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Natal. Edge of a wood near Lidgetton, at 3000-4000 ft..
Wood, 6336 ; Inanda, Wood, 1395.

759. Oelastrus albatus, N. E. Brown [Celastraceas] ; species
distinctissima, foliis subtus albis.

Rami primum albidi, demum cinerei, 'glabri. Folia li-2 poll,
longa, 7-17 lin. lata, elliptica vel ovata, obtusa vel acuta,
denticulata, breviter petiolata, supra viridia, subtus albata, glabra.
Fktres ad axillas fasciculati ; pedicelli 2J^-3 lin. longi, infra
medium articulati, graciles, glabri. Sepala ^ lin. longa, late ovata
vel rotundata, acuta vel obtusa, ciliato-denticulata. Petala H lin.
longa, 1 lin. lata, elliptica, obtusa, margine crispata, lutea.
Ovarium glabrum, 3-loculare, loculis 2-ovulatis ; stylus vix J lin.
longus ; stigmata minuta.

Natal. At the edge of a wood near Van Reenens Pass, at
5000-6000 ft., Wood, 6362.

760. Pterooelastrus echinatus, N. E. Brown [CelastraceaB] ;
affinis P. 8tenopte7^o, Walp., sed pedunculis longioribus et fructi-
bus magis echinatis differt.

Frutex omnino glaber. Folia altema, brevissime petiolata, |-2
poll, longa, 4-11 lin. lata, lanceolata vel oblongo-obovata, apice
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axillares (immatnras tantam vidi), pedaQcnlis 2-3 lin. longis.
Frtictus 3 lin. longus, 2^3 lin. diam., ellipsoideus vel globosus,
grosse echinatns.

Natal. Province of Zululand ; 'Nkandhla, Haygarth in
Serb. Wood., 7538.

761. Rhus ouneata, N. E. Brown [Anacardiacesd-Anacardieaa] ;
affinis R. crenatce, Thunb., sed foliis subtas eglandulosis facile
distingnitor.

Frutex ramosus, ramis pabescentibus cinereis. Folia petiolata,
3-foliolata ; foliola elongato-cuneato-obovata, apice obtusa triden-
tata vel emarginata, basi angnste cuneata, glabra, sabtus pallidiora,
eglandulosa ; intermediam ^IJ poll, longum 2^-6 lin. latnm ;
lateralia qnam intermedium breviora sed subseqailata ; petiolas
2-7 lin. longus, pubescens, canaliculatns vel angustissime alatus.
Paniculce (immaturas tantum vidi) 1-3 poll, longae, terminales,
multiflorsB, subfloccoso-pubescentes.

Natal. On a rocky hill near Ladysraith, at 3300 ft.
Wood, 5706.

762. Pyrenacantha ? kamassana, BailL in Adansonia, x. 272
[OlacineaB]. Adde : — (descriptionem imperfectam amplificavit
a H. Wright).

Folia quinquelobata, basi cordata, velutina, sparse dentata,
1\ poll, longa, 1^2 poll, lata; petiolus 1 poll, longus, dense
appresseque hirsutus. Spica mascula 1 poll, longa, densiflora,
axillaris vel supra-axillaris ; pedunculus 2 poll, longus, appresse
hirsutus. Perianthium 1 lin, diam. ; lobi breviter triangulares,
extus hirsuti. Filamenta complanata ; anthersd filamentis
sequilongee.

Rhodesia. Boruma, Menyharth, 819.

763. Lotononis Haygarthii, N. E. Brown [Leguminosae-
Oenistese] ; affinis L. sessili foliar, Harv., foliis petiolatis tenuiter
appresse villoeis et floribus majoribus differt.

Plania perennis basi lignosa. Caules erecti, apicem versus
tantum l-2-*ramosi, appresse villosi, usque ad apicem dense foliosi.
Folia petiolata, trifoliolata, erecta ; petiolus 1-2 lin. longus ;
foliola 6-11 lin. longa, 1^-2^ lin. lata, anguste cuneatooblanceolata,
apice mucronata, bstsi acuta, utrinque parce appresse villosa.
Racemua terminalis, subsessilis, erectus, 1-1^^ poll, lougup,
9-10 lin. diam., densus ; bracteaB lA-2 lin. longse, lanceolatae,
acutse, appresse pubescentes ; pedicelli 1-1^ lin. longi, appresse
pubescentes, apice bibracteolati ; bracteolsB 1^-1^ lin. long»,
Bubulat», acutae. Calyx 3-3^ lin. longus, campanulatus, appresse
pubescens, dentibus lateralibus 1\ lin. longis usque ad J connatis.
Corolla lutea; vexillum 5J-6 lin. longum, 3J lin. latum,
orbiculatum, obtusum, unguiculatum, rectum, margmibus reflexis,
dorso pubescens ; al» 6 lin. longae, 2 lin, lat«, spathulato-obovataa,

