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Gomphia decorans. Lemaire, Jard. Fleur. v. 4. ^.416.



Gomphia is a very handsome tropical genus of shrubby or
arborescent plants, with copious bright-yellow flowers, abundant
in South America, very rare in collections in England, but of
which an African representative, viz. OcAna atro-putpurea, has
flowered at Kew, and is represented at our Tab. 4519. We
owe the possession of the present species of Gomphia to Messrs.
Henderson, of the Wellington Road Nursery. It is a native of
Brazil, and produced its panicle of bright-yellow flowers in our
stove in May of the present year, 1861. Mr. Henderson ap-
pears to have received it from the Continent, under the name of
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Gomphia decorans, Lemaire ; but it agrees in all particulars with
G. olivaformisy which name we do not hesitate to adopt.

Descr. Shrubby. Our flowering specimen has not attained
a height of more than three feet, but this is perhaps forced early
into blossom by cultivation. In its native country it reaches to
fifteen feet. Branches terete, green. Leaves alternate, glossy,
three to five or six inches long, petiolate, elliptical-lanceolate,
short-acuminate, penniveined, finely serrulate at the margin,
bright-green, subcoriaceous ; petiole short, with a pair of subu-
late, caducous, brown stipules. Panicle terminal, subthyrsoid,
a span long, its branches subcorymbose. Mowers copious, bright
yellow. Caiyw of five, oblong-lanceolate, obtuse, yellow sepals^
scarcely tinged with green, even in the bud. Petcds broad, obo-
vato-spathulate, subunguiculate, spreading. Stamens five, sessile,
broad subulate, orange-yellow, erect, connivent into a cone,
opening at the apex by two pores. The five ovaries are elevated
upon a fleshy column, and surround the base of a thickened,
subulate, curved style; stigma a blimt point.



Pig. 1. Leaf from a lower part of the plant, — natural size. 2. Flower from
which the petab are removed. 3. Single stamen : — magnified. 4. Pistil and
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Tab. 5263.

CALADIUM BicoLOR ; vwr. Verschaffbltii.

TioO'Cohured Caladium ; VerschcrffeWs var.



Nat. Ord. Aboideje. — Monobcia Monandbia.
Qen. Char. (Vide iuprd, Tab. 5199.)



Caladium bicolor; foliis peltatis ovato-sagitatis, lobis profondis paolulum diva-
ricatis biooloribus, spatha erecta basi subglobosa medio coarctata apice ovato-
acuminata.

Var. Ferschqjfeltii ; foliis Isete viridibus intense sangnineo-maculatis, maculis
viridi-ocellatis.

Caladium Verschaffeltii. Ck. Lem. in Fl. dea Serrea, ser. 2. v. 8. p. 108.



This is another of the many striking new varieties of Caladium
bicolor, which has been recommended for the further ornament-
ing of our stoves, and which is certainly not among the least
beautiful of the kind. Upon the deep green ground of the blade
of the leaf, are numerous irregular blotches of a rich blood- or
almost carmine colour, the largest of which are ocellated, that
is, have little eye-like spots of green, as in the var. Neumannii,
figured at our Tab. 5199, but there the deep-rose-coloured
blotches are ocellated with white, and are moreover surrounded
oy a white limbus. The severtJ variously coloured Caladiutns,
now known to us, have a very striking effect, whether grouped
in masses, or mixed off with other plants, especially Ferns, the
gracefulness of whose forms contrast well with the large aroid
foliage of those now under consideration. The present variety
was received from M. Chantin, of Paris.



Fig. Flowering spadix, removed from the spatha, — natural size.
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Tab. 5264.

CERINTHE RBTORTA.

Curve-flowered Cerinthe.



Nat. Ord. Bosaginea. — ^?£ntandsia Monogtnia.

