The Agricultural Gazette of New South Wales Volume 11

The Agricultural Gazette of New South Wales Volume 11

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ...Jas. Somerville, 26, 28 Alstonville Agricultural Society Henry R. Elvery Feb. 26, 27 Berry Agricultural Association A. J. Colley.. Jan. 22, 23, 24 Tenterfield Intel-colonial, P., A., and M. Society F. V. Hoskin Mar. 5, 6, 7.'; ' Show postponed till 1901. 1' Sheep Dog Trial, 23 May.: Days, March 8, 9. 17 plates. Sydney: William Applegate Gullick, Government Printer.-1900. BY J. H. MAIDEN', Government Botanist and Director of the Botanic Gardens, Sydney. N0. 63.--A1'istida ramosa, Ii. Br. Botanical name.--Aristida, already explained; ramosa, Latin--full of branches, in allusion to the inflorescence. Botanical Description (B. Fl. vii, _563).--Ver'y nearly allied to A. calycina, and almost intermediate between that and A. cagans. (See April Gazette.) Value as a. foc1dcr.---A dry, wiry grass, sometimes very tough and full of fibre. During the winter months it affords some pasture, but in summer bearing too much seed and flower-stalks to be of much use as feed. I have already alluded, in this series of papers, both under Stipa, and Arist'ida, to the barbed flowering glumes and awns of these grasses, and how injurious they are to sheep. I attach a separate note on the subject, as the remarks apply more or less generally to the whole of the species of Stipa and Artstida. (See p. 523-1.) Habitat and Range.----Found in South Australia, Queensland, and New South Wales. In our Colony it occurs in the coast districts and table-lands, its most southerly locality appearing to be the Clyde-Braidwood district. In the western districts it has been sparingly recorded as far west as the Darling River. It is also found in New Guinea. Rsrsnsxcs TO PLATE. A. Portion of inflorescence (nat. size). B. 'lhree-pronged awn (enlarged). more

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  • Paperback | 610 pages
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  • English
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