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obtusae, longe unguiculatsB, concavae vel subcomplicatae, glabrae ;.
carina 5 lin. longa, stricta, obtusa, glabra. Ovarium dense
sericeum ; stylus glaber, rectus.

Natal. Province of Zululand : Nkandhla, Haygarth in Herb.
Wood., 7460.

764. LotononlB adpressa, N. E. Brown [Leguminosse-Genisteae] ;
similis L, mollis Benth., a qua foliolis lanceolato-oblongis et calj'ce
angustiore differt.

Planta perennis, multiramosa, ramis prostratis 2-6 poll, longis
basi lignosis pubescentibus. Folia petiolata, trifoliolata, molliter
sericeo-tomentosa ; petiolus 1^-2^ lin. longus ; foliola 1^-3 lin.
longa, |-1^ lin. lata, subaeqnalia oblongo-lanceolata, acuta ;
stipulaB solitariae, li-2^ lin. longae, §-1 lin. latao, oblongo-lanceo-
latae, breviter petiolulatae. Flores axillares, solitarii, brevissime
pedicellati. Calyx anguste campanulatus, infra medium dentatus,
appresse pubescens, dentibus subulato-acuminatis. Corolla 4 lin.
longa, lutea, appresse pubescens ; vexillum ellipticum, acutum,
unguiculatam ; alaB oblongae, obtusae, basi semihastatae, ungui-
culatae ; carina obtusa. Ovarium 5-ovulatum ; stylus glaber.

Natal. On a stony hill near Charlestown, at 5000-6000 ft..
Wood, 5712.

765. Argyrolobinm reflexum, N. E. Brown [Leguminosae-
Genisteae] ; species afiBnis A. polyphyllo, Eckl. and Zeyh., sed
gracilior, floribus minoribus et calyce multo breviore.

FnUiculus erectus, ramosus, ramis gracilibus strictis ascen-
dentibus minute appresso-pubescentibus. Folia petiolata, trifolio-
lata, exstipulata ; petiolus li-2 lin. longus, appresse pu])escens ;
foliola 2-5| lin. longa, 1-lf lin. lata, cuneato-oblonga, obtusa,
subapiculata, basi acuta, supra glabra, subtus tenuiter appresse
pubescentia. Racemi torminales, 2-3-flori, 4-6 lin. longi, appresse
pubescentes ; bracte« |-l lin. longae, subulatae ; pedicelli 1-1\ lin.
longi. Calyx 2 lin. longus, ad medium bilabiatus, tenuiter
appresse pubescens, labio superiore acute bidentato, labio inferiore
acute tridentato. Corolla lutea, linea in vexilli facie externa
excepta glabra ; vexillum 4 lin. longum, abrupte reflexum sub-
rotundatum, obtusissimum, complicatum, unguiculatum ; alae
3^ lin. longae, oblongae, obtusae, basi auriculatae, unguiculatae ;
carina 4^ lin. longa, obtusa, glabra Legumen lineare, 9 lin. vel
ultra longum, compressum, glabrum, dorso ciliatum.

Natal. Province of Zululand; Ungoya, at 1000-2000 ft.,
Wylie in Herb. Wood,, 5688.

766. Argyrolobiom variopile, N. E. Brown [Leguminosae-
Genisteae] ; species affinis A, longipedi, N. E. Brown, a qua
indumento et foliis longe petiolatis facile distinguitur.

