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Gen. Plant. vol. i. p. 849. Cereus amecamensis, Heese ex Rother in Praktischer Ratgeb. vol. xi p. ; species C. speciosissimo, DC. 5–3 cm. crassi, pallide virides, angulis leviter dentato‑sinuatis et pulvinis albo‑ vel griseo‑tomentosis. Spiae 11–15, tenues, aciculares, 7–14 mm. longae, primum albae, demum bruneae. Flores magni, 15–17 cm. , albi, late iufundibuliformi‑campanulati, tubo supra ovarium lperbreve. Sepala anguste lanceolata, acuta, interiora 7–8 cm. longa, exteriora multo minora, pallide viridia.

Syn. Succ. Pl. p. 184. De Cand. Prodr. v. 3. p. 4(8. Cactus granditlorus. Linn. Sp. Pl. p. 688. De Cand. Pl. Grass‑ es, t. 52. Spreng. Syst. Veg. v. 2. p. 496. Cereus gracilis scandens, &c. Trew, Ehrh. t. 31. 22. The Cactus‑family though possessing stems of the rud­ est and most grotesque forms is surpassed by none in the beauty of its blossoms. While the Cereus speciosissimus, as its flame would lead us to expect, produces flowers of a re­ markably large size, and possessing very brilliant colours, the vol .

Bot. Zeit. 1854, p. 616. The flowering of this wonderful plant in England must be considered one of the triumphs of Horticulture. It has been long known to science, very imperfectly at first, from accounts brought by W. H. Emory of a gigantic Cactus which he saw in 1847 during his military reconnaisance from the Missouri River to San Diego in California, and who figured it in several plates that accompany his Re­ port (pp. 72—79). From seeds brought by Mr. Emory to Dr. Engelman, of St. Louis, that botanist pronounced it to be probably a species of Cereus, but it was not till Dr.

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