22. B. atra. Leaf-stalks covered with stinging hairs. Stems black and shining. Very like the last, and found also in Ambeyna. It chiefly differs in the colour of the stems. It is the Ltleba nigra of Rumphius.
23. B. ;ware. Leaves very large, stiff, and broad, extremely hispid with stinging hairs. The most common in Amboyna, forming largo woods, which come down to the coast. It flourishes equally in dry and moist situations, and is readily kuown from the others of this 'section by its very large leaves, which are as much as 18 inches long and 3 or 4 inches broad.
24. B. pieta. Joints very long, variegated with white and green. Leaves narrow and net very hairy. Common in Ceram, Kelauga, Celebes, and some other Malayan islands. Its joints are as much as 4 feet long and about 2 inches thick : the wood is thin, and-it is con sequently used principally for light walking-sticks; it is however extremely strong.
25. B. A mahussana. Joints short. Leaves with stinging hairs on the upper part of the stem, but smooth near the ground. Less straight, and more short-jointed than any of the preceding species of this section. Its wood is very thick. In Amboyna and Mattipa.
26. B. multiplex, Lour. Stems long-jointed, not spiny. Leaves stingless, narrow, and clasping the stems at their base. Cultivated in the north of Cochin China for hedges. Its leaves are very narrow, and of a brownish-green. The stems are about 12 feet long and an inch thick.
27. B. tabacario, Poir. Stems slender, very straight, of nearly equal thickness, branched ; with very long rough joints. Wild iu the black and argillaceous soil of Amboyna, Maiiipa, and Java, in the plains and moister parts of the mountains. Its stems are nearly solid, and excessively tough and hard. The joints are 3 or 4 feet long, and not thicker than the little finger. 1Wheu polished they make the finest pipe-sticks. The outside is so hard, that it emits sparks of fire when struck by the hatchet. The species runs very much at the root.
111. American Bamboos.
28. B. Guadua,llumb. Leaves very narrow, covered with asperities at the edge and on the under-surface. Found in warm and temperate places, on the western side of the Cordilleras of New Granada and Quito, growing like a tree 30 or 40 feet high, with a kuotted, sidning trunk 16 inches in diameter. The leaves, which are 6 or 7 inches long, are not more than 5 lines broad.
29. B. latifolia, Dumb. Leaves narrow, but oblong ; extremely smooth. About 25 feet high, drooping at the point, with shining joints 2 feet long and about 4 inches thick. The leaves are the same length as in the last, but thrice as broad. - It is found in the damp shady woods on the banks of the river Cassiquiare in tropical America.
30. B. Tayoara, Nees.. Leaves oblenglanceolate, rounded at the base, and then narrowed into a very short stalk. Stems 20 to 30 feet long, and 4 to 0 inches in diameter, with joints from 6 to 13 inches long ; the leaves are 9 or 10 inches long and full 2 inches wide. Found by Vou Martins in woods 1S00 feet above the sea, ou the mountain called Serra do Mar, towards Guanuitinqueta, in the province of St. Paul's, Brazil.
31. B. parriflora, Schultes. An obscure species, found on the mountains of Peru, in Iluaneco, by limnke. The stem is said to be branched, odd the leaves lance-shaped, taper-pointed, with a scabrous edge There can be no doubt that many other species of this curious genus are to be found in the tropical parts of Asia and America. It is also not improbable that some of the foregoing may be repetitions. Travellers who have opportunities of procuring wild specimens of bamboos should dry a small branch with the leaves, and if possible the flowers, and should, at the same time, put by a portion of the lower part of the stem, 0 or 7 feet long, marked so as to correspond with the dried specimen.
(Roxburgh, Flora Indica, vol. Rumphius, Herbarium Amboisense, voL iv.; Ramer and Schultes, Systema Vegetabilium, vol. vii.)