0. II. Thouarrii, Kunth. Stems very much branched. Found wild in Madagascar, where however it is not believed to be indigenous.
10. B. mifiz, Poir. Stems perfectly unarmed ; leaves very narrow, and clasping the stems at their base. Cultivated in the fields and hedges of Cochin China, and found wild iu Amboyna, where several supposed varieties exist. Its stems grow 30 fact long, and are said by Rumphius to be the strongest of all the species, although its sides are thin. It is sometimes as thick as a man's leg.
11. B. maxima, Pair. Stems very straight, branching ouly near the summit, and densely covered with spines. The most gigantic of all the species, from SO to 100 feet high, and sometimes as thick as a man's body. Its wood is however very thin. It is found wild in Cambodia, Bally, Java, and various islands of the Malayan Archipelago.
12. B. aspera, Schultes. Stems covered all over with a sort of white mealy down. Found at the foot of mountains in Amboyna, with stems from GO to 70 feet high, and as thick as a man's thigh. It does not branch, but emits little hard spine-like roots at its nodes.
13. B. apus, Schulte& .Leaves very large, taper-pointed, and gra dually narrowing to the base, extremely scabrous at the edge. Ano ther gigantic species, with the dimensions of the last, growing on Mount Salak, in Java.
14. B. Bitung, Schulte& Leaves very large, taper-pointed, narrowed at the base into a sort of bristly very short stalk, very scabrous at the edge and on the upper surface. Found in Java with the last, and remarkable for its extremely broad and scabrous leaves. Its dimensions are not stated.
15. B. niura, Loddiges. Not spiny. Sterns slender, swelled at the nodes, dark-brown, and polished, not more than a height.
Leaves narrow, very smooth, rounded and narrowed at the base into a short stalk ; ligule with long stiff fringes. A native of the neigh bourhood of Canton, where its beautiful slender stems are cut for the litualk•s of parasols, walking-sticks, &c. It is by far the most patient of cold, having been living for several years without protection iu a morass in the garden of the London Horticultural Society, and is no doubt capable of being acclimated in the south-west of England or on tile west coast of Ireland.
16. B. aristuta, Loddiges. Sterna slender, smooth, not spiny. Leaves very smooth, narrowed gradually at the base into a short stalk; with downy fringed sheaths. Ligules divided into very long coarse fringes. Nodes mealy when young. Native of the East Indies. A very elegant species, related to the last.
17. B. nana, Rusk A native of China. It makes most beautiful close hedges.
IS. B. pubeseens, Loddiges. Not spiny. Toting shoots, leaf-sheaths, and leaves on the tinder side, covered with short down. A very remarkable species, obtained by the English from the collections of France. Its native country is unknown. The steins are 30 long, soil an inch and a half in diameter.
19. B. striate, Loddiges. Not spiny. Stems slender, polished, yellow with glee!' stripes. Leaves narrow, rather glaucous on the under able, tapering into it short stalk at the base, quite smooth, except a few short black hairs on the sheaths. A native of China. Often cultivated in the hot-houses of England on aocouut of its beautiful variegated 'stems. Grows about 20 feet high.
20. B. viatica, Loddiges. Not spiny. Stems very slender, pal., green. Leaves very small, not downy, taper-pointed, almost heart shaped at the base, covered on the under surface with very close bright glaucous bloom. Leaves scarcely above an inch long, and not more than two lines broad. A native of India, whence it was procured by the Messrs. Loddiges. A very remarkable species, not growing above 2 feet high, with entangled branches.
II. Asiatic Bamboos, with the Flowers not Panicled, but in simple Terminal Whorled 2]. B. rrrticillata, Wilid. Leaf-sheaths covered with stinging hairs. Stems whitish. Fifteen or sixteen feet high, and when full-grown of a pale colour, which becomes nearly white in drying. The hairs of the leaves occasion so much itching, that this kind is troublesome to collect. It is the Leleba alba of Rumphius, who says the edges of its leaves are so sharp as to wound the gatherers. It is found iu Amboyna.