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Preiss's 'Swan River Plants.' It is a hardy annual, and we
are indebted for seeds of it to Mr. Thompson, of Ipswich. It
flowers in June.

Dbscb. The general aspect of the herbage is that of a Ona-
fiAalium, and it is clothed with soft white hairs, though said to

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be sometimes glabrous. Stems a foot or more high, angular,
erect. Lower and radical leaves spathulato-lanceolate, tapering
below into a moderately long petiole : those higher up become
gradually smaller and sessile, and often sphacelate at the apex.
The head of flowers is an inch and a half broad, terminal, soli-
tary, globose, of a fine yellow colour, involucrate at the base.
Involucre of several green foliaceous leaves, reflexed and sphace-
late at the apex. This head or capitulum is compound, that is,
made up of a number of lesser heads or capitula, which are pe-
dicellate and also involucellate ; involucellum of four to five oval
or obovate leafiets, and there is also a bractea at its base.
Morels all tubular and bracteolate. Ovary cylindrical, silky,
crowned with a hairy pajjpus, of which each hair is plumose.
The style is a little exserted and the branches with the stigmas
entirely so : the base of the style is considerably thickened.



Fig. 1. One of the lesser heads which compose the large capitulum. 2. Brac-
teole and single floret with its plumose pappus. 8. Plumose hair. 4. Style and
stigmas. 5. Brandies of the style ; — aU more or leu magmjied.



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Tab. 5272.

HOYA (Otostbmma) lacunosa, var. palUdiflora.
Furrowed Hoya^ pale-flowered var.



Nat. Ord. Asclepiadea. — Pentandria Diotnia.

Qtn, Char, Calyx brevis, pentaphyllus. Corolla rotata, plus uiinusve alte 5-
fida, laciniis planis vel reflexis, sestivatione valvata. Corona stamiiiea 5-phylla ;
foliolis depressis, patentibus v. plus minusve gynostegio verticaliter adnatis, car-
Dosis, angulo interiore in dentem anther® incurobentem producto. Gynostegium
breve. Anthera membrana terminatse. Massa pollinis basi affixae, oblongae,
compressffi, conniventes, ssepius margine pellucidsB. Stigma muticum, cum pa-
pilla media obtusa v. subapiculatum. FoUicuU Iseves v. appendiculis instnicti,
subpolypteri. Semina comosa. — Frutices vel suffrutices Indici vel Moluccani,
rarimme j^fricani, volubiles, acandentes aui decumbenies; foliis camom vel co-
riaceU vel membranaceia; floribus umbellatit; umbelUs exira-axUlaribm, aapiua
muUi/loria. Decne,



HoYA (Oloatemma) lacunoaa ; scandeus radicans, foliis mediocribus carnoso-co-
riaceis . ellipticis basi apiceque acuminatis petiolntis obscure penninerviis
nervis immersis, pedunculis solitariis interpetiolaribus, umbellis multifioris
planis, laciniis calycinis roarginibus carinaque denticulatis, corollas rotatse
carnosee velutino^villosse lobis triangularibus demum reflexis, coronas sta-
minesB foliolis navicularibus ooncavis.

HoYA lacunosa, Blume, Bijdr, p. 1063. Decne, in De Cand, Frodr, v, 8. p, 638.
Blume, Rumphia, v. 4. t, 184./. 2. Hook. Bot, Mag, t, 4826.

Otostemma lacunosum, Blume, Rumphia^ I, c, p, 30. Mua, Bot, Lugd, Bat.
V. I. p. 59./. 11. ITalp, Annal. Bot, Syat, v. S, p. 65.

fi. pallidifiora; foliis enervibus, floribus decoloratis. (Tab. Nostr. 5972.)



A native of Java, and notwithstanding the obsolete nerva-
tion of the leaves (which latter are broader than usual at their
base), and the almost colourless flowers, cannot otherwise
be distinguished from the Hoya lacunosa of Blurae, and our
Tab. 4826, to which we refer for a more full description. In-
deed, had it not been that the figure was engraved, and the
plates coloured, before the close similarity was detected, we

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should hardly have deemed the present variety worthy of having
a place in this work, while our gardens abound so much in plants
of greater interest.



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Tab. 5273.

MUTISIA DECURRBNS.

Decurrent'leaved Mutma.



Nat. Ord. Composite: Mutisie^. — Stngenesia Superflua.

