July. South Europe. 1816.
caru'lea (blue). 1$. Blue. May. 1777-
Croa'tica (Croatian). l. White. July.
di/u'sa (spreading). l. Purple. July.
grundifio'ru (large-flowered), 6. Blue.
July. Caucasus. 1817-
[ 0:33 ]
2V. graue'olens (heavyMsmelling). 1^. Purple.
July. South Europe. 1804.
hedera'cea (Ivy-like. Common'). 1. Blue.
- ro'sea (rosy), 3. Rose. May.
- variega'ta ( variegated-tea wrf). 3.
Blue. May. England.
hirsu'ta (hairy). 2. Pink. May. Hungary,
imbrica'ta (imbricated). 2. Blue. July,
latifo'lia (broad-leaved). 4. Purple. July.
longiflo'ra (long-flowered). 2. Violet. July.
macron 'ra (long-tailed). 4. White, purple.
July. Siberia. 1820.
marifo'lia (Marum-leaved). 1. Blue. June.
marrubioi'des (Horehound-like). l. Red.
multibractea'ta (many-bracted). 3. Purple.
July. Algiers. 1817.
Mussi'ni (Mussin's). 2. Violet.
Nepete'lla (small Nepete). 1. Red.
South Europe. 1758.
panno'nicu (Hungarian). 4. Red.
North Africa. 1817
Sibi'rica (Siberian). 1.
suave 1 olens (sweet - scented). 1$
teucriifo'lia (Teucrium-leaved). l.
July. Armenia. 1816.
tubero'sa (tuberous - rooted). 2.
July. Spain. 1683.
viola'cea (violet). 2. Blue. August. Spain.
NEPHE'LIUM. (An ancient name for
Burdock; applied in reference to the
similarity of the heads of the flowers
and seeds. Nat. ord., Soai^vorts [Sa-
pindacese]. Linn., H-Octandrla 1-Mo-
noyynia. Allied to Cupania.)
Stove evergreen fruit-trees. Seed sown in a
hotbed in spring ; layers and cuttings of half-
ripened shoots in sandy soil, under a bell-glass ;
sandy loam and dried leaf-mould. Winter
temp., 45 to 55; summer, 60 to 80.
N. Litchi (Lee Chee). 15. White. May.
Longa'na (Longan). 20. White. May.
verticilla'ta (whorled). 6. White, red.
May. East Indies. 1820.
NEPHEO'DIUM. (From nephros, a
kidney ; the shape of the spore-cases.
Nat. ord., Ferns [Polypodiaceoe]. Linn.,
N, aculea'tum (common-prickly), 2, Brown.
N. acrostichoi'des (Acrostichum-like). l.
Brown. July. North America^
angula're (angular). . Brown. July.
Baro'mez (Baromez). Yellow. Tartary.
crista'tum (/mer-crested). l. Brown.
Fi'lix-ma's (Male Fern). 3. Brown. June.
fra'gruns (fragrant). . Brown. July.
Goldia'num (Goldie's). 2. Brown. August.
interme'dium (intermediate). 2. Brown.
June. North America. 1825.
Lancastrie'nse (Lancaster). Yellow. July.
North America. 1825.
loba'tum (lobed). 2. Brown. June.
Lonchi'tis (Lonchitis). f. Brown. May.
aspe'rrima (very rough). 1.
Brown. July. North America.
margina'le (marginal-sjoored) . 2. Brown.
June. North America. 1772.
noveborace'nse (New York). 1^. Brown.
July. North America. 1812.
obtu'sum (\A\mt-fronded). Yellow. June.
North America. 1827.
j Oreo'pteris (Oreopteris). 3. Brown. July.
spinulo'sum (crested-prickly') . 1. Brown.
T/telt/'pteris (Lady Fern). 1. Brown. July.
I N. cor ia'ceum (leathery).] 1. Brown. June.
Van Dieman's Land. 1821.
Cunningha'mii (Cunningham's). l. Brown.
July. New Zealand.
decompo'situm (decomposed). $. Brown.
June. New Holland. 1820.
i drepa'num (sickle-like). 2. Brown. July.
; elonga'tum (elongated). 2. Brown. July.
lastevi'rens (lively-green). 3. Brown.
I lu'cens (shining). 1. Brown. August.
( Mauritius. 1831,
ri'gidum (stiff). 4. Brown. July. South
uni'tum (joined). 2. Brown. August.
New Holland. 1793.
N. abru'ptum (abrupt). Yellow. July. Isle
auge'scens (increasing). Yellow. June.
