The British Ferns

The British Ferns

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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. 1861 edition. Excerpt: ...on rocks and old walls and buildings throughout Great Britain and Ireland; less frequent in the extreme north. I have already alluded to the close affinity between this and the much rarer Asplenium Germanicum, the subject of our last Plate. This is by far the most abundant, and affects dry walls as well as the clefts of rocks, often on their perpendicular faces, the roots and even the caudex or rhizomes so tightly imbedded as to render it frequently very difficult to obtain good specimens. It seems to be widely distributed in other countries, from the north of Sweden, throughout all Europe and temperate Asia. Altai (Ledebour); North and South Africa the Hon. Rawson W. Rawson); northern India, Kashmir (Dr. Thomas Thomson); Karabagh, in Georgia (herb. nostr.); Tibet (Hooker fil. and Thomson); and I possess fine specimens from the United States, Pennsylvania, Kentucky (where it grows in fissures of limestone rocks, Dr. Short), and Virginia (B. D. Greene, Esq.). Like our preceding species it does not appear to have been found anywhere in British North America. Plate 28. Fig. 1 and 2. Fertile specimens of Aaplenium Ruta-muraria,"L., --natural size. 3. Fertile pinnae from Fig. 1. 4. Fertile pinna from Fig. 3: --magnified. ASPLENIUM Trichomanes, L. Common or Maidenhair Spleenwort. Asplenium Trichomanes; small; caudex short, thick, densely fibrous; stipites one to four or five inches long, numerous, tufted, dark-castaneous or blackebeneous, glossy, margined; fronds four to six or more inches long, linearlanceolate, coriaceo-membranaceous, dark dull-green, paler beneath, pinnated; pinnae numerous, horizontal, scarcely petiolate, lower ones distant and smaller, oval or obovate or oval-oblong, obliquely cuneate at the base, superior base rounded, ...
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  • Paperback | 46 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 100g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236595394
  • 9781236595393