English Botany, Or, Coloured Figures of British Plants; Juncaceae to Cyperaceae Volume 10

English Botany, Or, Coloured Figures of British Plants; Juncaceae to Cyperaceae Volume 10

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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. 1870 edition. Excerpt: ...convex on the face, where there are 5 to 7 short ribs, rather abruptly acuminated into a flattened 2-toothed beak, as long as the rest of the fruit and serrulate on the margins, but not winged. Styles slightly thickened towards the base; 6tigmas 2. Nut brown, rhomboidal-ovoid, doubly convex. In wet bogs. Very local. At Hoveton, Norfolk; and in Yorkshire, where it is plentiful in Askham bogs and in a carr between Healaugh and Askham Richard. In Ireland it is plentiful in the boggy wood at Ladiston, on the shore of Belvedere Lake, near Mullingar, co. Westmeath. England, Ireland. Perennial. Summer. Much more densely tufted than C. teretiuscula, and with more numerous black sheaths at the base of each stem. Stems similar but usually taller, being commonly 2 to 3 feet high. Spikes longer, 1 to 3 vnr, . v. N inches, more chestnut in colour, more decompound, the lowest spikelet commonly to 1 inch long, and frequently interrupted. Fruit similar, but more swollen, more truncate at the base, and with more numerous short ribs, much less distinctly winged along the edges of the beak. Nut darker brown, much broader at the base, and much less compressed and with the base of the style slightly thickened. Paradoxical Sedge. French, Carex changeant. German, Abweicliende Segge. SPECIES XII.--CAREX PANICULATA. Linn. Plate MDCXX1I. Reich. Ic. Fl. Germ, et Helv. Vol. VIII. Tab. CCXXIII. Billot, Fl. Gall, et Germ. Exsicc. No. 2756. Rootstock very densely caespitose, growing in large often elevated tussocks, without elongated stolons. Stems stout, stiff, sharply triangular, very rough in the upper part. Leaves as long as the stem, linear, channelled, rough on the edges, green, not glaucous. Spikes usually very decompound (rarely slightly decompound), ovoid or fusiform..show more

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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 145g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236649826
  • 9781236649829