Oen. Char, Calyx profunde 5-partitu8, lobis plus minus inaequalibus, foliaceis.
Corolla tubulosa, fauce nuda. AtUhera hastatse, lobis bast divergentibus, atte-
nuatds, subconnatis. Stigma obtusum. Nt$eula 2, ovatse, subossese, biloculares,
ssepius dispennae aut abortu monospermffi, basi imperforate. Badicula supera.
Cotyledonea camosae, planiusculsB. — nerbss Suropaa, subglaueescenies. Folia ra-
dicalia in peiiolum aitenuaia^ caulina cordato-amplexicaulia, Flores in racemoa
foUaceoa 9ubcymbo90s diaponH^flavi^ tape purpureo-maculati, De Cand,



CsBiNTHE reiorta; glaucesoens, foliis eciliatis, pedioellis calyoe brevioribus,
calyois lobis angustis subsequalibos, corollis davato-oylindraceis apice sub-
adscendentibus ad fauoem constrictis, lobis apice acutis Isvibus, antheris
iilamento longioribus coroUam adsoquantibus. De Cand.

Cebinthe retorta. Sm. in Sibth, M. Oraca, v, 2. p, 60. p. 171. Prodr. v, 1.
p, 120. Beiehenb. Fl. n. 2326. Icon. Critic, v. 8./. 981. De Cand. Prodr.
V. 10. p. 4.



Admirable as is the figure of this plant in the * Flora Grseca/
it scarcely does justice to the colouring of it as cultivated in the
open air at Kew, The young bracteas in our plant are more
highly tinted, the corollas are more protruded, and show more of
the yellow colour of the tube, and this is tipped with dark purple.
The leaves are glaucous-green, and spotted like those of a Pul-
monaria. It is a native of Caria, in the Peloponnesus, where it
was found by Sibthorpe ; and in wooded places in Dalmatia ac-
cording to Viviani. Lovers of hardy plants will do well to rear
this in the open borders of their gardens. It is an annual, and
may be increased by seeds, and should be planted in tufts. Our
plant was raised from seeds sent to us by Mr. Thompson, of
Ipswich.

Descr. a herbaceous plants one to one and a half or two feet
high, glabrous, glaucous, branched, chiefly above ; branches terete,
suberect. Lowest leaves obovato-spathulate petiolate, superior
ones obovate and amplexicaul, the base having two rounded
auricles ; in the branches which support the racemes of flowers

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the leaves gradually pass into ovate or obovate imbricated brae-
teaSy of which the younger superior ones are purple, and these are
crowded about the flowers. RacetneB terminal, recurved (scor-
pioid). The JlowerSy when perfect, are protruded beyond the
bracteas. Calyiv large, foliaceous, of five very unequal sepals,
the outer one much the largest and bracteiform, ciliato-serrate.
Corolla tubular-clavate, curved downwards above the middle,
then ascending, inflated below the contracted mouth, lemon-yel-
low, the apex deep-purple, the limd small, of five spreading teeth.
Stamens included. Ovary of four lobes. Style filiform, shorter
than the corolla. Stigma capitate.



Fig. 1. Flower. 2. Calyx and pistil. 8. Pistil i^magnified.



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Tab. 5265.
CHYSIS AUREA ; var. Lemmnghei.
Golden-fiowered Chym; var. Lemminghei.



Nat. Ord. OacHiDEiK. — Gymandbia MoNoaYNiA.
Qen. Char, {Fide supra. Tab. 5186.)



CuTSis aurea ; bracteis parvis concavis ovario brevioribus, sepalis petalitque
ovatis obtusis, labelli lobis lateralibos obtosis, intennedio m^jore carnoso
bilobo, hypoohilio plicato, lamellis 5 caraosis aabsBqaalibus parallelis basi

Eubescentibus et atiinque aliis minoribus (potius venis elevatis), colamna
itissima carnosa c^mbifonni antioe pabescente. Idndl.

Chysis aurea. Idndl. Boi. Reg. i. 1937. Eook. Bot. Mag. t. 8617.

p, maculata ; sepalorum petalorumque parte saperiore aureo-fusoo tincta, labelli
lobo medio purpureo-macolata.

Chysis aurea p. Hook. Bot. Mag. t. 4576.

y. Lemminghei; floribus albis purpureo tinctis, labello flavo intense purpureo-
maculato striatoque. (Tab. Nostr. 5265.)

Chysis Lemminghei. Linden, Cat.



