The First Book of Botany; Designed to Cultivate the Observing Powers of Children

The First Book of Botany; Designed to Cultivate the Observing Powers of Children

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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: ...regular: Corolla; petals none: Stamens many; filaments thread-like; anthers two-celled: Pistil; carpels many. Description of Fig. 245. Eoots branching tap. Stem erect, slender, herbaceous, round, hairy. Leaves cauline, opposite, simple, sessile, exstipulate, entire, ovate-acute. Inflorescence clustered, terminal, umbellate. Flower. Calyx; sepals 5: Corolla; petals 5, obcordate, spreading: Stamens 10; JUaments threadlike; anthers oval, two-celled: Pistil; ovary ovoid, consisting of five united carpels; styles short, free; stigma along the inner face of the style. Description of Fig. 246. Boots tuberous. Stem Bmooth, low, weak, slender, herbaceous, round. Leaves cauline, opposite, a single pair, sessile, exstipulate, feather-veined, entire, lanceolate. Inflorescence a loose definite raceme. Flower. Calyx; sepals 2, polysepalous, regular: Corolla; petals 5, polypetalous (or slightly coherent at the short claws), spreading; stamens 5; filaments threadlike; anthers oval: Pistil; carpels 3; style slender, three-cleft; stigma along the inner side of the three-cleft style. Description of Fig. 247. Roots fibrous, matted, somewhat spreading. Stem of scaly nodes, internodes none. Leaves radical, simple, exstipulate, peltately palmate-veined, wavy, deeply two-lobed, shut sinus at base; petiole long, round, rather erect. Inflorescence solitary, on a smooth, naked scape. Flower. Calyx; sepals 4, polysepalous, oblong: Corolla; petals 8, polypetalous, regular, oblong, spreading: Stamens 8; filaments threadlike, shorter than anther; anthers two-celled, oblong: Pistil; carpels 2; style short; stigma spreading, two-lobed. Description of Fig. 248. Roots fibrous, growing from the entire under-side of the stem. Stem creeping below the ground. Leaf radical, petiolate, ..show more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236566807
  • 9781236566805