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THE NATURAL ORDER OF PROTEĒÆ.
Mr. A. Menzies discovered this species, at King George's Sound, before Labillardiere was upon the coast. Leaves simple, obovate, quite entire: nerves 3 with a few lateral ones, but none of them so strong as they appear in the figure above quoted. Involucrum of 6 or 8 Bractes. Petals besprinkled with resinous glands as in many Serrurias.
A. sericea. Labill. Nov. Holl. v. 1. p. 29. f. 38. Silky Adenanthes.
This species was also discovered by Mr. A. Menzies, at King George's Sound, and is not unlike Paranomus Argenteus, its silky leaves being 2-pinnatifid with very narrow divisions. Involucrum of 10 or 12 Bractes. I believe none of these curious shrubs are in this country.
|Flores 2-ni; in spicis longis, axillaribus. Bractea 1 ad singula paria, caducæ; gemmaceis infra nullis. Petala regularia, recurva. Filamenta basi petalorum inserta, tota libera. Nectarium 4-dentatum. Pericarpium 1-spermum, drupaceum. Frutex: foliis Theophrastæ, verticillatis, plerumque 6-nis, lanceolatis, dentatis.||Flowers 2 together; in long axillary Spikes. A Bracte to each pair, caducous; no gemmaceous ones below. Petals regular, recurved. Filaments inserted at the base of the petals, not adhering. Nectarium 4-dentated. Pericarpium 1-seeded, drupaceous. A shrub: leaves of Theophrasta, lanceolate, dentated.|
The name is derived from a Greek word βραβειον; its branches