British Confervae; Or, Colored Figures and Descriptions of the British Plants Referred by Botanists to the Genus Conferva

British Confervae; Or, Colored Figures and Descriptions of the British Plants Referred by Botanists to the Genus Conferva

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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. 1809 edition. Excerpt: ...longiilimis, capfulis ellipticis fellilibus. C. dichotoma. Sp. Pl. p. 1635. Fl. Ang. p. 593. Withering. IV. p. 129. Eng. Bot. t. 932. Ceramium dichotomam. Roth. Cat. Bot. I. p. 153. Fl. Germ. III. p. 474. C. dichotoma fetis porcinis iimilis. Dill. Mufc. p. 17. t. 3. f. 9. C. Plinii, fetis porcinis iimilis. Ray. Syn. p. 58. THIS Conferva, in denfe maffes, occupies, and often nearly fills the ditches in many parts of England, throughout the fpring and fummer months; confpicuous for its dark green color, matted appearance, and above all, its ere ft faftigiated fummits, which, at firft light, hear a ftrong refemblance to a parcel of hog's briftles, to which they are aptly compared by Dillenius. The filaments are membranaceous, tubular, filiform, in general about two feet long, and conliderably thicker than horfe hair, always ftraight and limple, or but once or twice divided, till they arrive at a few inches from their apices, when they are branched with repeated dichotomies, at uncertain but fhort diftances from each other, the angles of the divilions being every where acute. The fummits are blunt; the length of the joints irregular, though always coniiderable; in a frefh (tate, their beginning and termination can hardly be difcovered, but, after the plant is dried, they appear ilightly contraeted at each end. The capfules, which were firft difcovered by Profeflbr Mertens, of Bremen, are rather longer than the width of the filaments, and fcattered without order about them, fometimes lingly, and fometimes in clufters of five or together. A doubt is fuggefted in Englifh Botany, whether thefe are true capfules, or only fome extraneous bodies; I have however been...show more

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  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236784545
  • 9781236784544