The Botany of the Afghan Delimitation Commission
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. 1888 edition. Excerpt: ... which 1 thought might have been the remains of an old orchard, but I was informed that this was not the case. The tree is well known as a wild one. It is called Amrucha from the small fruit it bears, this being a diminutive for Amrud. The fruit is dried, ground into a flour, and mixed with ordinary wheat flour to increase its bulk. Pvrus Malus, Linn.--Malus communis, Desf.; Boiss. Fl. Or. ii. p. 656. Hari-rud valley; 258, April 16, 1885. The Apple; native name Seb. A cultivated tree in orchards, said not to be grafted. In the hills around Kushk and above Balamorghab a wild apple is reported to be common, and the fruit a little smaller than the cultivated one, yet good to eat.-Crataegus Oxyacantha, Linn., var.; Boiss. Fl. Or. ii. p. 664. Badghis: 349, May 1, 25, 1885. Native names: Daluna, Alaf'karez, Alqf-khez, Guji-kohja, Seb-ak. Plentiful as a small tree, above 3000 feet elevation, usually in the vicinity of streams. N Cotoneaster Nummulary, Fisch. & Mey.; Boiss. Fl. Or. ii. p. 666; Aitchison, Pharmac. Journ. & Trans. 3rd ser. xvii. p. 467, Lond. 1887. (Plate IX.) Paropamisus range: 396, May 5, 1886; May 24, 1885; June 16, 1885. Native name Siah-chob. A tall shrub or small tree; common on all the hills where there is moisture, at 4000 feet altitude. The stems are esteemed for walking-sticks, and for handles to agricultural implements, axes, &c. From this shrub a manna called Shir khist at a certain season of the year is collected; it is largely exported to Hindostan and Persia. LYTHRABIE.-Ltthrum Hyssopifolia, Linn.; Boiss. Fl. Or. ii. p. 739. Khorasan: 783, August 19, 1885. In clay soil, on the sides of irrigation-channels and streams; not common. ONAGRARIE.E.-A Epllobium Hirsutum, Linn.; Boiss. Fl. Or. ii. p. 746. Hari-rud...
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