Gen, Char. CapUulum heterogamam, inffiqualiflorum, falso radiatum. Invo-
lucrum pluriseriale ; squamis integerrimis, planis, imbricatis, exterioribut bre?i-
oribus. Receptaculum nudam. Fl. disci hermaphroditi, radii foeminei. Corolla
bilabiatffi tubo 5-10-15-nervio, in disco subtubulosse, fauce a tubo doq dis-
tincta; limbi labio ext. S-deat., inter, bipartite lobia linearibus; radU labia
exieriore amplo, ligulsformi, apice 3-dentato ; interiore bipartite lobis lineari-
bu8, interdum deficiente. Anthera in fl. radii nullse, in fl. disci exserts, lon-
gissime caudatse ; filamenta papillosa, in fl. radii aut antheris orbatce aut nullae.
Stylus cylindraceus, badi tumidus, glaber, breviter 2-fidu8. Achenium rostratum,
costatum, glabrum, longum. Fappus biserialis, plumosus, longus, squalis^ pa-
leis basi conferruminatis et ideo una caducis. — Frutices, sapius scanderUes,
Austr.'Americani. Polia altema, pinnatisecta aut indiviaa ; petiolo communi out
nerYO medio in cirrhum sapius apice producto, Capitula solitaria, pedunculata,
Plores purpurei, rosei^ aut flavi, — Numerus nervorum corollarum variat, nempe
qointus ubi de more ordinis nenruli marginales nervorum concreti, decimus ubi
nervuli marginales distincti, quindecimus ubi prster nervulos marginales dis-
tinctos adsunt nervuli mediani. Le Cand.



MuTisiA decurrens; caule scandente subangulato foliomm decurrentiis sub-
alato, foliis sessilibus utroque margine decurrentibus lanoeolato-linearibus
planis integpris integerrimisque, inferioribus ad basin paucidentatis, nervo
in cirrhum bifidum producto, involucri subcylindracei sqnamis ovatis inap-
pendiculatis appressis acutis infimis patentibus.

MuTisiA decurrens, Cav. Ic. ©. 5. p. 65. t. 467. Be Cand. Frodr. v. 7. p> 6.
Gay, Fl. Ckil. V. 3. p. 268.

MuTisiA heliantha. Fcepp. Exsicc. 2840 (flde Be CandoUe).



The genus Mutma is exclusively of South American origin, and
consists of some forty species, remarkable for the peculiar habit,
generally scandent, with cirrhose leaves, and for the great size
and rich colouring of the flowers ; of which eleven kinds inhabit
Peru, Ecuador, and Brazil, and these are distinguished by their
pinnated and Vetch-like leaves: the rest appear to be almost

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exclusively inhabitants of the Chilian Andes, and these have
simple or undivided leaves, of a harsh and rigid texture, still fur-
nished with their peculiar tendrils at the extremity. We have
long ago (Hook. Bot. Miscellany, v. 1. p. 7) called attention to
the desirableness of introducing many of these to our gardens.
One Brazilian species of the pinnated-leaved section was intro-
duced to Kew Gardens so long ago as 1827, and was the first
plate given in the Second Series of our * Botanical Magazine,' in
1827 (Tab. 2705); but that one is perhaps the least ornamental
of them all. The Mulisia grandiflora of Humb. et Bonpl. PI.
iEquinoct. t. 50, has capitula six inches long and five inches
broad ! Of the second section, from Chili, with simple leaves,
a curious, rather than handsome species, was in cultivation in
England, M. latifolia, Don, figured in Sweet's Brit. Fl. Gard.
v. 3. t. 288 ; but it has, as far as we know, ever since been
lost to our gardens. We wish it may be permanently re-
placed by the present truly splendid species, of which we have
received flowering specimens from Messrs. Veitch and Sons, of
the Exeter and Chelsea Nurseries, in July of the present year,
1861. This plant has stood the last severe winter unharmed in
the open air at Exeter, without shelter. It is a native of the
Andes of Chilian {Mr. Pearce, who forwarded plants to the
Messrs. Veitch), and of the Cordillera of Antuco [Pceppig) ; and
is assuredly, if not the largest, the handsomest-flowered species
of the whole genus. It is to be feared that the fruticose plants
of the high and dry Andes of Chili are difficult of cultivation,
and require a very peculiar treatment.