Herba perennis, ramis gracilibus decumbentibus, pilis diffusis
minntissimis appressis et pilis longis patentissimis paucis
obtectis. Folia petiolata, trifoliolata ; petiolus 2-10 lin. longus,
filiformis ; foliola ;{-6 lin. longa, 1^3^ lin. lata, obovata, obtusa,



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seflsilia, supra glabra, snbtuB pilis minntis vel elongatis et
appressis vel longis patentibusque parce obtecta ; stipnlse 1-4 lin.
long», ^2 lin. latae, ovatsB vel oblongo-lanceolatsB, acutsB.
Pedunciui foliis oppositi, 1-2'flori, graciles, ^-2^ poll, longi, pilis
Tariis parce obtecti ; bractese minutse, subulatsB, appressse.
Calyx 3 lin. longos, pilis variis parce obtectus ; tabus bre-
vissimns, | lin. longus ; lobi lanceolati, acnminati, dno saperiores
fere liberi, tres inferiores usque ad medium connati. Corolla
lutea ; vexillum 4 lin. longum et latum, orbiculato-reniforme^
apicd parce pubescens ; alae 3 lin. iongae, oblongae, obtusae, basi
auriculatsB, unguiculata^, glabrae ; carina 3^ lin. longa, obtusa,
glabra. Legumen |-1 poll, longum, 1\ lin. latum, lineare,
TilloBum.

Natal. On a hill side near Charlestown, at 5000-6000 ft.
Wood, 5693, 6355.

767. Indigofera longipes, N.E, Brown [Leguminosae-GalegeaB] ;
affinis /. fastigiatw, E. Meyer, a qua calyce minore et corolla
pnbescente facile distinguitur.

Caules erecti, simplices, lJ^-2 ped. alti, graciles, leviter angulati,
appresse canescenti-strigosi. Folia 1-1^ poll, longa, imparipin-
nata; foliola 3-4-juga, opposita, 4-9 lin. longa, ^-| lin. lata,
linearia, acuta, complicata, utrinque appresse strigosa ; • stipulss
i~l lin. longse, setiformes. Raceml longe et graciliter peduncu-
lati, usque ad 7 poll, longi ; bractesB caducsd, 1 lin. longse ; pedi-
celli 1^ lin. longi, capillares. Calyx 1\ lin. longus, infra medium
5-dentatus, appresse canescente-strigosus, dentibus subulatis.
Corolla alba ; vexillum 2J lin. longum et latum, orbiculare, obtu-
sum, sessile, dorso brunneo-pubescens ; alse %\ lin. longae, 1 lin.
lat«B, oblongo-obovatse, subfalcatae, obtusae, pubescentes, ciliatae ;
carina 2\ lin. longa, obtusa, pubescens, ciliata, utrinque ad medium
acute calcarata. Ovarium glabrum.

Natal. On a stony hill near I^adysmith, at 3400 ft.. Wood,
5727.

768. Crassola Barklyi, N. E. Brown [Orassulacese] ; affinis
C. columnariy Linn, f., sed minor, et foliis tenuioribus ciliatis
suberectis, etiam differt.

Planta ^-1 poll, alta, pyramidalis. Caulis simplex vel basi
ramosus, foliis dense obtectus. Folia adscendentia, arete imbri-
cata, decussata, 2-2^ lin. longa, 4-6 lin. lata, lunata, amplexicaulia,
obtusissima, glauca, margine tenui acuta ciliata. Flores terminales,
capitulati, subsessiles. Sepala 1^-1^ lin. longa, ^-^ lin. lata,
lineari-spathulata, obtusa, glabra, ciliolata. Corolla gamopetala,
5-lobata, tubus 1 lin. longus ; lobi 2^ lin. longi, ^ lin. lati, linearis,
obtusi, crassuli, dorso leviter carinati, erecti, glabri. Stamina 5
ore tubi inserta ; filamenta ^ lin. longa ; antherss ^ lin. longte,
oblongffi. SquamcB hypogynce A lin. longae, erectas, lineari-
cuneataB, truncaiae, intra canaliculataB. Carpella 5, basi connata,
erecta, stricta, subteretia supeme vix angustata.

Capb Colony. Little Namaqualand, Sir H. Barkly.

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769. Orassula sedifolia, N. E. Broum [CraasnlacesB] ; afflnis
G. Gooperi^ Regel, sed glabra ; etiam foliis tereto-snbclavatiB nee
supra planis differt.

Planta herbacea, 1^-2^ poll. alta. Gaules e baBi plares, glabri,
erecti, ad nodos leviter constricti. Folia radicalia conferta, 5-6 lin.
longa, 1^1^ lin. crassa, tereto-sabclavata, acuta, camosa, glabra,
obscure impresso-maculata, lineis duabus papillarum carti-
laginearum snbciliata ; folia caulina 3-6 lin, distantia, sessilia nee
connata, 1^-2^ lin. longa, turgida, acuta. Gymce terminales,
2-10-flor8B, laxse. Pedicelli 2^-^ lin. longi, glabri. Sepala \-\ lin.
longa, oblonga, subacuta, glabra. Petala 5, alba, 2 lin. longa,
j lin. lata, oblonga, obtusa, plana, dorso apice minute apiculata.
Antherce lutese.

