Icones Plantarum or Figures, with Brief Descriptive Characters and Remarks, of New or Rare Plants Volume 5

Icones Plantarum or Figures, with Brief Descriptive Characters and Remarks, of New or Rare Plants Volume 5

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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. 1842 edition. Excerpt: ...Wall. PI. As. Rar. 2. p. 16. Benth. Lab. p. 40. Hab. North India, along torrents in Nepal and Kamaon. Wattich. The section of Plectranthus, to which this plant belongs, was established by Schrader as a genus, under the name of Isodon; the teeth of the calyx, in the species which he described, being nearly equal and scarcely bilabiate, even at maturity. The name, having been thus applied, was adopted for the section, although not so suitable to the majority of its species, in which the calyx is more or less decidedly bilabiate. In the P. scrophularioides it is deeply so. The true character of the section consists in the lateral teeth of the calyx being more or less connected with the upper one, not with the lower ones as in Coleoides, in the want of that spur to the corolla which distinguishes Germanea and Melissoides, and the ripe calyx being declinate, not erect as in Pyramidium and Amethystoides. Bent ham. Fig. 1. Flower. /. 2. Corolla cut open. /. 3. Mature calyx. f. 4. Anther. /. 5. Upper portion of the style, f. 6. Fruit. /. 7. Single carpel: --all magnified. TAB. CDLXV. Ilex Affinis. Gardn. Glaberrima, foliis oblongo-lanceolatis utrinque attenuatis supra medium obtuse et distanter serratis inferne integerrimis, racemis 2-3 axillaribus paniculatis densifloris, calyce glabro. Ilex affinis. Gardn. Herb. Bras. n. 3086. Hab. In wooded ravines in the Serra de Natividade, province of Goyaz, Brazil. January, 1840. This species is nearly related to the Ilex Paraguayensis, (see Journ. of Bot. Tab. I. and II.), but is readily distinguished, both in the living and dried state, by its very thick coriaceous leaves, which are also more obtusely and distantly serrated, and less cuneated; and by its more numerous and more densely flowered racemes. This is..show more

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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236488210
  • 9781236488213