Illustrations of South American Plants Volume 0

Illustrations of South American Plants Volume 0

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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. 1846 edition. Excerpt: ...Metternich, the liberal patron of the many scientific expeditions that have so greatly extended our knowledge of the Natural History of Brazil. It comprises only a single species, of which a very good figure was published by Dr. Mikan in his Delect. Flor. et Faun. Braz. 3, tab. 1, but as that work is extremely scarce, and the details of the seeds not quite perfect, I offer the results of my own observations. Marrrznuicma, Mik.----Caly.r campanulatus, tubo inflato, inaequaliter 4-5-6-fido, laciniis 2-3 saape duplo majoribus 9. breviora; filamenta filiformia, basi dilatata, imo pubescentes, superne glabra; antherce 2-loculares, basifixae, foliiformibus, persistens. Corolla hypogyna, infundil)uliformis, tubo superne amplo, limbi expansi, aestivatione profunde plicati, laciniis 5, brevibus, aequalibus, crenulato-undulatis. Stamina 5, corollae contractione inserta, inclusa, longitudinaliter dehiscentes. Ovarium sessile, 2-loculare, " ovulis in loculis utrinque 8, in septi faciem juxta basin ad nervos 2 parallelos, 2-seriatim dispositis, adscendentibus, imbricatis, inferioribus exterioribus. Stylus simplex. Stigma 2-lamellatum, laniinis, crassiusculis margine revolutis. Capsula coriacea, lignosa, cylindracea, 2-locularis, apice septifrage 2-valvis, dissepimento libero, valvis parallelis demum semi-bifidis. Semina 2-4 in quoque loculo, e dissepimenti basi adscendentia, longe linearia, utrinque acuminato-at-tenuata, margine ala membranacea cincta, ventre convexa, dorso carinata, hilo basali, testa chartacea ad endopleuram spongiosam adnata. Embryo in axi albuminis carnosi tenui rectus, cotyledonibus linearibus, radiculam cylindricam inferam aequantibus. Arbor Brasiliensis frondosa, foliis altemis breviter petiolatis, ellipticis, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 50 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236929861
  • 9781236929860