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4687. LAUTERBACH, C. Die Rhamnaceen Mikronesiens. [The Rhamnaceae of Micronesia.) Bot. Jahrb. 56: 524-525. 1921.—This is no. 12 of the series: Beiträge zur Flora von Mikronesien und Polynesien II, edited by L. Diels. Three species, Smythea pacifica Seem., Colubrina asiatica Brongn., and Alphitonia excelsa Reiss. are listed for this region.-K. M. Wiegand.

4688. LAUTERBACH, C. Die Lecythidaceen Mikronesiens. [The Lecythidaceae of Micronesia.) Bot. Jahrb. 56: 527–528. 1921.—This is no. 14 of the series: Beiträge zur Flora von Mikronesien und Polynesien II, edited by L. Diels. Two species are listed: Barringtonia racemosa Bl. and B. speciosa L. f. The former is generally distributed at lower altitudes.K. M. Wiegand.

4689. LINDSTRÖM, A. Marstrandsöns Ormbukar och Fanerogamer. [The ferns and phanerogams of the Island of Marstrand.) Bot. Notiser 1920: 177-210. 1920.—The island is very rocky and the shores very barren. A meager flora might be expected, especially as part of the island is occupied by the town and the old fortress. After 14 years of study by the author and partly by Nordstedt, a list of 13 fern worts and more than 600 species, varieties, and hybrids of phanerogams is published. Among these there are described 2 subspecies, 3 varieties, 1 hybrid and 19 species of Rosa. As the author has a very peculiar system in this gen'is, it is scarcely possible to tell whether these should be regarded as species or subspecies, he using binomials for both categories and calling both "sp. nov.” As an appendix are added lists, without notes, of the plants found on neighbouring small islands: Hamneskär 33, Gråen 91, Östra Kråkan 76, Vestra Kråkan 52, and Kråkan at Rösselvik 56 species and varieties.P. A. Rydberg.

4690. LONG, BAYARD. A station for Croton glandulosus in New Jersey. Rhodora 23: 221–223. 1921.-A description is given of a large well established colony as a new station for this species along the railroad embankment near Atco, New Jersey. This is a tropical American species known in northeastern U. S. A. as one of the ballast plants formerly found about certain Atlantic seaports. It is suggested that this colony may have originated from seed dropped with car-sweepings. - James P. Poole.

4691. LONG, C. A. E. Some rare plants from Knox county, Maine. Rhodora 23: 198–199. 1921.—This is an addition to a previously published list of noteworthy Matinicus plants, together with a list of a few interesting species collected from other parts of Knox County.James P. Poole.

4692. LYNES, H. Notes on the natural history of Jebel Marra. Sudan Notes and Records 4:119-137. 1921.-Notes are recorded of the occurrence of a number of vascular plants in this region, based on specimens obtained in the expedition of 1920.-C.W. Dodge.

4693. MERRILL, E. D., L. DIELS, and READER. [List of determination of plants collected in Kiangsi and Chekiang.) Ko-Hsueh (Science-Publ. Chinese Sci. Soc.) 7: 958-964. 1922.A list is given of 211 plants collected in the provinces of Kiangsi and Chekiang, with the botanical names.-Chunjen C. Chen.

4694. NELSON, AVEN. Flora of the Navajo Indian Reservation II. Amer. Bot. 28: 20-25. 1922.

4695. NELSON, JAMES C. Notes on the ballast-vegetation at Lionton, Oregon. Torreya 23: 1-3. 1923.—The list of plants as reported in Torreya 17: 151–161. 1917, has been much diminished by the construction of a ship-yard on the area. A list is presented of 20 species that still persist, and seem likely to become permanent additions to the flora of Oregon.–J.C. Nelson.

4696. PARKER, CHARLES S. Lathyrus Nissolia a recent introduction in the state of Washington. Rhodora 23: 246. 1921.- The author found this species growing on a dry hillside near Pullman, blooming in profusion about July 1.-James P. Poole.

4697. ROMPAEY, EM. VAN. Ingebrachte planten in de omgeving van Antwerpen. [Intruduced plants in the vicinity of Antwerp.) Naturwettenschapp. Tijdschr. 3: 134-138. 1921.The author presents a list of 80 introduced seed plants with notes on acclimatization and original sources of introduction.-C. D. La Rue.

4698. SMALL, John K. Another Sonchus for America. Torreya 21:100-101. 1921.Sonchus uliginosus, Bieb., a species of Russia not previously reported from the U. S. A., is represented in the herbarium of the New York Botanical Garden by specimens collected near Hecktown, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, by Eugene A. Rau, July 21, 1921.-J. C. Nelson.

4699. STANCLIFF, J. O. Botanical notes from Tahiti. Amer. Bot. 29: 3-6. 1923.-A few popular notes on the common plants of that region are recorded.-S. P. Nichols.

4700. STEVENS, O. A. The Turtle Mountains of North Dakota. Amer. Bot. 28: 9–14. 1922.- The author presents an account of the topography and flora of the region.-S. P. Nichols.

4701. Tovey, J. R. The introduced flora of Victoria. Jour. Dept. Agric. Victoria 19: 614–618. Fig. 1-6. 1921.-Brief comments are given on 14 species of introduced plants.Wm. E. Lawrence.

