Exotic Flora; Containing Figures and Descriptions of New, Rare or Otherwise Interesting Exotic Plants ... with Remarks Upon Their Generic and Specific

Exotic Flora; Containing Figures and Descriptions of New, Rare or Otherwise Interesting Exotic Plants ... with Remarks Upon Their Generic and Specific

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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. 1823 edition. Excerpt: ...prominent, Flowers large, two inches across, purple-rose colour, very handsome, in terminal (and axillary?) corymbs. Peduncles short, with one or two ovate, ciliated, deciduous bracteas at their base and at their extremity. Calyx covered, all over, with thickly crowded interwoven hairs, or soft bristles, which, when carefully examined, are found to proceed, in tufts, from small excrescences or tubercles on the surface of the calyx, their colour is white; tube ovate, large; limb of 4 linear equal segments, and 4 smaller ones or scales, alternating with them. Corolla of 4 roundish, slightly unguiculated, spreading petals, nerved, ciliated at the margin. Stamens 8, subulate, united at the base of the petals. Filaments yellow. Anther deep yellow, very long, curved nearly in the shape of the letter S, furrowed on the top, opening by a single pore at the extremity. Pistil: germen sunk within the tube of the calyx, with its lower part only incorporated with it, ovate, attenuated, but truncate at the top, hairy. Style about as long as the stamens, pale yellow, filiform, curved at the summit; Stigma obtuse. This species of Osbeckia I had occasion to mention as u native of Nepaul, in the last Part of my Exotic Flora, little thinking that I should so soon have the satisfaction of publishing it as an inhabitant of our gardens. The Messrs ShepHerd have raised this plant from seeds sent by Dr Wallich from Katmandu, and it flowered in their excellent establish-. ment in October 1822. From a specimen communicated from Liverpool, the accompanying design was made. It is a much more beautiful species than O. nepalensis, having broader leaves, larger flowers, and these of a considerably brighter colour. As a species, it is distinguished by the thick, ..show more

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  • Paperback | 50 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236572475
  • 9781236572479