The Genera of the Plants of the United States; Plant 101 - 186 Volume 2

The Genera of the Plants of the United States; Plant 101 - 186 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. 1849 edition. Excerpt: ...Etymology. Dedicated to /. A. H. de Larrea, a Spanish ecclesiastic. Geographical Distribution. The three species described by Cavanilles are found on the Cordilleras of Chili and Paraguay; the fourth (which Moricand has identified with the Zygophyllum tridentatura, DC) is common through the interior of Northern Mexico and New Mexico, extending to the Upper Arkansas Major Emory) and to Southern Texas, Mr. Wright. Properties. They exude a heavy-scented, Balsamic resin, esteemed in the Cordilleras for bruises, &c. The northern species, called Gobernadora or Guamis by the Mexicans, and Creosote-plant by the Anglo-Americans, from its scent, is used for dysuria and for rheumatism. PLATE 147. Larrea Mexicana, Moric. (L. glutinosa, Engelm.);--a branchlet, of the natural size. (Chiefly from Gregg's specimens.) 1. Diagram of the flower. 2. A magnified stamen and scale, seen from within; and 3. from without..1. Pistil and receptacle, magnified. 5. Magnified vertical section through the ovary and base of the flower. C. An ovule more magnified, showing its tubular apex. 7. A fruit of the natural size. 8. The same, magnified, with two of the cocci removed. 9. One of the cocci of the same detached. 10. Vertical section of the same, and of the seed and contained embryo. 11. The seed entire, more magnified. 12. The embryo entire, with the cotyledons opened, magnified. Plate 148, 149. GUAIACUM, Plumier. Calyx 5-sepalus, deciduus. Stamina 10; filamentis nudis. Ovarium plus minusve stipitatum, 2-5-loculare, loculis 8-10-ovulatis. Fructus subcarnosus, 2-5-locularis, pro funde 2-5-angulatus, angulis compressis acutatis. Semi nis testa incrassata, carnosa. Embryo in albumine corneo cartilagineo tenuissime rimoso rectus: cotyledones ovales, marginibus raphen...show more

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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 145g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236612671
  • 9781236612670