Hooker's Journal of Botany and Kew Garden Miscellany Volume 6

Hooker's Journal of Botany and Kew Garden Miscellany Volume 6

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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. 1854 edition. Excerpt: ...84 grains of the chlorides of potasr sium and sodium; and as those contain 45-648 grains of chlorine, we may deduce the following composition of the salt by calculation: --100-00 " From the above results, it will be perceived that the peculiarity of this vegetable ash consists in the large amount of chlorides contained in it, which very well adapt it for the purpose to which it is applied, and render it a tolerably good substitute for that essential substance, common salt." NOTICES OF BOOKS. Hansteik, De. Johannes: Die Gesneraceen des Koniglichen Herbariums und der Garten zu Berlin, nebst Beobachtungen fiber die Familie im Ganzen. With 2 plates. (From the Linnsea.) This work is in the form of a pamphlet in 8vo, containing 71 pages. Of these 52 are devoted to general observations on the family of Gesneracea, and the remainder to synoptical tables of the tribes, subtribes, and genera; where the several species above alluded to are divided into 68 genera. Whatever may be the opinion of the necessity of multiplying the genera to such an extent, and, as it appears to us, often on very slight grounds, the author has illustrated his meaning by excellent figures of at least one of each genus. Rich as the Garden and Herbarium at Berlin may be in individuals of this, we cannot but think that, had Dr. Hanstein consulted other sources he would have found reason to modify some of his views, and that he might advantageously have reduced the amount of his genera. Schuckardt, T.: Synopsis Stackhousiacearum. (From the Linnsea.) To this natural family, already embracing two genera, StacTchousia and Tripterococcus, our author adds a third from the island of Eottenest, off the west coast of Australia, Plokiostigma; P. Lehmanni, Schuck. Three new species are...show more

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  • Paperback | 150 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 281g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
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  • 1236675010
  • 9781236675019