Hawaiian Feather Work; Additional Notes on Hawaiian Feather Work Volume 7

Hawaiian Feather Work; Additional Notes on Hawaiian Feather Work Volume 7

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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. 1918 edition. Excerpt: ...locality, flowerbuds and fruiting, October 1918, Swezey & Timberlake in herbarium College of Hawaii. Several plants were seen growing together, the lower ones of which could not be reached owing to the vertical cliffs on which they grew immediately below-the knife-edge crest of the backbone of the isla'nd of Oahu. The plant forms a large rosette with the leaves densely packed at the apex in an almost horizontal position, that is at right angles to the stem. It grows in company with Trematolobelia macrostachys (Hook, et Arn.), Dubautia laxa. Metrosideros rugosa, etc. The plant is evidently related to Lobelia hypoleuea Hillebr., from which it differs in the thick coriaceous, closely reticulate veins of the leaves, not silvery beneath but hirsute, being covered with fawn-colored or dirty gray hair. In Lobelia hypoleuea, which is a branching species, the leaves are few and more or less scattered, thin and chartaceous; it does not ascend to such high elevations, but remains more at the lower levels from 1000-1500 feet in very sheltered situations, especially deep ravines. The stem, though solid, has very little woody tissue; the central part of the stem is filled with a fleshy pith which is surrounded by a very narrow woody tissue. The old rootstock produces small plants or offshoots which probably never reach the flowering stage. LOBELIA YUCCOIDES llillebr. Co-type specimen collected by V. Knudsen in the Hillebrand collection in the Gray Herbarium. The writer is indebted to Mr. 0. H. Swezey and Mr. P. H. Timberlake. both entomologists, for fruiting specimens, one of which possessed a few flowerbuds at the apex. The writer was justified, as stated before, in establishing this new species; his viewpoint has been verified by the material collected...show more

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  • Paperback | 106 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 204g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236566726
  • 9781236566720