The Botanical Register; Consisting of Coloured Figures of Exotic Plants Volume 8

The Botanical Register; Consisting of Coloured Figures of Exotic Plants Volume 8

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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. 1822 edition. Excerpt: ...compressed, manyflowered, outer valves herbaceous, inner membranous; peduncles of the flower even with the spathe, of the fruit much longer. Corolla hexapetaloidly parted, hypocrateriform, segments of one length, cuneately ligulate, flat, mucronate, 3 outer ones the broadest and villous below on the outside; urceolus about one third shorter than the rotately expanded limb, which decays by rolling inwards long before the urceolate portion. Stamens nearly three times shorter than the urceolus of the corolla, monadelphous; filamentous shaft tubular, bright yellow, densely bearded at the lower part, nearly naked at the upper, 3-toothed, teeth subulate, spreading, short, anther-bearing: anthers incumbent. Stigmas 3, subulate, spreading, convolutely channelled and eroded at the top, alternating with the anthers, three times shorter than the green filiform style. Germen small, obovate, hairy. Capsule round, nearly smooth, many-seeded. An unpublished species, originally observed, we are told, on a late expedition beyond the colony in New South Wales. The flowers are handsomer and larger than in glaber, previously represented in this work (vol. 7. fol. 572). Drawn at the Nursery of. Messrs. Colvill, in the King's Road, where the plant is cultivated in the greenhouse. We have never heard of its being in any other collection in this country. An upright branching shrub; branches alternate, leafy, villous. Leaves scattered, substantial, nearly upright, opaque, much longer than the intervals, spatulately lanceolate with a bluntish point, 1-nerved, veinless, faintly gray owing to a very short glandular fur, slightly fringed, nearly sessile but far-tampered downwards in a way to appear as if petioled, from about 4-of an inch to an inch and an half long and about...show more

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  • Paperback | 54 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 113g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236528867
  • 9781236528865