Catalogue of the African Plants; Cryptogamia. 1901 Volume 1, PT. 4

Catalogue of the African Plants; Cryptogamia. 1901 Volume 1, PT. 4

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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. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ...near Lopollo, and at Quilengues; fl. Feb. and end of March 1860, plentiful. No. 1600. A tree, 15 to 25 ft. high; trunk 8 in. in diameter at the base; ramification somewhat lax; leaves disposed towards the tips of the branchlets, somewhat glabrous; flowers white, rather rarely rosy; perianth-segments all 4 densely white-shaggy, not tawny-silky on the back; involucral scales obtuse, silky-shaggy on the margin. In the Monino forests behind Lopollo, on a sandy clay or mould, plentiful; fl. Feb. to April 1860. A glabrate form. No. 1602. In the sunny rocky parts of open mixed forests on a sandy clay soil between Lopollo and the Monino, sporadic. A half-naked form. No. 1604. The young plants appear to be very different in indumentum from the adult trees; they are often nearly tomentose and subsequently silky-shaggy; the leaves also are much narrower and more acute. Welwitsch noticed individuals on which one branchlet bore quite glabrous and another branchlet quite shaggy foliage. The following two Nos., without flowers or fruits, should be compared with this species: --Pungo Andongo.--A little tree, about 10 ft. high; trunk straight, l ft. in diameter at the base; branches long, erect-patent; were an elongated slender, branchlets distant; leaves coriaceous, rigid, greenish, glaucescent, glabrous on both faces. In an elevated forest, about 3500 ft. elevation, near Pedras de Guinga, very rare; fl. March 1857. No. 1591. This is the third species of the genus mentioned by Welwitsch, Apontam. p. 579, Note 9, and p. 548, n. 80. Huilla.--A shrub, 4 to 5 ft. high, erect, sparingly branched; branches erect-spreading; probably a young tree. In a hot mixed forest from Catumba towards Hay; March 1860. No. 1603. 4. L. leuooblepharum, Hiern, sp. n. A small tree, ..show more

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