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phyllum, etc.-II. On the Selaginellas cultivated in the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh. By Dr. W. R. M‘Nab. The author gave a revision of the Selaginellas cultivated in the Edinburgh Botanic Garden, the Royal Gardens, Kew, Messrs. Veitch and Sons' Nursery, Chelsea, and Messrs. Jackson and Sons' Nursery, Kingston, London. He pointed out the confusion that existed regarding the names of the different species, and gave a table of the synonyms. The species were arranged according to Professor Braun's 'Revisio Selaginellarum Hortensium,' and included forty-four species. Thirty-seven species had been carefully examined, but the author had not met with the other seven species included in Braun's list in cultivation in this country. The paper was illustrated by dried specimens from the different collections examined.—III. New Localities for Rare Plants round Edinburgh. By John Sadler. Mr. Sadler read extracts from various letters he had lately received, recording new localities for some rare plants in the neighbourhood of Edinburgh. 1. Mr. John K. Duncanson collected Helminthia echioides, between Charleston and Crombie Point; Meum athamanticum, farm of Pitdinnie, near Carneyhill ; Convallaria multiflora, Nymphæa alba, Nuphar lutea, and Potentilla fruticosa, near Valleyfield; Hesperis matronalis and Malva moschata, south of Crossford ; Corallorhiza innata, woods near Culross, abundant; Lysimachia nummularia and Lamium maculatum, near Dunfermline. 2. Mr. William Craig reported Asplenium viride from the South Medwyn, where he had met with it in considerable abundance in September last; also Carduus heterophyllus, and other species, from the same locality. 3. Mr. M‘Farlan had gathered several plants of Lathyrus A phaca, by the side of the Old Scone Road, about a mile from Perth. 4. Mr. John Sim intimated the discovery of Sanguisorba Canadensis, about a mile east of Perth. 5. Mr. P. N. Fraser reported Allosorus crispus, from Dunearn Hill. 6. Mr. Alexander Buchan sent specimens of Centunculus minimus, from Little Cumbrae. Specimens of the above plants were exhibited. Sir William Jardine, Bart., sent ripe specimens of the fruit of Passiflora edulis, P. quadrangularis, and P. macrocarpa, produced at Jardine Hall. They had been tested as articles of dessert, and pronounced to be good. Mr. Gorrie exhibited a ripe fruit of Passiflora laurifolia, or Water Lemon of the West Indies, grown and sent to him by P. L. Hinds, Esq., of The Lodge, Byfleet. In a a letter which accompanied it, Mr. Hinds remarks: “I have been rather amused to observe the inaccuracy of description handed down by various writers in regard to white spots on the orange-coloured fruit of this Passiflora.” On this fruit, during a long lifetime, he has seen many thousands, and never detected a white spot on any one of them. With respect to Passiflora macrocarpa, he questions the statements made of its being a new fruit, being of opinion that it is neither more nor less than the true P. quadrangularis, with which he has been acquainted for upwards of sixty years, and is now freely producing it at his place from plants originally imported from the West Indian islands, and his fruit has varied from five pounds to nearly eight pounds each. What is known and grown in this country as P. quadrangularis is quite a different species, much smaller-fruited, and such as he has seen imported from Madeira. Mr. John Bisset, of Keith, sent specimens of Brachypodium pinnatum, gathered by him at Craighalkie, Tomintoul, Banffshire, on limestone, in August, 1866. He also sent specimens of Draba incana, from Grey wacke, at Boyndie, Banffshire, a few feet above the sea-level, gathered on 10th August, 1864, and also from schistose rock at Ailnathside, Glenavon, in the same county. These specimens exhibited considerable variations from those found in high alpine districts. Mr. William Cameron, schoolmaster, Balquhidder, sent a specimen of Elatine hexandra, gathered in Loch Voil. Mr. J. F. Duthil mentioned the occurrence of Verbascum Lychnitis on the Castle Rock, at Stirling.
A yellow-fruited variety of the Butcher's Broom (Ruscus aculeatus) has been gathered by Mr. Shortt in the woods at Heckfield.
We have to record the death of Professor Gasparini, of Naples, whose name is well known from his inquiries into many abstruse and difficult botanical subjects.
Dr. F. Schultz has just issued the ninth and tenth centuries of his 'Herbarium Normale.' Besides many established species, these two fascicles contains a considerable number of the species recently established by Jordan, Boreau, Mueller, etc.
ERRATA.-Mr. T. R. A. Briggs requests that the station (given at page 290) for Mentha piperita, var. B, Smith; M. vulgaris, Sole, t. 8, should be altered to “A damp spot by the roadside between Launceston and Bude, Cornwall.” — The two reference letters attached to the first couple of characters in the artificial key to the Roses at page 302 should be transposed. The error in the text occurs in the original of Crépin, and its correction was overlooked in the transcription.
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Phanerogamous Plants,' 271, 379.
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