The Cyclopaedia; Or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature Volume 26

The Cyclopaedia; Or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature Volume 26

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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. 1819 edition. Excerpt: ...tubular. Tube of the calyx thrice as long as the segmentA-Gathered long ago, by Joseph de Juffieu, in Peru. His specimens were seen in his celebrated nephew's herbarium at Paris, by Lamarck and Cavanilles, from whose publications only our kn-awledge concerning this magnificent plant is derived. The respective proportions of the flower, and its minute rays, agree with our third species; but the whole flower appears to be larger, and the bracteas are combined into a sharply three-cleft downy tube. The leaves have three broad, moderately deep, lobes, and, like the rest of the plant, are clothed with fine short down. The sam/Pale: bear numerous stalked glands. The stipulas are' half-ovate, pointed, and downy. The flower expands three inches, and is said to be rose-coloured; its tube is five inches long, whether smooth, or downy as in the next, is not mentioned; flectary a row of very small, roundish, slightly stalked glands, or obtuse rays, crowning the tube.. Fruit ovate-oblong, soft, full of yellow eatable pulp. The Peruvians know this plant by the name of Tacsh. _ 50. P. mixta. Smooth-leaved Long-tubed Paslion-fiower. Linn. Suppl. 408. Sm. Plant. Ic. t. 25. Willd. n. 41. (P. longiflora; Lamarck, n. 28. _P. Tacso; Cavan. Diff. 451. t. 277.)--Leaves with three or five lobes, serrated, acute; smooth on bothsides. Bracteas combined, tubular. Tube of the calyx' thrice as longsias the segments.-Sent by Mutis from New Granada to Linnaeus, along with drawings, in Indian ink, of this and our third species. The present differs from the last in having smooth, more deeply lobed leaves, whose side-lobes are occasionally slightly divided; but that such a circumstance is accidental, may be presumed, not only from the coincidence of every other part, but...show more

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  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 886 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 44mm | 1,551g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123675820X
  • 9781236758200