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CHAPTER XIV. THIRTY SELECT STOVE FERNS. NEIMIA collina, a fine representative of an interesting group of flowering ferns. It requires the most commonplace treatment. Adiantopsis radiata, a very distinct and elegant little fern; the divisions of the fronds radiate in a regular manner from a common centre. Adiantum concinnum, A. Farleyense, A. macrophyllum, A. tenerum, A, trapeziforme ; a splendid group, not one of which can be dispensed with in even the smallest collection. A. Farleyense might in an offhand way be pronounced the most beautiful fern known, but the assertion would not bear criticism, just because there are so many beauties of the kind; it is impossible to decide which is the best amongst them. Asplenium formosum, A. serra, A. viviparum. The second of these is a large-growing exhibition fern; the other two are delicate beauties. Blechnum brasiliense, a noble fern, well adapted for exhibition, and one of the easiest to manage. Brainea insignis, a grand fern, palm-like in growth, the young fronds tinged with a lovely rosy hue. Davallia polyantha, D. aculeata. The fronds of thefirst have a rich rosy crimson tinge when young; the DAYALLIA A CUI/EAT A. other is as thorny as a bramble, and grows in the style of a climbing fern. PO1YPODIUM LACHNOPODirM. Elaphoglossum frigidwn, a curious and most beautiful species, with entire wavy, pendant fronds, which are covered with grey scales, giving it a hoary appearance. Nothing in its way can surpass it. Gleichenia pubescens, one of the finest and easiest stove plants of this section. Deserves all the care that can be given it to form a fine specimen. Goniophlebium fraxinifolium, a particularly handsome once divided fern, of adelicate pale green colour. Goniopteris crenata, extremely pre...