Bulletin Volume 137-148

Bulletin Volume 137-148

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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. 1909 edition. Excerpt: ... head; long spreading branches; glumes short, black, shining; seeds flattened, somewhat pointed at tip, orange-red or paler to nearly dirty white. 2 22823. Similar to l'o. 22822, but head and branches smaller; seeds dirty white or with pinkish tinge. 22820 to 22824----Continued. 22824. Similar to No. 22823, but branches heavier; head more compact; seeds nearly white. All except No. 22820 are closely related in general character, varying chiefly in color of seed and size of head. The first differs by much smaller and blunter seeds. 22825. Umms PUMILA L. Elm. From Fengtai, near Peking, Chihli, China. Received through Mr. Frank N. Meyer, agricultural explorer, May 9, 1908. "(No. 664, Mar. 26, 1908.) Var. pendula. A new form of a weeping elm; said to be the only tree of its kind in existence. Growing on a grave at Fengtai. Well fit as a cemetery tree in the semiarid regions of the United States. Chinese name Lung tsao 1/u shu, meaning dragon's claw elm, on account of the rather From Kabylia, Algeria. Presented by Dr, L. Trabut, government botanist, Algiers, Algeria. Received May 11, 1908. "Garden orange. Matures last of April to Hay. Fruit very sweet." (Trabut.) 22827. CACARA EROSA (L.) Kuntze. From Porto Rico. Presented by Mr. William Allan, 136 W. 79th street, New York, through Mr, C. V. Piper. Received May 11, 1908. "Beans found growing wild over our place in Porto Rico; the pods are more the shape of cowpeas, but not over 4 inches long, and contain a brown bean. The plant is bushy, standing about 18 to 24 inches high. It does not run and seems to make only one growth per year; it has a large, bulbous root, similar to a ruta-baga turnip, some of them I have seen plowed up measuring 6 to 8 inches in diameter; very...show more

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  • Paperback | 210 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 386g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236833597
  • 9781236833594