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stamens are peiiclulous. As the antliers approach maturity, the style be- comes erect, and the stamens commence elevating themselves. By the time that the anthers are fully matured, the lobes of the stigma have di- vided and curled outwards and downwards in a circinate manner, so that
����they may be reached by the anthers, the filaments then become erect, ami the pollen is discharged upon the lobes of the stigma. After dis- charging the contents of their anthers, the stamens droop and become ])endulous again, whilst the style remains erect."
W. T. T. D.
��On the Popida-r Names of British Flants, being an Explanation of the
Origin and Meaning of the Names of our Indigenous and most commonly
Cultinaled Species. By R. C. A. Prior, M.D., Fellow of the Royal
College of Physicians of London, and of the Linnean and other
Societies. Second Edition. Williams and Norgate: 1870.
At page 378 of the first volume of this Journal, the first edition of
this work was noticed, at some length; and it only remains for us to
refer briefly to the second edition, which is now before us. It contains
further evidences of the care and zeal with which Dr. Prior has followed
out the study of an important sul)ject; and also much interesting matter
which was not in the earlier volume. Certain trifling errors are corrected,
and the accounts of some of the names arc condensed from the previous
edition; but the l)0(ly of the work remains the same. Although only
published in 1863, it has been for some time impossible to obtain copies
of the first edition; and we have little doubt that the interest which has
been awakened, mainly by Dr. Prior's researches, in plant-names, will
induce many to purchase what must be regarded as the standard work
upon the subject of which it treats.
We notice that the list of " works referred to " is much extended, and that some names, such as " Tentwort," which were left unexplained in