Hooker's Icones Plantarum, or Figures with Descriptive Characters and Remarks of New and Rare Plants Volume 7

Hooker's Icones Plantarum, or Figures with Descriptive Characters and Remarks of New and Rare Plants Volume 7

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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. 1844 edition. Excerpt: ...staminibus styloque longe exsertis, capsula elongata cylindraceo clavata sulcata. HAB. Jamaica; Sedburgh, Manchester, Mr. Purdie. This is a very nne and undescribed species of Conradia (Mart. not Nutt.) with large flowers, solitary on each peduncle, remarkable for the great length of the calycine segments, which much exceed the corolla, and the very protruded stamens and style. It forms a shrub, 5 to 10 feet high, according to Mr. Purdie, flowing copiously in December. Leaves 46 inches, long, firm, but rather membranaceous, glabrous, smooth to the touch, pale, and sometimes rather rusty beneath, where the pinnated veins are prominent and darker coloured, and the veinlets are reticulated. Petioles an inch or an inch and a half long. Peduncle rather stout, about as long as the leaf, but including the flower (for the calyx with the tube often measures 24; inches longer.) The club-shaped sulcated capsules, with the long persistent segments of the calyx (resembling the legs of some insect) have a singular appearance. Glabra, calyculo triphyllo ad basin perianthii, scapo elato rigido remote bracteato, iioribus spicatis, sepalis linearilanceolatis, foliis ensiformi-linearibus acuminatis rigidis profunde striatis marginibus incrassatis pubescentibus. HAB. Caraccas, Linden, April, 1842 n. 410; Andes of New Grenada, I/ nden (1842-3) n. 410. Radix e nbris crassiusculis, rigidis. Folia lineari-ensiformia, rigida, acuminata, 5-10 uncias longa, 3-4 lineas lata, pungentia, erecta, stricta vel subfalcata, pulcherrime profunde arcte striata, margine usque ad apicem incrassata, pubescentia, basi equitantia, submembranacea. Scapus pedalis, fere sesquipedalis, basi crassiusculus, superne attenuatus, bracteatus 3 bracteis lanceolatis...show more

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  • Paperback | 38 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 86g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236983440
  • 9781236983442