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bas gupetioles hispid, especially on the older branches, one-fourth of an inch ti tud long. Stipula varying in size and shape, pointed, transparent, reddish,

and spotted like the stem, caducous. Panicle supported on footstalks di In about half the length of the leaves, dichotomous, smooth and shining.

Bractea unequal, shorter than the pedicel, pellucid, colourless. Flowers grl white; corolla of the male of four petals, of which the two outer are large el cew and cordate, that of the female of five petals

, the largest about one-third 01039 ing ,

towards the pedicel. Stigmata convolute, pubescent, with two promi1 nent angles on each, yellow. Stamens numerous, yellow. Seeds very

numerous, covering the projecting wings of their green receptacle. "We received this plant in 1825 from M. Otto at Berlin, under the specific sobur name here adopted, and were informed that the native country was Bra

zil. It has been kept in the stove. Bignonia candicans.

od vd bs Li This plant has never perfectly evolved its flowers, but these have repeat

edly decayed, both this year and last, when they were just about to eru burst. The shrub thrives well in the stove, and is trained to a considerable length along the glass.

- horor 11091 Brexia madagascariensis. brivind dort FR 1997 Buddleia brasiliensis.

B. brasiliensis ; foliis deltoideis, per petiolos decurrentibus, connatis, irreguOU

lariter dentato-crenatis, floribus verticillatis, bracteatis, ramis tetragonis,

lanatis. DESCRIPTION.-Shrub erect. Stem nearly round. Branches opposite, de

cussating, young shoots four-sided, covered with a white wool, which subsequently peels off, exposing the brown and cracked bark. Leaves opposite, decussating, when young oblong, afterwards becoming wider at the base, and more pointed, so as to be nearly deltoid, unequally toothcrenated, broadly decurrent along the petiole, where quite entire, con

nate, soft, tomentous, especially below where white, green above, reticu. solated. Flowers verticillated, the lower whorl on two short axillary foot

stalks; verticillus leafy ; bracteæ small, pointed, green, placed on the out

side of the whorls. Calyx persisting, green, covered with white tomentum, od b 4-cleft. Corolla orange-yellow, hairy within and without, least so on the

upper surface of the limb; tube more than twice the length of the calyx; limb spreading, 4-cleft, segments rounded. Anthers reddish, sessile in the throat of the corolla, pollen pale yellow. Germen hairy, lodged in the calyx; style filiform, at length exserted; stigma rounded, lobular,

deep green. Seeds communicated to the Botanic Garden by Mr Hunneman in 1824,

and received by him from Russia under the name here adopted. Sprengel quotes under Buddleia brasiliensis, B. perfoliata of Humboldt ; but this

is quite distinct from our plant. Convolvulus candicans.

Flowered on the wall outside one of the stoves. Cratægus glabra. This fine plant was covered with flowers on the open wall in November,

and will continue so during this month also, unless the weather prove very severe. It seems probable that it came into flower, and pushed much new wood, at this season, in consequence of the warm rains which succeeded the unusually long continued hot and dry weather of summer and autumn. If it shall prove sufficiently hardy for the open ground, there have been few more esirable additions made to the shrubbery; and it has already borne, without injury even to its flowers, a cold of

25° Fahr. Crinum anomale.

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Crotalaria dichotoma.
C. dichotoma; Fruticosa, diffusa ; foliis ternatis, foliolis cuneato-ellipticis,

pilosiusculis, mucronatis ; stipulis subulatis, reflexis, persistentibus ; ra

cemis subcapitatis, oppositifoliis. DESCRIPTION.-Stem weak, round. Branches long, straggling, pubes.

cent, and slightly furrowed towards the top, subdichotomous, one of the limbs being generally a little thicker than the other. Leaves ternate, leaflets elliptical, mucronate, wedge-shaped at the base, 'rather longer than the petiole, and supported on very short, equal, partial footstalks, soft, covered with minute pubescence, very indistinct on the upper surface, bright green, and becoming mottled in fading, middle rib strong, petioles half an inch long, furrowed, spreading at right angles to the branch. Racemes opposite to the leaves, subtriquetrous, occasionally one flower in the middle, the rest crowded near the top. Brac. teæ like the stipulæ, but less frequently reflected. Calyx bilabiate, hairy, segments pointed, green ; upper lip 2-parted, segments diverging; lower lip 3-parted, segments parallel, closely applied to the carina. Corolla yellow ; vexillum rounded, reflexed, streaked with brown on the back, claw furrowed and hairy on its lower side; ale involute, shorter than the vexillum; carina pointed, equal in length to the alæ, split at its base, its lower edge forming nearly a right angle. Stamens monadelphous; filaments very slender, five nearly as long as the style, supporting small round (abortive ?) anthers, five shorter having oblong anthers of deeper yellow colour. Germen pubescent, flattened; style turgid at the base, above which it is bent nearly to a right angle, filiform, hairy, persisting; stigma small and pointed. Legumen covered with small adpressed hairs, inflated, nearly cylindrical, slightly furrowed above. Seeds numerous (about 14), kidney-shaped, and arranged in two rows, at least when young: The seeds of this plant were brought to the Botanic Garden from Mexico

in 1824 by Dr air, and the plants have flowered in our stove during

the last two years. Cypripedium insigne. Dianthus fruticosus.

