A Manual Flora of Madeira and the Adjacent Islands of Porto Santo and the Desertas Volume 1-2

A Manual Flora of Madeira and the Adjacent Islands of Porto Santo and the Desertas Volume 1-2

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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. 1868 edition. Excerpt: ...two. Carpophore obsolete. Colour of the whole dark brown with the broad raised even spongy spaces on each side the commissure pale. The succulent and juicy stalk is often eaten by the countrypeople, but not the root-tubers. The taste is weakly aromatic, something like Angelica. Smell scarcely any. CEnanthe apiifolia Brot. (Phyt. Lusit. fasc. i. no. 16; Fl. Lusit. i. 420) by spec, from Dr. Welwitsch kindly procured for me at Lisbon in June 1863 by my active and energetic friend the Barao do Castello de Paiva, is a perfectly distinct sp. with a wholly different habit and aspect, closely resembling (E. crocata L., but with limpid aqueous juice as in (E. pteridifolia. 8. Faarccr/HTM: L. 1. F. OFFICINALE All. Fennel. Funcho. St. round and taper, sometimes subcompressed especially downwards; 1. finely decompound 3-4-pinnate, the lower distichous; segments of lower 1. stiffly divaricate short, and rigid, of upper feathery or tufted and crowded rather long slender capillary-linear soft or somewhat flaccid and drooping, in the uppermost or floral 1. very remote few and elongate; umbels from 4-6-to 10-20-rayed flat or concave.---Koch 323; Bab. 145. F. vtdgareRay Syn. 217; "Gsertn.," DC. iv. 142; Seub. Fl. Az. 42. Meum Foeniculum Sm. E. Fl. ii. 85. "Meum Foeniculum a. Spr. in Schult. iv. 433." Anethum Foeniculum Linn. Sp. 377; Desf. i. 264; Brot. i. 465; EB. t. 1208; Buch 195. no. 297.--Herb, per. Mad. reg. 1,2, cc; PS. reg. 2, rr.--Seaclifls or barren hills and rocks near the sea everywhere up to 1500 ft., Funchal, Magdalena, &c. In PS. scarcely anywhere except in the Serra de iora.--Root large pale or whitish, often as thick as the fore finger and penetrating deep (2 ft. or more) into the ground, like that of Horse-radish...show more

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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
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  • 1236583515
  • 9781236583512