Hooker's Icones Plantarum, or Figures with Descriptive Characters and Remarks of New and Rare Plants Volume 9

Hooker's Icones Plantarum, or Figures with Descriptive Characters and Remarks of New and Rare Plants Volume 9

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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. 1852 edition. Excerpt: ...28). Preiss (n. 2056).-ss. Interior of the same country, Drummond. By Mr. Drummond the more usual form of this plant, 1-2 feet and more high, slender, with very long peduneles and narrow segments to the leaves, the densely silky umbels becoming tawny when dry, -was sent home from the Guildford Plains, interior of Swan River settlement. The present individual was detected far in the interior of the country, and is the only specimen that was preserved. Mr. Drummond was disposed to consider it a distinct species; but I am satisfied it is a mere variety, with shorter and stouter stems, broader leaves, if possible more silky umbels, and the silkiness retaining its white hue when dry. ' The ovaries and young fruit, as well as the pedicels, are most copiously silky, so as to conceal entirely the ridges. Annua digitalis subsimplex glabra vel hirsutula, foliis radicalibus spathulatis in petiolum attenuatis caulinis oblongis sagittatosemiamplexicaulibus omnibus subintegerrimis, floribus co rymbosis, fructu elongato racemoso, pedicellis apice incrassatis ' demum elongatis patentibus, petalis spathulatis sublonge ungui culatis sepalis hirsutis duplo longioribus, ovario ovali seu obo vato compresso, stylo crassiusculo, loculis 4-spermis. HAB. About Arthur's Lake, western mountains of Van Diemen's Land, R. Gunn, Esq. 2041). I place this provisionally only in Hutchinsia. Except in the more distinct style, the fruit has a good deal of resemblance to that of Hutc/iinsia (now, by E. Meyer and Reichenbach, referred to Capsella) procumbens. I possess no perfect fruit. The thickening of the pedicel just below the calyx is very remarkable in this plant.-"A very small and insignificant annual," Mr. R. Gunn observes, ..show more

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  • United States
  • English
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  • 1236878701
  • 9781236878700