Illustrations of North American Grasses Volume 1

Illustrations of North American Grasses Volume 1

By (author) 

List price: US$15.83

Currently unavailable

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks

Description

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. 1891 edition. Excerpt: ...strongly rooted, wlry-branched and almost woody below, slender, above leafy to the inflorescence, smooth. Leaves with blades narrow, short, 1 to 2 inches long, attenuated to a fine point; sheath smooth. striate, with a few long hairs at the top; ligule very short. Inflorescence consisting usually of 2 spikes, 1 to 11 inches apart at the apex of the culm, 1 to 11 inches long, crowded with the 20 to 30 one-sided spikelets. Spikelels about 21 lines long, with 1 perfect and 1 imperfect flower. Empty glumes smooth, acute, unequal; lower less than one-half as long as the upper, narrow; upper lanceolate, nearly 2 lines long; flowering glumes over 2 lines long, lanceolate, clothed with long white hairs ou the back and margins, divided at the apex into 3 sharply awned. lobes. Palet narrower, 2-toothed at apex, smooth. Imperfect flower consisting 0f 3 awns with 2 or 3 imperfect glumes at their base, on a short pedicel densely hairy-tufted at the apex. PLATE XLIV: a, spikelet spread open to show the parts; b, empty glumes; c, flowering glume; d, palet; e, imperfect or sterile flower and its pedicel. This species extends from northern Mexico to Arizona and western Texas. IM BOUTELOUA STRICTA Vasey. Culms 2 to 21 feet high, unbranched, wiry, stifily erect, smooth; base clothed with old, persistent, broad sheaths. Leaves few; blade erect, rigid, narrow, becoming setaceous-involute, 4 to 6 inches long, scabrous on the upper surface; lower sheaths broad, loose, smooth, and short, upper becoming long and narrow (3 to 4 inches long); ligule very short, ciliate. ' Injlorescence about 4 inches long, consisting of 5 or 6 erect or appressed, narrow, one-sided spikes, these i to 1 inch long, densely crowded with the 30 to 50 spikelets....show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236918606
  • 9781236918604