the unguis, surrounded by a deep purple-coloured ring. Alæ short, convex, deep purple. Carina minute, purple, included in, and concealed by the Alæ. Stamens all combined, the tube cleft above. Anther yellow. Pistil concealed by the tube of the stamens. Germen oblongo-ovate, hairy: Style about equal to it in length: Stigma capitate. Legumen oblong, ventricose, very downy, tipped with the style, much longer the calyx.
Hovea pannosa, thus named by its indefatigable discoverer, Mr Allan Cunningham, is a native of Mount Stirling, in the country northward from Bathurst, in the interior of New South Wales, and was raised at the Royal Gardens of Kew from seeds, sent in 1823. Mr Aiton obligingly communicated specimens and the drawing here figured, during the last summer (1830). It is a very elegant and ornamental species, its blossoms being beautifully coloured, the upper sides of the leaves glossy green, sometimes transversely wrinkled, the underside and the branches thickly covered with a ferruginous tomentum. It approaches to H. linearis, but that species has much narrower leaves and smaller and pale-coloured flowers.
Fig. 1. Calyx. 2. Vexillum. 3.3. Alæ. 4. Carina. 5. Stamens, including the Pistil. 6. Pistil. 7. Legumen:–Magnified.