in. wide, 
sually 5-8-flowered, produced on short leafy shoots. 
Bracts conspicuous, foliaceous, concave, roundish to 

ovate, serrate, sometimes glandular, pubescent (some- 
times slightly), f-4 in. long. Peduncle and pedicels 
villous, the latter up to § in. long. Flowers j-| in. wide, 
opening in May. Calyx villous, with a campanulate base 
and five lanceolate, glandular-serrate lobes \ in. long. 
Petals 5, concave, orbicular, \ in. wide, at first white, 
becoming pinkish before falling. Stamens numerous, 
anthers yellow; ovary and style glabrous. Fruit 
globose, I in. wide, shining, at first red, then black, more 
or less erect. 

Fig. 1, flower and bract, the petals removed; 2 and 3, stamens; 4, pistil; 
5, young fruit; 6, stone of ripe fruit :— all enlarged. 


To Vol. XL of the Fourth Series, or Vol. CXLI 

of the whole Work. 

8607 Acanthopanax leucorrhizum. 
8621 Alpinia mutica. 
8611 Amelanchier florida. 
8636 Anemone obtusiloba, forma 


8613 Aristolochia longecaudata. 
8600 Cirrhopetalum Eletcheri- 


8633 Clematis uncinata, forma 

8623 Corylus mandshurica. 
8594 Cotoneaster pannosa. 

8616 Dorstenia yambuyaensis. 

8617 Echium Perezii. 

8592 Encephalartos Hilde- 


8593 Encephalartos Hilde- 


8599 Eugenia uniflora. 

8639 Euonymus oxyphyllus. 

8638 Fatsia japonica. 

8609 Gentiana barbata, var. 

8630 Gentiana graeilipes. 
8626 Gladiolus Melleri. 

8614 Hippeastrum Elwesii. 

8640 Iris bracteata. 

Iris Urumovii. 
8603 Lotus campylocladus, forma 

8619 Meconopsis Pratfcii. 

8595b Mesembryantbemum sty- 

8595a Mesembryanthemum the- 


8628 Metrosideros diffusa. 
8597 Mormodes tigrinum. 
8527 Ornithoboea Lacei. 
8615 Phelipaea foliata. 
8602 Pinguicula gypsicola. 
8618 Polystachya paniculata. 
8625 Populus lasiocarpa. 
8637 Potentilla davurica, var. 

8606 Primula Miyabeana. 
8612 Primula pycnoloba. 
8631 Promenaea microptera. 
8641 Prunus Maximowiezii. 

8629 Pyrus yunnanensis. 
8634 Ehododendron carneum 






8598 Ehododendron moupinense 





8624 Senecio glastifolius. 
8635 Sievekingia Shepheardii. 
8632 Streptocarpus denticulata. 


Thunbergia Gibsonii. 
Tillandsia regina. 

8610 Zygopetalum Prainianum.