Slight modifications of form and colour in plants are too
often considered characteristics of specific differences; in none
more so than among the Orcbideous family. We know not if
our present variety has been anywhere figured and described ;
but it passes as a Chysis from Central America^ distributed
under the name of C. Lemminghei (in compliment, we believe,
to Count Lemminghe) : and certainly, if colour of flower were
alone the point to be considered, tins might well be supposed
different from one whose colours suggested the specific name of
Chysis aurea, given to the plant figured by Dr. Lindley, Bot.
Reg. t. 1 937, where the purple colour is confined to a few re-
mote streaks on the inside of the pale-cploured labellum. Our
C. aurea (Bot. Mag. t. 3617) has the purple streaks nearly ob-
solete. Our C. aurea, var. maculata (see our Tab. 4576), has
more distinct purple streaks than those previously figured, and
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petals. C. Lemminghei of Linden, here figured, with a structure
of flowers, pseudobulbs, and foliage, identical with the others,
has a nearly white or cream-coloured flower; anything of a
golden colour is confined to the lip: but there are purple or
lilac blotches on the sepals and petals, and very deep and co-
pious purple streaks and spots in the inside of the labellum.
Thus I am compelled to consider all varieties of one and the
same species, C. aurea, Lindl. Our plants were derived from
Mr. Schiller, of Hamburg.



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Tab. 5266.

ARNEBIA Grippithii.

Griffith's Amebia.



Nat. Ord. Bobaginb-«. — ^Pbntandbia Monogynia.

Gen, Char, Calyx fere 6-partitcis, basi post anthesin subcampanulatus. Co-
roUa tubo elongato, infondibaliformis, fauce nuda, lobis subrotundis. Anthera
tubo insertae, inclusse. Stylu» apice bifidus et stigmata ideo 2 subrotunda bsepius
subbifida et in massam subglobosam 4'lobam aggregata. Nueula ovatse, oasi
tnincatse, imperfoiatse. — Herb» orientalea, hdbUu Lithospennorum, sed stigmate
dicepkalo nunc ^^lobo dUHncia. De Cand,



Abnebia Qriffithii; annua, radice verticale fasca, caulibus 1 pluribusve pumilis
erectis simplicibus vel parce ramosis longe ct dense albo-seiosis strigosis,
foliis oblongo-lanceolatis obtnsis basi (radicalibus) longe attenuatis utrinque
setis brevibus tubercolo lato calcareo insidentibas birsutis, floralibus anguste
lanceolato-linearibus calyces sequantibus, spicis secundis densiusculis, calyce
adpresse setoso fere ad basin usque in lacinias apice lineari-subulatas par-
tito, coroUffi flaTse tubo extus hirto calyce duplo longiori apice sensim in
limbum hypocrateriformem ampliato, limbi lobis ovatis, antheris fauci obso-
lete plicatulsB insertis, stylo apice bipartito stigmatibus capitatis, nuculis . . .
Boi98.

Abnebia Griffithii. Boi9B, Diagnos, Plant. Orient. Nov, Ser. 2. n, 2./?. 135.



In 1860, General Perronet Thompson, of Eliot Vale, Black-
heath, was so good as to send to me seeds of a remarkable Bo-
ragineous plant, from his son Lieut.-Colonel Thompson, com-
manding the 7th Dragoon Guards at Seealkote ; obtained from
the Murree Hills, North-western India. The flowers of the
plant sent with the seeds were evidently those of a Boragineous
plant, of a rich orange or tawny-yellow, remarkable for five deep
purple spots, " understood to be the impression of the five fingers
of the prophet Mahomet." Some of these seeds eventually ger-
minated, and the plant proved to be a species of Jrnedia, first
discovered in Cabul by the late Mr. GriflBth, and lately described,
from specimens in our herbarium, by M. Boissier, in the work
above quoted. The genus Amebia is closely allied to Litho-

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spermum, differing chiefly in the nature of the stigmas. A species
closely allied to this, we may remark, Arnebia ecAioides, De Cand.,
has been figured by us at our Tab. 4409, a native of the Caucasian
and Armenian Alps. Our present plant, however, has narrower
leaves, smaller flowers, of a more decidedly yellow colour, a dif-
ferently shaped calyx, and a longer corolla. The five spots,
above mentioned, upon the corollas, become less distinct as the
fiowering season advances, and eventuaUy disappear. We ob-
serve in the flowers the stamens are placed sometimes near
the middle of the tube, and then the style is elongated ; some-
times near the faux of the tube, and thei^ the style is short, and
the pistil appears abortive.



