33. B. Menziesii, R. Br. Prot. Nov. 36. A tree of 30 to 40 ft., the branches thick and tomentose. Leaves shortly petiolate, 6 in. to 1 ft. long, to 1 in. wide, truncate, bordered by short broad teeth, more or less ferruginous-tomentose underneath with numerous parallel transverse veins. Spikes thick, oblong, 4 to 5 in. long. Bracts with broad obtuse tomentose pale coloured ends surrounded by the deeply coloured woolly hairs of the sides, marking the spike both in bud and after the perianths have fallen with a lozenge-shaped pattern in numerous spiral rows. Perianth-tube about 1 in. long, silky-pubescent, the limb erect, villous with longer hairs, about 3 lines long. Style incurved at the base, then erect and straight, with a furrowed stigmatic end about 1 to 1½ lines long. Capsules very prominent, oblique, thick, tomentose.—Meissn. in Pl. Preiss. i. 584, and in DC. Prod. xiv. 459.
W. Australia. Swan river, Collie, Drummond, 1st coll., Preiss, n. 477; Murchison river, Oldfield.
34. B. lævigata, Meissn. in DC. Prod. xiv. 458. A shrub ? with tomentose branches. Leaves linear-cuneate, truncate, serrate, contracted into a short petiole, 2 to 4 in. long, thick, flat, with the transverse veins very fine and slightly impressed underneath. Spikes globular, resembling those of B. ornata, 2 to 3 in. diameter. Perianths incurved at the base, erect, hirsute with spreading hairs, scarcely 1 in. long, the narrow limb about 1½ lines long. Style slender, incurved, with a small narrow slightly furrowed stigmatic end. Fruiting cone globular, about 3 in. diameter; capsules slightly prominent, rounded, thick, villous, about ½ in. broad.
W. Australia. Between Swan river and Cape Riche, Drummond, 5th coll. n. 414, or in some herbaria, 415; East Mount Barren, Maxwell.
35. B. Hookeriana, Meissn. in Hook. Kew Journ. vii. 119, and in DC. Prod. xiv. 458. A shrub of 5 or 6 ft., with densely tomentose branches. Leaves linear-cuneate, 4 to 8 in. long, 4 to 5 lines broad near the end, tapering into a short petiole, divided nearly half-way to the midrib into numerous broadly triangular teeth or lobes, minutely tomentose underneath, the veins inconspicuous. Spikes oblong, very thick, 4 to 5 in. long. Perianth curved upwards, nearly 1½ in. long, the limb about 3 lines long, densely hirsute with long spreading hairs. Style rigid, incurved at the base, then erect and straight, with a slender furrowed stigmatic end.
W. Australia. Between Tea-tree swamp and Irwin river, Drummond, 6th coll. n. 202.
36. B. prionotes, Lindl. Swan Riv. App. 34. A tree of about 80 ft., with thick tomentose branches. Leaves 8 in. to above 1 ft. long, ½ to 1 in. broad, truncate, pinnatifid with numerous rather regular lobes not reaching half-way to the midrib, broader than long, rounded, flat, with short rigid but not pungent points, the transverse veins numerous and fine, visible underneath and converging at the apex of each lobe. Spikes thick, oblong, 3 to 5 in. long. Perianth incurved