South Africa. Precise locality unknown.

Described from living plants flowering at Eew in August, 1900,
which were received from Prof. MacOwan in 1899.

770. Begonia calabarica, Stapf [Begoniaceae] ; affinis B, quad-
rialatce^ Warb., sed foliis basi cordatis latioribus, ovario breviore
latioreque nee non et petiolis et pedunculis et stylis brevioribus
diversa.

Herhu subacaulis. Caulis brevis, prostratus, saturate viridis,
circa squamarnm vel foliorum bases pilosus, cseterum glaber.
Foliortun petioli 1^2 poll, longi, patnle hirsuto-villosi ; laminsB
peltataB, oblique lateque cordato-ovatae, acutae vel obtusae, 2-3 poll.
longaB lataeque, obscure sinuato-dentatae, praeter margines rubes-
centes ciliato-fimbriatos subundulatos laete virides, supra glaber-
rimae, infra prime in nervis molliter hirsutae, deinde glabratae,
nervis 6-8 furcatis radiantibus, umbone a sinu 3-4 lin. dis-
tante. Pedunmhis petiolis similis, circiter 1 poll, longus,
pauciflorus. Flares terminales, umbellati, 2 masculi pedicellati,
1 femineuB subsessilis ; bracteae oblongaB, ad 2 lin. longae, integrae,
vel Bursum fimbriato-dentata3. Flores i : pedicelli ad 6-7 lin.
longi, parce pilosi ; sepala 2, ellipiico-rotundata, subaequalia,
5-6 lin. longa, extus parce pilosa, superum extus rubrum, intus
basi rubrum, caeterum aureum, inferum utrinque flavum ;
petala o ; staminum filamenta basi in columnam brevem connata,
parte libera antheris 1 lin. longis subemarginatis paullo breviore,
Flos 9 : pedicelli subnulli ; sepala ut in i , sed paullo minora*;
petala o ; styli 4, basi breviter connati, 1 lin. longi ; stigmata
reniformia, papillarum serie continua, 1 lin. vel paullo ultra lata ;
ovarium sub anthesi viride, 7 lin. longum, ad 6 lin. latum,
4-alatum, alls rotundatis supeme ad 2^ lin. longis, inferne paullo
angustioribus.

West tropical Africa. Calabar.

Described from a plant in cultivation at Kew.

771. Pelicia Burchellii, N. E. Broivn [CompositaB-Asteroideae] ;
affinis F. petiolatWy N. E. Brown {Asteri petiolato^ Harv.), sed
foliis oppositis integris differt.

Herba perennis, suffruticosa (?). Caules decumbentes, ramosi,
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ovata, Integra, ntrinqne obtnsa, apice minute apicnlata, supra
glabra, subtus parce appresse pubescentia ; petiolus 1^-3 lin.
longus ; lamina 3-10 lin. longa, 2-5 lin. lata. PedtinciUi solitarii,
terminales, 1-6 poll, longi, appresse puberuli. Invohccri cam-
panulati bractesD biseriatse, discum fere aequantes, 2^ lin.
longae, ^ lin. lat®, lineares, acutsB, pubescentes, apice ciliatsa.
GorollcB radii 3J-4 lin. long©, fere 1 lin. latae, ligulatse, subacutaB ;
corollad disci 2J lin. longaB, tubulosae, 5-dentat89, glabrae. Ovarium
tenuiter puberulum ; pappi setae scabridae, albae.

South Afbioa. Alexandria Division : on the rocks in Zwart-
water Poort, Burchelly 3360, 3371.

772. Vernonia scabrida, G. H, Wright [Compositae-Vemoni-
aceae] ; V. Melleri^ Oliv. et Hiern, accedit, roliorum tomento et
bractearum forma differt.

Gaulis suflErutescens, leviter sulcatus, hispidus. Folia lineari-
lanceolata, acuminata, supra scabro-pubescentia, subtus hispido*
tomentosa, 5 poll, longa, 5 lin. lata, marginibus revolutis.
Capitul-a 1 poll, diam., corymbosim disposita. Bracteos oblongae,
acuminatae, mucronatae, extus prope apicem rubido-tinctae
pilosaeque, intus nitidae. Corolla rubido-purpurea, 5 lin. longa.
Achamia appresse hirsuta. Pappus stramineus ; series exterior
brevis ; series interior 3-4 lin. longa, scabrida.

