Hooker's Icones Plantarum, or Figures with Descriptive Characters and Remarks of New and Rare Plants Volume 8

Hooker's Icones Plantarum, or Figures with Descriptive Characters and Remarks of New and Rare Plants Volume 8

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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. 1848 edition. Excerpt: ... vix trabeculati, rubri: interni membrana brevis, processibus irregularibus brevibus instructa. Operculum capsula dimidio brevius, erectum, rubrum. Calyptra subulata, torta, luteola. A larger species than L. Gaudichaudii, Schwaegr., differing essentially in the serrated margined leaves, of a different texture, and the nerve ceasing below the apex. In the inner peristome it approaches very near to Brachymenium. The cellules of the leaves contain a loose, oblong body, probably the dried mass of chromule. The male flowers we have not seen. TAB. Dccxnvnr. Plants; nat. size. Fig. 1, 2. Leaves; magnified. 3. Apex of ditto; more magniyied. 4. Small perich tial leaves. f. 5. Vaginula. 6. Capsule, operculum and calyptra. f. 7. Capsule, peristome, and annulus. f. 8, 9. Outer and inner view of portions of the peristome: -all mag nzfiea'. Caudice repente ramoso dense squamoso, fronde ovato-acuminata. coriacea bipinnata, rachi subulata, foliolis lato-lanceolatis basi cuneatis acutis incisopinnatifidis l vibus glabris, segmentis brevibus ovatis acutis, stipite rachibus nervisque primariis subsquamosis, soris copiosis subrotundis dorso ' e secundari insertis. HAB. Andes of Quito. Prof. IV. Jameson. n. 74. In its rigid coriaceous texture and size, and general habit, the present species is allied to P. Murorum, Hook. at TAB. 1. . of this Work; but the frond is broader, and much more divided, so as to be constantly bipinnatifid (or almost bipinnate) with the segments again pinnatifid and entire, or incised. Here, too, the sori are very large, distinct, very numerous, not confluent. The veins are immersed, but prominent; and the principal ones (or...show more

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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236925440
  • 9781236925442