The botanist accurately coloured figures of tender and hard ornemental plants, Maund 1896

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- - ' - (Ornamental ;)Jlant$: I BOTANIST; ORNAMENTAL PLANTS CONDUCTED BY B M^JJND, F L THE REV.J.S.HENSLOW, M.A F.L.S J HIS is not the age in which it is necessary to offer a laboured defence in favour of any particular branch of Natural Science, much less to point out the peculiar claims which the Study of Botany possesses on general attention If one source of human happiness may be clearly allowed to flow from the proper employment of our time, then has Paley rightly observed, that "Any engagement which is innocent is better than none—even the raising of a cucumber or a tulip." But apart from such and all other considerations, there is a natural charm in the peaceful pursuits of Horticulture, which cannot fail to excercise a salutary effect upon the mind The beneficent intentions of Providence are no- and wisdom shown us by the great Creator in the exquisite symmetry and manifest design exhibited in the organic structures of different plants; and few who employ their leisure in the delightful recreation which the culture of flowers affords, can fail of experiencing the effects which a more intimate acquaintance with the works of God are calculated to produce upon the minds of his intelligent creatures But still whatever be the degree of satisfaction which naturally flows from these sources, it may always be greatly enhanced by the superaddition of some portion of scientific acquirement However pleasing to If together with a knowledge of the general structure of plants, and the method of grouping them systematically, the cultivator will combine some degree ition respecting their physiological condition, a force and me be giren to the most trifling operations of horticulture, far beyond anything ply He may then connect 7q>eriment or observation with the commonest routine of garden culture, and may soon lay up a store of 'b compressed, LBOI divided transversely by a cellular ,! Ntaue inl SEEDS s< vera! spurious cells with a strophiola DESCRIPTION OF THE SPECIES, KENNEDYA MAKKYATTIANA A rather coarse climber; the stems, under side of the leaves, peduncles, calyces, and legumes, thickly covered with white, spreading, short hairs LEAVES alternate STIPULES very broad, foiiamnis, acuminate at the top, broadly he ut-i,aped ar th< bnv |»i nu> an inch and distance from the lateral ones, with two stipellae at its base obovate, or oblong, blunt or dig] ily < i - I*) LEAFLETS sometimes with a small point, undulate on the edges, smooth on the upper surface, hairy underneath, an inch to an inch and a half long PEDUNCLES axillary, shorter than the leaves, bearing two or four flowers, with one or two pair of bracteae connected into one orbicular one, and two small bracteolas at the base of each pedicel FLOWERS large, of a rich scarlet, the standard having a double orange spot in the centre longer than the girt LEGUME KEEL rather about an inch and a half long, compressed, or n.ails cylindrical, but not inflated, very hairy POPULAR AND GEOGRAPHICAL NOTICE This is a true Kennedya, as this genus is proposed in the above quoted memoir, to be limited The small blue-flowered species are there included under the name of Hardenbergia; those with bunches of scarlet flowers and short keels under that of Zichya; and others again with inflated pods as Physalobium The remaining Kennedyas consist of five or six spe- cies, which appear to be coast plants, most of them being found trailing on sandy ground They are most of them showy, but less so than the Hardenbergue and Zichyae, for the peduncles bear but few flowers, and unless treated and trained with care many of them remain concealed by a rather coarse foliage We have, however, seen specimens of the present species in great beauty INTRODUCTION; WHERE GROWN; CULTURE G B The Kennedya Mar- ryattiana was first raised in the year 1836, by Mr Robert Mangles, and in the gardens of Mrs Marryatt, from seeds sent home by Sir James Sterling, and has since spread into most considerable collections It is easily propagated by cuttings, and also ripens its seed occasionally, from which source some very slight varieties have been obtained It should be potted in peat, loam, and sand, and have greenhouse protection Our drawing was made from specimens in the garden of Robert Barclay, Esq of Leyton, Essex ... each side of the middle lobe in the lower lip to the bottom of the throat, and others c!* .the the bottom of the tube STAMINA, inserted at the base of the throat, the longest pair on the inferior... doubt due to the succulent nature of the plants, and to the very imperfect means that most of them posses, of p«r{iii» v.ith supeifkums moisture, in consequence of the compact nature of their euticnlar... somewhat the reverse of those of the Exogenae, from whence they obtained the name of Endogenous (ivdov ENDON, inwards, ytwaut These stems then are recognised by the want of (,KNNAo,to beget.) the
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