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Hedges

plants, nees, rosa and sepiaria

HEDGES are not used for the cold-weather crops of India. For the garden crops, sugar-cane, betel vine, and others, the large species of sac Char= are used. Quick hedges are formed in Japan of the Lycium Japonicum, Citrus trifoliate, Gaidenia, species of Viburnum, Thuja, Spirma ; and arbours are made of the Dolichos polystachyos. Dr. Cleghorn gives the following aS the wild and chltivatec• hedge plants of India :— ' I. Plants adapted for field enclosures.

Opuntia, Dillend, Haw. Epicarpurus orientalis, Agave Americana, L. - Blume.

Euphorbia tirucalli, L. datropha curcas, L.

E. antiquerum, L. Pisonea aculeata, Rox.

E. nivulia, Buck. Capparis sepiaria, L.

Ccesalpinia sepiaria, Box. C. aphylla, Rex.

C. sappan, L. Scotia Indica, Brong.

Pterolobium lacerans. Azimg. tetracantha, Lam.

Guilandina bonduc, L. Gmelina Asiatica, L.

Parkinsonia aculdata, L. Balsaniodendron Berryi, Poinciana pulcherrima, L. Aria.

Mimosa rubicaulis, Lam,. Toddalea aculeata, Pers.

Inga dulcis, Willd. Bambusa arundinacea.

Acacia Arabica, Wild. Bambusa spinosa, Box.

A. concinna, D. C.. - B. nana,•Rox.

Vachellia farnesiana, IV. Dendrocalathus tulda,Nees.

Hemicyclia sepiaria, W. Pandanus odoratissimus.

u. Ornamental plants forming inner fences.

Lawsonia inermis, Wall. Adhatoda vasica, Nees.

Lonicera ligustrina, L. A. betonica, Nees.

Citrus Bias. Graptophyllum hortense, Morns Indica, L. i Nees.

Punica granatum, L. Gendarussa vulgaris, Nees.

Phyllanthus reticulate.. Gardenia florida, L.

Hibiscus rosa Sinensis, L. Allamanda cathartics, L. us. Plants used for edging garden walks.

Pedilanthus tithymaloides, Rosa semperflorens, Curtis. Poit. Heliotropium Curassavi Vinca roses, Willa. cum, L.

Rosa Indica, L.

The Cacti, Agave* and Euphorbia3 are adapted to the arid districts, their structure enabling them to exist, when refreshed with only occasional showers ; the Mimosese and Cmsalpineaz seem to enjoy the somewhat more cold and moist climate of the Balaghat districts;. while the Bambusem and Pandanea3 luxuriate in the rich loamy soil of the Mulnad (i.e. rain country). Plants for railway fences ought to differ as the line is continued through various districts, in accordance with the conditions under which particular plants thrive best between certain limits of temperature and moisture.—Thunberg's . Tr. iii. 8 ; Cleghorn in Rep. Brit. Ass. 1850, p. 311.