The Flora of the Alps; Being a Description of All the Species of Flowering Plants Indigenous to Switzerland and of the Alpine Species of the Adjacent Mountain Districts of France, Italy, & Austria Including the Pyrenees Volume 2

The Flora of the Alps; Being a Description of All the Species of Flowering Plants Indigenous to Switzerland and of the Alpine Species of the Adjacent Mountain Districts of France, Italy, & Austria Including the Pyrenees Volume 2

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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. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ...3. Origanum, Tourn. Flowers small, crowded, in corymbose cymes; calyx regular; corolla obscurely 2-lipped; stamens 4, perfect; plant very fragrant. Not alpine. O. vulgare, L., Marjoram; open hill-sides, especially calcareous. 4. Thymus, L. Flowers small, in few-flowered axillary cymes, often unisexual; calyx 2-lipped; corolla obscurely 2-lipped; stamens 4, perfect, very unequal; leaves small, entire; stem procumbent; plant very fragrant. T. Serpyllum, L. (including pannonicum, AH.), Wild Thyme; frequent. T. Cham drys, Fr.; more caespitose, branches square, cymes forming a spike; the more common species in the Alps. T. vulgaris, L., Garden Thyme; flowers larger, stem more erect, edges of leaves revolute; Pyrenees, doubtfully wild in Southern Switzerland. 5. Calamintha, Mcench. Axillary cymes usually few-flowered, generally stalked; calyx tubular, 2-lipped; corolla with a long straight tube, 2-lipped, upper lip erect, lower lip spreading, 3-lobed; stamens 4. A. Flowers red-purple: --C. Clinopodium, Benth. Clinopodium vulgare, L.), Wild Basil; flowers numerous, in dense nearly sessile cymes, surrounded by numerous ciliate bracts, leaves pubescent; copses, common. C. officinalis, Mcench., Calamint; flowers 5--15 in stalked cymes, calyx-teeth very unequal; thickets. C. menthcefolia, Host. ascendens, Jord.); very similar, but with smaller paler flowers, and cymes on shorter stalks; thickets. C. Nepeta, Sav.; similar, but cymes denser, stem more branched, leaves crenate instead of serrate; Ticino. C. nepetoides, Jord.; very similar, but a more hairy plant, with smaller nearly entire leaves; Southern Switzerland, Dauphiny, Pyrenees. C. grandiflora, Mcench.; flowers much larger (i in. long), 3-5 in stalked cymes, leaves deeply serrate; mountain..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
  • 1236551656
  • 9781236551658