Flora Australiensis; Myoporinaae to Proteaceae

Flora Australiensis; Myoporinaae to Proteaceae

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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: ...to them. Anthers all 2-celled. Ovary immersed in the perianth-tube which after flowering closes over the ovary, and finally becomes more or less fleshy or succulent, completely enclosing and usually consolidated with the fruit, the limb of the perianth deciduous leaving a small scar at the apex or rarely persistent.--Trees or tall shrubs. Flowers small, in cymes arranged in axillary racemes or panicles, the upper ones often forming an apparently terminal panicle with the subtending leaves very small or deficient. Fruiting1 perianths globular ovoid or oblong, having the appearance of inferior fruits. The pnnns is chiefly Asiatic, with a few species from S. Africa and S. America. The Australian species appear to be all endemic. Nees and Meissner distinguish Caryodaphne from Cryptocarya by the triplinerved leaves and the adherence of the fruiting periamh-tube to the pericarp, but I can find no differrnc'e in the latter respect between the fruits of the typical C. glaucetcens and those of C. triplinervii, and the triplinerved venation, though well marked in two species and in some leaves of C. triplinervis, passes gradually into the penniveined arrangement in iiiiin-leaves of the latter species, and in no case draws any natural line of demarcation between the two. F. Mueller, Fragm. v. 170, observes that the generic name of Cryptocarya must give way to the older name of Peumua established by Molina in his Natural History of Chili; but if he had turned to that work, he would have at once seen why the so-called genera there proposed are in most cases inadmissible. Molina gives no generic characters, and in the present instance, under the name of Peumui he includes three or four species belonging to at least three genera and two natural orders....show more

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  • English
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  • 1236496035
  • 9781236496034