Botanical Series Volume 2

Botanical Series Volume 2

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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. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ...receding border of a mangrove colony. The exception is Key "B" of the Marquesas group, where it is present notwithstanding the fact that the mangrove is entirely absent; and Marquesas Keys "F" and "I," and Man and Ballast Keys, where although the mangrove colony borders seem especially suitable to its growth, the Laguncularia has not yet, at least, become implanted. Opuntia Dillenii: This common Antillean cactus is one of the most readily avevectent species. Its implantation on Bird and Garden Keys is therefore not at all unnatural. Although, from its location on Loggerhead Key, the introduction of the species might well be supposed to be homovectent, yet, as I have noted its presence on other tropic sand keys where of a certainty man would not have planted nor even conveyed it, I feel justified in considering the presence of the plant also natural in this situation. Oreodoxa regia: About half a dozen of these Royal Palms still stand on Marquesas "E" near the charcoal burner's hut to which situation they were doubtless transplanted from the neighborhood of Cape Sable, probably by the coalers themselves. They served the camp two purposes: that of shade, and as a much needed landfall when returning from boat expeditions. Pithecolobium guadalupense: The bony seeds of this species are partly invested by a fleshy aril attractive to birds both in color and in taste. This species becomes quite readily transplanted through the medium of the larger migrating land birds. Rhizophora mangle: This species occurs upon all the islets between Key West and the Marquesas group, and upon all the islets of that group except key "-B"' where the shores are too strongly current-washed to permit o its;...show more

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  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 327g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236912578
  • 9781236912572