An History of Fungusses; Growing about Halifax Volume 4

An History of Fungusses; Growing about Halifax Volume 4

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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. 1789 edition. Excerpt: ...ftem is five inches high, of a pale brown-grey colour on the outfide. It confiils of a bark or rind, half a line in thicknefs; which is filled with a fpongy or cottony matter, of a pure white. It is largeil at the bafe, from whence it diminiihes gradually upwards. The curtain is white, of a foft downy fubilance, and foon vaniihes. It originates in a thick foft annulus, which abides on the ftem till the decay of the plant. The gills are arranged in three feries; they are narrow, arched, thin, flexible, and white. The pileus while young is convex, afterwards nearly flat; the furface vellumy, but with a few fmall fcales at the fummit, in fome of the younger plants; the rim deflected; the colour a pale duiky brown; the flefli is white, foft, and fpongy. Grows in woods about Halifax, but is rare. AGARICUS ssipitatus, pileo margine a/bido, apicibus nigrus, CLXXXV. ssipitessssulofo bqfi phmoss. atro-albiu. BLACK And WHITE AGARIC. TAB. CXXXVII. firft appearance of this Agaric, is a tuft or little plume of white feathery bodies, of a very light and delicate fubftance, ifluing from a round, fibrous, brown root. From the centre of this plume arife the pileus and ilem; the laft of which is thereby furrounded, at its bafe, till the decay of the plant. The ftem is fiftular, round, and fmooth; at firft of a duiky hue, approaching to black; as it advances in growth the upper part becomes gradually paler; and in a full grown plant the upper part is white. The height is about three inches j the fubftance eafily fplits in filaments. The gills are arranged in three feries; thofe of the third often very fmall, and fometimes deficient in number. They aie white, flexible, arched, and thofe of the firft ferishow more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
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  • 1236505824
  • 9781236505828