Flora Scotica; Or, a Systematic Arrangement in the Linnaean Method, of the Native Plants of Scotland and the Hebrides Volume 2

Flora Scotica; Or, a Systematic Arrangement in the Linnaean Method, of the Native Plants of Scotland and the Hebrides 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. 1777 edition. Excerpt: ...Upon the" trunks of hasel and old birch trees, on the bank of a rivulet called Duff-Kinnel, near Barntimpen, in the parish of Kirkpairick; and ia a shady wood called the MoUinLinn, in the parish of Jobnstone, in Dumfries/lire, first discovers by the Rev. Dr. Burgc/s, of Kirkmicbael, in the same county. This consists of thin, membranaceous, pellucid, dull green leaves, standing somewhat erect, curled, lobed, and dented on the margins. The shields are flat, smooth, of the same colour as the leaves, supported on very short peduncles, and crowned with foliaceous crisped margins. When the plant is dry it assumes a somewhat different eppearance. The leases become of a brown purple colour, opake, and a little hoary underneath 1 underneath j the shields are a little funk or concave, and of a dark, reddish brown or cheihut colour. ciliaris 40. L.foliaceus erectiusculus, laciniis linearibus ciliatis, scutellis pcdunculatis crenatis. Sp. pi. 1611. (Loess!. Prujf. iji.f. 50. Vail. Paris, t. 20./. 4. Ditlen mujc. t. 20. /. 45.) Hairy or ciliated Lichen. Anglis. On trunks of trees frequent. It grows in loose, widely-expanded tufts, composed of st-ff leaves, variously divided into narrow segments, which are ciliated on the edges with long black, or grey hairs. The colour of the leaves, when dry, is grey, sometimes tinged with brown; when wet, a fine glaucous or seagreen the under side white. The shields stand on very short footstalks. The colour of the dire, when young, is grey, afterwards dark brown, and when old, large and black, surrounded with a grey or glaucous dented margin., Some specimens are sprinkled over with many small warts, of the fame colour as the leaves. There is a small variety of this, the colour of which is invariably white, ...show more

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  • English
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  • 1236622448
  • 9781236622440