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of this, Pistia being removed to Monodelphia Octandria.
7. Octandria. The Scopolia of Linnæus, which originally constituted this Order, proves to be a Daphne; see Plant. Ic. ex Herb. Linn. t. 34. Cytinus however, Cavan. Ic. t. 171, a singular parasitical plant on the roots of Cistus in the south of Europe, has properly been brought hither from the Order Dodecandria, of which it originally formed the only example. The observations of Dr. Sibthorp and Mr. Ferd. Bauer confirm those of other botanists, that the anthers are 8, not 16, and that they are truly inserted upon the style.
8. Decandria is now abolished. Of the two genera which constituted it, Kleinhovia belongs to the Class Dodecandria, having 15 stamens, see Cavan Monadelph. t. 146; and Helicteres to Decandria Monogynia.
9. Dodecandria is likewise abolished.
10. Polyandria is in a similar predicament, for I am not aware of any genus that can