Contributions from the Department of Botany of Columbia University Volume 8, Nos. 176-200

Contributions from the Department of Botany of Columbia University Volume 8, Nos. 176-200

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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. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ...For the above description I am indebted to Mr. Charles Louis Pollard, of the U. S. National Herbarium. The specimens on which the description is based are deposited in the National Herbarium. This species grows in wet woods among the pine barrens in and near Douglas, Coffee county, where I collected the autumnal stoloniferous and fruiting specimens on September 26 (no. 724). Published by permission of the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. As it seemed to differ considerably from any known species, I wrote in April to my friend, Prof. J. W. Hendricks, of the Southern Normal Institute at Douglas, directing him to one of my localities and asking him to' collect some flowering specimens for me. He very kindly did so the same month, securing abundant material with flowers and young fruit. He informs me that the best specimens grew in shallow water or very near it. At the time I collected my specimens the ground, although not covered with water, was very moist. The plant is very abundant in its particular localities, and all of the numerous individuals which I saw seemed to maintain their characters perfectly. To Mr. Pollard's description I can add a character which is not apparent in herbarium specimens, viz: in the living plant (at least in September) the leaves are usually recurved until their tips touch the ground, somewhat after the manner of Camptosorus, as might be expected from their great length and thin texture. Some of the leaves of my largest specimens were fully 5 dm. long when fresh. Some of the specimens collected by Professor Hendricks showed the long dead petioles of last year's leaves, from which the outer tissue had partly fallen off, exposing a strong whitish central vascular bundle. This...show more

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  • Paperback | 146 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 272g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236878485
  • 9781236878489