Fig. 1, 2. Flowers. 3. Flower, with the stamens near the middle of the
tube. 4. Tube of another corolla, with the stamens inserted near the faux : —
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Tab. 5267.
ARISiEMA PRiECOX.

Early-fiowering Arisama.



Nat. Ord. AftoiDBiE. — Mokoscia Monandria.
Qen. Char. {Vide supra. Tab. 4388.)



AftiSiEMA pracox ; foliis binis trifoliolatis, foliolis ovatis sessilibus longe subu-
lato-caspidatis, spatba extus brunneo- et albo-stiiata galeato-fomicata, fauce
anguste dilatata, galea cucullata in lobmn late ovatum verticaliter descen-
dentem cnspidulo subulato reassurgente auctum producta, spadice inclusa^
appendice sabcylindrica stipitata.

Aris^ma praecox. Be Friese, C. Koch, Berl, Oart, Zeit 1857, p. 85. SchoU,
Prod. SyH. Aroid. p. 32.



This pretty plant was sent to the Royal Gardens by Professor
Miquel of Utrecht. It is a native of Japan, in the Gotto Archi-
pelago, and is perhaps only a variety of S. ringenSy Schott {A.
Sieboldii, De Vriese), under which name indeed we received it.
It is also nearly allied to the North American ArutBrna atro-
rubenSy Bl. {Arum triphyllum, Linn.), figured at Tab. 950 of
this Magazine. It appears to be easily cultivated, and flowers
readily in spring, if then removed from a cool pit to the stove.

Descr. Root rather tuberous, with thick, fleshy fibres. Leaves
two, springing from the root ; petiole terete, with membranous
stipules. Leaflets three, ovato-oblong, acuminate, and produced
into a filiform point. Nerves numerous, arcuate. Peduncle
short. S^atke erect, and cylindrical below ; then arching sud-
denly over, and again contracting into a rather small orifice,
with broad, membranous, reflexed margins ; cylindrical portion
and hood above streaked with green and white bands ; the ori-
fice and lips deep purple ; apex acuminate and shortly caudate.
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lobed, purple anthers; upper portion cylindric, blunt, shortly
stipitate, lobed at its base, pale yellow-green.



Fig. 1. Vertical section of the spatha, showing the entire spadix. 2. Spa-
dix removed from the spatha : — nat, size, 3, 4. Vertical and side views of the
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Tab. 5268.
spigelia splendens.

BriUiant Spiyelia.



Nat. Ord. Loganjace^. — Pentandria Monogtnja.

Gen, Char. CSz/y^r 5-partitu8,'peni8ten8. CbroZ^ hypogyna, infandibuliformis,
limbi 5-fidi laciniis eestivatione valvatis. Stamina 5, medio v. summo coroUse tubo
iDsei^a, inclusa v. rarius exserta. Ovarium 2-loculare ; ovulis in placentis basilari-
bus stipitatis plurima ; atylo terminali infra stigma subcapitatnm v. concavnm ar-
ticulate. Oapsula didyma, dicocca, basi circumsdssa, coeds bivalvibns. Semina
panca, cuneata. EmJbryo albuminosus, minimus. — Herbae, o. suffrutices, Ameri-
cana.\ Folia opponia, petiolis ban connatis. Flores ierminalea tpicati, secundi.



Spioelia 9plenden8, herbacea, basi frutesceus pubescente-pilosa, ramis tereti-
usculis, foliis amplis obovato-oblongis acuminatis in petiolum attenuatis
Isete viridibus, pedunculis validis, spica multiflora, floribus magnis, sepalis
subulatis, corolla elongata cocdnea, antheris exsertis.

Spioelia splendens. ffori. JFendland,



Of this beautiful plant we can find no published description,
and we are unaware fipom what country it was procured. In the
foliage it resembles the S. speciosa of Mexico, and in the flowers
S. pedunculata of the Andes of .Quindiu. Nothing can exceed
the deep rich red colour of the spike, which renders it a most
conspicuous and desirable addition to our stove plants.