Descr. Climbing to the height of a few feet, with slightly
branched stems. Leaves remote, alternate, oblong-lanceolate,
acuminate, quite entire, of a harsh and rigid texture, dark-green
above, pale and glaucous beneath, costate, distantly and rather
obscurely penniveined, veins horizontal, forked at the apex, and
there anastomosing with the adjacent ones ; the apex is termi-
nated with a bifid tendril, the bases of the leaves are much and
gradually decurrent, so as to form wings on the stem and
branches. Flotcer (or rather capitulum) very large, solitary,
four and a half inches in the spread of the ray, which is of a
brilliant orange-colour. The involucre very large, subcylindri-
cal, broader at the base, where the scales are lax ; the rest of
them (all being ovate) are appressed, inappendiculate, blue-
green, tinged with purple.



Fig. 1. Floret of the ray, — natural size. 2. Hair from the pappus, — magni-
fed. 3. Floret of the disk, — natural size. 4. Hair from the ray, — magnified,
5. Stigma, — magnified.



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Tab. 5274.
salvia cacaliiefolia.

Cacalia-leaved Sage.



Nat. Orel. Labiate. — ^Diandeia Monogynia.

Gen, Char. Calyx ovatus, tubulosus v. campanulatus, bilabiatus ; lahio supe-
riore integro v. tridentato, inferiore bifido, fauce intus nuda. Corolla tuho in-
cluso vel exserto, sequali, ventricoso vel ampliato, intus nunc piloso-anmilato,
nunc nudo vel basin in latere inferiore proccssubus vel dentibus 2 instructo ;
limbo bilabiato; lahio superiore erecto v. rarius patente, breviore v. longiore,
lobis lateralibus oblongis vel rotundatis, patentibus, reflexis vel contorto-erectis,
medio plerumque latiore, integro v. emarginato.* Staminum superiorum rudi-
menta nulla, vel parva, claviformia ; fertUia (inferiora) 2, prope faucem tubi
inserta ; Jilamenia brevia, subhorizontalia vel rarius erecta, apice cum anthera
articulata et supra articulationem plerumque breviter producta, rarissime sub-
coniinua. Anthera dimidiatae. Connectiva elongata, linearia, transverse cum
iilamento articulata, postice sub labio superiore corollre adsoendentia et apice
loculum fertilem linearem adnatum vel versatilem ferentia, antice deflexa vel
erecta, nunc loculum alterum subconforraem minorem polliniferum vel difformem
cassum gerentia, nunc dilatata vel rarius brevissima, acuta, libera vel saepius
variis nodis inter se connexa v. connata. Ovarii discus antice tumens, in glan-
dulam lobis subsequalem. Stylus adscendens, apice bifidus, lobis nunc subidatis,
aequalibus, vel superiore longiore, nunc inferiore vel utroque rotundato dilatato
complanato. Nucula ovoideo-triquetrse, siccso, glabrae, plerumque laevissimse. —
Genus vastum,fere in omnibus reyionibus terra obvium, habitu et inflorescentia mag-
nopere varium, semper antherarum structura agnoscendum. Benth, in JDe Cand,



Salvia (§ Calosphace) cacaluirfolia ; caule herbaceo erecto pubescente, foliis pe-
tiolatis latis deltoideis basi angulatis late subhastato-cordatis crassiusculis
supra pubescentibus subtus molliter villosulis rufescentibus v. albidis, flo-
ralibus parvis, ' racemis ramosis, verticillastris bifloris, calycis campanulati
pilosuli dentibus aristato-acuminatis, superiore integro ^1 tricuspidato, co-
rolla pubescente calyce pluries longiore, tubo latissimo, stylo glabro. Benth.

Salvia cacalisefolia. Benth, in De Cand, Prodr, v. 12. p, 848.



The present handsome Sage is one of 407 species described
by Mr. Bentham in the twelfth volume of De Candolle's Pro-
dromus, and belongs to his section Calosphace, which of itself
includes 144 species that cannot, the author observes, be sub-
divided into series with any very definite characters. In the

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same group with the present is the well-known Salvia patens of
our gardens, near which the present finds its place ; nearer still,
it approaches the 8. vitifolia, Benth., but is distinguished from
it by the more entire and generally acuminated leaves, by the
shorter appressed pubescence on their upper, soft on the under,
surface. The calyces, too, are larger. It is a native of Chiapas,
one of the Mexican States, where it grows in pine-forests, and
is therefore probably hardy ; and it may perhaps be suited for
bedding-out plants, where deep-blue flowers are in much re«
quest. Imported into Europe by Mr. Linden, to whom we owe
our living plants at Kew.



