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THE CINCHONA BOTANICAL STATION
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��living and sleeping accommodations for eight or ten workers. There are two laboratories, each well lighted on two or three sides, that will ac- commodate the same number of workers, with tables, shelving, some simple glassware and a supply of plant dryers. There are two green- houses that can be used for keeping experimental material under con- stant conditions, and which incidentally collect water for two large cisterns that supply the laboratories and house. The clear, absolutely pure water for drinking and cooking is brought on the head of a native carrier from the springs of the Clyde River, 500 feet below Cinchona. The finely terraced garden about the house and laboratories is main- tained in excellent condition. Despite the ravages of the hurricane of 1903, it still contains numerous fine specimens of tropical, subtropical and temperate-zone shrubs and trees. There are the native tree ferns, junipers, Po do carpus, orchids, bromeliads and a great Datura with
���Two Laboratories. Stables in the background.
��corollas a foot long, that have been transplanted from the mountains behind Cinchona. There are fine examples of many Himalayan and Cape of Good Hope species. Large trees are here of Cryptomeria, Cupressus Lawsoniana, Pinus Massonianu, and two species of Podo- carpus. The genera Grevillea, Hakea, Callistemon, Gordonia, Pitto- sporum and the beautiful Acacia are represented by from one to several species each. There are splendid specimens or clumps of each of a dozen species of Eucalyptus. Eight or ten species of subtropical palms are found here, together with Agaves, Yuccas, New Zealand flax with leaves