Cuba. 1841 .
auricula' turn (eared). . Brown. Julyj
East Indies. 1793.
Blu'mei (Blume's). Yellow. July. East
cane'scens (hoary). Brown, yellow. May.
Isle of Luzon.
citudicula' turn (tailed). Yellow. July. Isle
cordifo'lium (heart-leaved). 1. Brown.
July. Jamaica. 1824.
N. crini'tum (haired). 1. Brown. August.
Cumi'ngii (Cuming's). 3. Yellow. Febru-
ary. Malacca. 1 839.
edu'le (eatable-rooted). Yellow. July.
glandulo'sum (glanded). Yellow. July.
Isle of Luzon. 1840.
hippocre'pis (horse-shoe). 2. Brown.
hirsu'tum (hairy). . Brown, yellow. May.
Isle of Luzon. 1842.
mo' lie (soft). 2. Yellow. July. South
mucrona'tum (sharp-pointed). 2. Brown.
July. Jamaica. 1820.
parasi'ticum (parasitical). 1. Brown. June.
East Indies. 1824.
penni'gerum (winged). 6. Yellow. Janu-
ary. West Indies.
platyphy'llum (flat-leaved). Yellow. June.
South America. 1826.
proli'ferum (proliferous). 1. Brown.
propi'nquum (related). 2. Brown. August.
East Indies. 1/93.
pube'sceiis (downy). Brown. July. Jamaica.
pu'ngens (stinging). 1. Yellow. January.
se'rra (saw-like). 2. Brown. July.
simplicifu'lium (simple-leaved). Yellow.
East Indies. 1840.
te'rminans (ending). Yellow, Brown. July.
tubero'sum (tuberous). l. Yellow. Janu-
ary. West Indies.
villo'sum (shaggy). 3. Brown. July.
West Indies. 1793.
NEPHRO'LEPIS. (From nephros, a
kidney, and kpis, a scale ; referring to
the covering of the seed or spore-cases.
Nat. ord., Ferns [Polypodiaceee], Linn.,
Stove Ferns, with yellow spores. See Ferns.
N. acumina'ta (pointed). June. West Indies.
biserra'ta (double-saw-edged). June. Isle
ensifo'lia (sword-leaved). June. India.
hirsu'tula (small-haired.) June. Malacca,
oblitera'ta (obliterated). June. New Hol-
pe'ndula (drooping). June. West Indies.
pimctula'ta (small-dotted). June. West
sple'ndens (shining). June. West Indies.
trichomanoi'des (Trichomanes-like). June.
Isle of Luzon.
tubero'sa (tuberous-rooted). 2. September.
volu'bilis (twining). June. West Indies.
NEPTU'NIA. (After Neptune, the
mythological deity of the sea ; a water
plant. Nat. ord., Leguminous Plants
[Fabacese]. Linn., ZZ-Polygamia 1-
Moneecia. Allied to Desmanthus.)
Stove water plant, with pinnated sensitive
leaves like a Mimosa; seeds in strong heat ;
cuttings and divisions. Winter temp, 50 to
60 ; summer, 60 to 90.
N. ple'na (full). White, yellow. August.
NERI'NE. (The daughter of Nerius.
Nat. ord., Amaryllids [Amaryllidacese].
| Linn., Q-Hcxandria 1-Monoyynia. Al-
lied to Brunsvigia.)
Greenhouse bulbs from the Cape of Good
Hope, except when otherwise mentioned. The
Guernsey lily is a Nerine, and, like it, all the
species flower in the autumn, some before the
growth of the leaves, and others with the leaves
coming up. Like the Amaryllis, they grow
from September to May, and delight in strong,
yellow loam ; a vigorous growth of the leaves is
requisite to cause them to flower the following
autumn. Many attempts have been made to
cross them with Amaryllis, and other allied
families, without success ; but they produce
fine crosses among themselves. Seeds sown in
heat, in spring or as soon as ripe, but chiefly by
offsets from the bulbs ; rich sandy loam with a
little peat ; deep planted, and a dry situation in
' winter ; or protected in a cold pit or greenhouse,
and kept dry until vegetation commences.
2V. coru'sca (glittering). 1. Scarlet. July.
curvifo'lia (curve-leaved). 1. Purple. July.
flexuo'sa (zig-zag). 1. Pink. September.
hu'milis (low). 2. Red. June. 1795.
pnlche'lla (pretty). 2. Pink. July. 1820.
ro'sea (rosy), jj. Pink. July. 1818.
sarnie')isis (Guernsey Lily). 1. Red. Sep-
tember. Japan. 1659.
undula'ta (waveA-flowered) . f. Pink. May.
venu'sta (beautiful). 1. Scarlet. June.
