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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.

INDEX.

Adie, R., Treatment of Bulbous Plants | Baker, J. G., Report of Thirsk Club
during Summer, 240.

for 1865, 72.
Agaricus albellus, 130; A. collinus Barth, Dr. H., Death of, 31.
from Durham, 367.

Bary, A. de, “Neue Untersuchungen
Aira uliginosa as a British Plant, by L über Uredineen,' 60.
J. G. Baker, 176.

Baumann, Éloge des Expositions en
Allium paradoxum, 240.

Angleterre, 204.
Anadyomeneæ, 43.

Bennett, G., on Bougainvillea specta-
Anadyomene and Microdictyon, On, bilis, 88.
by J. E. Gray, 41.

- Explosion of Pods with a
Anadyomene, 45, 46, 49, 71; A. Cut Report, 89..

leriæ, 48; plicata, 48; stellata, 47 ; Bennett, J. J., his Edition of the

Wrightii, 48; Lenormandii, 291. Works of R. Brown, 63, 124.
Anderson, J., Observations on the - Report of Botanical

Temperature of Water and its effects Department British Museum, 174.

upon Plant Cultivation, 203. Bentham, G., 'Handbook of the Bri-
Anderson, T., Cinchona Plantations at tish Flora,' 360.
Darjeeling, 160, 246.

Berkeley, M. J., On Wynnea, 390.
-- Report of Calcutta Bo. Black, A. G., Death of, 64.
tanic Garden for 1865, 372.

Boletus cyanescens, 130.
Andromeda polifolia, var., by R. Tate, Bommer, Sur la Panachure et de la
377.

Coloration des Feuilles, 204.
Apetalum, 40.

Bossin, Questions proposed by, at the
Aralia Planchoniana, 172; Chinensis, Botanical Congress, 204.
172.

Botanical Congress, 31, 64, 93, 128,
Archer, Professor, Ravages of Insects 183, 208, 239.
on Forest trees, 160.

Botanical Society of Edinburgh, 94,
Archer, W., on Bulbochæte Prings 159, 240, 368.
heimiana, 96.

Botanists, Classification of, 234.
Arenaria montana on Wimbledon Botany, Outlines of Elementary,' by
Common, 178.

A. Silver, 30.
Arethusa, 40.

Botany, the Advantage of, to Horti-
Asplenium Petrarchæ an Irish Plant, culture, 194.
94.

‘Botany, the Treasury of,' by Lindley
Athyrium Filix-fæmina, varieties of, and Moore, 62.
368.

Bougainvillea spectabilis in New South
Australia, Prevention or Mitigation of Wales, 88.
Droughts in, by F. Mueller, 28. Bowringia insignis, 16.

The Future Vegetation of, Brainea, Note on the Genus, by J.
57.

Smith, 15.

Bridges, T., Death of, 6A.
Baker, J. G., appointed to Kew Her Briggs, T. R. A., Unrecorded Stations,
barium, 63.

mostly near Plymouth, of some
'On Aira uliginosa, 176. Uncommon Plants, 287, 393.

British Association Meeting for 1865, | Chenopodia from Surrey, 78.
307.

Church, A. H., Purple Clover in Corn.
British Museum Botanical Depart. | wall, 299.

ment, Official Report for 1865, 174. Cinchona bark and leaves, Analysis of,
Britten, J., On White-flowered varie by J. E. Howard, 21; in Ceylon,
ties of British Plants, 87.

95 ; Plantations at Darjeeling, 160;
---- Flora of High Wycombe, in Jamaica, 93; Our present know-
160.

ledge of the Species of, by J. E.
Brody, St., Flora of Gloucestershire, Howard, 200.
121, 304.

Cineraria Canadensis, 233.
Brown, Robert, his collected Writings, * Cladoniæ, A Monograph of British,'
63.

by W. Mudd, 90.
Buchan, A., On a Tree found in Peat Clarke, B., 'A New Arrangement of
in Shapinshay, 159.

Phanerogamous Plants,' 271, 379.
Bulbochæte Pringsheimiana, 96. - On the Floral Envelopes of
Bull, W., On relation of Horticulture Lauraceæ, 204.

and Botany to Mankind, 204. Clarke, T., On Hybridism in Matthiola,
Butcher's Broom, Yellow-fruited va 204.
riety of, 393.

Cleghorn, On Peermade Garden, 240.

Climate of Ireland, 201.
Calamites, On the Structure and Af Clova, Botanical trip to, by J. H. Bal-
finities of, 337.

four, 240.
Calcutta Botanic Garden Annual Re Clover, Purple, found in Cornwall, 299.
port for 1865, 372.

* Coffee, A Treatise on,' by A. R. W.
Callitris Parlatorei, 267.

Lascelles, 30.
Calluna Atlantica, 306.

Collema maritimum, 22; psorellum,
Camellia Hongkongensis, 52; C. 22.

Japonica, var. variegata, by B. See Calomena, 45; C. Brownii, 46.
mann, 8.

Congress, Botanical, 31, 64, 93, 128,
Cape Verdes, Exploration of, by Rev. 183, 203, 239.
R. T. Lowe, 157.

•Contributions towards a Cybele Hi-
Capsella pauciflora, 51 ; elliptica, 51. bernica,' by D. Moore and A. G.
Carroll, J., Contributions to British More, 333, 361.
Lichenology, Part II., 22.

Cooke, M. C., Decades of British
- On Garden Drainage, 204. Fungi, I.-VII., 97.
Carruthers, W., On Lepidodendron

- 'Fungi Britannici Ex-
and Calamites, 337.

siccati,' 385.
- On Seligeria calcicola,

- On Foliicolous Sphæ-
38.

riæ, 241, 300.
- Notes on the Shetland Corona of Narcissus, by W. G. Smith,
Flora, 351.

169, 265.
Carter, H., On Gomphonema in con *Cotoni, Le Specie dei,' by F. Par-
jugation, 178.

latore, 267.
Caspary, On the Change in the Direc Crawfurd, J., On the Migration of

tion of the Branches of Woody Cultivated Plants in reference to
Plants caused by low degrees of Ethnology, 317.
Temperature, 199.

Crépin, F., Flore de Belgique,' 300.
Catapodium unilaterale, B. aristatum, - Notes sur quelques Plantes
56.

rares ou critiques de la Belgique,'
Cedars of Lebanon, New Groves, 368. 91.
Chair of Botany in Trinity College, Crops of Ireland, 201.
Dublin, Vacant, 271.

Cundall, J., “The Every-day Book of
Charnock, R. S., "Verba Nominalia,' | Natural History,' 89.
127.

Cupheanthus and Punica, Note on, by
Cheilaria Arbuti, 114; Coryli, 114. 1 B. Seemann, 86.

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