British Central Africa. Nyasaland : Namasi, Cameroriy 41.

773. Helichrysom Woodii, N. E. Brown [Compositae-Inuloideae] ;
affine N. Sutherlandij Harv., foliis lanatis et involucri squamis
luteo-albidis basi viridi-vittatis facile distinguitur.

Fruticulus ramosus, basi lignosus. Rami basi dense superne
laxe foliosi, dense lanati. Folia petiolata, orbiculata vel obovata,
obtusissima, utrinque lanata, supra subviridia, subtus alba,
trinery ia ; petiolus 1-2 lin. longus ; lamina ^-1 poll, longa, 4-9 lin.
lata. Gapitula parva, 2 lin. longa et lata, 14-18-flora, dense
cymoso-corymbosa. Involucri campanulati squamae 4-5-8eriatae ;
interiores 1| lin. longae, \-\ lin. latae, lineari-oblongae, obtusissimae,
apice luteo - albidae, radiantes, inferne viridi-vittatae, glabrae;
exteriores minores, appressae, lanatae. Receptaculum parvum,
nudum. Corolla l-i lin, longa, tubulosa, basi inflata, superne
infnndibuliformis, acute 5-dentata, glabra, lutea. Pappi setae
scabridae, deciduae. Achcenia vix compressa, oblonga, pallida, tlx
scaberula, fere laevia, nee angulata.

Natal. On rocks near Emberton, at 2100 ft.. Wood, 5761.

774. Helichrysum Sutherlandi, Harv,, var. semiglabruin,
N. E. Brown [Compositae-Inuloideae] ; folia supra glabra, subtus
albo-tomentosa.

Natal. On the Drakensberg Range, near Van Reenens Pass,
alt 5000-6000 ft., Wood, 5702.

The facies of this variety is rather diflEerent from that of thd
type, but I can find no character to distinguish it beyond the
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775. Helichrysum Oalpinii, N. E. Brown [Compositae-InuloidesB];
Bpecies insignis ab omnibus distinctissima.

Fruticulus robastas, depressus, ramosisBimuB, lignosud, ramis
prostratis, 2-5 lin. crassis, ramnlis brevibus foliis senescentibus
dense obtectis. Folia parva, ad apices ramulornm densissime con-
ferta, rosulata, demum deliexa, 2-4 lin. longa, ^ lin. lata, linearia,
obtasa, lana alba utrinque dense vestita. Cajntula parva, 1^ lin*
longa, IJ-H lin. diam., 18-20-flora, in capitulum globosum
pedancnlatum ^-^ poll. diam. conferta. Pedunculns terminalis,
2-7 lin. longus, bracteatus, lana alba vestitus. Involucri
campanalati squamae 3-4-8eriat8e ; exteriores albo-lanatae ; interiores
1^ lin. longse, \ lin. latae, lineares, obtusse, apice scariosse, pallide
brunnffi, undulatse, intra supra medium purpureo-notatae. Becepta-
culum parvum, nudum. Uorollce IJ-li^ lin. longse, tubulosse, apice
breviter et acute 5-dentat8D, glabrae. Pappi setae apice xjlavulato-
barbellatae, albae. Ovarium glabrum.

Transvaal. On rocks, on the summit of Saddleback Mountain,
near Barberton, alt. 5000 ft., flowering in September, Galpin^ 544.

A very singular and well marked species, which has the
appearance of being a stout, woody shrub, its much divided
branches spreading on or close to the ground, and the crowded
tips ending in small dense tufts of white-felted leaves.

776. Senecio vitalis, N. E, Brown [Compositae-SenecionideaeJ ;
affinis 8. corymbifero, DC, sed foliis acutioribus et capitulis
minoribus differt.