Flowered freely in the open border. Eucalyptus cordata, and E. perfoliata.

These two plants have been covered with buds on the open wall during se

veral weeks, but have not expanded any flowers. They have not, howéver, been in the least injured by the late severe frosts; and the last has

been out of doors for three years. Lantana hirta. L. hirta ; inerma ; foliis ovato-lanceolatis, acuminatis, rugosis, supra hirtis,

subtus nitidis, serrato-crenatis, basi cuneatis integerrimis ; pedúnculis

axillaribus, foliis brevioribus; bracteis ovatis, acuminatis. DESCRIPTION. - Shrub erect ; branches 4-sided, brown, slightly hairy,

angles blunt; hairs most conspicuous and harsh, and suberect on the young shoots.

Leaves petioled, opposite and decussating, wrinkled, hispid above, shining, and destitute of all hairs below, excepting on the veins, where there are a few, acuminate, wedge-shaped, and quite entire at the base, the rest serrato-crenate, veins prominent behind ; petioles short. Flowers capitate., Bracteæ ovate, acuminate, smaller inwards, hairy. Calyx sessile in the axil of the bractea, campanulate, bi. labiate, the lips placed laterally, hairy, small, greenish-white. Corolla white; tube equal in length to the bractea, slightly curved upwards, dilated in the centre, about twice the length of the limb, hairy especially on the outside and in the throat, quite smooth within the calyx, hairs suberect ; limb 4-parted, lateral segments blunt and smallest, lower segment subrotund, upper retuse, smooth above, hairy below. Stamens inserted

into the tube of the corolla, at the mouth of the calyx; filaments short anthers brown, sagittate. Germen ovate, green; style short, reaching to the mouth of the calyx; stigma large, rounded, greenish, placed on the anterior part of the style, which projects a little way beyond it. Drupe round, deep purple, juicy; nut bilocular. The leaves, when bruised, emit a smell considerably resembling the dry

root of Valeriana officinalis. This species is a native of Mexico, from whence the seeds were brought by

Lord Napier in 1825, and obligingly communicated to the Botanic Gar. den. They, and the seeds of many other species, some of them entirely new, were picked by his Lordship from plants in the wild state, among the mountains of Arizaba, or Real del Monte. It is much to be desired that others of our countrymen would equally profit by the opportunities afforded them, of contributing to our knowledge of exotic bo

tany. Metrosideros lanceolata. This plant has stood on the open wall for three winters, partially protected

with broom twigs. Monarda punctata. Passiflora capsularis. Patersonia glauca. Pilea mucosa. This curious little plant, so well illustrated in the Collectanea Botanica of

Lindley, has for several years flourished in our stove ; but I have not

observed it frequently in collections. Ruellia anisophylla. Silene regia. This fine plant was sent, while in flower, from Mr Ferguson's of Raith,

whose gardener raised it from seed sent from Montreal. Vanda rostrata.

It would be interesting to know, whether any remarkable deviation from the usual progress of vegetation has been observed, in consequence of the very uncommon degree of heat, and uninterrupted drought, of this season. Nothing easily accounted for by reference to these, has been noticed in the Botanic Garden, except the period of flowering in the Cratægus glabra. I have often observed, that, in different seasons, certain plants flower much before, or not till long after, their usual period, when the state of the weather would have led us to expect the very reverse. This season, the hairy-leaved Laurus Tinus will not be in flower till towards the end of January: two years ago, after a very inferior season, it was in full flower during December. The Arbutus Andrachne, and laurel-leaved variety of Arbutus Unedo, nailed to a wall with a south exposure, are considerably later than plants propagated from the same stock, and growing as standards, though the soil where they are placed is equally loose and dry. The tender plants in our borders seem to have suffered less from the frost which we have had lately, than they usually do, probably owing to the dryness of the soil; for the rains have yet penetrated but a little way below the surface.

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lated for the Meridian of Edinburgh, Mean T'ime. By Mr GEORGE INNES, Aberdeen.

The times are inserted according to the Civil reckoning, the day beginning at midnight

The Conjunctions of the Moon with the Stars are given in Right Ascension.

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Eclipse of the Sun of 29th November 1826. As the Beginning of the Eclipse could not be seen at Aberdeen, owing to clouds, the following is the observed time of the End, as made at the Obser. vatory there : End of the Eclipse, at

116 49' 45",0 A. M. Mean Time, after applying the error of the clock, which was obtained by the sun's transit on that day. The time of end is certain to one second.

At Edinburgh, neither the beginning nor end of the Eclipse was observed.

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