The Hepaticae and Anthocerotes of California

The Hepaticae and Anthocerotes of California

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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. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ...forming thin, loosely or closely interwoven mats: stems creeping, commonly ascending at apex, simple or sparingly branched, rhizomatous from the ventral surface or now and then innovating from the axils of the bracts; root-hairs usually long and numerous, colorless or yellowish-brown: the lower leaves loosely disposed, scarcely contiguous, obliquely affixed (line of attachment making an angle of about 45 with stem), patent-horizontal, less commonly semivertical, the upper closer, more transversely attached and more erect, all elliptical-oblong, .36-9 x.27-.8 mm., obtuse, somewhat concave or nearly plane, entire or slightly repand, not decurrent; leaf-cells transparent, thin-walled, scarcely or not at all thickened at the angles, the median 18-35 / 0 a little enlarged toward the base, the marginal slightly smaller and subquadrate; cuticle finely striatulate or punctulate: underleaves none: paroicous: antheridia spherical, short-stalked, occurring singly in the axils of 2-4 pairs of saccate, clasping, suberect, more or less enlarged leaves, these functioning also as 5 bracts: perianth narrowly cylindrical-obovoid, 1.2-2.5 x- 6-i mm., somewhat plicate in the terminal half or third and rather gradually narrowed to a small slightly hyalinedenticulate mouth. On moist rocks, stones in brooks, etc. We have been unable to see the third edition of Withering's work. The occurrence in California of this widely distributed species cannot be considered as demonstrated beyond the possibility of a doubt. It is inserted here on the strength of the existence in Professor Underwood's collection of a specimen from the Roy Herbarium labeled "Bolander, Sept., 1866," without indication of locality. From such an inscription it more

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  • Paperback | 82 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 163g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236653610
  • 9781236653611