The Botany of the Speke and Grant Expedition, an Enumeration of the Plants collected during the Journey of the late Captain J. H. SPEKE and Captain (now Lieut.-Col.) J. A. GRANT from Zanzibar to Egypt. The Determinations and Descriptions by Professor OLIV
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69 98. ALBIZZIA, sp. allied to A . Zebbek, but the specimen fragmentary and the determination uncertain. pative name (( m'sangal'a." The specimen observed at Madi, in February, by the bed of a stream, waa a young healthy trec in pod, and quite iliffcrcnt from Albizzia Lebbek. Its bark was brown, and lined with black across it. This appearance, and the bending of its long smooth boughs, reminded me of OUT mountain-ash. No thorns. Leaves sensitive, deeply green, surfaces smooth, say nine pairs
... se together; no impressions upon them ; at the points, on the main rib, below and between the petiole-junetions, there is a spot of a gland. The ripe pods arc 8 by 1 4 inches, a yellow-brown CO~OU, smooth paper, thin, with pointed ends. Seeds flat, brown, considerable distances apart; an inner ring shows on them. The seed-stalk is curved. Its wood is used in building.--J. A. G.] F1. Trop. Afr. ii. 355. specimens of this plant were from Senegambia. The inside of a dry seed is pea-eoloured. 99. ALBIZZIA RIIOMBIFOLIA?, Benth. in nook. Journ. Bot. iii. (1844) 87; Oliver, in Hid. Madi, Feb. 1863. A single leaf only (No. 760), Col. Gmnt! The original [Native name "m'kccndwanzaegamba." Both thc upper and the lower surfaces of the leaves are so& It is a small bushy trcc at 3' N. lat. The natives at 5' S. lat. and downy as velvet; edges also downy. do not make any use of it.-J. A. G.] 100. ALBIZZIA (ZYGIA) BRACHYCALYX, Oliver, in F1. Trop. Afr. ii. 361. h b o r e a ; foliis bipinnatiu, pinnis 4-7-jugis, foliolis 7-10-jugis late obovato-v. oblongo-ellipticis, petiolo glandulis sessilibus intcrjugalibus 2-3 instrueto ; pedunculis gracilibus fasciculatis axillaribus ; floribus glabris, racemoso-umbellstis ; calycc brevissimo corolla 5-6-plo breviore ; tub0 stamineo longe exserto, gracili ; ovario lineari, glabro, subsessile, 7-10-ovulato. Rami tcrctes, lorigitudinalitcr striati, minute lenticellati, glabrati, innovationes puberula. Folia bipinnata, pctiolo communi pubcscente 1+2+ poll. longo, inter paria saepe glandulam minutam sesvilem gercntc, pinnis 4-7-jugis ; foliolis 7-1 0-jugis, late obovatov. oblongo-elliptieis, obtusis v. oblique et latiuscule acutatis, subglabris, 4 5 lin. longis, 2-24 lin. latis. Pedunculi asillares saepius fsseiculati, erccti, puberuli, +l;t poll. longi ; floribus glabris, apice umbellato-raeemosis. Pedicelli & poll. longi. Corolla +-+ poll. longa, ore infundibuliformi, 5-fida, lobis ovato-lanceolatis, obtusiusculis. Tubus stamineus longe exsertus, gracilis, glaber, El poll. longus, mtivatione plicatus ; anthem transverse oblongo-rotundats, minutae, dorsifixz. Oaarium lineare, compressiusculum, glabrum, subsessile, 7-10-ovulatum. Legumen non vidi. Arbor 20-30-pcdalis. Calyx breviter campanulatus, 5-dentatus, corolla s-6-plo brevior. Hub . Usui, Xov. 1861 (Zygia no. 205 in App. Speke's Journ. G34), Col. Grant ! [A tree from 20 to 30 fcct high, with graccful foliage. Now, in November, honey-sucking birds hover over its flowers.-J. A. G.] through longitudinally ; fig. 4. Stamens. Plate XXXVII. fig. 1. Leaflet ; fig, 2. Flower ; fig. 3. Calyx and stamina1 tube cut 101. ALBIZZIA (ZYGIA) sp. ? [An immense trec, measuring 27 feet at its greatest girth, where thc form of a horizontal section is that of a starfish; but higher up this angular form resolves into a round trunk. At 15 feet from the ground it begins to branch into massive boughs. I n flower, leaf, and pod in November, at 7's. lat. The flower hangs like a round pink tasscl ; and along with it there may be two pod-like pendants, which reaemble leather straps or ribbons in being uniformly broad and very long. These pods are used by the natives for covering their poisoned arrows ; they are lashed or bandaged round the poison. Leaves eompound. Said to be a useless wood by one of our men, who recognized it as a Madagascar tree, and called it (( m'koondee ; " but hoats and drums are made of this the largest-growing trce in 13uao.-J. A. G.] Leaf only. Oliv. P1. Trop. Afr. ii. 363. 2. HALASCHOE, sp.-K. glandulosa, Hochst. ; App. Speke's Journ. 635 ; referred to by Kot K. glandzllosa; but, thc only specimen being Col. Grant's memoranda of the was not in flower during Deccmbcr. places, and call it " rn'tcloandeb'weh."-J. A. G.] Britten in Oliv. F1. Trop. Rfr. ii. 397. destitute of leaves, I am unable to name or dcscfibe it. structure of the flower agree pcrfectly with the generic character. n u b . Karagu6, Dee. 1861, Col. Gmnt ! [Fleshy plant, 4 feet high, in a dry ravine, Karagu6 hills. Stem decumbent and slightly downy; branches opposite, erect, bare, and leafy only near the ground ; fleshy bracts beneath the branches ; leaves 6 by 4 inches, smooth, very succulent, vith crenate edges. Uncommon. Flowers in December at the above locality.-J. A. G.] 2. COJIBRETUM CAPITULIFLORUM, Fenzl ; Schweinfurth in Reliq. Rotschyanz, 33. Frutex ramosus ; ramulis teretibus, glabris v. novellis ferrugineo-pubescentibus ; foliis oblongis v. ovali-oblongis, obtusiusculis, mucronulatis, basi angustissime auriculatis, inkgris, .margine undulatis, utrinque glabris, subtus nervo medio venulisque secundariis prominentibus, petiolo brevissimo pubescente ; floribus 4-meris, sessilibus, in spicas breves rotundas oblongasve ferrugineo-pubescentes paniculatas congestis, bracteolis anguste lincaribus v. filiformibus ; fructu clliptico, quadrialato, acuto v. obtuso, glaherrimo, nitido, alis coriaceis, multo longioribus quam latis. Folia 3-4 poll. longa, +l poll. lata; petiolus If-2+ lin. longus, fusco-pubescens.