Fig. 1. Side view of a flower. 2. Calyx and pistil. 3. Inner base of the
corolla, laid open, showing the stamens. 4. Ovary, and swollen glandular disk : —
aU magnified.



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Tab. 6275.
GONATANTHUS sarmentosus.

Sarmentoae Gonatanthua.



Nat. Ord. AROiBSiB.— Moncbcia Poltamdeia.

Oen, Char. SpaiJUt iubu$ brenssimus, penistens, apioe oontractns, ei laminas
pan subsequens yentrioosa qaoqae apioe oonstricta, geDicalatim cam reliqua la-
mina eloDgato-laDoeolata hiante oonflaentes. Spadix exappendiculatas, breTis,
ad spathsB genicolum tantam productus, inferne in tubo proprio spathn ovariis
obsitus, supeme in laminie ima yentrioosa dense synaniheris tectus, parte media
subnudus vel synandrodiis depressissimus omatus. Ovaria astyla, placenta fun-
difixa pluriovulata, ovuli$ in funiculo longulo decurro erectis. Stigma depresse
hemispheericom. ^/nandria longe stipitata, locnlis yertioe tiperientibas. Baeca
tubo epathsB a basi disoedente et lateraliter aperiente primum obvaliats, latest,
diu siBtentes. Semina orthotropa, longe funiculata, oonico-ovoidea, epidermide
suocolenta crasaa lutea obducta. Teita femiginea, yerrncnloea. SckoU.



Gk)NATANTHUS 9ttrmmt09U9.

GoNATANTHUS sarmentosus. Unk, Kl, et Otto, Ic. Plant, Rar, BerL p. 33. /. 14.
Schott, Prodr. Syst, Aroid.p. 142.

Caladium sarmentoeum. lUck. MS.



This pretty Aroideous plant was separated from the genus
Caladium, to which Dr. Fischer had referred it, by Dr. Klotzsch,
under the name of Ganatanthus, derived from the geniculated
character of the tube of the spatha ; and adopted by Schott in
his valuable works on Aroidea. As yet, however, the present
species alone is certainly known to belong to it ; and this is a
native of the Khasia and Himalaya Mountains, having been de-
tected there by Baron Hugel, and Drs. Hooker and Thomson.
Two dubious species, imperfectly noticed by Schott, are G.? or-
natu8y Schott, also from Khasia (Hooker fil. and Thomson), and
G. Griffithii, Schott (Arum, S^. Griff. Notula, v. 3. p. 144, Iconea,
V. 8. 1. 164), gathered in Burmah by GriflSth. Our plants, re-
ceived from the Berlin Garden, flowered in the stove in May.

Desce. No stem. Rooty or tuberous rhizome^ sparsely fibrous,

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frequently sending out stolones, which bear sheathing scales, and
sometimes clusters of bulbs, which terminate in one to three long
slender filaments. These stolones are probably more freely pro-
duced from non-flowering plants. Our own plants have not yet
produced these : the former are represented by Klotzsch, I.e.; the
latter in Schott's 'Genera Aroidearum/ t. 89. Leaves ovate,
very acute, six to ten inches long, cordato-ovate, dark green
above, pale beneath, entire, penniveined, with slender veinlets
between, which meet and anastomose slightly : there is also an
intramarginal veinlet. Petiole longer than the leaf, peltately
inserted at some distance from the base. Spatha pedunculate,
tawny-yellow, a span to a foot long, subulato-lanceolate, convo-
lute, the very base tumid, then bent at an angle (geniculated),
above that also tumid, but partially open, so as to expose to view
the apex of the spadix. Spadix short, an inch and a half long,
clavate, the base beset with pistik, the slender portion with im-
perfect antherSy the clubbed apex with perfect anthers of a purple
colour, each opening by four pores.



Fig. 1. Spadix, removed from the spatha. 2. Anther. 3. Transverse section
of ditto. 4. Pistil. 5. Transverse section of the ovary. 6. Vertical section of
the same : — more or leas magnified.



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Tab. 5276.

IMPATIENS FLACCID A.

Soft-leaved Balaam.



Nat. Ord. Balsamineje. — Pentandbia Monogtnia.

