VIII.—Contributions to the Ichthyology of Australia
Annals and Magazine of Natural History
Dr. Ricliardson on tile Tciithyology of Australia. 25 sion. It is riglit to state that Mr. W. C . Trcvclynn, in the 2nd cdition of his paper upon tlie botany of the Fcroe Isles (printed at Florence), has shortly characterized our present subject under the name of A. argeittea (Don). He finds it to be plmMal in those islands. 1 propose to name and cliaractcrize tlie plant as follon-s :-Alchemilln conjtiizcta (Bab. NSS.). Foliis radicnlibus peltato-palmatis 5-7 partitis, laciniis oblongis obtusis
... is oblongis obtusis apice adyresso-ecrratis subtus nlho-sericeis ad j conjunctis. corymbis parris laternlibus terminalibusque distnntibus. A. argentea, G. Don, MSS. ! in Jorr. Herb., Trecelyan in l'ot. of Feroe Islunds. not Lam. Em. I . 77. Closcly allied to A. a&a, but usually much larger in all its parts, and distinguished by not having its leaflets separated to their base, broader, more silky beneath, and spreadi!ig from the petiole in such a manner, that in the radical leaves the two external leaflets almost, if not quite, touch cadi other, so that a t first sight the whole lcaf presents the appearance of being peltate. The stems ham long alternate spreading branches which are often agnin subdi\-idctl, and thc flowers, which are more silky and upon longer stalks than those of A. alpiiza, are collected into small, nearly simple, distant corynibs. In A. alpiizu the lcaflcts arc separated to the base, and form a digitate not at all palmate leaf, tlie outer ones hcing very distant from each otlicr, or cvzn nearly opposite.