NE'RIUM. Oleander. (From neros,
moist ; referring to their native places
of growth. Nat. ord., Dogbanes [Apo-
cynacete]. Linn., b-Pentandriu 1-Mo-
Notwithstanding the beauty of the Oleander,
it is one of the most virulent of vegetable
poisons. Beautiful greenhouse plants, but
which require a higher temperature to start
them in the spring. Cuttings of shoots getting
firm, in sand, under a bell-glass, and kept
warm ; cuttings a little older do well in phials
of water, also kept warm ; peat and loam, en-
riched with cow-dung and leaf-mould. Winter
temp., 35 to 48 ; summer, 60 to 75. The
shoots made this season should bloom the next,
if well ripened.
IV. odo'rum (sweet - scented). 6. Pale red.
July. East Indies. 1683.
'ca'rneum (fleshy). 6. Pink. July.
East Indies. 1683.
ple'num (double-flowered). 5. Pale
j red. July. East Indies. 1683.
' Olea'nder (Oleander). 8. Red. August.
South Europe. 1596.
M Olea'nderu'lbum (white-lowered). 8. White.
August. South Europe. 1596.
sple'ndens (shining). 7- Red. Au-
gust. South Europe. 1814.
. ' variega'tum (variegated). 8.
Striped. August. South Europe.
thyrsiflo'rum (thyrse-flowered). 5. Pink.
July, Nepaul. 1830.
NES^E'A. (The name of a sea nymph.
Nat. ord., Loosestrifes [Lythracete].
Linn., 11 - Dodecandria 1 - Monogynia.
Allied to Heimia.)
Stove herbaceous perennial. Divisions in
spring, as fresh growth commences ; cuttings
of young shoots, in sandy soil, under a bell-
glass ; sandy loam and fibry peat. Winter
temp., 45 to 55; summer, 60 to 80.
N, triflo'ra (three-flowered). 2. Blue. August.
NETO 'UXIA. (Named after M. Netoux,
a German author. Nat. ord., Night-
shades [Solanacese]. lAnn.^o-Pentandria
l-Monogynia. Allied to Nicotiana.)
Hardy herbaceous perennial. Division in
spring ; cuttings of shoots, under a hand-light
in summer ; rich sandy loam.
N. formo'sa (handsome) . J. Yellow. July.
NETTING is employed to prevent the
radiation of heat from walls, and the
rude access of wind to trees grown upon
them, as well as to prevent the ravages
Netting is a very effectual preventive
of cooling, for reasons which will be
stated when considering Screens gene-
rally ; and in connection with that, it
may be observed that it is not altogether
immaterial of what substance netting is
formed. Worsted is to be preferred,
not only because it is the most durable,
but because it is the best preventive of
a wall's cooling. We have found the
thermometer under a hemp net sink
during the night, from 2 to 4 lower
than that under a net of worsted, the
meshes being small and of equal size
in both nets. This can only be because
worsted is known to be a worse con-
ductor of heat than hemp ; and, not
absorbing moisture so easily, is not so
liable to the cold always produced by its
drying. Netting will also exclude flies
and other winged insects from the fruit
against walls, although the meshes are
more than large enough to permit their
passage. Why this is the case is not
very apparent, but the netting is equally
efficient in keeping similar insects from
intruding into rooms if there are no
cross lights. If there are windows on
different sides of the room, and it is to
be presumed, therefore, also in a green
or hothouse, nets would not be so effi-
One hundred square yards of netting,
according to some merchants' mode of
measuring, will not cover more than fifty
square yards of wall, for they stretch the
net first longitudinally and then late-
rally, when making their measurement,
and not in both directions at once, as the
gardener must when covering his trees.
Disappointment, therefore, should be
avoided, when ordering new nets, by
stating the size of the surface which
has to be covered. This may be done
without any fear of imposition.
Mr. Richardson, net-maker, New
Road; London, informs us, that one
cwt. of old mackarel net, weighed when
quite dry, will cover eight hundred
square yards; and one cwt. of old
herring net (smaller meshes) will cover
six hundred square yards. Mr. Hulme,
of Knutsford, has sent us various speci-
mens of his nets and open canvass for
inspection some made of woollen and
others of hemp : the last does not
shrink after being wetted like the
woollen. Mr. J. Haythorn, of Notting-
ham, has also sent us specimens of
his excellent hexagonal netting.
