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25 is a curious variety of the above, the stem being fasciated and divided into numerous crumpled, flattened branches. It is remarkable as a monster form of the type plant. So far as is known, neither this nor any other of the monster Cactuses produces flowers. FIG. — CEREUS MULTIPLEX CRISTATUS C. paucispinus (few-spined); Bot. Mag. — A dwarf-stemmed species of recent introduction, and one which, owing to the beauty of its flowers and the hardy nature of the plant, is certain to find much favour among growers of Cactuses.
Flowers bell-shaped, 4 in. across; sepals narrow, scarlet; petals incurved and of a fiery orange-scarlet colour. P. Haagei (Haage's); Fig. — Flowers about 5 in. across, flesh-coloured when first expanded, becoming carmine before fading. FIG. — PHYLLOCACTUS HAAGEI P. — Flowers 8 in. across, almost flat when expanded; petals numerous, deep brilliant scarlet. P. — Flowers medium in size, colour cherry-red. P. — Flowers large, with broad scarlet petals. P. — Flowers purplish-red, very large. P. — An enormous-flowered kind, having produced blossoms which measured 10 in.
It is probable that this plant has been in cultivation for many years, as it was figured in the work quoted above under the name of one of the first introduced kinds of Phyllocactus, from which, however, it is abundantly distinct, as will be seen by a comparison of the descriptions of the two. There are, in the Kew collection, several large plants of P. Hookeri that flower annually during the summer and autumn. Brazil. P. latifrons (broad-stemmed); Bot. Mag. — This is another large-growing species, as large at least as P.