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58 NEW SPECIES OF PHANEKOGAMOUS PLANTS.

sequantibus. — Hab. Peru, Hort. Saunders, from Mr. Farris. Habit of a Sedum of the rejiexnm set. — Ref. Bot. t. 200.

CouRSETiA ERIANTHA, BetitJi. {LeguminoscE Galegea) ; fruticosa, foliis imifoliolatis, foliolo late ovato v, orbicular! basi late cordato subtus albo-tomeiitoso, racemis axillaribus laxe 2-4-floris, ealycis laciiiiis e basi lata subulatis, vexillo tomentoso. — Hab. La Eonca, at an elevation of 9-10,000 ft., Veavce.—Hook. Ic. Plant, p. 52.

C. orbiculakis, Bentli. ; fruticosa, foliis unifoliolatis, foliolo sub- orbiculari subtus albo-tomeutoso, pedicellis axillaribus 1-3-nis, pedunculo comrauui subuullo, calycis laciniis lanceolatis, vexillo glabro. — Hab. Pampas (of Bolivia?), at an elevation of 8-9000 ft., Pearce. — Hook. Ic. Plant, t. 1065.

CucuMis \\ooKY.^\, Naudin {Ciicurbitacea) ; annuus, multicaulis ; fla- gellis bimetralibus, gracilibus, scaberrirais ; foliis profunde 5-lobatis, lobis obtusis crenulato-denticulatis, sinubus inter lobos rotuudatis ; floribus luteolis ; fructibus pollicera humanum crassitudine sequantibus aut paulo superautibus, ovoideo-cylindricis, dense aculeatis, colorem purpureo-fus- cum quum adoleverunt induentibus, lineolis albis circiter decem longi- tudinaliter fasciatis. — Hab. From the interior of Africa. — Gai'd. Chron. 1870, p. 1503.

Dendrobium chrysotis, Reichb. f. {prcliidecB) (afF. JDendrobio fim- Iriato, Wall.) ; petalis ligulatis obtuse-acutis, labello cuneato oblongo rhombeo, alte fimbriato, insulis asperis velutinis utrinque in unguis basi, callo transverso per unguem, tota superficie bene barbellata; antro in basi columnee ligulato, margine superior! medio in fisSuram exeunte. — Hab. We believe this comes from Assam. — Gard. Chron. 1870, p. 1311.

DioscoREA (§ 16 Kunth, En. PI. vol. v. p. 391) retusa. Mast. {Dioscoreaceai) ; rarais inermibus, teretibus, puberulis ; foliis sparsis petio- latis, digitatis, 5-7-foliolatis, foliolis petiolatis membranaceis puberulis oblongis, basi rotundatis vel attenuatis, apice retusis vel acutiusculis, abrupte longiusculeque acuminatis, margine sinuatis vel integris, 1-nerviis ; racemis masculis 4 vel pluribus, axillaribus, gracilibus pendentibus pluri- floris, circiter 2 poll. long, rachibus racheolisque (his floribus requilongis) puberulis ; perianthii bibracteolati clausi conici laciniis 6, biserialibus, conuiventibus, insequalibus, externis ovatis cymbiformibus, margine ciliatls, internis oblongis obtusis intus concavis ; staminibus fertilibus 3, sepalis oppositis; antheris didymis iutrorsis ; staminodiis petalis oppositis peta- loideis, spathulatis, apice concavis ; styli vestigio apice tripartite ; llore femineo adhuc ignoto. — Hab. In Africa australi, Burke, n. 266 (pi. masc.) in Herb. Kevv ; Cooper, v. v. in Hort. Veitch. — The branches spring from a tuber, and are twining, cylindrical, and puberulous, destitute of spines. The leaves are alternate, loosely scattered (2-3 inches apart), provided with puberulous leaf-stalks, thickened at the base, and as long as the blade of the leaf, Avhich latter is in general outline, roundish, and digitate. Leaflets 5-7, petiolulate (petiolules ^ inch long, thickened at the base), slightly downy, especially below and along the nerves, oblong obtuse, sometimes markedly retuse, rounded at the base, sinuous at the margins, 1-nerved, the midrib excurrent into a rather long, slender acu- men. Racemes axillary, slender, pendulous, as long as the leaf-stalks, 1^2 inches long, many-flowered. Flowers pendent, less than a quarter of an inch long, on short downy pedicels, provided at the apex with two ovate-oblong acuminate bracts, unequal in size and shorter than the flower.

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