Contributions from the United States National Herbarium Volume 6
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: ...Type locality: "On the banks of the Altamaha River. Baldwyn." Herb. Geol. Surv. Herb. Mohr. BATIDACEAE. Batis Family. BATIS P. Br. Hist. Jam. 1: 356. 1756. A single species, a frutescent halophyte of the warmer parts of America. Batis maritima L. Syst. ed. 10, 1380. 1759. Batis. Chap. Fl. 411. Griseb. Fl. Brit. W. Ind. 61. West Indies, Mexico To Venezuela. Louisianian area. Western Florida to Texas. Alabama: Littoral region. Saline marshes. Mobile County, shores of Mississippi Sound and outlying islands. July; not infrequent. Shrub. Type locality not ascertained, probably West Indian. Herb. Geol. Surv. Herb. Mohr. PHYTOLACCACEAE. Pokeweed Family. PHYTOLACCA L. Sp. PI. 1: 441. 1753. Pokeberry. I'okkwekd. About 11 species, widely diffused over the Old World and America. Perennial herbs. Phytolacca decandra L. Sp. PI. ed. 2, 1:631. 1762. Common Pokeberry. Ell. Sk. 1: 530. Gray, Man. ed. 6, 436. Chap. Fl. 375. Coulter, Coutr. Nat Herb. 2:372. Southern Europe (introduced). Allezhenian and Louisianian areas. Ontario and New England west to Minnesota, south to Florida, Texas, and Vrkansas. Alabama: Over the State. Border of woods, fields, copses, in fertile soil. Tuscaloosa, Cullman, Montgomery, and Mobile counties. Flowers rose-pink, July to October; berries purplish black, September, October. Frequent. Economic uses: The rootis the "pokeroot," " Phytolaccaradix," and the berries, the "pokeberry," "Phytolaecae fruetus," of the United States Pharmacopoeia. Type locality: "Hab. in Virginia." Herb. Geol. Surv. Herb. Monr. HYCTAGINACEAE. Four o'clock Family. ALLIONIA Loefl. Iter. Hisp. 181. 1758. Oxybaphus L'Her.; Willd. Sp. PI. 1:105. 1797. About 10 species, ...
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