NETTLE TREE. Ce'liis.
NEW JERSEY TEA. Ceano'thm ame-
NEW ZEALAND SPINACH, Tetrago'nia
cxpa'nsa, is much admired as a sub-
stitute for summer spinach, being of
more delicate flavour, and continues
available the whole summer.
Sow in the seed-vessel as gathered
in the preceding autumn, at the latter
end of March in a pot, and placed in a
melon frame. The seedlings to be
pricked while small singly into pots,
to be kept under a frame without
bottom heat, until the third week in
May, or until the danger of frost is past.
Plant in rows in a rich, light soil, at
three or four feet apart each way.
Twenty plants will afford an abundant
supply daily for a large family.
In five or six weeks after planting,
the young shoots may be gathered,
these being pinched off. They are
productive until a late period of the
year, as they survive the frosts that
kill nasturtiums and potatoes.
To obtain Seed. A plantation must
be made on a poorer soil, or kept
stunted and dry in pots, as ice plants
are when seed is required of them.
NICKER TREE. Gmlandi'na.
NICOTIA'NA. Tobacco. (Named after
Nlcot, a French ambassador in Portu-
gal who first obtained seeds from a
Dutch merchant. Nat. ord., Nightshades
[Solanacese], Linn., 5-Pentandria 1-
Tobacco was first introduced either from
Tobago in the West Indies, or Tobasco in
Mexico hence the name. Shrubby and pe-
rennial kinds require the warm greenhouse in
winter, and may be propagated by divisions and
cuttings, and also freely by seeds ; all the an-
nuals are raised by seed sown in a hotbed, in
March or April ; seedlings pricked oif, potted,
and transplanted in rich soil towards the end of
May, when the ornamental ones will adorn the
flower-border, and the useful ones, such as
Tabacum and Macrophylla, will yield their
large leaves for fumigating purposes ; Glauca
makes a fine appearance against a wall.
N. ala'ta (winged). 2. Pink. September.
North America. 1829.
angustifo'lia (narrow-leaved). 4. Pink.
August. Chili. 1819.
Brasilie'nsis (Brazilian). 4. Rose. July.
Chine'nsis (Chinese). 6. Pink. August.
dilata'ta (spread). 3. Pink. August. 1820.
*- glutino'sa (clammy). 4. Scarlet. August.
longiflo'ra (long-toAerf-flowered). 3. White.
August. Buenos Ayres. 1832.
macrophy'lla (large-leaved). 6. Pink. July.
micra'ntha (small - flowered). 1. Green,
multiva'lvis (many- valved). 2. White.
July. Columbia. 1826.
na'na (dwarf). $. White. July. North
Nepaule'nsis (Nepaul). 4. Rose. July.
noctiflo'ra (night-flowering) . 2. Pink. Au-
gust. Chili. 1820.
petiola'ta (long - leaf - stalked). 4. Rose.
July. South America. 1829.
plumbaginifo'lia (Plumbago - leaved). 2.
White. May. America. 1816.
quudriva'lvis (four-valved). 1. White. July.
North America. 1811.
rotundifo'tia (round-leaved). 2. White.
August. Swan River. 1837.
sangui'nea (crimson). 4. Crimson. July.
South Brazil. 1829.
2V. Tuba' cum (Tobacco). 4. Pink. July.
a'lipes (wing-stalked). 4. Pink.
July. South America. 1570.
attenua'ta(thin'). 4. Pink. July.
South America. 1570.
graci'lipes (slender-stalked). 4.
Pink. July. South America. 1570.
li'ngua (tongue-leaved). 4. Pink.
July. South America. 1750.
macrophy'lla (large - leaved). 7.
Pink. July. South America. 15/0.
pallt'scens (pale). 4. Pink. July.
South America. 15/0.
sero'tina (late). 4. Pink. July.
South America. 1570.
Ve'rdan (Verdan). 4. Pink. July.
South America. 1570.
visco'sa (clammy). 3. Pink. July. Buenos
Ybarre'nsis (Ybarra). 2. Pink. August,
South America. 1823.
N.frutico'sa (shrubby). 4. Pink. July.
China. 1699. Evergreen.
gla'uca (milky-green). 20. Yellow. August.
Buenos Ayres. 1827. Evergreen.
undula'ta (\v&\e- leaved). 2. White. July.