Planta fruticosa, succulenta. Caules erecti, 2^-5 lin. crassi,
glabri, glauci. Folia subconferta, suberecta, sessilia, 1^-3 poll,
longa, 1^-2 lin. crassa, subcylindrico-fusiformia, acutissima, basi
anguBta^ glauca. PedunctiH terminales corymboso-conferti,
1-3 poll, longi, laxe corymboso-ramosi, nudi, glabri. Gapitula
3^-4 lin. longa,' 2^-3 lin. diam., 10-13-flora, discoidea.
Involticrum campanulatum, vix calyculatum ; bracteae 6-8,
lineares, acuminato, glabrae, 3-3^ lin. longae, \ lin. latae. Corolla
2J lin. longa, tubulosa, breviter 5-dentata, glabra. Achcenia
l| lin. longa, linearia, glabra. Pa^jpi setae copiosae, 2^2| poll,
longae, albae.

Cape Colony. East London Division : Erantz near the mouth
of Kahoon River, Oalpin, 5669. Alexandria Division : on the
rocks of Zwartwater Poort, BurcJiell^ 3408. Also cultivated
specimens.

777. Buryops setiloba, N, E. Brown [Compositae-Senecionideae] ;
species ab aliis distinctissima.

Herba perennis, caulibus caespitosis 1^-3 poll, longis erectis
prope apicem 1-2-ramosis dense foliosis. Folia 4-7 lin. longa,
4-2^ lin. lata, erecta, imbricata, prof ande spinuloso-pinnatisecta,
rigida, dorso striata, glabra, in axillis laxe arachnoidea, lobis
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Pedunculi solitarii, laterales, 4-7 poll, longi, graciles, estriati,
glabri. Capituluin hemisphaericutn, multiflorum, radiatum,
luteam. Itwolticin squamae 10-14, lanceolatse, acutse vel acumi-
nataD, basi connate, glabrae, ciliatae. GoroUcB radii 2^ lin. longae,
f-l lin. latae, oblongae, obtusae, apice minute trifidae, glabrae.
Uorolke disci 1-1} lin. longae, \ lin. diam., basi 'brevissime
tubulosae, snpeme campanulatae, apice breviter S-dentatae, glabrae.
Pappi setae intermixtae, caducae. Ovarium glabrum.

Natal. On a grassy hill near Nottingham Road Station, at
4000-5000 ft., Wood, 7193.

778. Buryops striata, N. E. Brown [Compositae-Senecionideae] ;
E. setilohce, N. E. Brown, similis sed caulibus demum multo
longioribns, pedunculis distincte striatis et coroUis radii multo
longioribns facile distinguitur.

Herha perennis. Caules caespitosi, erecti, simplices sub
anthesi 1-1^ poll, longi, demum 4-7 poll, longi, dense foliosi.
Folia 3-4 lin. longa, 2 lin. lata, erecta, imbricata, prof unde spinu-
loso-pinnatisecta, glabra, lobis utrinque 3-5 spinuliformibus rigidis
subpatentibus. Pedunculi solitarii, laterales, 4-7 poll, longi,
graciles, distincte striati, glabri. Cajntulufn hemisphaericum,
radiatum, multiflorum, luteum. Involucrl squamae 10-13, lanceo-
latae, acuminatae, basi connatae, glabrae. Corollce radii 4^ lin. longae,
|-1 lin. latae, revolutae, lineari-oblongae, obtusae, apice minute
trifidae, glabrae. Corollce disci 1\ lin. longae, | lin. latae, basi
anguste tubulosae, superne campanulatae, breviter 5-dentatae,
glabrae. Pappi setae paucae, caducissimae. Ovarium glabrum.

Transvaal. Summit of Saddleback Mountain near Barber-
ton, at 5000 ft., Galpin, 988.

This species is very closely allied to E. setilohay N. E. Brown, but
the stems become more elongated, the peduncles are very distinctly
striate, and the ligulate florets are nearly twice as long as those of
E, setilohay whilst the leaves are not striate in the same way
beneath, and their spine-like lobes are rather more slender. These
two species are very distinct from any others in the genus.

779. Onidia mollis, C.H. Wright [Thymelaeaceae] ; O.denvdatamy
Lindl., simulans, sod floribus m capitula densa terminalia
dispositis differt.

Cavlis lignosus, pilosus. Folia elliptica, acuta vel obtusa, plus
minusve conferta, supra puberula, subtus dense appresseque
pilosa, 6 lin. longa, 1-2 lin. lata. Capitula multiflora ; bracteae late
lanceolatae, extus pilosae. Perianthii tubus tenuis, extus uisi
prope basin pilosus, basi pilis hypogynis elongatis inclusus ;
lobi ovati, obtusi ^ squamae subulatae. Stamina 8. Ovarium
oblongum ; stylus subapicalis.

