Missouri Botanical Garden Bulletin Volume 1

Missouri Botanical Garden Bulletin Volume 1

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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. 1913 edition. Excerpt: ...on the Yucca for its existence. Through ages of association the plant has become adapted to such a degree that it cannot be pollinated by any other means in nature and at the same time the insect has become so adapted that it cannot carry on its life history with any other plant. To quote from one authority: "The insect offers such a remarkable instance of special modification of parts to a particular end, and there is such a striking interdependence between it and its food-plant that Hermann Mueller, who from his extensive studies of the relations between plants and insects, is most competent to speak on the subject, avowed it to be the 'most wonderful instance of mutual adaptation' yet detected." These are in brief the facts that have been brought to light and may be observed by anyone who will take the time and have the patience to watch the snowy little insects on any clear, warm evening. It is of especial interest to know that many of the original observations, both of Dr. Engelmann and Dr. Riley, were made at the Missouri Botanical Garden through the kindness and encouragement of its founder, Mr. Shaw. PLANTS FROM AUSTRALIA. A collection of plants just received from Australia is of more than usual interest. This includes four Macrozamia Moorei, two male and two female; two Cycas media, one male and one female; two Macrozamia spiralis (possibly M. Miquelii), one male and one female; six large, six medium, and twenty-four small plants of Bowenia serrulata; all of which were secured from the vicinity of Rockhampton, through the kindness of Professor R. Simmons, Curator of the Botanic Garden, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia. The shipment was three months on the way, but the plants were so well packed (see plate 12) that they not...show more

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  • Paperback | 38 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 86g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236488318
  • 9781236488312