Gen, Char, CalycU pentaphylli colorati foliola ineequalia, posticum maximnm,
basi calcaratum, lateralia minora, antica minima vel obsoleia. Corolla petala 5,
bypogyna, calycis foliolis alterna, anticum maximum, suborbiculato-concavum,
postica cum lateralibus minoribus per paria connata. Slamina 6, bypogyna,
petalis alterna, ovarium arete cingentia ; Jilamenia superne coalita ; antkera in-
trorssB, biloculares, subconnatae, longitudinaliter debisoentes vel infra apicem
subtransversim ruptae. Ovarium sessile, oblongo-pentagonum v. teretiusculum,
quinqueloculare. Ooula in loculis pluriroa vel pauca, angulo centrali superpo-
sita, insertfl, uniseriata. Stiff ma sessile, quinquedentatum vel quinqueiidum.
Capwla oblonga, pentagona v. teretiuscula, superne uni-, infeme quinque-locu-
laris, loculicide quinquevalvis ; valvis medio semiseptiferis, a columna persis-
tente elastice dissilientibus, saepissime septicide bifidis, ab apice ad basim in-
volutis, V. sursum revolutis, endocarpio cartilagineo. Semina in loculis plurima
V. pauca, rarissime abortu solitaria, inverse. Embryonis exalbuminosi ortho-
tropi cotyledones piano-con vexse ; radicula obtusa, supera.— HerbsB sapissime
annuoBi in Asia Orientali tropica et Bubtropica copiosa, in Capite Bona Spei^
America Boreali, Europa et Aiia tetnperata rara ; foliis altemia, oppositis v. ter-
natis, lineari' vel lato-lanceolatis, serraiia v, dentatis, rarissime omnibus radicali-
bus Urnge peiiolatis, exslipulatis ; pedunculis axillaribus, soliiariis v. aggregatis^
vel pluri/loris. Endl,



iMPATiENs/ooct^ ; glabra herbacea, foliis alternis tenuiter membranaceis longe
petiolatis elliptico-oblongis acuminatis basi in petiolum attenuatis crenato-
serratis, petiolis parce gland uloso-setigeris, pedicellis solitanis binisve fili-
form ibus folio brevioribus, sepalis lateralibus oblongo-lanceolatis anteriore
plus duplo brevioribus, posteriore petalis subaequali, calcnre filiformi (medio
crnssiore P) apice attenuato flore subduplo lougiore, capsula elliptico-oblonga
basi et apice attenuate glabra. Am,

Impatiens flaccida. Am, Ind, Bals, in Hook, Comp. to Bot. Mag, v, I, p, 32.
fTalp, Beperl, Bot, ©. 1. ;?. 468. Hook, fil, et T/wms, Balsamin, in JoMm,
cifUnn, Soc, 1860, p, 134. Thwaites, En, PI, Zeglan, p. 65.

Impatiens pulcberrima. Dah, in Bot, Mag, t, 4615?

Impatiens latifolia, var.P Linn, Sp, PL p. 1328. An fFall, Cat, n. 4737 A 7
{Hook, fil, et Thorns.),

Impatiens lucida. Wall, Cat. n, 4738 {Herb. Henshw).



A lovely species, of a most lovely and, as now known to us,
very extensive genus, especially abounding in tropical India.
Linnaeus, in 1764, enumerated seven species as all that were

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known to botanists. De CandoUe, so late as 1824, in his *Pro-
dromus/ has only recorded thirty-one species, including BaJ^
samina, now universally united with Impaiiens. Dr. Arnott,
scarcely ten years Jater, added twenty new species from India
alone. Drs. Hooker and Thomson, in their valuable " Praecur-
sores ad Floram Indicam, in the fourth volume of the Journal of
the Proceedings of the Linnaean Society," have described ninety-
six inhabiting India. It is true the characters are mostly drawn
from dried specimens, and it must be confessed that the flowers
of the Bahaminea suflfer much by the process of drying for
the herbarium. It is this circumstance which renders it so dif-
ficult to ascertain whether the present plant be a form of Lin-
naeus's I. latifolia, as intimated by Thwaites and Hooker fil.
and Thomson, or not. Even with the opportunity of examining
living specimens, so variable are many of the Balsams, that Dr.
Hooker hesitates whether to consider the Impatiens pulcherrima
of Dalzell in this work (/. c.) identical with our present species.
It is indeed a very near ally, if not specifically the same ; but, as
Dr. Hooker observes, the latter is altogether a larger plant, the
flowers much paler in colour, and with more of the lilac tint,
the fructiferous pedicels are erect, the stem and petioles green,
not a fine purple, as in our Lfaccida,

Lflacdda is a native of Ceylon, at elevations upon the moun-
tains of from 4000 to 6000 feet, collected by Mrs. General
Walker, Gardener, and Thwaites. A variety with slightly hairy
pedicels and capsules, is considered to be a native of the Malay
Islands and Moulmein ; and if Dalzell's L pulcherrima be the
same, it is found in the Concan and perhaps other parts of the
Madras peninsula.



