Flora Capensis Volume 6

Flora Capensis Volume 6

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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. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ...the sides of Bosch Berg, 28004000 ft., MacOwa.n, 1810! Originally described from specimens in the gardenof Mr. Vilson Saunders in 1871, collected by Mr. Thos. Cooper. 19. A. capensis (Linn. Sp. Plant. 314); stems woody, copiously branched, suberect, terete; prickles large, spreading, pungent, one at the base of each fascicle of final branchlets; branches ascending, woody, rather flexuose; branchlets in dense clusters, --1 in. long; cladodia subulate, densely clustered, ascending, pale green, pubescent, distinctly mucronate, -,1_, --% in. long; flowers produced only from the tip of the branchlets, usually solitary, subsessile; perianth CB, H1pfll1l1late, % in. long; segments oblong, obtuse; ovules 4-5 in a cell; berry small, 1-seeded. Miller, Diet. edit. viii. N0. 9; Jacq. Hort. Schoenbr. iii. 8, t. 266; Thunb. Pa-odr. 66; Ft. Gap. edit. Schult. 334; Breal. Dias. 21; Baker in Journ. Linn. Soc. xiv. 617, non Linn. herb. A. retrofractus, Wenxil. Hort. Herren, t. 22, non Lmn. Asparagopsis passerinoidea, Kunth, Enum. v. 90. Wnsrnan REGION: Little Namaqualand, between Kaus, Natvoet, and Doom Poort, 1000-2000 ft., Drege, 8598 l The plant that represents A. capensis in the Linnean her-barium is A. as1'aticus_ 20. A. densus (Soland. in Herb. Banks.); main stem woody, sulcate, pubescent; spines pungent, produced from the base of the clusters of final branchlets, which are densely fascicled; cladodia 4--6 in a cluster, ascending, subulate, glabrous, strongly angled, - -in. long; flowers 2--4 in a cluster, from the tip of the final branchlets; pedicels very short; perianth campanulate, 1--, in. long; segments oblong, obtuse; stamens nearlyas long as the perianth; anthers very minute. Baker in Journ. Linn. Soc. xiv. 616. SOUTH AFRICA: ...show more

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  • Paperback | 230 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 417g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123677745X
  • 9781236777454