112 OBSERVATIONS ON THE VEGETATION OF LORD HOWE ISLAND. By J. H. Maiden, Botanic Gardens, Sydney. (Plates I. -IV.) SYNOPSIS OF PAPER. Introductory Remarks Meteorology Some Minor Notes Bilbiographical Notes Dicotyledons Monocotyledons Cryptogams List of Timber Trees Introduced Weeds Edible Introduced Fruits ■. . . . Vegetables and Miscellaneous Food-crops Some Miscellaneous Introduced Plants (chiefly economic) Some Lord Howe Island Dishes Summary of Results Reference to Plates Introductory Remarks. I left Sydney at 3 p.m. on the 25th March last, in company with Mr. Frank Farnell, M.P.,* Messrs. Robert Etheridge, Jun,, and Edgar Waite, Curator and Zoologist respectively of the Australian Museum, and Mr. J. A. Brodie, Visiting Magistrate, bound for Lord Howe Island, in H.M.CS, "Thetis," Captain Hildebrand. After a somewhat rough passage, we cast anchor off the island at about 6 p m. on the 28th idem. Next morning most of our party left the " Thetis " in a whaleboat for the landing-place, about two miles off, which was reached * Member of the Royal Commission on Fisheries, and in charge of the Trawling Expedition on which the "Thetis" was engaged.