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Tab. 5277.
SPIRANTHES cernua.

Brooping-jUmered Spiranthes.



Nat. Ord. Orchidea. — Gynandria Monandria.

Oen, Char, Perianthium ringens. Sepala lateralia labello snpposita, basi ob-
liqua et in ovarium decurrentia ; dorsale petalis subglutinatum. LabeUum pe-
diproductsB columnsB affizum, unguiculatum, raro sessile, oblongum, ssepius
apice diiatatum, nunc trilobum, semper callU duobus infra medium instructum,
oolumnse adpressum, eique marginibus inflexis arete adhssrens. Columna basi
arcuata et ovarii apicem oblique terminans, in pede producta, teres; stigmate
ovato, in roitellum acuminatum, demum bifidum, aut obtusum, emarginatum, raro
comeum, indivisum producto. Anthera dorsalis acuminata vel obtusa, nune
membrana apiculata, bilocularis; clinandrio utrinque membranaceo marginato.
PolUnia 2, pulverea, bipartita; glandula communi oblongse afiixa. — Herbse,
utri$$qtie orbts, ierreatres, luepiuB parv^lora et glandutow-pubeacentes ; radicibus
fatciculaiis. Folia radicalia^ nunc caulucentia^ textura Orchidis, nunc omnino
d^ficientia. Elores apicatiy tpiralea, Lindl,



Spiranthes cernua ; tuberibus elongatis fasdculatis, foliis radicalibus spathulato-
lanceolatis obscure 8-5-nerviis paten tibus, caulinis sensin minoribus lanceo-
latis basi vaginatis, spica oblonga densa multiflora, bracteis flores eequanti-
. bus, floribus trifariam spiraliter tortis, sepalis pubescenti-glandulosis in
unnm ovatum cucullatum oohserentibus petala oblongo-spathulata includen-
tibus, labello oblongo obscure trilobo basi biglanduloso, lobo medio lato
sinuato reflexo, columna ovata birostrata basi glanduloso-barbata, ovario
pyriformi triqnetro glanduloso.

Spiranthes cernua. Rich. Orchid, Annot. p. 87. Hook, Jl, Bor. Am, v, 2.
p, 202. Lindl. Bot, Beg, i, 828. Oen, et Sp, Orchid, p, 467. Babington
in Trans, Linn, Soc. v, 19. p, 262. t, 32. Aaa Gray, Man, Bot, N. U. 8t.
niustr. p, 448. Mliott, M, of 8, Carolina, v, 2. p, 492. Chapman, M, S,
U. 8t, p, 402. Ibrrey, Fl. qf N, York, p. 283. Tab, 129.

Ophrys cernua. lAnn. 8p. PI, p. 1340.

Neottia cernua. WWd. 8p, PI, v, 4. p, 75. 8imB, Bot. Mag, t. 1568. 8v)eet,
Brit. FL Gard. v. 1. p, 42. Hook, et Am. Brit, Flora, ed, 7. p. 430.

Nbottia gemmipara. 8m. Eng. Fl. v. 4. p. 36. Bngl, Bot, 8uppl. t, 2786.

Spiranthes gemmipara. Idndl. 8gn, Br. Fl, p, 257. Hook, et Am. Brit, Fl.
ed. S.p. 431. Beichenb. Orchid, in Fl, Germ, t. 477./. L (copied from
Engl. Bot.)



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GONATANTHUS sarmbntosus.

Sarmentose Gonatanthus.



Nat. Ord. Aboibbjb.— Monoscia Poltamdria.

Qen. Char. I^path^ iubu$ bievisaimus, penistens, apice oontractns, ei kmine
purs sabsequens ventricosa qaoqae apice oonstricta, genicalatim cam reliqaa la-
mina elongato-lanceolata hiante oonfluentes. Spadix exappendicolatos, brevis,
ad spathfle genicalam tantum productus, inferne in tubo proprio spathee orariis
obsitus, supeme in laminn ima yentricosa dense synantbem tectus, parte media
aubnudus rel synandrodiia depressisaimns ornatus. Ottaria astyla, placenta fun-
difixa pluriovulata, ovulia in funiculo longulo decur?o erectis. Stigma depresse
hemispheericom. JS^fnandria longe stipitata, locnlia vertice ftperientibna. Bacea


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