Descr. a perennial herb^ with the stem woody below. Our
plant flowered when about one foot high. Stems nearly terete
covered with loose spreading hairs. Leaves four to five inches
long, contracted into a ^oti petiole, obovate-oblong, acuminate,
dark-green with prominent veins, sUghtly hairy. Spikes several
towards the apex of the stem, stout, erect, each bearing an ele-
gantly recurved spike of numerous two-ranked, closely set, bright
scarlet fiowers, upwards of one inch long. Calyw small, with su-
bulate teeth. Corolla cylindric, slightly inflated upwards : limb

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short, patent. Stamens small ; anthers only exserted. Ovary glo-
bose. Style slender, jointed below the middle, above which the
stigmatic portion is longer than the lower. Stigma two-lobed.



Fig. 1. Flower. S. Corolla laid open. 3. Pistil. 4. Transverse section
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Tab. 5269.

HOYA Shbphbrdi.

Mr. Shepherd's Hoya.



Nat. Ord. Asclepiadeje. — Pentandria Dioynia.
Gen, Char. {Vide supra. Tab. 6148.)



Uota Shepherdi; scandens, caule tereti papilloso, foliis 6-UDcialibu8 linearibus
V. lineari-lanceolatis deflexis crassocarnosis supra atro-viridibus canali-
culatis subtus pallidioribus semiteretibus aveniis ad petiolam geniculatis,
petiolis brevibus teretibus, pedunculis sabaxillaribus clavatis, umbellis plu-
rifloris albo-Toseis, pedioellis clavatis, calycis lobis brevibus triangulari-
bus, coroUse lobis prsecipue ad marginem villosis, ooronse foliolis erecto-
patentibus.



We owe the possession of this remarkable species of Ifoya
to Mr. Short, who communicated it under the MS. name of
IT. Shepherdi to the Royal Gardens, where it flowered in June,
1861; but we are unable to find any described species with
which it satisfactorily accords, though copious specimens exist
in our herbarium, gathered by Drs. Hooker and Thomson in
Sikkim-Himalaya, at elevations of 3000 to 4000 feet, and in^
Khasya. In some respects it agrees with the Hoya longifolia of
Wallich, in Wight and Amott's Contrib. p. 36, and of Decaisne,
in De Candolle, Prodr. v. 8, p. 637 ; but the shape of the foUage
and the large size of the flowers are quite at variance with our
plant, the corona of which is much more erect. The flowers
are small, and bear no very distant resemblance to those of
Hoya Bella, figured at our Tab. 4402 ; but the leaves consti-
tute its chief distinguishing character : they are as it were ge-
niculated at the apex of the rather short, terete petiole, or bent
down suddenly at an angle, and thus become pendent : they
are from two to (mostly) six inches long, not more than four
lines wide, shortly acuminated at the apex, very dark on the
upper side, and there canaUculate for their whole length, paler,

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and semiterete beneath. The umbel of flowers is about two
inches in diameter, and the corollas of a delicate white and rose
colour.



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Tab. 5270.

BILLBERGIA bivittata.
Ribbanded BiUberyia.



Nat. Ord. Bkomeliacb^. — Hixandeia Monogynia.

Oen, Char, Ferigonii superi sexpartiti lacinia exteriorei calycinae, squales,
ecarinatffi, erectse vel spiraliter convolutse, aristatse vel muticse, apice biuc ob-
lique dilatatse, interiorea petaloidese, exterioribus multo longiores, apice patentes
V. erectee, intus basi squamosse v. biaristatae, rarius nudse. Stamina 6, epigyna ;
JUamenta filiformia, tria plerumque perigonii ladniis interioribos adnata ; anlkera
ovatfB, dorso afiixae, incumbentes v. suberectae. Ovarium inferum, triloculare.
Ovula plurima, e loculorum angulo central! pendula, anatropa. Stilus filiformis ;
Mtigmata 3, petaloidea^ convoluta v. linearia, crispa. Bacca subglobosa, trilo-
cularis. Semina plura, nuda vel ad umbilicum filo gradli appendiculata. — Herbae
Americana tropica^ sapiua $uper arborum iruncia pseudo-parasitical exscapa
vel scapigera ; foliis ligulatis, Unearibus vel ensi/ormibus, ut plurimum spinuloso'
serrulatis; floribus spicatis, paniculatis vel racemoso-paniculatis; spathia floralibus
nunc magnis, nunc parvis vel amplis, coloratis, Endl.