Gbntkal Africa. German East Africa : lower plateau, north
of Lake Nyasa, Joseph Thomson. Portuguese East Africa : between
Unangu and liike Shire, W, P. Johnson^ 12.



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780. Moroa monophylla, Baker [Iridaceaa] ; a M. tenuis Eer-
OawL, recedit canle monocephalo, flore majore et segmentis
interioribos integris.

Cormus globosas, parvus, tunicis exterioribus in fibi*a8 dissolutis.
Folium perfectum unicam, setaceum, patalam, prope basin
peduncnli ortum. Caiilis simplex, flexaosus, gracillimus, mono-
cephalus, 6-9 poll, longas, foliis reductis 2 vaginalis superpositis.
Spathce cylindricse, 6-9 lin. longae, firmsB, rigidulae, exterior
quam interior multo brevior. Ovarium clavatum, 3 lin. longum.
Perianthium lilacinum, tabo nullo, segmentis exterioribns
oblongo-cuneatis 9 lin. longis, carina infra pilosa, segmentis
interioribus minntis integris linearibus vel oblongo-lanceolatis.
Styli angusti, limbo duplo breviores, eristis lanceolatis.

Cape Colony. Clanwilliam Division : Olifant's river, Penther
626, 685.

781. Hor»a diphylla, Baker [Iridacese]-; a M, natalense^ Baker,
recedit foliis ad basin inflorescentise prodactis geminis.

Cormus globosus, parvus, tunicis pallide brunneis, squamis
exterioribus lanceolatis. Pedmiculus gracillimus, 4-6 poll, longus,
foliis 2 elongatis setaceis recurvatis ad basin inflorescentise
instructus. Spathce 1-3, cylindricse, breviter pedunculatae, 12-15
lin. longse, valvse rigidse pallide virides, exterior quam interior
multo brevior. Ovarium cylindricum. Perianthium luteum,
fugax, 6-9 lin. longum, segmentis exterioribus oblongo-cuneatis
2 lin. latis, interioribus oblanceolatis. Aiitherce 2 lin. longee,
filamentis sequilongae.

Capb Colony. Clanwilliam Division : Olifants river, Penther^
734.

782. HoraBa fusca. Baker [Iridaceee] ; a if. ramosa, Ker-Gawl.
dififert foliis setaceis, spathis longioribus et fioribus fuscis.

Cormus globosus, parvus, tunicis brunneis fibrosis. Caulis
gracilis, teres, ramosus, sesquipedalis, foliis perfectis 1-2 setaceis
elongatis, spathis 3-6 terminalibus prseditus. Spathce cylindricse,
lJ-2 poll, longae, firmse, viridulsB, exterior quam interiores
multo brevior. Limhus fuscus, pollicaris, segmentis exterioribus
obovato-cuneatis 4 lin. latis, interioribus oblanceolatis. Ovarium
clavatum, 4 lin. longum. Styli rami limbo duplo breviores, eristis
lanceolatis.

Capb Colony. Caledon, PentJier, 762.

783. Romulea torta, Baker [Iridaceae] ; ad 7?. hirsutamy Eckl.,
accedit ; differt foliis glabris spiraliter tortis.

Cormus parvus, globosus, tunicis duris brunneis apice breviter
setosis. Folia basalia 2-3, lineari-subulata, glabra, 2-3 poll, longa,
erecta, conspicue spiraliter torta. Pedunculus brevis, gracilis,
simplex vel furcatus, 1-2-floruB. Sjjathce lanceolatse, pallide
virides, 4-6 lin. longas. Perianthium 9 lin. longum, tubo brevi



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infra cylindrico aurantiaco, segmentis oblanceolato-oblongis,
basi aorantiacis supra basin nigrescentibua sursum rubro-pur-
poreiSy striis dorsalibus baud plumosis. Stamina brevia. Stylus
ex antheris eminens.

Cape Colony. Clanwilliam Division : Olifants river, Penther.
624, 687.

784. Bomulea mbrolutea, Baker [IridaceaB] ; ad R. roseam^
Eckl., accedit ; differ t foliis setaceis, floribus pluribos fundo
aurantiacis.

Gormus globosus, 4-6 lin. diam., tanicis brunneis rigidis apice
breviter fibrosis. Folia basalia setacea, recurvata, piorima 6-9 poll,
longa. Pfdunculus brevis, f urcatus. Flares plurima, corymbosi ;



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