Addisonia; Colored Illustrations and Popular Descriptions of Plants Volume 3

Addisonia; Colored Illustrations and Popular Descriptions of Plants Volume 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1918 edition. Excerpt: ...of the edition of Volumes 1 and 2 has been made up into complete volumes, and but few separate parts can be supplied. New subscriptions will be accepted only as including the first volumes. ADDISONIA CORNUS MAS (Plate 101) CORNUS MAS Cornelian Cherry Native of southern Europe and Asia Minor Family Cornaceab Dogwood Family Cornus Mas L. Sp. PI. 117. 1753. A shrub or small tree, of dense growth, up to twenty feet tall. The young branchlets are minutely appressed-pubescent, in age becoming glabrous. The leaves are opposite, the petioles a quarter inch long or less; the blades, which are up to three inches long and two inches wide, are elliptic to ovate, acuminate into a usually obtuse apex, at the base commonly rounded or sometimes cuneate, and with both surfaces appressed-pubescent, the lower paler and with tufts of ashen hairs in the axils. The yellow flowers, in which the sepals, petals and stamens are usually in fours, appear before the leaves, and are in opposite clusters of a dozen or so, terminating short branchlets, each cluster subtended by an involucre of four broadly elliptic brownish obtuse bracts which are appressed-pubescent. The pedicels and calyx-tube, the latter adherent to the ovary, are appressed-hairy. The calyx-lobes are small and triangular. The lanceolate petals are spreading or somewhat reflexed. The stamens are shorter than the petals and alternate with them. The scarlet fruit is about three quarters of an inch long. In the latter part of April or early May, in the neighborhood of New York City, the flowers of this plant appear, the absence of the foliage at that time making the flowers all the more conspicuous. The bright flowers are followed by a dark green foliage, which, in contrast with the scarlet fruit of the more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236667328
  • 9781236667328