4702. White, C. T. Notes on the genus Flindersia (Family Rutaceae.) Proc. Linnean Soc. New South Wales 46: 324–329. 1921.—This genus was founded by R. Brown in 1814 on Flindersia australis, the “crow's ash” of Queensland or “teak” of northern N. S. W. Eighteen species are known, only 3 of which are found outside Australia. The others all grow in Queensland while 6 of these extend into N.S.W. The genus includes some of the most important timbers of Eastern Australia, as“crow's ash” (F. australis),"yellow wood” (F.Orleyana), “North Queenland maple” (F. Brayleyana),“silk wood(F. Pimenteliana), and "silver beech" or "Putts pine" (F. acuminata). Detailed notes and references are given on the following species: F. Pimenteliana F. v. Muell., F. Bourjotiana F. v. Muell., F. Brayleyana F. v. Muell., F. Schottiana F. v. Muell., F. pubescens (F. v. Muell.), Bail., F. collina Bail., F. maculosa (Lindl.) Benth., F. Strzeleckiana F. v. Muell., F. papuana F. v. Muell. (doubtful).-Eloise Gerry.

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SAM F. TRELEASE, Assistant Editor 4703. ANONYMOUS. Ore deposits revealed by plants. Sci. Amer. 127: 100. 1922.—This is a summary of an article by LIDGELY, E., in Proc. Australian Mining Inst., the date is not given. In Michigan and Wisconsin Amorpha canescens indicated the presence of underlying galena beds; Convolvulus althaeoides in Spain showed the presence of underlying deposits of phosphate ore; and in Montana, Erigonum ovalifolium the existence of silver ores; etc.Chas. H. Otis.

4704. ANDREWS, F. M. Trillium nivale. Proc. Indiana Acad. Sci. 1921: 81–86. Pl. 1, 1 fig. 1922.-Specimens of Trillium nivale, transplanted from the woods, were kept under observation for several years. Many phases of the plants were studied.-F. C. Anderson. 4705. ATKINS, W. R. G. The preparation of permanently non-acid formalin for preserving calcareous specimens. Jour. Marine Biol. Assoc. United Kingdom (Plymouth) 12: 792–794. 1922.-Commercial formalin, 40 per cent, may be as acid as pH 2.8. Formalin that is permanently non-acid and only slightly alkaline, close to pH 9, may be prepared by the addition of borax until a good red color is shown with phenolphthalein, or a slaty blue with thymol blue, when added to the diluted formalin.--Marshall A. Howe.

4706. BENEDICT, R.C. A Fern Society campaign for wild plant conservation. Amer. Fern. Jour. 12: 131-133. 1922.

4707. BENEDICT, R. C. Progress of the Fern Society program for wild plant protection. Amer. Fern Jour. 13: 18–22. 1923.—The article contains comments on the question of "game laws" and a plea for cooperation in the preservation of wild plant life.-F. C. Anderson.

4708. CASTLE, H. The catapult of the fern. Sci. Amer. 127: 330. 5 fig. 1922.- This is a popular article on the sporangium and dispersal of spores in ferns.-Chas. H. Otis.

4709. COLLINS, J. H. Sugars of great price. Sci. Amer. 126:313, 362–363. 2 fig. 1922.The author considers the prices, characteristics, and some of the uses of rare sugars.Chas. H. Otis.

4710. GARDENWITZ, A. Plants as inventors. Sci. Amer. 126: 402-403. 6 fig. 1922.A brief review is given of FRANCÉ, R. H., Die Pflanze als Erfinder, in which it is shown that sound engineering principles are practiced by plants.-Chas. H. Otis.

4711. HAUSMAN, L. A. The microscopy of foods. A study of starch, the world's premier alimental substance. Sci. Amer. 127: 256-257. 7 fig. 1922.-This is a popular treatment of the subject.-C. H. Otis.

4712. KEGEL, K. Aufbereitung und wirtschaftliche Verwendung der Kohlen, insbesondere der Braunkohlen. (Preparation and industrial use of coal, especially lignite.) Naturwissenschaften 10: 855-861, 882–888. 10 fig. 1922.

4713. Klugu, A. B. The plunger pipette-a new instrument for isolating minute organisms. Jour. Roy. Microsc. Soc. London 1922:267–268. 1 fig. 1922.-A description is given of a capillary pipette with a delicate glass rod plunger actuated by pressure on the end of the rod and controlled by the resiliency of a piece of rubber tube connecting the pipette with the glass rod.-Wm. Randolph Taylor.

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4714. McClung, L. The seventy-five mile city. Sci. Amer. 127: 156–157, 213-214. 3 fig. 1922.—This popular exposition of Henry Ford's proposed development of Muscle Shoals presents the agricultural and fertilizer manufacturing aspects.-Chas. H. Otis.

4715. SHEPPARD, E. J. A new method of treating and mounting celloidin sections. Jour. Roy. Microsc. Soc. London 1921: 20–22. 1921.-Mounts from 95 per cent alcohol to"Euparal” were satisfactory, the method counteracting the frilling of the celloidin and furnishing a simplified technique.- Wm. Randolph Taylor.

4716. STRACHAN, J. The microscope in the paper mill. Jour. Roy. Microsc. Soc. London 1922: 249–260. 1922.-With the introduction of many new fibers into paper manufacture in the latter half of the 19th century, the use of the microscope increased for the determination of these fibers. It is also used in the identification of sizing starches, mineral filling powders and foreign matter, and in connection with the control of fiber length, the grinding of pulp, etc. An outline is given of new or little known ways in which the microscope could be used in commercial practice.-Wm. Randolph Taylor.

4717. SUTCLIFFE, H. The use of the microscope in the rubber industry (Eastern plantations). Jour. Roy. Microsc. Soc. London 1922: 245–248. Pl. 12, 13. 1922.—The microscope is used to detect the presence of faults, such as air bubbles, water droplets, rust due to bacteria, yeasts and molds in the pans, and fragments of the bark of the tapped tree; also in the study of diseases of the trees.-Wm. Randolph Taylor.

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