A Guide to the Botanic Gardens, Sydney
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. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ... Zucc., Mexico. Raphis flabelliformis, L'Herit., China and Japan. Trachycarjms excelea, Wendl., (Chamaerops Fortunei, Hook.), India, China, and Japan. Phaenix sylvestris, R0xb., India. Cycas media, R.Br., Queensland. Cycas Normanbyana, F.v.M., also of Queensland. Livistona olivaformis, Mart., Java. Ceratozamia Miqueliaria, Wendl., Mexico. Chamwropis humilis, Linn., Europe. Macrozamia spiralis, Miq., New South Wales. Arenga sacchamfera, Labill. (Gomuti Palm), Malaya and Burma. "Is a very common palm in the Indian Islands, and, on account of the 'variety of its products, is of great value to the natives. The black horse-hair like fibre, surrounding its leaf stalks, called or Gomuti by the Malays, is converted into cordage, employed for thatching, plaited into ornaments, &c. A-large supply of toddy or palm wine is obtained by cutting off the flower spikes, and this, when inspissated, afibrds an abundance of sugar, or, when fermented, a capital vinegar. Considerable quantities of an inferior quality of sago are also derived from this palm, and several other products of minor importance. Encephalartos sp., from South Africa. Phwmhz sylvestris, Roxb.; this plant is a particularly fine specimen, and, as will be seen, possesses a very fine, straight stem, and is in shape just like an umbrella; it is a very easy palm to cultivate, being very hardy, and growing comparatively fast. Kentiopsis macrocarpa, Brongn., New Caledonia, a fine specimen. Dasylirion serratifolium, Karw. and Zucc., Mexico. Pritchardza Illartii, Wendl., Sandwich Islands. Strelitzia parv1.'folz'a, "Ait., var. juncea, South Africa. Clmmwrops humilzs, Linn., var. macrocarpa. Dioon edulv, Lindl., Mexico, the seeds of which yield-a large quantity of...
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