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ON THE CULTIVATION OF
L. formosa. Cav. Ic. v. 6 p. 31 t. 547. L. formosa. Smith in Linn. Tr. v. 4. p. 223. cum Ic. L. formosa. Kenn. in Bot. Rep. n. 59. cum Ic. Protea nectarina. Wendl. in Sert. Hanu. iv. p. 5. t. 21. Handsome Lambertia.
A prickly shrub, which will never be much cultivated here, for it requires more heat than many of the plants from Port Jackson, where it grows wild, and does not thrive without constant attention. The specific name applies only to the Flowers, the foliage being generally of a sickly hue. It may be propagated by cuttings. Leaves 1½ to 2 lines broad, 2 to 3 inches long, narrowly obcuneate, cottony underneath. Pericarpium muricated the back and top beaked.
Josephia R. Br.
|Flores in Capitulos terminali. Bracteæ numerosæ, in Involucrum imbricatæ, floribus breviores nullis interstinctis. persistentes. Cætera ut in Banksia? Frutices: foliis simplicibus, in plerisque spinulosæ dentatis.||Flowers in a terminal Head. Bractes numerous, imbricated into an Involucrum shorter than the flowers, none between them persistent. Other parts as in Banksia? Shrubs: leaves simple, in most species dentated.|
A genus, most happily selected by Mr. Robert Brown, to bear the Christian name of his great Patron.
1. J. folliis 1–1½ pollicem longis, obcuneatis, rare serratis, subtus fere lævibus: bracteis floribus ⅔ brevioribus: stigmate clavato.
This species, discovered by Mr. A. Menzies on the West