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67000 to 67018—Continued. 67022 to 67066—Continued. 67017. APHYLLA L. . Stool iris. 67028 to 67030. CYTISUS spp. Fabaceae. A European iris with glaucescent 6 to 67028. CYTISUS AUSTRIACUS VIRESCENS KOV, 12 inches long and dark-lilac flowers with white Broom, beards. A low shrub, 1 or 2 feet high, with hori- 67018. IRIS ACUTILOBA Meyer. Iridaceae. zontal branches, gray-green leaflets, and bright-yellow flowers. Native to south- A wild iris, native to the , with central Europe. purple and fawn-colored flowers. 67029. CYTISUS CILIATUS GRISENBACHI C. For previous introduction see No. 30581. Schneid. (C. ponticus Griseb.). Broom. A yellow-flowered leguminous shrub, 67019. LITHOCARPUS CORNEA (Lour.) native to southeastern Europe, of variable, Rehder. Fagaceae. habit and height. From Canton, . obtained by F. A. 67030. CYTLSUS SESSILIFOLIUS L. McClure, agricultural explorer, Bureau of Sessile brooms Industry. Received May 3,1926. A low shrub, 2 to 1 feet high, with erect: No. 440. Shek lut. Purchased at the market, branches, nearly sessile leaves, and short Canton, March 6, 1926. The original source is racemes of yellow flowers. Native to southr- not definitely known, but probably was in the em Europe. Chunwong Mountains, west of Tsinguen. This variety is said to appear on the Canton markets in 67031. HEMIPTELEA DAVIDII (Hance) Planch,. small quantities at infrequent intervals, and the (Zelkova davidii Hemsl.). Ulmaceae. nuts are esteemed as an article of food. (Me Clure.) A shrubby spiny elmlike tree, native to>< Chosen and northern China, which has merit, 67020 and 67021. as an ornamental tree because of its handsomer dark-green foliage; the leaves are oval or oblong,, From Algiers, Algeria. Seeds presented by Dr. L. deeply toothed, and about 2 inches long. Be- Trabut. Received April 30, 1926. Notes by cause of its spines, the tree may be useful'for Doctor Trabut. tall hedges. 67020. DAUCUS CABOTA L. Apiaceae. Carrot. For previous introduction see No. 63681. Collected in a Saharan oasis, March, 1926. 67032. ILEX PERNYI Franch. Aquifoliaceae. 67021. HORDEUM VULGARE PALLIDUM Seringe. Holly.. Poaceae. Six-rowed barley. A dense-growing of very dwarf, com- pact habit, with small, spiny leaves and- red. A gray barley from a Saharan oasis, March, berries, probably allied to Ilex cornuta, discovered, 1926. by Pere Paul Perny during his travels in China between 1850 and 1860. (Veitch, Hortus Veitchii, 67022 to 67066. under No. 34527.) From Paris, France. Seeds presented by Vil- 67033 to 67039. IRIS spp. Iridaceae. Iris- morin-Andrieux & Co. Received April 27, 1926. 67088. IRIS CHRYSOGRAPHES Dykes. Gold vein iris. 67022. ABIES HOMOLEPIS Sieb. and Zucc. Pi- One of the handsomest of the Siberian naceae Nikko fir. irises; the velvety dark-purple flowers are A hardy fir, native to the mountains of brightened by golden reticulations at the; central Japan, ultimately about 90 feet tall. throat. The leaves are dark green, sharp pointed, and silvery white below; the stout dark-purple For previous introduction see No-. 66575. cones are 3 inches long. 67034. Baker. Clarke iris.. 67023. ABIES HOMOLEPIS Sieb. and Zucc. Pi- A curiously local species native to a cir- naceae. Nikko fir. cumscribed area in the Sikkim and Bhutan-, region at a height of 6,000 to 11,000 feet in. 67024. AEGILOPS SPELTAEFORMIS Jord. Poa- ground that is swampy half the year and. ceae. Grass. frozen hard under snow during most of the remaining months. The narrow leaves, 2- An annual grass, a hybrid between- Triticum feet Jong, droop at the tops; the upper surface* aestivum and T.yiestivum X ovatum. is polished and shiny, the under side glau- 67025. CHINENSIS Maxim. - cescent. The solid stem is 2 feet long and. ceae. Chinese astilbe. bears one or two lateral heads. The falls are blue purple, blotched with white, and are- Variety pumila. A dwarf form of the com- reflexed laterally. The upper part of the* monly cultivatediherbaceous perennial. haft is marked with yellow. The reddish purple lanceolate standards are poised almost, 67026. CLEMATIS BECTA MANDSHUBICA (Rupr.) horizontally. The styles form the. highest, Maxim. Ranunculaceae. point of the flower;1 they are keeledr very Variety feuille pourpre. A tall slender convex, and 1 A inches long. (Dykes,. TJiet herbaceous purple-leaved perennial with termi- Iris, p. 29.) nal and axillary panicles of pure white flowers. The typical form is native to Manchuria. For previous introduction see No.> 66464:. 67027. COLUTEA ISTRIA Mill. (C. halepica Lam.) 67035. IRIS FISCHERIANA Hort. Fabaceae. Bladder senna 67036. IRIS HALOPHILA Pall. A Nortlr African leguminous shrub about 6 A low-growing Siberian iris, 1 ori 2.feet: feet high with small glaucous leaflets and yellow high, with pale-green leaves andspicate flowers nearly an inch long. clusters of yellow flowers* For previous introduction see No. 38210. For previous introduction .see .No. -60343^

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