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The Royal Botanic Garden, Calcutta


DR. KING deserves well of botanists for his protracted, though evidently profitable, labours on so varied and difficult a genus as Ficus. From obvious causes, a large proportion of the large arboreous tropical genera of plants are still very imperfectly known, and, prominent among them, Ficus; therefore Dr. King could hardly have extended his researches in a more useful direction. The present publication, which, from its general title, we may assume will not be limited to a monograph of the Asiatic species of Ficus, is a tall quarto of sufficient size to illustrate adequately almost all the species of the genus in question. Indeed, this monograph possesses a quite special value, inasmuch as every species is carefully figured in natural size, with enlarged analyses of the floral structure.

Annals of the Royal Botanic Garden, Calcutta.

Vol. I. The Species of Ficus of the Indo-Malayan and Chinese Countries; Part I. Palæomorphe and Urostigma. By George King., &c., Superintendent of the Royal Botanic Garden, Calcutta. (London: Reeve and Co., 1887.)

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  1. Further details will be found in NATURE, vol. xxvii. p. 584.

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H., W. The Royal Botanic Garden, Calcutta . Nature 36, 242–243 (1887).

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