New South Wales. 1800.
vinceeflo'ra (Vinca - flowered). 2. White.
August. South America. 1820.
NIEREMBE'RGIA. (Named after J. E.
Nieremberg, a Spanish Jesuit. Nat.
ord., Nightshades [Solanacese]. Linn.,
5-Pentandria l-Monoyynia. Allied to
Pretty half-hardy plants for flower-beds.
Cuttings root freely under a hand-light in
summer, if kept shaded ; and very freely in
deep pits in autumn, without shading, if the
glass is from eighteen to twenty-four inches
from the cuttings ; and most freely in a slight
hotbed in spring, from plants commencing to
grow after being kept rather cool over the
winter. Sandy loam and a little peat, and,
when quick growth is wanted, alittle cow-dung ;
kept in a cool greenhouse, or a dry, cold pit, in
winter where frost can be excluded ; the soil in
winter should be poor, and kept rather dry }
propagated, also, easily by sowing in a slight
hotbed in March and April, potting and turning
out the seedlings into the flower-garden in the
middle of May.
N. arisia'tafavrned-leaved). . White, purple.
July. Panama. 1832. Annual.
calyci'na (large-czlyxed) . $. White. July.
tfraguay. 1834. Herbaceous.
-^filicau'lis (thread-stemmed). 1. Lilac. May.
Buenos Ayres. 1832. Herbaceous.
gra'cilis (slender). White, purple. July.
Uraguay. 1831. Herbaceous.
/inarte/o'/ta (Toadflax-leaved). $. Whitish.
July. Uraguay. 1831. Evergreen.
NIGE'LLA. Fennel Flower. (From
ww/er, black ; the colour of the seeds.
Nat. ord., Crowfoot* [Kanunculacete].
Linn., 13-Polyandria b-Pentayynia. Al-
lied to Aquilegia.)
Hardy annuals. Seeds in the Open ground
any time after the middle of March.
N. arista'tu (awned), 2, Blue. August.
cilia'ris (hair-fringed). 1. Yellow. July.
CQrnimlu'tti (small-horned). 1. Yellow.
damasce'na (damask). l. Lilac, blue.
July. South Europe. 15/0.
. flo're ple'no (double-flowered).
14. Lilac, blue. July. South Europe.
Hispa'nica (Spanish). l. Brown, white.
July. Spain. 1629.
orienta'lls (eastern). l. Yellow. July.
aati'va (cultivated). lj. Yellow. July.
citri'nu (citron -coloured-seerfed). 1$.
Pale blue. July. South Europe.
Cre'tica (Cretan). l. Pale blue.
I'ndica (Indian). 1. Pale blue.
July. East Indies.
NIGHT-SOIL. See Dung.
NIGHT TEMPERATURE in hothouses,
greenhouses, and frames, should always
average from 10 to 20 lower than the
temperature in which the plants are
grown during the day. It is in the
night that the individual functions are
renovated by a temporary repose, and
if left to the dictates of healthy nature,
the sap, like the blood, rises at night
with a much diminished velocity.
That plants do become exhausted by
too unremitting excitement, is proved
to every gardener who has peach-
houses under his rule; for if the
greatest care be not taken to ripen the
wood by exposure to the air and light
during the summer, no peach tree will
be fruitful if forced during a second
successive winter, but will require a
much more increased temperature than
at first to excite it even to any advance
The experiments of Harting and
Munter upon vines growing in the
open air, and those of Dr. Lindley
upon vines in a hothouse, coincide in
testifying that this tree grows most
during the less light and cooler hours
of the twenty-four. But the hours of
total darkness were the period when
the vine grew slowest. This, observes
Dr. Lindley, seems to show the danger
of employing a high night temperature,
which forces such plants into growing
7 ] NIP
fast at a time when nature bids them
That the elevation of temperature at
night does hurtfully excite plants is
proved by the fact, that the branch of
a vine kept at that period of the day in
temperature not higher than 50, in-
hales from one-sixteenth to one-tenth
less oxygen that a similar branch of
the same vein during the same night
in a temperature of 75. The exhala-
tion of moisture and carbonic acid, is
also proportionably increased by the
NI'PA. (The Molucean name. Nat.
ord., Palms [Palmacese]. Linn., 21-
Stove palm. Seeds in a strong moist heat,
not giving too much moisture to the seed at
first ; rich loam. Winter temp., 60 to 65 ;
summer, 60 to 90, and moist atmosphere.
