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0. P. W. Collection. Plate CXV

Flacourtia cataphracta.

This tree, which is a native of the Malay Islands and China, was introduced to Hawaii by Mr. Albert Jaeger. There is but one tree which has borne fruit; this is growing at the Old Plantation, Honolulu, Oahu. The tree, which is about 25 feet high, has dense foliage; the leaves are small, oblong, lanceolate, glabrous, having short petioles. Flowers very small, dioceous; the fruit about the size of a common grape, is purple when ripe, and has a pleasant sub-acid flavor. It contains a few flatish seeds.

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0. P. W. Collection. Plate CXVI

Atalantia buxifolia.

This small tree of dwarfish habit is from tropical Asia. It is closely related to the orange, and has large thorns. Its simple leaves are alternate, coriaceous, emarginate, and from 1 to \l/2 inches in length. The petioles are short. The small, solitary flowers have five petals. The berry is globose and three-quarters of an inch in diameter. When ripe, it is a shiny black, and has a thick skin. The pulp has somewhat the flavor of a lime, and the seeds are generally 1 to 5 in number. The only specimens of this tree in Hawaii are growing in the garden of Mrs. Foster; they, presumably, were introduced by Dr. Hillebrand, as these gardens formerly belonged to him.

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0. P. W. Collection. Plate CXVII

Bumelia sp.

This large shrub is a native of India. Its alternate, entire, obovate leaves have short petioles; they are giabrous and are about 4 to 8 inches in length. The small flowers are light pink. The small, globose fruits grow in bunches: these arc purple when ripe, but are not edible. The only tree of its kind in Honolulue is growing in the grounds of the Queen's Hospital.

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