BiLLBEROiA bivittata; acaulis, foliis coriaceis firmisL lanceolatis acuminatis-
siuiis argute serratis undulatis fusco-viridibus lineis duabus albo-vittatis,
spica inter folia sessili, floribus albis, petalis calycinis imbricatis mucronatis,
corollinis spathulatis.

BiLLBEROiA yittata. Linden Cat,



This pretty plant came to us under the name of Billberffia
vittata, from Linden, in 1859. It is certainly not the plant of
that name described by Beer in his review of the Order, nor is
it the JB. Moreliana vera of Lemaire's * Jardin Heuriste,' and
Paxton's ' Flower Garden,' both of which Beer quotes under
vttiata. It is evidently a near ally of TiUandsia acaulis, Lindl.
(Bot. Reg. t 1157); but as the calyx is distinctly superior, it
cannot be referred to that genus as characterized in Endlicher.
Probably it should be referred to Beer's genus ChryptanthuBy of
which no generic characters have been published by that author.
It is, no doubt, a native of South America, but we are not
aware of its exact country.

Descr. Flant almost stemless. Leaves closely set just above

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the rooty spreadiog, recurved, about a span long, and one to
one and a half inch broad, rather undulate, acutely toothed at
the margin, under surface dull brown, upper green, with two
broad, bu£f, longitudinal bands, which pass into dull red at the
base of the leaf. Flowers collected into a short dense spike,
which is wholly sunk amongst the leaves, white. Bract oblong,
lanceolate, acute. Perianth superior. Calyx of three cuneate
segments, each obliquely expanded, and mucronate at the apex.
Corolla of three, white, spreading, spathulate lobes. Stamens
six, three attached to the petals, short, with sterile (?) anthers
in the pistillate flowers. Pistil absent in some flowers ; where
present filiform, expanding into three patent lobes.



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Tab. 5271.

CRASPEDIA RicHEA-

Glaucous-leaved Craspedia.



Nat. Ord. CoMPOSiTiE. — Synoenesia MwaUs.

Gen. Char. Capiiula 5-flora, homogama, in glomerulum subrotundum bracteis
sab cmoque capitulo sitis cinctum aggregata, rachidi cylindracea lanata insidentia,
substipitata. Receptaculum angustom, margine paleis hvallnis integris ODUstam.
OoroUa tubulosse, late S-dentatae. Anihera basi setifers. Stigmata indusa.
Aeheniam oblongum, villosam. Pappus l-serialis, setis fillformibas, plumosis. —
Herbs AMtrataBuue, perennea. Polia in parte cauUs if^feriore coi\ferta^ altema,
lanceolat(hlinearia,iiUefferrima, Cavils erectui, eubnudue, apice l-cepkalus, Plores
eulpkurei. De Cand,



C&A8PSDIA Bkkea ; foliis lanoeolato-linearibus vel lanoeolatis, radicalibos basi
attenuatis pedicellatis, caalinis seasilibus, cauleque glomerulo aolitario ter-
minato pilosis v. glabratis.

Craspedia Blchea. Camni, Diet, v. 2. p, 358. De Cand. Prodr. v. 6. p. 152.
Lekm. PI. Preiii. v. I. p. 443.

BiCHSA glaaca. Labill. Foy. Lapeyr. v. I. p. 187. t. l6,etNov. EoU. v. 2.p. 123.

Craspedia glaaca. Undl. Bot. Reg. t. 1908. Spreng. Sget. Veget. v. 3. ji. 411.

Craspedia pilosa. Benth. in Endl. Enum. PI. Hugel. p. 62. n. 205. Spreng.
Sg$t. Feget. V. S. p. 4^1.

PoDOSPSRMA pedaQcalare> Beickenb. in Sieb. Coll. Nov. HoU. n. 184.



This is one of the many remarkable genera of Compointa
peculiar to Australia. It is by no means unomamental, and
much more worthy of cultivation than the Craspedia macro-
cephala which we figured at our Tab. 3115. Here the large and
globose heads are yellow instead of white. It seems to have an
extensive geographical range, for it inhabits Van Diemen's Land
and South-eastern Australia, and probably extends along the
south coast to Swan River, where it is recorded as a native in


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