N.fru'ticans (shrubby). 10. White. East
NIPH^'A. (From nipfios, snow ; snow-
white flowers. Nat. ord., Gesnerworts
[Gesneraceee]. Linn., l-Didynamia
2-Ang-iospermia. Allied to Achimenes.)
Stove herbaceous, white-flowered perennials.
Divisions of the roots as growth commences in
the spring ; sandy loam and peat, enriched with
leaf-mould or rotten cow-dung. Temp., when
at rest, 40 to 45 ; when starting and potted,
55 to 70 ; when growing, 60 to 75 ; when
flowering, rather less ; until after flowering they
are allowed to become nearly dry, when a low
temperature suits them.
N. a'lbo-linea'ta (white-lined-teaoed). . Sep-
tember. New Grenada. 1844.
oblo'nga (oblong). . September. Guate-
ru'bra (red-haired). $. November. 1846.
NIPHO'BOLUS. ( From niphobolus,
covered with snow ; referring to the
white covering of the spore-cases. Nat.
ord., Ferns [Polypodiaceee]. Linn.,
Stove Ferns, with brown spores. See Ferns.
N. ucrostichoi'des (Acrostichum-like). Septem-
ber. Isle of Luzon.
adna'scens (stem-leaf-pressed), i. May.
East Indies. 1824.
a'lbicans (whitish). 1. July. Ceylon.
bi' color (two-coloured). August. Malacca.
co'nfluens (running -together). . May.
New Holland. 1820.
costa'tus (ribbed-teaued). July. Ceylon.
flocculo'sus (woolly- tufted). August. Manilla.
gla'ber (smooth). July. Malacca.
Kneu're ^narrow -leaved). . May. Japan.
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N. li'ngua (tongue-like), i. May. Japan.
nummularifo'lius (Moon-wort-leaved). May.
Isle of Luzon.
pertu'sus (bored), i. May. China. 1821.
rupe'stris (rock). |. May. New Holland.
Sine'nsis (Chinese). $. September. China.
sple'ndens (shining). July. East Indies.
spheeroce'phalus (round - headed). July.
va'rius (variable). July. Malacca. 1845.
NISSO'LIA. (Named after W.Nissole,
a French botanist. Nat. ord., Legumi-
nous Plants [Fabaceee]. Linn., 17-
Dladelphia 4 - Decandria. Allied to
Cuttings of short, stubby, half-ripened
shoots, in spring and summer, in sand, under a
bell-glass, in bottom heat; peat and loam.
Winter temp., 55 to 60 ; summer, 60 to 85.
STOVE EVERGREEN SHRUBS.
2V. glabra'ta (polished). 6. White. 1823.
micro'ptera (small- winged). 10. White.
July. Teneriffe. 1820.
robinicefo'lia (Robinia-leaved). 6. Saint
STOVE EVERGREEN CLIMBERS.
2V. aculea'ta (prickly). 12. Rio Janeiro. 1824.
frutico'sa (shrubby). 15. Yellow. August.
South America. ] 766.
racemo'sa (racemed). J5. White. July.
West Indie*. 1800.
retu'sa (abrupt-ended-te^/fefetf). 6. South
America. 181 9.
NITRATES. See Salts.
NITTA TREE. Pa'rkla,
NIVE'NIA. (Named after J. Niven, a
botanical collector. Nat. ord., Proteads
[Proteacese]. Linn., k-Tetrandria 1-
Monogynia. Allied to Protea.)
Greenhouse evergreen shrubs from the Cape
of Good Hope, bearing, in July, purple flowers.
Seeds when obtainable ; cuttings of young,
stiff, half-ripened shoots, in sand, under a bell-
glass, in May, and without bottom-heat ; sandy
peat and fibry loam. Winter temp., 35 to 45.
IV. Lago'pus (Hare's-foot). 4. 1810.
sce'ptrum (sceptre-like). 2. 1/90.
spathulu'ta (spathulate- /cawed). 2. 1790.
spica' ta (spiked). 2. 1786.
NOHL-KOHL. See Knohl-kohl.
NOISE 'TTIA. (Named after L. C.
Noisette, a French nurseryman. Nat.
ord., Violetworts [Violacese], Linn.,
6-Pentandria \-Monogynia. Allied to
Stove evergreen. Cuttings of young shoots,
in April, in sand, under a glass, in heat ; rich
2V. longifo'lia (long-leaved), 1, Cream.
Winter temp., 55; summer, 60
NOLA'NA. (From no/a, a little bell ;
the form of the flowers. Nat. ord.,