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    THE only structural paper in the August and September numbers of the Journal of Botany is by Mr. Thomas Hick, on the caulotaxis of British Fumariaceae. “Throughout the whole of this order,” he states, “as represented in the British Isles, a remarkable unity of organisation prevails. In all cases, save that of Corydalis solida, the main stem is a sympodium or pseud-axis, composed of binodal caulomeres, except in the basal region, where they are of a higher order, and often in the apical region also, where they become uninodal.” The paper is illustrated by woodcuts. In addition the student of descriptive botany will find two papers by Mr. J. G. Baker: a monograph of the genus Gethyllis (with two plates), and a synopsis of the Cape species of Kniphofia, in addition to a continuation of his synopsis of the genus Selagindla; and the numbers are not wanting in other papers of interest in descriptive, systematic, and geographical botany.

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